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Minimum Wage: We’ve Not Issued Any Strike Notice – NLC

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The president of the Labor Congress of Nigeria (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said that Congress has not issued any strike notice about the implementation of the new national minimum wage by the government.

Wabba told reporters in Abuja that the discussion on the implementation of the minimum wage and the consequent adjustment were proceeding smoothly, noting that when the time comes for an ultimatum to strike, Nigerians will be informed accordingly.

The NLC president also praised President Muhamadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, and said that initially organized Labor was against Nigeria signing the agreement because there was no consultation.

He revealed that only Nigeria and South Africa conducted extensive consultation on the agreement, adding that the observations of organized workers have been reflected in the agreement, part of which is that the goods that will benefit from the trade agreement must be produced in Africa. .

He said that “our own case is going well, we met with our unions yesterday, at this moment, the difference lies in the consequent increase and we hope that through a normal process of dialogue, we can look for it.

In the strike alert already issued, he said “no, we do not work with that, please.” NLC, as an organized body, I’m not sure we’ve given any notification about it. without hesitation.

“But I’ve seen a lot of information on social networks. We are a credible organization and we should be able to speak for ourselves.

“If we get to that point, we can inform you, but for now, the process is underway and we have been able to broaden the scope of the dialogue to include NLC / TUC and it is limited to unions in the public sector.”

Speaking about the benefit of the African Free Trade Agreement recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wabba said that the work initially organized was against Nigeria signing the agreement because there was no dialogue between the social partners on how it will benefit the country. , especially to the workers.

He said: “We were against it because there was no consultation and nobody knew the content, I can say with nostalgia that only Nigeria and South Africa did the kind of consultation that we did.”

Through our participation process, there was dialogue, we consulted with the main stakeholders of the economy and we could identify ways to improve and enter the Africa Free Trade Agreement and have a comparative advantage.

“Part of what we agreed is that those goods should be made in Africa. They must be products that we produce in Africa that will be used for trade between us. In the course of the dialogue,

we discovered that trade between African countries is less than 16 percent. Therefore, it will be an advantage for African countries to trade with each other that they trade with other countries.

“How do we also protect our local market? With the agreement, there will be a common tariff, part of the tariff will go down, the income accrued by the government in terms of income will also fall.

How we introduce it is to produce. So, how do we create an enabling environment for our industries to produce and compete with other countries because some of them will target our population?

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Buhari approves new appointment

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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

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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

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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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