Labour cannot blackmail me over Kokori – Ngige
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said he won’t be blacked by the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), request that ex-work pioneer, Frank Kokori, be permitted to head the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
He has in this way said there will be no further diversions on the NSITF board as another date will be fixed promptly for initiation.
Ngige charged the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, of comparing himself to President Muhammadu Buhari in light of the fact that he answers leader of NLC, and sees the NLC as the auxiliary arm of government.
As indicated by him, the arrangements of Section 4(a) of the NSITF Act is exceptionally clear on the sole duty of the Minister of Labor and Employment to assign an impartial, fit and legitimate individual for the endorsement of the president for the chairmanship of the board.
He included that Kokori was not named on the grounds that he was not unbiased.
President Muhammadu Buhari had a month ago supplanted Kokori with Austin Enajemo-Isire, a sanctioned bookkeeper, proficient protection official, and a broker.
Talking on the claim that he sent hooligans to assault laborers at his home in Asokoro, the clergyman portrayed the report as misdirecting and shocking, demanding that NLC driven by Wabba, were individuals his identity going to sue for the fire-related crime.
Ngige asserted that Wabba drove individuals to his private home at 4:30 am on Wednesday morning and blocked both the passage to his home and that of his neighbor with two tankers weighed down with oil.
He said the specialists did not just prevail with regards to damaging the tenants of the two houses which included kids. However, they additionally prevailing with regards to counteracting his neighbor and his significant other from doing their business for the day as they were kept from leaving their home.
Ngige stated: “Well, I simply read the dailies today and I saw that story. It is an exceptionally lucky and deceiving story in light of the fact that the situation that developed on Wednesday was that I was woken up at 5 am by my better half who answered to me that the security men were having issues with some unusual colleagues at the entryway of the house. What’s more, that a few people were likewise on the dividers of my home, that they touched base thereby 4:30 am.
“At the point when the security individuals addressed them, they found that it was simply the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress himself that came physically with two tankers, one loaded down with oil, the second was half vacant. One was put at the door of my home and the second at the entryway of my neighbor’s home.
“When I heard the story it was abnormal. When I looked from upstairs I saw that the tankers were really obstructing the passage to my home. I descended and requested the central detail who revealed to me the entire story. Furthermore, it developed that they even had a fight with the leader of the NLC when they were battling for the way to the tanker.
“So I returned and made a few calls to the Commissioner of Police, FCT, Director DSS and furthermore the Federal Road Safety to check whether they could move the vehicles.
“Picketing does not imply that you go to individuals’ private home since you don’t have a clue who involves there. For instance, in my home, my better half, my youngsters and the offspring of my residential staff and security workforce were caught. My neighbor, his better half and youngsters couldn’t go out. It was deterrent; it was illegal of the nation. At that point putting a tanker with petroleum is illegal conflagration; the spot can burst into flames; the whole road could have been immersed ablaze. I don’t have the foggiest idea what else to state.
“That isn’t exchange unionism; that is hooliganism. I have been lecturing that you can’t trade hooliganism for exchange unionism. Exchange unionism implies your discourse, you examine, you talk. That is the reason we call it social discourse since you should keep on talking on the off chance that you are the government; you keep on talking; on the off chance that you are work you keep on chatting with your boss and on the off chance that you are managers you keep connecting with them.
“Thus, I was astounded to find out about hooligans and individuals hospitalized, individuals beaten. I have attempted to do a few examinations and inquiries and from my fundamental inquiry and the reports I got, it would appear that the NLC individuals couldn’t help contradicting the general population they conveyed to my home. I comprehend that they were contracted to work till 10 am which is committee time, the point being to hinder me from going to board. I went out at 8 o’clock; a companion lifted me up and I had the option to make it to the chamber.
“Along these lines, I am, troubled; my family was damaged; the general population in my home were damaged; my local staff with their families were damaged. Indeed, even my neighbor and his significant other couldn’t do their business for the afternoon. Those tankers were evacuated around 6 pm.”
Inquired as to whether he was wanting to make any move, the priest stated: “My neighbor said he was going to make a lawful move. I will likewise make a lawful move; illicit activities are significant, no one is exempt from the rules that everyone else follows.
“Their grouse is the introduction of the NSITF board. We had fixed the date for April 18 and they attacked the spot with hooligans and upset the capacity. We had deferred the capacity and said we were going to fix another date for introduction however from that point forward, they have been insulting my character and respectability since I am the Labor Minister. What’s more, they overlook that as indicated by the International Labor Organization (ILO) show, I am what they allude to as the equipped specialist. Mr. President, Mr. VP, Mr. Secretary to the Government of the Federation won’t come and do Labor matters. However, it is a coldhearted thing we have here.
“Work individuals driven by Wabba feel that they are an auxiliary arm of government and he answers leader of NLC; so he likens himself with the leader of Nigeria. In any case, there is just a single sovereign expert of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and for now, by the finesse of God, that is President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The demonstration setting up the NSITF gave Labor two chosen people, the private area under NECA two candidates. Work appropriated the two for NLC and made a designation and government have additionally made an assignment. What we are doing now is that we have proposed and the legislature has affirmed a fit and impartial individual, not an administration officer, not a work hued man and not a private division man. That is the thing that gets in tripartitism and we displayed it for all of you to see under the national the lowest pay permitted by law tripartite board of trustees.
“Ms. Amal Pepple is an impartial individual that has understanding and foundation as a previous lasting secretary, previous Minister of Housing, previous Head of Service of the league and even a previous assistant of the Senate. Along these lines, she is a round peg in a round opening. We are additionally going to put a square peg in a square gap. We will feel free to initiate the board; we won’t have any further diversions on this and we are counseling to fix a date for the introduction right away.”
Inquired as to whether Kokori was not an unbiased individual, Ngige reacted: “I didn’t suggest him. I am the pastor allowed by law to do that proposal and I am letting you know unequivocally that I didn’t suggest him, basic.”
Inquired as to whether he had anything individual against Kokori, he didn’t utter a word. I am following the law. I can’t prescribe a work minority individual; I didn’t suggest him and I am not silly to do as such. What’s more, in the event that I am not stupid to do as such, NLC ought not to arm bend me and extort me into an accommodation. I am not a man who will submit to extort and you will floor him, no!”
Inquired as to whether he was called to the Villain light of the issue, Ngige stated: “No. Mr. President did not bring me. I bought a gathering and I have completed my gathering and I am going.”
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.
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.
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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