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  •   FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation salary enhancements in tertiary institutions Buhari FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation salary enhancements in tertiary institutions Buhari Revitalisation By Ismaila Chafe Abuja Oct 7 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari says Federal Government has provided N470 billion in the 2023 budget from our constrained resources for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions The president stated this while presenting 2023 N20 5trillion budget proposal at a joint session of the National Assembly on Friday in Abuja Buhari expressed the hope that the budgetary allocation would go a long way in addressing the crisis in the nation s tertiary institutions including ASUU dispute with the government According to him government remains committed to the implementation of agreements reached with staff unions within available resources The Government notes with dismay the crisis that has paralysed activities in the public universities in the country We expect the staff of these institutions to show a better appreciation of the current state of affairs in the country In the determined effort to resolve the issue we have provided a total of 470 0 billion in the 2023 budget from our constrained resources for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions Buhari however advocated for the introduction of a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education It is instructive to note that today Government alone cannot provide the resources required for funding tertiary education In most countries the cost of education is jointly shared between the government and the people especially at the tertiary level It is imperative therefore that we introduce a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education he said Buhari reiterated the federal government s position that it would not sign agreement it could not implement He maintained that individual institutions would be encouraged to keep faith with any agreement reached in due course to ensure stability in the educational sector Government is equally committed to improving the quality of education at other levels Recently we implemented various incentives aimed at motivating and enhancing teachers development in our schools he added In the health sector the president said his administration intends to focus attention on equipping existing hospitals and rehabilitating infrastructure saying emphasis would also be on local production of basic As human capital is the most critical resource for national development our overall policy thrust is to expand our investment in education health and social protection he said The president assured that the federal government would continue to prioritise women s empowerment programmes across various Ministries Development Agencies in 2023 to harness the potentials of all Nigerian women According to him this will enable them to productively contribute to the economy NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation, salary enhancements in tertiary institutions – Buhari
      FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation salary enhancements in tertiary institutions Buhari FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation salary enhancements in tertiary institutions Buhari Revitalisation By Ismaila Chafe Abuja Oct 7 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari says Federal Government has provided N470 billion in the 2023 budget from our constrained resources for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions The president stated this while presenting 2023 N20 5trillion budget proposal at a joint session of the National Assembly on Friday in Abuja Buhari expressed the hope that the budgetary allocation would go a long way in addressing the crisis in the nation s tertiary institutions including ASUU dispute with the government According to him government remains committed to the implementation of agreements reached with staff unions within available resources The Government notes with dismay the crisis that has paralysed activities in the public universities in the country We expect the staff of these institutions to show a better appreciation of the current state of affairs in the country In the determined effort to resolve the issue we have provided a total of 470 0 billion in the 2023 budget from our constrained resources for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions Buhari however advocated for the introduction of a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education It is instructive to note that today Government alone cannot provide the resources required for funding tertiary education In most countries the cost of education is jointly shared between the government and the people especially at the tertiary level It is imperative therefore that we introduce a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education he said Buhari reiterated the federal government s position that it would not sign agreement it could not implement He maintained that individual institutions would be encouraged to keep faith with any agreement reached in due course to ensure stability in the educational sector Government is equally committed to improving the quality of education at other levels Recently we implemented various incentives aimed at motivating and enhancing teachers development in our schools he added In the health sector the president said his administration intends to focus attention on equipping existing hospitals and rehabilitating infrastructure saying emphasis would also be on local production of basic As human capital is the most critical resource for national development our overall policy thrust is to expand our investment in education health and social protection he said The president assured that the federal government would continue to prioritise women s empowerment programmes across various Ministries Development Agencies in 2023 to harness the potentials of all Nigerian women According to him this will enable them to productively contribute to the economy NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation, salary enhancements in tertiary institutions – Buhari
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    FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation, salary enhancements in tertiary institutions – Buhari

    FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation, salary enhancements in tertiary institutions – Buhari FG earmarks N470bn for revitalisation, salary enhancements in tertiary institutions – Buhari Revitalisation By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Oct. 7, 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari says Federal Government has provided N470 billion in the 2023 budget “from our constrained resources, for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions.

    ’’ The president stated this while presenting 2023 N20.5trillion budget proposal at a joint session of the National Assembly on Friday in Abuja.

    Buhari expressed the hope that the budgetary allocation, would go a long way in addressing the crisis in the nation’s tertiary institutions including ASUU dispute with the government.

    According to him, government remains committed to the implementation of agreements reached with staff unions within available resources.

    “The Government notes with dismay the crisis that has paralysed activities in the public universities in the country.

    “We expect the staff of these institutions to show a better appreciation of the current state of affairs in the country.

    “In the determined effort to resolve the issue, we have provided a total of 470.0 billion in the 2023 budget from our constrained resources, for revitalization and salary enhancements in the tertiary institutions.

    ’’ Buhari, however, advocated for the introduction of a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education.

    “It is instructive to note that today Government alone cannot provide the resources required for funding tertiary education.

    “In most countries, the cost of education is jointly shared between the government and the people, especially at the tertiary level.

    “It is imperative therefore that we introduce a more sustainable model of funding tertiary education,’’ he said.

    Buhari reiterated the federal government’s position that it would not sign agreement it could not implement.

    He maintained that individual institutions would be encouraged to keep faith with any agreement reached in due course to ensure stability in the educational sector.

    “Government is equally committed to improving the quality of education at other levels.

    “Recently, we implemented various incentives aimed at motivating and enhancing teachers’ development in our schools,’’ he added.

    In the health sector, the president said his administration intends to focus attention on equipping existing hospitals and rehabilitating infrastructure, saying emphasis would also be on local production of basic .

    “As human capital is the most critical resource for national development, our overall policy thrust is to expand our investment in education, health and social protection,’’ he said.

    The president assured that the federal government would continue to prioritise women’s empowerment programmes across various Ministries Development Agencies  in 2023 to harness the potentials of all Nigerian women.

    According to him, this will enable them to productively contribute to the economy.


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  •  The Court of Appeal will rule on Friday in an application by ASUU seeking its permission to appeal against an order of the National Industrial Court directing its members to resume work The industrial court granted an interlocutory injunction in favour of the Federal Government on Sept 21 and ordered the union to call of the strike pending the resolution of its dispute with government The union of university teachers began the strike on Feb 14 Not satisfied with the order of the industrial court ASUU filed an application at the Court of Appeal seeking the leave of court to file an appeal against the lower court s ruling Its counsel Mr Femi Falana SAN told the court that it was the right of his client to file an appeal against the interlocutory injunction because it was not in its favour Falana cited a plethora of authorities to support his clam that ASUU must first seek and obtain leave of the Court of Appeal before filing a notice of appeal so as to ensure validity of the appeal He prayed a three man panel of justices of the appellate court led by Justice Hamma Barka to reject government s opposition against the application He said it would amount to a dangerous decision if the court refused the application as it would mean denying his client the right of appeal Falana who had also filed an application seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the lower court applied to withdraw the application Counsel to the Federal Government Mr James Igwe SAN opposed ASUU s application and prayed the court to dismiss both applications as incompetent and argued that the court had no jurisdiction to entertain incompetent applications Igwe drew the attention of the court to the fact that the union had refused to obey the order of the Industrial Court which was made since Sept 21 The lawyer also objected to the application to withdraw the stay of execution order on the ground that both parties had already joined issues He contended that the union having been in contempt of court could not come before the Court of Appeal to ask for a favour as its hands were already dirty He argued also that proper parties to the matter were not before the court because those in the matter at the industrial court were not the same parties before the Court of Appeal ASUU is in contempt of court It is illegal for ASUU to remain on strike in the face of the industrial court order Section 18 1 of the Trade Dispute Act does not allow a party in contempt to come before the Court of Appeal with the type of ASUU s application Igwe submitted He asked the court to dismiss ASUU s request for leave to appeal against the Industrial Court s order since it had refused to obey it ab initio After taking all arguments Justice Barka in agreement with the other judges fixed Friday to deliver judgment One of the justices on the panel Justice Biobele Georgewill had on Wednesday implored both the Federal Government and ASUU to explore an out of court settlement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court sets Friday to rule on ASUU’S request to appeal Industrial Court’s order
     The Court of Appeal will rule on Friday in an application by ASUU seeking its permission to appeal against an order of the National Industrial Court directing its members to resume work The industrial court granted an interlocutory injunction in favour of the Federal Government on Sept 21 and ordered the union to call of the strike pending the resolution of its dispute with government The union of university teachers began the strike on Feb 14 Not satisfied with the order of the industrial court ASUU filed an application at the Court of Appeal seeking the leave of court to file an appeal against the lower court s ruling Its counsel Mr Femi Falana SAN told the court that it was the right of his client to file an appeal against the interlocutory injunction because it was not in its favour Falana cited a plethora of authorities to support his clam that ASUU must first seek and obtain leave of the Court of Appeal before filing a notice of appeal so as to ensure validity of the appeal He prayed a three man panel of justices of the appellate court led by Justice Hamma Barka to reject government s opposition against the application He said it would amount to a dangerous decision if the court refused the application as it would mean denying his client the right of appeal Falana who had also filed an application seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the lower court applied to withdraw the application Counsel to the Federal Government Mr James Igwe SAN opposed ASUU s application and prayed the court to dismiss both applications as incompetent and argued that the court had no jurisdiction to entertain incompetent applications Igwe drew the attention of the court to the fact that the union had refused to obey the order of the Industrial Court which was made since Sept 21 The lawyer also objected to the application to withdraw the stay of execution order on the ground that both parties had already joined issues He contended that the union having been in contempt of court could not come before the Court of Appeal to ask for a favour as its hands were already dirty He argued also that proper parties to the matter were not before the court because those in the matter at the industrial court were not the same parties before the Court of Appeal ASUU is in contempt of court It is illegal for ASUU to remain on strike in the face of the industrial court order Section 18 1 of the Trade Dispute Act does not allow a party in contempt to come before the Court of Appeal with the type of ASUU s application Igwe submitted He asked the court to dismiss ASUU s request for leave to appeal against the Industrial Court s order since it had refused to obey it ab initio After taking all arguments Justice Barka in agreement with the other judges fixed Friday to deliver judgment One of the justices on the panel Justice Biobele Georgewill had on Wednesday implored both the Federal Government and ASUU to explore an out of court settlement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court sets Friday to rule on ASUU’S request to appeal Industrial Court’s order
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    Court sets Friday to rule on ASUU’S request to appeal Industrial Court’s order

    The Court of Appeal will rule on Friday in an application by ASUU seeking its permission to appeal against an order of the National Industrial Court directing its members to resume work.

    The industrial court granted an interlocutory injunction in favour of the Federal Government on Sept. 21, and ordered the union to call of the strike pending the resolution of its dispute with government.

    The union of university teachers began the strike on Feb. 14. Not satisfied with the order of the industrial court, ASUU filed an application at the Court of Appeal, seeking the leave of court to file an appeal against the lower court’s ruling.

    Its counsel, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) told the court that it was the right of his client to file an appeal against the interlocutory injunction because it was not in its favour.

    Falana cited a plethora of authorities to support his clam that ASUU must first seek and obtain leave of the Court of Appeal before filing a notice of appeal so as to ensure validity of the appeal.

    He prayed a three- man panel of justices of the appellate court led by Justice Hamma Barka to reject government’s opposition against the application.

    He said it would amount to a dangerous decision if the court refused the application as it would mean denying his client the right of appeal.

    Falana who had also filed an application seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the lower court, applied to withdraw the application.

    Counsel to the Federal Government, Mr James Igwe (SAN), opposed ASUU’s application and prayed the court to dismiss both applications as incompetent and argued that the court had no jurisdiction to entertain incompetent applications.

    Igwe drew the attention of the court to the fact that the union had refused to obey the order of the Industrial Court which was made since Sept. 21. The lawyer also objected to the application to withdraw the stay of execution order on the ground that both parties had already joined issues.

    He contended that the union, having been in contempt of court, could not come before the Court of Appeal to ask for a favour as its hands were already dirty.

    He argued also that proper parties to the matter were not before the court because those in the matter at the industrial court were not the same parties before the Court of Appeal.

    “ASUU is in contempt of court.

    It is illegal for ASUU to remain on strike in the face of the industrial court order.

    “Section 18(1) of the Trade Dispute Act, does not allow a party in contempt to come before the Court of Appeal with the type of ASUU’s application,’’ Igwe submitted.

    He asked the court to dismiss ASUU’s request for leave to appeal against the Industrial Court’s order since it had refused to obey it ab initio.

    After taking all arguments, Justice Barka in agreement with the other judges fixed Friday to deliver judgment.    

    One of the justices on the panel, Justice Biobele Georgewill had on Wednesday implored both the Federal Government and ASUU to explore an out-of-court settlement.


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  •  Some lecturers of the Nasarawa State University Keffi NSUK have commenced academic activities the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Dr Samuel Alu ASUU NSUK branch Chairman Mr Abraham Ekpo Information and Protocol Officer of the institution and Mr Najeem Gbefwi President NSUK Students Union Government SUG confirmed the development to newsmen at the institution in Keffi local government area of the state on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria Correspondent who monitored the situation also went round the lecture halls and confirmed that lectures took place at the Faculty of Law Faculty of Social Sciences among others NAN reports the resumption of academic activities is in line with the directive of the institution via a statement issued recently calling on students to return back to school for academic activities but ASUU NSUK branch condemned the move The union in the institution vowed to continue with the ongoing strike by the national body till the Federal Government and the national body reach an agreement on its demands Speaking on the development Ekpo described it as a win for all and a return to normalcy for the school especially students who had been patiently waiting for a resolution to the crises The information we have is that lectures have started across board but you know this thing is gradual We have departments that just released their timetable yesterday So it s natural for attendance during the first week of resumption to be low I am sure by next week you will see a large turnout and academic activities will become more regular he said Also speaking Gbefwi the SUG President also confirmed the resumption of academic activities adding that lectures had commenced in some departments but with low attendance Lectures have been holding Students in some departments were even given assignments and they are working on it So academic activities have commenced and we pray to have a smooth semester Even in the midst of the ASUU strike a lot of lecturers have shown willingness to teach and to make that sacrifice he said He however affirmed that there was still low turnout of students hence the call for a general congress to be held on Friday to further inform students on the need to resume However ASUU NSUK branch Chairman Alu expressed disappointment over the development saying that the union would not be deterred by the actions of the lecturers who had chosen to resume Alu said the Union would continue with the strike till a logical conclusion was arrived at by the federal government and the national body of the ASUU We met just one person in one of the faculty violating what we had agreed on So we went further to take note of the strike violator and we are processing his query We are hoping he will get the query before the end of today We expect him to reply before we process further That is not to say much is happening I was thinking by today the institution would have been flooded with students and academic activities would have overtaken the whole system but the campus is still a shadow of itself he said He reassured that no amount of threat will force members of the union to jettison their resolution and resolve to execute the national strike to a logical conclusion For those who are already lecturing I understand there were some inducements here and there I wouldn t know why any member of the union would want to break the strike However we are calling on our members to remain resolute he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa University defy ASUU strike, resume academic activities
     Some lecturers of the Nasarawa State University Keffi NSUK have commenced academic activities the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Dr Samuel Alu ASUU NSUK branch Chairman Mr Abraham Ekpo Information and Protocol Officer of the institution and Mr Najeem Gbefwi President NSUK Students Union Government SUG confirmed the development to newsmen at the institution in Keffi local government area of the state on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria Correspondent who monitored the situation also went round the lecture halls and confirmed that lectures took place at the Faculty of Law Faculty of Social Sciences among others NAN reports the resumption of academic activities is in line with the directive of the institution via a statement issued recently calling on students to return back to school for academic activities but ASUU NSUK branch condemned the move The union in the institution vowed to continue with the ongoing strike by the national body till the Federal Government and the national body reach an agreement on its demands Speaking on the development Ekpo described it as a win for all and a return to normalcy for the school especially students who had been patiently waiting for a resolution to the crises The information we have is that lectures have started across board but you know this thing is gradual We have departments that just released their timetable yesterday So it s natural for attendance during the first week of resumption to be low I am sure by next week you will see a large turnout and academic activities will become more regular he said Also speaking Gbefwi the SUG President also confirmed the resumption of academic activities adding that lectures had commenced in some departments but with low attendance Lectures have been holding Students in some departments were even given assignments and they are working on it So academic activities have commenced and we pray to have a smooth semester Even in the midst of the ASUU strike a lot of lecturers have shown willingness to teach and to make that sacrifice he said He however affirmed that there was still low turnout of students hence the call for a general congress to be held on Friday to further inform students on the need to resume However ASUU NSUK branch Chairman Alu expressed disappointment over the development saying that the union would not be deterred by the actions of the lecturers who had chosen to resume Alu said the Union would continue with the strike till a logical conclusion was arrived at by the federal government and the national body of the ASUU We met just one person in one of the faculty violating what we had agreed on So we went further to take note of the strike violator and we are processing his query We are hoping he will get the query before the end of today We expect him to reply before we process further That is not to say much is happening I was thinking by today the institution would have been flooded with students and academic activities would have overtaken the whole system but the campus is still a shadow of itself he said He reassured that no amount of threat will force members of the union to jettison their resolution and resolve to execute the national strike to a logical conclusion For those who are already lecturing I understand there were some inducements here and there I wouldn t know why any member of the union would want to break the strike However we are calling on our members to remain resolute he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa University defy ASUU strike, resume academic activities
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    Nasarawa University defy ASUU strike, resume academic activities

    Some lecturers of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) have commenced academic activities  the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    Dr Samuel Alu, ASUU NSUK branch Chairman,Mr Abraham Ekpo, Information and Protocol Officer of the institution and Mr Najeem Gbefwi, President, NSUK Students Union Government (SUG) confirmed the development to newsmen at the institution in Keffi local government area of the state on Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria Correspondent who monitored the situation also went round the lecture halls and confirmed that lectures took place at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences among others.

    NAN reports the resumption of academic activities is in line with the directive of the institution via a statement issued recently calling on students to return back to school for academic activities but ASUU NSUK branch condemned the move.

    The union in the institution vowed to continue with the ongoing strike by the national body till the Federal Government and the national body reach an agreement on its demands.

    Speaking on the development, Ekpo described it as a win for all and a return to normalcy for the school, especially students who had been patiently waiting for a resolution to the crises.

    “The information we have is that lectures have started across board but you know this thing is gradual.

    We have departments that just released their timetable yesterday.

    “So it’s natural for attendance during the first week of resumption to be low.

    I am sure by next week, you will see a large turnout and academic activities will become more regular,” he said.

    Also speaking, Gbefwi, the SUG President, also confirmed the resumption of academic activities adding that lectures had  commenced in some departments but with low attendance.

    “Lectures have been holding.

    Students in some departments were even given assignments and they are working on it.

    So academic activities have commenced and we pray to have a smooth semester.

    “Even in the midst of the ASUU strike, a lot of lecturers have shown willingness to teach and to make that sacrifice,” he said.

    He however, affirmed that there was still low turnout of students hence the call for a general congress to be held on Friday to further inform students on the need to resume.

    However, ASUU NSUK branch Chairman, Alu expressed disappointment over the development, saying that the union would not be deterred  by the actions of the lecturers who had chosen to resume.

    Alu said the Union would continue with the strike till a logical conclusion was arrived at by the federal government and the national body of the ASUU.

    “We met just one person in one of the faculty violating what we had agreed on.

    So we went further to take note of the strike violator and we are processing his query.

    “We are hoping he will get the query before the end of today.

    We expect him to reply before we process further.

    That is not to say much is happening.

    “I was thinking by today the institution would have been flooded with students and academic activities would have overtaken the whole system but the campus is still a shadow of itself,” he said.

    He reassured that no amount of threat will force members of the union to jettison their resolution and resolve to execute the national strike to a logical conclusion.

    “For those who are already lecturing, I understand there were some inducements here and there.

    I wouldn’t know why any member of the union would want to break the strike.

    ”However we are calling on our members to remain resolute,” he said.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Rep Kingsley Uju Chima PDP Imo has urged the National Assembly to ensure the 2023 budget for teachers and education development was shored up in appreciation of their impact on society The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the World Teachers Day was celebrated on Wednesday with the theme The Transformation of Education Begins With Teachers In a statement in Lagos Uju Chima representing Oguta Oru constituency said the house of representatives must find a way to reflect more for teachers as soon as it received the 2023 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari As parliamentarians I want to urge us today that the budget we are going to receive from the President in a couple of days we must devote enough percentage for teachers and enough percentage for the development of education system in Nigeria Why I say this is because the United Nations charter says education should be given upmost priority in order to develop a nation If we watch the level of insecurity today in the country it is borne out of the level of ignorance and illiteracy Uju Chima said He said there was need for every Nigerian to appreciate teachers because without them members of the house for instance including him would be in their various villages The lawmaker noted that our lingua franca existed because of teachers otherwise lawmaking would have been almost impossible considering the different tongues and tribes represented at the assembly I am very optimistic that if the teachers were not there maybe some of us might be farming be in the village and not have the opportunity of coming to Abuja to see the level of development we have seen or are seeing today in Abuja This is why it is very imperative for us to use this medium again to celebrate the teachers most especially the ones that taught and impacted directly on my life as a student either in primary secondary or in the university Uju Chima said He added that his teachers inculcated most of the virtues and discipline he exhibited as lawmaker According to him growing up most of us hated many of these teachers for being disciplinarians but their discipline paid off Those canes were actually to remodel us he added He commended the Speaker of the House Rep Femi Gbajabiamila for creating opportunity to celebrate the teachers on the World Teachers Day marked on Oct 5 The lawmaker who noted that no one could become anything without going through the school system said that school systems made each member of the parliament what they had become This is one major transformation the teachers have actually given to us members of the national assembly He urge the assembly members to deemphasise whatever projects that would not impact positively on the lives of children and the lives of those students who were out of school because of ASUU strike He commended the speaker for devoting almost two weeks to intervene in the ASUU strike to see to its end NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 budget: Rep Uju – Chima seeks more allocation to teachers, education devt
     Rep Kingsley Uju Chima PDP Imo has urged the National Assembly to ensure the 2023 budget for teachers and education development was shored up in appreciation of their impact on society The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the World Teachers Day was celebrated on Wednesday with the theme The Transformation of Education Begins With Teachers In a statement in Lagos Uju Chima representing Oguta Oru constituency said the house of representatives must find a way to reflect more for teachers as soon as it received the 2023 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari As parliamentarians I want to urge us today that the budget we are going to receive from the President in a couple of days we must devote enough percentage for teachers and enough percentage for the development of education system in Nigeria Why I say this is because the United Nations charter says education should be given upmost priority in order to develop a nation If we watch the level of insecurity today in the country it is borne out of the level of ignorance and illiteracy Uju Chima said He said there was need for every Nigerian to appreciate teachers because without them members of the house for instance including him would be in their various villages The lawmaker noted that our lingua franca existed because of teachers otherwise lawmaking would have been almost impossible considering the different tongues and tribes represented at the assembly I am very optimistic that if the teachers were not there maybe some of us might be farming be in the village and not have the opportunity of coming to Abuja to see the level of development we have seen or are seeing today in Abuja This is why it is very imperative for us to use this medium again to celebrate the teachers most especially the ones that taught and impacted directly on my life as a student either in primary secondary or in the university Uju Chima said He added that his teachers inculcated most of the virtues and discipline he exhibited as lawmaker According to him growing up most of us hated many of these teachers for being disciplinarians but their discipline paid off Those canes were actually to remodel us he added He commended the Speaker of the House Rep Femi Gbajabiamila for creating opportunity to celebrate the teachers on the World Teachers Day marked on Oct 5 The lawmaker who noted that no one could become anything without going through the school system said that school systems made each member of the parliament what they had become This is one major transformation the teachers have actually given to us members of the national assembly He urge the assembly members to deemphasise whatever projects that would not impact positively on the lives of children and the lives of those students who were out of school because of ASUU strike He commended the speaker for devoting almost two weeks to intervene in the ASUU strike to see to its end NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 budget: Rep Uju – Chima seeks more allocation to teachers, education devt
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    2023 budget: Rep Uju – Chima seeks more allocation to teachers, education devt

    Rep. Kingsley Uju-Chima ( PDP – Imo) has urged the National Assembly to ensure the 2023 budget for teachers and education development was shored up in appreciation of their impact on society.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the World Teachers’ Day was celebrated on Wednesday with the theme: “The Transformation of Education Begins With  Teachers”.

    In a statement in Lagos, Uju-Chima, representing  , Oguta, Oru constituency said the house of representatives must find a way to reflect more for teachers as soon as it received the 2023 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “As parliamentarians, I want to urge us today that the budget we are going to receive from the President in  a couple of days, we  must devote enough percentage for teachers and enough percentage for the development of education system in Nigeria.

    “Why I say this is because, the United Nations charter says education should be given upmost priority in order to develop a nation.

    “If we watch the level of insecurity today in the country, it is borne out of the level of ignorance and illiteracy, ” Uju-Chima said.

    He said  there was need for every Nigerian to appreciate teachers because without them, members of the house for instance, including him,  would be in their various villages.

    The lawmaker noted that our lingua franca existed because of teachers,  otherwise lawmaking would have been almost impossible considering the different tongues and tribes represented at the assembly.

    “I am very optimistic that if the teachers were not there, maybe some of us might be farming, be in the village and not have the opportunity of coming to Abuja to see the level of development we have seen or are seeing today in Abuja.

    “This is why it is very imperative for us to use this medium again to celebrate the teachers, most especially the ones that taught and impacted directly on my life as a student,  either in primary, secondary or in the university,” Uju-Chima said.

    He added that his teachers inculcated most of  the virtues and discipline he  exhibited as lawmaker.

    According to him, growing up,  most of us hated many of these teachers for being disciplinarians but their discipline paid off.

    “Those canes were actually to remodel us,” he added.

    He commended the Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila  for creating opportunity to celebrate the teachers on the World Teachers’ Day marked on Oct. 5. The lawmaker, who noted that no one could  become anything without going through the school system, said that school systems made each member of the parliament what they had become.

    “This is one major transformation the teachers have actually given to us,  members of the national assembly.

    ” He urge the  assembly members to deemphasise whatever projects that would not impact positively on the lives of children and the lives of those students who were out of school because of  ASUU strike.

    He commended the speaker  for devoting almost two weeks to intervene in the ASUU strike to see to its end.


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  •  Arewa Consultative Forum ACF has commended the Federal state governments and security agencies for scaling down the level of insecurity in most parts of the country especially in the North This is contained in a communique issued on Wednesday in kaduna at the end of the forum s National executive council meeting NEC signed and read by the Secretary General Alhaji Murtala Aliyu The forum however called on the security agencies to revisit their strategies to root out the remnants of the insurgents and terrorists to restore permanent peace in the country Its also raised concerns on flooding which is presently covering substantial parts of the North especially the flood plains of Jigawa Kogi and Niger and to some lesser extent other states of North and the country at large It called on governments at all levels to come to the aid of those affected put appropriate infrastructure to control further destruction of property and provide adequate relief assistance to them According to the communique the flooding had caused devastating effects to food security in the country The forum also advised politicians to play politics by the rules guard their utterances and do everything possible to avoid heating up the polity According to ACF campaigns should be issue based while politicians should avoid sectarian and divisive issues The forum urged that Nigeria must be safe and stable for any meaningful progress to be achieved and for the winner whoever he may be to give leadership ACF also enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to conduct proper and transparent elections by maintaining and even surpassing their current records On ASUU strike the forum urged the government to shift ground while asking the union members to show sympathy for the future of the students consider offers made by government and respect the rule of law ACF further applauded the efforts of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA on its strides resulting to the arrest of leading drugs traffickers While urging the agency not to relent in it efforts the forum reminded sister law enforcement agencies to emulate its achievements NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ACF commends FG, state governments for curbing insecurity in the country
     Arewa Consultative Forum ACF has commended the Federal state governments and security agencies for scaling down the level of insecurity in most parts of the country especially in the North This is contained in a communique issued on Wednesday in kaduna at the end of the forum s National executive council meeting NEC signed and read by the Secretary General Alhaji Murtala Aliyu The forum however called on the security agencies to revisit their strategies to root out the remnants of the insurgents and terrorists to restore permanent peace in the country Its also raised concerns on flooding which is presently covering substantial parts of the North especially the flood plains of Jigawa Kogi and Niger and to some lesser extent other states of North and the country at large It called on governments at all levels to come to the aid of those affected put appropriate infrastructure to control further destruction of property and provide adequate relief assistance to them According to the communique the flooding had caused devastating effects to food security in the country The forum also advised politicians to play politics by the rules guard their utterances and do everything possible to avoid heating up the polity According to ACF campaigns should be issue based while politicians should avoid sectarian and divisive issues The forum urged that Nigeria must be safe and stable for any meaningful progress to be achieved and for the winner whoever he may be to give leadership ACF also enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to conduct proper and transparent elections by maintaining and even surpassing their current records On ASUU strike the forum urged the government to shift ground while asking the union members to show sympathy for the future of the students consider offers made by government and respect the rule of law ACF further applauded the efforts of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA on its strides resulting to the arrest of leading drugs traffickers While urging the agency not to relent in it efforts the forum reminded sister law enforcement agencies to emulate its achievements NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ACF commends FG, state governments for curbing insecurity in the country
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    ACF commends FG, state governments for curbing insecurity in the country

    Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended the Federal, state governments and security agencies for scaling down the level of insecurity in most parts of the country especially in the North.

    This is contained in a communique issued on Wednesday in kaduna at the end of  the forum’s National executive council meeting (NEC), signed and read by the Secretary General,  Alhaji Murtala AliyuThe forum however called on the security agencies to revisit their strategies to root out the remnants of the insurgents and terrorists to restore permanent peace in the country.

    Its also raised concerns on flooding which is  presently  covering substantial parts of the North especially the flood plains of Jigawa, Kogi and Niger and to some lesser extent other states of North and the country at large.

    It called on governments at all levels to come to the aid of those affected, put appropriate infrastructure to control further destruction of property and provide adequate relief assistance to them.

    According to the communique ,the flooding had caused devastating effects to food security in the country.

    The forum also advised politicians to  play politics by the rules. 

    guard their utterances and do everything possible to avoid heating up the polity.

    According to ACF, ”campaigns should be issue-based, while politicians should avoid sectarian and divisive issues.

    ”The forum urged that Nigeria must be safe and stable for any meaningful progress to be achieved and for the winner, whoever he may be to give leadership. 

    ACF also enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct proper and transparent elections by maintaining and even surpassing their current records. 

    On ASUU strike, the forum urged the government to shift ground while asking the union members to show sympathy for the future of the students, consider offers made by government and respect the rule of law.

    ACF further applauded the efforts of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  on its strides resulting to the arrest of leading drugs traffickers. 

    While urging the agency not to relent in it efforts,  the forum reminded sister law  enforcement agencies to emulate its achievements.


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  •  The Court of Appeal has fixed Thursday to entertain the suit filed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the National Industrial Court which ordered it to call of the strike When the matter was called on Wednesday counsel to ASUU Mr Femi Falana SAN told the court that he had two applications before the court but that he wished to withdraw one and the court granted his request Falana told the court that he had served the preferred application on the Federal Government and had proof of service Counsel to the Federal Government Mr James Igwe SAN however told the court that it was the withdrawn application that he had seen and responded to He said in the light of the new development he needed time to respond to the application which he said he intended to oppose The presiding judge Justice Hamma Barka leading two other justices consequently fixed Thursday to hear ASUU S application Earlier one of the justices Justice Biobele Georgewill advised both counsel to meet and evolve a solution to settle the ASUU FG impasse out of court As senior lawyers for the sake of the children and our lawyers have a discussion among yourself leave the litigants out and agree on a way forward The nation will appreciate you for it Justice Georgewill said In an interview with newsmen Igwe expressed optimism that he and Falana would be able to reach an agreement before the sitting tomorrow Falana also told newsmen that following his experience at the National Industrial Court and Industrial Arbitration Panel his clients also want an amicable resolution to the matter The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Industrial Court on had on Sept 21 ordered ASUU to call off the strike The court granted the motion on notice filed by the Federal Government urging the lecturers to return to classrooms Ruling on the interlocutory injunction the trial judge Justice Polycarp Hamman restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the Federal Government Miffed by the ruling the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Appellate Court to hear ASUU’s appeal seeking stay of Industrial Court ruling Thursday
     The Court of Appeal has fixed Thursday to entertain the suit filed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the National Industrial Court which ordered it to call of the strike When the matter was called on Wednesday counsel to ASUU Mr Femi Falana SAN told the court that he had two applications before the court but that he wished to withdraw one and the court granted his request Falana told the court that he had served the preferred application on the Federal Government and had proof of service Counsel to the Federal Government Mr James Igwe SAN however told the court that it was the withdrawn application that he had seen and responded to He said in the light of the new development he needed time to respond to the application which he said he intended to oppose The presiding judge Justice Hamma Barka leading two other justices consequently fixed Thursday to hear ASUU S application Earlier one of the justices Justice Biobele Georgewill advised both counsel to meet and evolve a solution to settle the ASUU FG impasse out of court As senior lawyers for the sake of the children and our lawyers have a discussion among yourself leave the litigants out and agree on a way forward The nation will appreciate you for it Justice Georgewill said In an interview with newsmen Igwe expressed optimism that he and Falana would be able to reach an agreement before the sitting tomorrow Falana also told newsmen that following his experience at the National Industrial Court and Industrial Arbitration Panel his clients also want an amicable resolution to the matter The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Industrial Court on had on Sept 21 ordered ASUU to call off the strike The court granted the motion on notice filed by the Federal Government urging the lecturers to return to classrooms Ruling on the interlocutory injunction the trial judge Justice Polycarp Hamman restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the Federal Government Miffed by the ruling the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Appellate Court to hear ASUU’s appeal seeking stay of Industrial Court ruling Thursday
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    Appellate Court to hear ASUU’s appeal seeking stay of Industrial Court ruling Thursday

    The Court of Appeal has fixed Thursday to entertain the suit filed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seeking a stay of execution of the ruling of the National Industrial Court which ordered it to call of the strike.

    When the matter was called on Wednesday, counsel to ASUU, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) told the court that he had two applications before the court but that he wished to withdraw one and the court granted his request.

    Falana told the court that he had served the preferred application on the Federal Government and had proof of service.

    Counsel to the Federal Government, Mr James Igwe (SAN), however, told the court that it was the withdrawn application that he had seen and responded to.

    He said in the light of the new development, he needed time to respond to the application which he said he intended to oppose.

    The presiding judge, Justice Hamma Barka, leading two other justices consequently fixed Thursday to hear ASUU’S application.

    Earlier, one of the justices, Justice Biobele Georgewill advised both counsel to meet and evolve a solution to settle the ASUU-FG impasse out of court.

    “As senior lawyers, for the sake of the children and our lawyers, have a discussion among yourself, leave the litigants out and agree on a way forward.

    “The nation will appreciate you for it,” Justice Georgewill said.

    In an interview with newsmen, Igwe expressed optimism that he and Falana would be able to reach an agreement before the sitting tomorrow.

    Falana also told newsmen that following his experience at the National Industrial Court and Industrial Arbitration Panel, his clients also want an amicable resolution to the matter.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Industrial Court on had on Sept. 21, ordered ASUU to call off the strike.

    The court granted the motion on notice filed by the Federal Government, urging the lecturers to return to classrooms.

    Ruling on the interlocutory injunction, the trial judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the Federal Government.

    Miffed by the ruling, the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling.

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  •   Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building By Uche Anunne News Agency of Nigeria On Saturday Nigeria celebrated the 62nd anniversary of independence from Great Britain On Oct 1 1960 the colonising power reluctantly returned power to Nigerians after hundreds of years This followed enormous pressure from Nigerian indigenous political leaders such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa among other independence struggle icons too numerous to mention The expectation that came with independence was huge So every anniversary offers an opportunity for Nigerians to reflect on the journey so far and this year was not an exception With the return to democratic rule expectations of and pressure on the nation s political leaders have never been so high The age of social media has further put pressure on those in government The masses that hitherto seemed to have no voice and channel to communicate their frustrations to those in authority have found their voice and means to do so Reactions from Nigerians as they celebrated this year s edition are mixed While many say Nigeria has lived up to expectations others are of the opinion that more still needs to be done Today Nigeria faces security challenges a rise in unemployment double digit inflation and the need to upgrade transport infrastructure among others However Imo governor Hope Uzodinma remains positive saying Nigeria has made progress over the past 62 years and has the potential to do even better He said to achieve greater heights Nigerians must have faith in the country and contribute their quota towards its prosperity We must take time to study how countries overcame their challenges and deplore proactive approaches in confronting the challenges of our time he said His Kwara counterpart AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq shares the same view In his own Independence Message the governor described Nigeria as a nation that has continued to rise in spite of its challenges He said some of those challenges such as insecurity and unemployment were not peculiar to Nigeria but also happening in many countries across the world The Vanguard Against Drug Abuse VGDA a Non Governmental Organisation urged youths to be patriotic and to use their energy to contribute to the development of the nation The president of the group Dr Hope Omeiza in an independence message to youths said Nigeria was still a work in progress and called on young people to take responsibility for their future In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Gombe State Commissioner for Health Dr Habu Dahiru said the health sector had made impressive progress since 1960 One of the areas of progress he said is access to health care through the introduction of national health insurance In the late 1960s and 1970s we didn t have NHIS We relied on out of pocket expenses to fund our health and well being It was a difficult situation even to the working class he said One of the areas in which Nigeria has made massive improvements is education From just one university in 1948 to more than one hundred universities in 2022 and several thousands of primary and post primary institutions the education sector has witnessed phenomenal growth Though many have argued that the quality of the products of these institutions has dropped in recent years others think that trade conflict induced disruptions in the academic calendar are a concern One of the unions in the sector is the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU whose strike action has entered its 8th month Predictably Johnson Eze a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University said he is not satisfied with the performance of the country after 62 years of independence We are celebrating a bastardised education system in Nigeria Our leaders do not believe in our education That is why they send their children and wards overseas and allow our education system to die I have nothing to celebrate Maybe I will celebrate my house rent piling up while I never occupied the room because of ASUU strike and refusal of the federal government to fund our education system he was quoted as saying by the media An NGO Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre CISLAC in a statement by Auwal Musa its Executive Director urged government to rise to the challenges that have hindered Nigeria from developing as fast as it should There should be sincere efforts by relevant authorities to address pervasive insecurity unemployment and poverty with a strong emphasis on true federalism and Local Government Autonomy to attract impactful democratic dividend and sustainable development to the grassroots he said A human rights activist Mr Deji Adeyanju called for more efforts from the Munahmmadu Buhari led administration in its fight against corruption particularly among the political class He said The new colonial masters of Nigeria the political class are only interested in looting and destroying the educational health and other sectors while sending their kids abroad to school and go to the best hospitals abroad Mr Ambrose Aisabor a retired Assistant Inspector General AIG of Police was quoted by the media as saying that there is nothing to celebrate after 62 years of independence What are we going to celebrate Is it economic hardship or insecurity Is it the infrastructure that is not on ground Or is it daily kidnapping and killing all over the country We just have to thank God that we are alive he said In his independence message to the country his last as an elected president Buhari said his administration was cognisant of the challenges facing the citizenry and is taking measures to find lasting solutions to them In order to address insecurity we worked methodically in reducing insurgency in the Northeast militancy in the Niger Delta ethnic and religious tensions in some sections of Nigeria along with other problems threatening our country Our efforts in re setting the economy manifested in Nigeria exiting two economic recessions by very practical and realistic monetary and fiscal measures to ensure effective public financial management In addition the effective implementation of the Treasury Single Account and cutting down on the cost of governance also facilitated early exits from the recessions the president told the nation If used please credit the writer and News Agency of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building
      Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building By Uche Anunne News Agency of Nigeria On Saturday Nigeria celebrated the 62nd anniversary of independence from Great Britain On Oct 1 1960 the colonising power reluctantly returned power to Nigerians after hundreds of years This followed enormous pressure from Nigerian indigenous political leaders such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa among other independence struggle icons too numerous to mention The expectation that came with independence was huge So every anniversary offers an opportunity for Nigerians to reflect on the journey so far and this year was not an exception With the return to democratic rule expectations of and pressure on the nation s political leaders have never been so high The age of social media has further put pressure on those in government The masses that hitherto seemed to have no voice and channel to communicate their frustrations to those in authority have found their voice and means to do so Reactions from Nigerians as they celebrated this year s edition are mixed While many say Nigeria has lived up to expectations others are of the opinion that more still needs to be done Today Nigeria faces security challenges a rise in unemployment double digit inflation and the need to upgrade transport infrastructure among others However Imo governor Hope Uzodinma remains positive saying Nigeria has made progress over the past 62 years and has the potential to do even better He said to achieve greater heights Nigerians must have faith in the country and contribute their quota towards its prosperity We must take time to study how countries overcame their challenges and deplore proactive approaches in confronting the challenges of our time he said His Kwara counterpart AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq shares the same view In his own Independence Message the governor described Nigeria as a nation that has continued to rise in spite of its challenges He said some of those challenges such as insecurity and unemployment were not peculiar to Nigeria but also happening in many countries across the world The Vanguard Against Drug Abuse VGDA a Non Governmental Organisation urged youths to be patriotic and to use their energy to contribute to the development of the nation The president of the group Dr Hope Omeiza in an independence message to youths said Nigeria was still a work in progress and called on young people to take responsibility for their future In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Gombe State Commissioner for Health Dr Habu Dahiru said the health sector had made impressive progress since 1960 One of the areas of progress he said is access to health care through the introduction of national health insurance In the late 1960s and 1970s we didn t have NHIS We relied on out of pocket expenses to fund our health and well being It was a difficult situation even to the working class he said One of the areas in which Nigeria has made massive improvements is education From just one university in 1948 to more than one hundred universities in 2022 and several thousands of primary and post primary institutions the education sector has witnessed phenomenal growth Though many have argued that the quality of the products of these institutions has dropped in recent years others think that trade conflict induced disruptions in the academic calendar are a concern One of the unions in the sector is the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU whose strike action has entered its 8th month Predictably Johnson Eze a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University said he is not satisfied with the performance of the country after 62 years of independence We are celebrating a bastardised education system in Nigeria Our leaders do not believe in our education That is why they send their children and wards overseas and allow our education system to die I have nothing to celebrate Maybe I will celebrate my house rent piling up while I never occupied the room because of ASUU strike and refusal of the federal government to fund our education system he was quoted as saying by the media An NGO Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre CISLAC in a statement by Auwal Musa its Executive Director urged government to rise to the challenges that have hindered Nigeria from developing as fast as it should There should be sincere efforts by relevant authorities to address pervasive insecurity unemployment and poverty with a strong emphasis on true federalism and Local Government Autonomy to attract impactful democratic dividend and sustainable development to the grassroots he said A human rights activist Mr Deji Adeyanju called for more efforts from the Munahmmadu Buhari led administration in its fight against corruption particularly among the political class He said The new colonial masters of Nigeria the political class are only interested in looting and destroying the educational health and other sectors while sending their kids abroad to school and go to the best hospitals abroad Mr Ambrose Aisabor a retired Assistant Inspector General AIG of Police was quoted by the media as saying that there is nothing to celebrate after 62 years of independence What are we going to celebrate Is it economic hardship or insecurity Is it the infrastructure that is not on ground Or is it daily kidnapping and killing all over the country We just have to thank God that we are alive he said In his independence message to the country his last as an elected president Buhari said his administration was cognisant of the challenges facing the citizenry and is taking measures to find lasting solutions to them In order to address insecurity we worked methodically in reducing insurgency in the Northeast militancy in the Niger Delta ethnic and religious tensions in some sections of Nigeria along with other problems threatening our country Our efforts in re setting the economy manifested in Nigeria exiting two economic recessions by very practical and realistic monetary and fiscal measures to ensure effective public financial management In addition the effective implementation of the Treasury Single Account and cutting down on the cost of governance also facilitated early exits from the recessions the president told the nation If used please credit the writer and News Agency of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building
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    Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building

    Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation building Echoes from 62nd independence anniversary and quest for nation buildingBy Uche Anunne, News Agency of Nigeria On Saturday, Nigeria celebrated the 62nd anniversary of independence from Great Britain.

    On Oct. 1, 1960, the colonising power reluctantly returned power to Nigerians after hundreds of years.

    This followed enormous pressure from Nigerian indigenous political leaders such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, among other independence struggle icons too numerous to mention.

    The expectation that came with independence was huge.

    So, every anniversary offers an opportunity for Nigerians to reflect on the journey so far and this year was not an exception.

    With the return to democratic rule, expectations of, and pressure on the nation’s political leaders have never been so high.

    The age of social media has further put pressure on those in government.

    The masses that hitherto seemed to have no voice and channel to communicate their frustrations to those in authority have found their voice and means to do so Reactions from Nigerians as they celebrated this year’s edition are mixed.

    While many say Nigeria has lived up to expectations, others are of the opinion that more still needs to be done.

    Today, Nigeria faces security challenges: a rise in unemployment, double-digit inflation, and the need to upgrade transport infrastructure, among others.

    However, Imo governor, Hope Uzodinma remains positive, saying Nigeria has made progress over the past 62 years and has the potential to do even better.

    He said to achieve greater heights, Nigerians must have faith in the country and contribute their quota towards its prosperity.

    “We must take time to study how countries overcame their challenges and deplore proactive approaches in confronting the challenges of our time,” he said His Kwara counterpart AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq shares the same view.

    In his own Independence Message, the governor described Nigeria as a nation that has continued to rise in spite of its challenges.

    He said some of those challenges such as insecurity and unemployment were not peculiar to Nigeria but also happening in many countries across the world.

    The Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGDA), a Non-Governmental Organisation, urged youths to be patriotic and to use their energy to contribute to the development of the nation.

    The president of the group, Dr Hope Omeiza in an independence message to youths said Nigeria was still a work in progress and called on young people to take responsibility for their future.

    In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , Gombe State Commissioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru said the health sector had made impressive progress since 1960. One of the areas of progress, he said, is access to health care through the introduction of national health insurance.

    “In the late 1960s and 1970s, we didn’t have NHIS.

    We relied on out-of-pocket expenses to fund our health and well-being.

    It was a difficult situation even to the working class,” he said.

    One of the areas in which Nigeria has made massive improvements is education.

    From just one university in 1948 to more than one hundred universities in 2022, and several thousands of primary and post-primary institutions, the education sector has witnessed phenomenal growth.

    Though many have argued that the quality of the products of these institutions has dropped in recent years, others think that trade conflict-induced disruptions in the academic calendar are a concern.

    One of the unions in the sector is the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) whose strike action has entered its 8th month.

    Predictably, Johnson Eze, a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, said he is not satisfied with the performance of the country after 62 years of independence.

    “We are celebrating a bastardised education system in Nigeria.

    Our leaders do not believe in our education.

    That is why they send their children and wards overseas and allow our education system to die.

    “I have nothing to celebrate.

    Maybe, I will celebrate my house rent piling up while I never occupied the room because of ASUU strike and refusal of the federal government to fund our education system,” he was quoted as saying by the media.

    An NGO, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in a statement by Auwal Musa, its Executive Director, urged government to rise to the challenges that have hindered Nigeria from developing as fast as it should.

    “There should be sincere efforts by relevant authorities to address pervasive insecurity, unemployment, and poverty with a strong emphasis on true federalism and Local Government Autonomy to attract impactful democratic dividend and sustainable development to the grassroots,” he said.

    A human rights activist, Mr Deji Adeyanju called for more efforts from the Munahmmadu Buhari-led administration in its fight against corruption particularly among the political class.

    He said: “The new colonial masters of Nigeria – the political class – are only interested in looting and destroying the educational, health, and other sectors while sending their kids abroad to school and go to the best hospitals abroad.

    ” Mr Ambrose Aisabor, a retired Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police was quoted by the media as saying that ‘there is nothing to celebrate“ after 62 years of independence.

    “What are we going to celebrate?

    Is it economic hardship or insecurity?

    Is it the infrastructure that is not on ground?

    Or is it daily kidnapping and killing all over the country?

    We just have to thank God that we are alive,” he said.

    In his independence message to the country – his last as an elected president – Buhari said his administration was cognisant of the challenges facing the citizenry and is taking measures to find lasting solutions to them.

    “In order to address insecurity, we worked methodically in reducing insurgency in the Northeast, militancy in the Niger Delta, ethnic and religious tensions in some sections of Nigeria, along with other problems threatening our country.

    “Our efforts in re-setting the economy manifested in Nigeria exiting two economic recessions by very practical and realistic monetary and fiscal measures to ensure effective public financial management.

    “In addition, the effective implementation of the Treasury Single Account and cutting down on the cost of governance also facilitated early exits from the recessions,” the president told the nation.

    **If used please credit the writer and News Agency of Nigeria.


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  •  The Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria YOWICAN Kwara Chapter has called on government at all levels to provide enabling environment for youths where their skills talents and experience can be utilised The Chairman of the association Mr Stephen Awoyale said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday Awoyale admonished Nigerians to live righteously adding that it is only the fear of God and love for one another that will bring peace to the nation He called on Nigerian leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths ASUU strike insecurity and economic challenges The Bible says in the book of Proverbs 14 24 that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people so we must learn to live according to the precepts laid down by God Independence Day is more than just a holiday it is a day to remind ourselves of how far we have come as a people our growth and progress It is a day of unity and togetherness It is the day we put aside hostilities and come together as one big family Despite the challenges we are facing in the country our God has been faithful the evidences of this abound all around us As the 2023 elections draw closer we advise politicians and principal actors in government to stop using youths as political thugs Instead we call for the provision of an enabling environment for the youths where their skills talents and experience can be utilised to the best of their God given potentials As we celebrate Nigeria s 62nd independence anniversary we as youths want to use this opportunity to challenge our leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths ASUU strike insecurity economy challenges among other things bedeviling the country I pray that God will preserve our lives and bless us abundantly in Jesus name he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Association rolls out expectations for Nigeria at 62
     The Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria YOWICAN Kwara Chapter has called on government at all levels to provide enabling environment for youths where their skills talents and experience can be utilised The Chairman of the association Mr Stephen Awoyale said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday Awoyale admonished Nigerians to live righteously adding that it is only the fear of God and love for one another that will bring peace to the nation He called on Nigerian leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths ASUU strike insecurity and economic challenges The Bible says in the book of Proverbs 14 24 that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people so we must learn to live according to the precepts laid down by God Independence Day is more than just a holiday it is a day to remind ourselves of how far we have come as a people our growth and progress It is a day of unity and togetherness It is the day we put aside hostilities and come together as one big family Despite the challenges we are facing in the country our God has been faithful the evidences of this abound all around us As the 2023 elections draw closer we advise politicians and principal actors in government to stop using youths as political thugs Instead we call for the provision of an enabling environment for the youths where their skills talents and experience can be utilised to the best of their God given potentials As we celebrate Nigeria s 62nd independence anniversary we as youths want to use this opportunity to challenge our leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths ASUU strike insecurity economy challenges among other things bedeviling the country I pray that God will preserve our lives and bless us abundantly in Jesus name he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Association rolls out expectations for Nigeria at 62
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    Association rolls out expectations for Nigeria at 62

    The Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Kwara Chapter, has called on government at all levels to provide enabling environment for youths where their skills, talents and experience can be utilised.

    The Chairman of the association, Mr Stephen Awoyale, said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday.

    Awoyale admonished Nigerians to live righteously, adding that it is only the fear of God and love for one another that will bring peace to the nation.

    He called on Nigerian leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths, ASUU strike, insecurity and economic challenges.

    “The Bible says in the book of Proverbs 14:24 that ‘righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people’, so we must learn to live according to the precepts laid down by God. “Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it is a day to remind ourselves of how far we have come as a people; our growth and progress.

    “It is a day of unity and togetherness.

    It is the day we put aside hostilities and come together as one big family “Despite the challenges we are facing in the country, our God has been faithful, the evidences of this abound all around us.

    “As the 2023 elections draw closer, we advise politicians and principal actors in government to stop using youths as political thugs.

    “Instead, we call for the provision of an enabling environment for the youths where their skills, talents and experience can be utilised to the best of their God given potentials.

    “As we celebrate Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, we as youths want to use this opportunity to challenge our leaders to find a lasting solution to the issue of unemployment among youths, ASUU strike, insecurity, economy challenges among other things bedeviling the country.

    “I pray that God will preserve our lives and bless us abundantly in Jesus name,” he said.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed door with the leadership of the House of Representatives over the ongoing strike by the Academic staff union of universities ASUU The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila led officials of the Lower Chamber into the meeting Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting Gbajabiamila described the engagement with the president as very fruitful He disclosed that the president had pledged to look into the House s recommendations aimed at resolving the ongoing strike embarked upon by the university lecturers over eight months ago Mr President as usual has a very good listening ears He took the report of the House he accepted it we discussed it at length the details of the report He wanted to go through it himself We have another meeting on Thursday between our good selves and Mr President for his final decision he said The speaker stated that the recommendations submitted to the president were the outcomes of series of meetings with stakeholders in the nation s education sector According to Gbajabiamila the president has agreed to go through the report and asked for some days to digest it after which he will make a final decision by Thursday The speaker assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the lecturers would soon be over as both parties ASUU and the Federal Government had agreed to shift ground for the general good of the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, pledges to look into Reps’ recommendations
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed door with the leadership of the House of Representatives over the ongoing strike by the Academic staff union of universities ASUU The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila led officials of the Lower Chamber into the meeting Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting Gbajabiamila described the engagement with the president as very fruitful He disclosed that the president had pledged to look into the House s recommendations aimed at resolving the ongoing strike embarked upon by the university lecturers over eight months ago Mr President as usual has a very good listening ears He took the report of the House he accepted it we discussed it at length the details of the report He wanted to go through it himself We have another meeting on Thursday between our good selves and Mr President for his final decision he said The speaker stated that the recommendations submitted to the president were the outcomes of series of meetings with stakeholders in the nation s education sector According to Gbajabiamila the president has agreed to go through the report and asked for some days to digest it after which he will make a final decision by Thursday The speaker assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the lecturers would soon be over as both parties ASUU and the Federal Government had agreed to shift ground for the general good of the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, pledges to look into Reps’ recommendations
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    ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, pledges to look into Reps’ recommendations

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed door with the leadership of the House of Representatives over the ongoing strike by the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, led officials of the  Lower Chamber into the meeting.

    Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Gbajabiamila described the engagement with the president as very fruitful.

    He disclosed that the president had pledged to look into the House’s recommendations aimed at resolving the ongoing strike embarked upon by the university lecturers over eight months ago.

    ”Mr President as usual has a very good listening ears.

    He took the report of the House, he accepted it, we discussed it at length – the details of the report.

    He wanted to go through it himself.

    ”We have another meeting on Thursday between our good selves and Mr President for his final decision,” he said.

    The speaker stated that the recommendations submitted to the president were the outcomes of series of meetings with stakeholders in the nation’s education sector.

    According to Gbajabiamila, the president has agreed to go through the report and asked for some days to digest it after which he will make a final decision by Thursday.

    The speaker assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the lecturers would soon be over as both parties (ASUU and the Federal Government) had agreed to shift ground for the general good of the country.


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  •  The Federal Government has registered two new academic unions in the public university system to exist alongside the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU The Minister of Labour and Employment Sen Chris Ngige presented the certificates to the unions on Tuesday in Abuja The new unions are the Congress of Nigeria University Academics CONUA and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics NAMDA The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has been on strike since Feb 14 over the non implementation of its demand entered with the Federal Government According to Ngige the two new unions will exist side by side with ASUU in the Nigerian universities in the spirit and tenets of the International Labour Organisation ILO Core Convention nos 87 amp 98 These conventions are respectively on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to organise and Collective Bargaining This is as well as the enthronement of the four pillars and principles of the Decent Work Agenda DWA considered necessary for social justice and equity in the world of work he said He expressed sadness over the persistence of the ASUU strike in spite of the efforts by the Federal Government to resolve it through the Education Ministry after his ministry apprehended the strike and did conciliations twice on Feb 22 and March 1 The minister also recalled that the National Industrial Court of Nigeria NICN had granted an order of interlocutory directing ASUU to go back to work but the leadership and its members refused to obey the order of a competent court Ngige however noted that interestingly a lot of university teachers in the public universities had indicated their willingness to get back to work while negotiations continue but were obstructed by ASUU officials It is worthy to note that some medical doctors who are teachers in the various medical of Medicine had carried on with teaching in the University of Maiduguri Bauchi and Sokoto and had graduated their new doctors in the midst of the ASUU strike These group of lecturers had since been applying to have their own academic associations registered as trade unions to organise their members because they do not share in the models objectives modus operandi mission and vision of ASUU They cite that under Section 40 of the Constitution they have the right to freedom of association with people sharing the same academic vision and mission like minds he said Ngige while giving background on the two newly registered associations said that CONUA applied for registration since 2018 citing irreconcilable differences with ASUU as their members did not believe in recurring strikes as the solution to every welfare agitation He said like CONUA NAMDA applied for registration as medical teachers in the university system under various groups including medical doctors doing pre clinical teaching of basic courses and honorary consultants teaching clinical students in the teaching hospitals Due to their peculiarities such as impediment in their career progression in the universities system resulting in frequent and continuous agitations which had impacted an endangered species syndrome to these groups of The ministry s special committee has also recommended their registration as an Academic Union as all groups have the same objectives mission and It may be noted that Section 3 2 of the Trade Union Act Cap T14 Laws of the Federation LFN 2004 gives the Minister of Labour and Employment powers to regroup an existing trade union of workers or employers he said Ngige consequently in the exercise of the power conferred on him approved the registration of CONUA and NAMDA He said they are accordingly entitled to all rights and privileges accruing to such academic including but not limited to receiving check off dues of their members in accordance with Section 17 of the Trade Union Act They are also to have members in the Nigerian University Pension Management Company NUPEMCO and being on CONUA Salary They are equally entitled to Earned Academic Allowances EAA and all other allowances attached thereto ASUU despite bickering experienced protests from a large majority of her members including CONUA and NAMDA members he added Responding NAMDA President Dr Nosa Orhue commended the minister and his team for the approval of the registration as a trade union Orhue said the registration had given medical and dental academicians in the universities and other institutions where the training of medical doctors and postgraduate doctors take place a legal voice He added that this was in the determination of the training requirements management of the training system and the welfare of her members Also Mr Niyi Somonu National Coordinator of CONUA described its registration as a trade Union in the Nigerian university system as monumentally historic According to him the hurdles we have faced to get here since 2018 when we submitted our application for registration have been seemingly insurmountable The registration is therefore the validation of the power of the human will It asserts the value of courage initiative focus tenacity patience forbearance and persistent positive thinking We regard the registration of CONUA as a sacred trust and pledge to reciprocate by devoting ourselves unceasingly to the advancement of university education in this country We would make the details of our programmes available to the public in due course For now we are giving the assurance that we would work to ensure that the nation is not traumatised again by academic union dislocations in the country s public universities he said He also commended the entire membership of the union for believing in the righteousness of the CONUA cause and for believing in the leadership of the union NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG registers 2 new university academic unions
     The Federal Government has registered two new academic unions in the public university system to exist alongside the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU The Minister of Labour and Employment Sen Chris Ngige presented the certificates to the unions on Tuesday in Abuja The new unions are the Congress of Nigeria University Academics CONUA and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics NAMDA The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has been on strike since Feb 14 over the non implementation of its demand entered with the Federal Government According to Ngige the two new unions will exist side by side with ASUU in the Nigerian universities in the spirit and tenets of the International Labour Organisation ILO Core Convention nos 87 amp 98 These conventions are respectively on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to organise and Collective Bargaining This is as well as the enthronement of the four pillars and principles of the Decent Work Agenda DWA considered necessary for social justice and equity in the world of work he said He expressed sadness over the persistence of the ASUU strike in spite of the efforts by the Federal Government to resolve it through the Education Ministry after his ministry apprehended the strike and did conciliations twice on Feb 22 and March 1 The minister also recalled that the National Industrial Court of Nigeria NICN had granted an order of interlocutory directing ASUU to go back to work but the leadership and its members refused to obey the order of a competent court Ngige however noted that interestingly a lot of university teachers in the public universities had indicated their willingness to get back to work while negotiations continue but were obstructed by ASUU officials It is worthy to note that some medical doctors who are teachers in the various medical of Medicine had carried on with teaching in the University of Maiduguri Bauchi and Sokoto and had graduated their new doctors in the midst of the ASUU strike These group of lecturers had since been applying to have their own academic associations registered as trade unions to organise their members because they do not share in the models objectives modus operandi mission and vision of ASUU They cite that under Section 40 of the Constitution they have the right to freedom of association with people sharing the same academic vision and mission like minds he said Ngige while giving background on the two newly registered associations said that CONUA applied for registration since 2018 citing irreconcilable differences with ASUU as their members did not believe in recurring strikes as the solution to every welfare agitation He said like CONUA NAMDA applied for registration as medical teachers in the university system under various groups including medical doctors doing pre clinical teaching of basic courses and honorary consultants teaching clinical students in the teaching hospitals Due to their peculiarities such as impediment in their career progression in the universities system resulting in frequent and continuous agitations which had impacted an endangered species syndrome to these groups of The ministry s special committee has also recommended their registration as an Academic Union as all groups have the same objectives mission and It may be noted that Section 3 2 of the Trade Union Act Cap T14 Laws of the Federation LFN 2004 gives the Minister of Labour and Employment powers to regroup an existing trade union of workers or employers he said Ngige consequently in the exercise of the power conferred on him approved the registration of CONUA and NAMDA He said they are accordingly entitled to all rights and privileges accruing to such academic including but not limited to receiving check off dues of their members in accordance with Section 17 of the Trade Union Act They are also to have members in the Nigerian University Pension Management Company NUPEMCO and being on CONUA Salary They are equally entitled to Earned Academic Allowances EAA and all other allowances attached thereto ASUU despite bickering experienced protests from a large majority of her members including CONUA and NAMDA members he added Responding NAMDA President Dr Nosa Orhue commended the minister and his team for the approval of the registration as a trade union Orhue said the registration had given medical and dental academicians in the universities and other institutions where the training of medical doctors and postgraduate doctors take place a legal voice He added that this was in the determination of the training requirements management of the training system and the welfare of her members Also Mr Niyi Somonu National Coordinator of CONUA described its registration as a trade Union in the Nigerian university system as monumentally historic According to him the hurdles we have faced to get here since 2018 when we submitted our application for registration have been seemingly insurmountable The registration is therefore the validation of the power of the human will It asserts the value of courage initiative focus tenacity patience forbearance and persistent positive thinking We regard the registration of CONUA as a sacred trust and pledge to reciprocate by devoting ourselves unceasingly to the advancement of university education in this country We would make the details of our programmes available to the public in due course For now we are giving the assurance that we would work to ensure that the nation is not traumatised again by academic union dislocations in the country s public universities he said He also commended the entire membership of the union for believing in the righteousness of the CONUA cause and for believing in the leadership of the union NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG registers 2 new university academic unions
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    FG registers 2 new university academic unions

    The Federal Government has registered two new academic unions in the public university system, to exist alongside the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, presented the certificates to the unions on Tuesday in Abuja.

    The new unions are the Congress of Nigeria University Academics (CONUA) and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since Feb. 14, over the non-implementation of its demand entered with the Federal Government.

    According to Ngige, the two new unions will exist side by side with ASUU in the Nigerian universities in the spirit and tenets of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Core Convention nos.

    87&98. “These conventions are respectively on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to organise and Collective Bargaining.

    “This is as well as the enthronement of the four pillars and principles of the Decent Work Agenda (DWA), considered necessary for social justice and equity in the world of work,’’ he said.

    He expressed sadness over the persistence of the ASUU strike in spite of the efforts by the Federal Government to resolve it through the Education Ministry, after his ministry apprehended the strike and did conciliations twice, on Feb. 22 and March 1. The minister also recalled that the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) had granted an order of interlocutory, directing ASUU to go back to work, but the leadership and its members refused to obey the order of a competent court.

    Ngige, however, noted that interestingly, a lot of university teachers in the public universities had indicated their willingness to get back to work while negotiations continue but were obstructed by ASUU officials.

    `It is worthy to note that some medical doctors who are teachers in the various medical of Medicine had carried on with teaching in the University of Maiduguri, Bauchi and Sokoto and had graduated their new doctors in the midst of the ASUU strike.

    “These group of lecturers had since been applying to have their own academic associations registered as trade unions to organise their members because they do not share in the models, objectives, modus operandi, mission and vision of ASUU.

    “They cite that under Section 40  of the Constitution, they have the right to freedom of association with people sharing the same academic vision and mission-like minds,’’ he said.

    Ngige, while giving background on the two newly registered associations, said that CONUA applied for registration since 2018, citing irreconcilable differences with ASUU, as their members did not believe in recurring strikes as the solution to every welfare agitation.

    He said like CONUA, NAMDA applied for registration as medical teachers in the university system under various groups, including medical doctors doing pre-clinical teaching of basic courses and honorary consultants teaching clinical students in the teaching hospitals.

    “Due to their peculiarities such as impediment in their career progression in the universities’ system resulting in frequent and continuous agitations which had impacted an endangered species syndrome to these groups of , “The ministry’s special committee has also recommended their registration as an Academic Union as all groups have the same objectives, mission and .

    “It may be noted that  Section 3(2) of the Trade Union Act, Cap .

    T14, Laws of the Federation (LFN) 2004 gives the Minister of Labour and Employment powers to regroup an existing trade union of workers or employers, ’’he said.

    Ngige consequently, in the exercise of the power conferred on him, approved the registration of CONUA and NAMDA He said, “they are accordingly, entitled to all rights and privileges, accruing to such academic , including but not limited to receiving check off dues of their members in accordance with Section 17 of the Trade Union Act. “They are also to have members in the Nigerian University Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO) and being on CONUA Salary .

    “They are equally entitled to Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and all other allowances attached thereto.

    ASUU despite bickering experienced protests from a large majority of her members including CONUA and NAMDA members,’’ he added.

    Responding, NAMDA President, Dr Nosa Orhue, commended the minister and his team for the approval of the registration as a trade union.

    Orhue said the registration had given medical and dental academicians in the universities and other institutions, where the training of medical doctors and postgraduate doctors take place, a legal voice.

    He added that this was in the determination of the training requirements, management of the training system and the welfare of her members.

    Also, Mr Niyi Somonu, National Coordinator of CONUA, described its registration as a trade Union in the Nigerian university system, as monumentally historic.

    According to him, the hurdles we have faced to get here, since 2018 when we submitted our application for registration, have been seemingly insurmountable.

    “The registration is therefore the validation of the power of the human will.

    It asserts the value of courage, initiative, focus, tenacity, patience, forbearance and persistent positive thinking.

    “We regard the registration of CONUA as a sacred trust and pledge to reciprocate by devoting ourselves unceasingly to the advancement of university education in this country.

    “ We would make the details of our programmes available to the public in due course.

    “For now, we are giving the assurance that we would work to ensure that the nation is not traumatised again by academic union dislocations in the country’s public universities,’ ’he said.

    He also commended the entire membership of the union for believing in the righteousness of the CONUA cause and for believing in the leadership of the union.


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