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Aviation unions to land Nigeria’s airspace today



Unions in the Nigerian aeronautics industry have threatened to as from Wednesday ground exercises in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) because of its powerlessness to address the “sundry issues” raised before it.

The associations said that its individuals would ground all the organization’s workplaces and stations across the nation as each exertion set up to guarantee that the Ministry of Transport (Aviation), tended to the issues has fizzled.

Around marked by Comrades Ocheme Aba, Frances Akinjole, Abdul Rasaq Saidu, Umoh Ofonime for National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), individually said that the strike would be inconclusive until every one of their requests were met.

A portion of the requests of the associations incorporated the prompt usage of the new organogram for NCAA as concurred by the service, the administration of NCAA and the associations. Others are the quick survey the states of administration has consulted with the administration by the office’s initiative and introduction of the Governing Board of NCAA as coordinated by the legislature in 2018.

The associations indicated that at the lapse of the final offer on Monday, the service and the administration of NCAA had neglected to address any of the requests raised, undermining that the office would remain grounded until the issues were tended to.

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It demanded that there was no backpedaling on the looming establishing of exercises in the administrative office specifically and the nation’s polite aeronautics industry as a rule except if the legislature quickly actualized the new organogram for NCAA as concurred by the service, the administration of NCAA and the associations.

The round read to some extent: “As you are for the most part mindful, our associations issued a seven days final proposal to Federal Ministry of Transport (Aviation) AND NCAA over several issues. The last offer terminated on Monday 22, May 2019.

“This time, the service of transport (flying) has dismissed the final offer, while the NCAA has responded with just weak measures. This implies no single thing on the requests list has been improved.

“For the above reason, all NCAA specialists are to collect at the passageway/entryway of their different workplaces and take a mandate from branch association officers on the area until coordinated something else.” Talking throughout the end of the week in Lagos on the issue, the clergyman of state, flight, Hadi Sirika spoke to the associations to receive an exchange, instead of establishing the business.

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Sirika had said that the office’s organogram could be investigated, focusing on that strike activity ought to be the final hotel. The associations had a week ago blamed Sirika for doctoring the new organogram of NCAA and understanding came to with the organization’s administration.

As indicated by them, a tripartite group including the associations, NCAA the board and the administration plunked down to design out another organogram for NCAA because of its new status. However, Sirika without any help changed the organogram.

They demanded that the new organogram would not make space for improvement of laborers, including that some who were expected for advancement since 2017 were yet to be advanced, while the administration was additionally nearly blending a portion of the directorates.

“There was a tripartite advisory group on the issue of the organogram of NCAA; the associations, NCAA the executives and the administration, yet unexpectedly, when the organogram came back to the administration, what was introduced to the group was altogether not quite the same as what was settled upon,” they said.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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