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  •  The Chief Press Secretary CPS to Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta Mr Olisa Ifeajika has urged the Federal Government to understudy Delta education model to end Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike The governor s spokesman made the call on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the disturbing trends of the lingering ASUU strike in Asaba He said that the ASUU strike had taken its toll on students families and the governments adding that further delay in calling off the strike would have devastating impact on the nation He said that it would not be out place for the Federal Government to understudy how the Delta education sector was being run and consult its stakeholders like it did to address oil theft and the concessioning of Asaba Airports According to Olisa though the ASUU strike has lingered for more than six months it can however be addressed within the shortest time only if the Federal Government takes a critical study of how Delta government manages its four universities polytechnics and colleges of education without issues He however lauded the speed at which the Federal Government was tackling the challenges of oil theft in the Niger Delta region and the award of surveillance contract to an indigene of the state High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo According to Ifeajika the Federal Government efforts to end oil theft in the Niger Delta region is swift and commendable The team of the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva was on consultation visit on Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on ways to tackle the oil theft and facility vandalism in the region The Federal Government honoured the people and the community in the region by making them part owner and given them visibility in the project The outcome of the minister s visit is the award of the surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo our brother this contract is for Niger Delta and the host communities We are therefore calling on the Federal Government to draw ground from that as it listened to Gov Okowa on oil theft challenges to come and understudy the state education sector The study will enable them understand how the various higher institutions are managed and to apply same to end ASSU strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Okowa’s aide urges FG to understudy Delta education sector 
     The Chief Press Secretary CPS to Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta Mr Olisa Ifeajika has urged the Federal Government to understudy Delta education model to end Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike The governor s spokesman made the call on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the disturbing trends of the lingering ASUU strike in Asaba He said that the ASUU strike had taken its toll on students families and the governments adding that further delay in calling off the strike would have devastating impact on the nation He said that it would not be out place for the Federal Government to understudy how the Delta education sector was being run and consult its stakeholders like it did to address oil theft and the concessioning of Asaba Airports According to Olisa though the ASUU strike has lingered for more than six months it can however be addressed within the shortest time only if the Federal Government takes a critical study of how Delta government manages its four universities polytechnics and colleges of education without issues He however lauded the speed at which the Federal Government was tackling the challenges of oil theft in the Niger Delta region and the award of surveillance contract to an indigene of the state High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo According to Ifeajika the Federal Government efforts to end oil theft in the Niger Delta region is swift and commendable The team of the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva was on consultation visit on Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on ways to tackle the oil theft and facility vandalism in the region The Federal Government honoured the people and the community in the region by making them part owner and given them visibility in the project The outcome of the minister s visit is the award of the surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo our brother this contract is for Niger Delta and the host communities We are therefore calling on the Federal Government to draw ground from that as it listened to Gov Okowa on oil theft challenges to come and understudy the state education sector The study will enable them understand how the various higher institutions are managed and to apply same to end ASSU strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Okowa’s aide urges FG to understudy Delta education sector 
    Education3 months ago

    ASUU Strike: Okowa’s aide urges FG to understudy Delta education sector 

    The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, has urged the Federal Government to understudy Delta education model to end Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) strike.

    The governor’s spokesman made the call on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the disturbing trends of the lingering ASUU strike, in Asaba.

    He said that the ASUU strike had taken its toll on students,  families and the governments, adding that further delay in calling off the strike would have devastating impact on the nation.

    He said that it would not be out place for the Federal Government to understudy how the Delta education sector was being run and consult  its stakeholders, like it did to address oil theft and the concessioning of Asaba Airports.

    According to Olisa, though the ASUU strike has lingered for more than six months, it can however, be addressed within the shortest time only if the Federal Government takes a critical study of how Delta government manages its four universities, polytechnics and colleges of education without issues.

    He, however, lauded the speed at which the Federal Government was tackling the challenges of oil theft in the Niger Delta region and the award of surveillance contract to an indigene of the state, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.

    According to Ifeajika, the Federal Government efforts to end oil theft in the Niger Delta region is swift and commendable.

    “The team of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, was on consultation visit on Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on ways to tackle the oil theft and facility vandalism in the region.

    “The Federal Government honoured the people and the  community in the region by making them part owner and given them visibility in the project.

    “The outcome of the minister’s visit is the award of the surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, our brother; this contract is for Niger Delta and the host communities.

    “We are, therefore, calling on the Federal Government to draw ground from that as it listened to Gov. Okowa on oil theft challenges to come and understudy the state education sector.

    ” The study will enable them understand  how the various higher institutions are managed and to apply same to end ASSU strike.

    ” .


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some students have appealed to Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to resolve their differences as they suggest Public Private Partnership PPP to fund the university system The students who recounted losses caused by the six months strike by ASSU continued to express serious concern about the situation saying the long stay at home had inflicted permanent injury on them and damage to the education system They made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday Ms Philemon Kojo a clinical student in the University of Abuja UniAbuja said that ASUU strike had become regular occurrence for many years for public university with prolonged academic years as the obvious effect Kojo suggested that for the issue to be resolved ASUU and the education ministry should engage global monetary agencies to access funding or better still the education sector should be privatised for proper management The education sector should research into solutions that can lead us from a customer economy to productive economy for example vaccine and drug production electronics and even energy generation According to her universities should begin to seek for grants from both privates sector and international grants to assist in funding these universities The ASUU strike has been tormenting me mentally and emotionally especially as I see my counterparts in private institutions graduating and progressing with their lives As a clinical year student all my past efforts in clinical postings are thrown away because I have to repeat them on resumption Imagine four months posting done prior to a six month strike after which I have to repeat that same posting It s mentally depressing Do I have to speak on the financial implications such as hostel rents wasted traveling foodstuffs thrown away and last but not the least the time that can never be gotten back especially in Nigeria where there are age limits to getting jobs This is my 7th year in the university for a six year course but I m just starting 500 level she said Another student of UNIABUJA Mr Nwachukwu Cletus said there was need for good leadership when the head is good every other part of the body will be alright government should appoint leaders who will prioritise education and are well knowledgeable on how educational system should be managed Cletus also suggested that there should be optimal maximisation of production for universities as they must begin to look inward to maximise every factor of production at their disposal to contribute to their purse Many universities have abundance and unutilised land which could be used for agricultural purposes schools can go into food production like bread snacks and sachet water which will contribute to their economy Every nation doing well today invested heavily in their educational sector and any nation with good future is seen in how much they prioritise their educational system Cletus Mr Joseph Baker a 300 level Biology Education student of UNIABUJA said the effect of the strike was overwhelming as it had delayed his anticipated plans Baker also suggested that government should consider PPP arrangement to fund education According to him government alone cannot fund education it has to seek the support of other bodies and international funding He therefore said that ASUU and the Federal Government should come to a sincere understanding and compromise for the sake of the future of the students and the country in general Baker while calling on ASUU to reconsider its position appealed to the Federal Government to pay ASUU an encouraging salary to maximise the impact of the education system for a better Nigeria On the strike he said it has been delaying our educational lives thereby prolonging the accurate duration we are supposed to spend in our education Most of our mates in private universities have gone farther than us who attend Federal universities just because of the ongoing strike Also because of the prolonged sitting at home with our parents sincerely most of us have been having one issue or the other with them Some of us pick offense when being corrected by our parents due to frustration Baker said A 400 Level Linguistic student of Benue State University Miss Eneh Edoh said that the strike had done more harm than good to students According to her the strike has prolonged my stay in school I should be a graduate by now thinking of serving and getting a job for myself As a result of this strike I am at home an adage says an idle mind is the devil s workshop Many young people have ventured into illicit acts stealing internet fraud and all sorts because of the idleness the strike has caused Our house rents have expired and some will soon expire The more we stay at home the more our brains are redundant Some of us have planned our lives but the strike is taking us back Something has to be done the plans we have for our lives are at stake she said Another 400 Level student Ms Ann Oriba while speaking on the impact of the strike on education and students said it had affected them both ways negativity Our educational calendar has been extended beyond its curriculum Also with a break in learning it has made studying much harder for me Meanwhile National Association of Nigerian students NANS has reacted on the comment by the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu that ASUU should be held liable for students wasted time The National President of NANS Mr Sunday Asefon argued that ASUU was neither the proprietor of tertiary institutions nor the beneficiary of the exorbitant fees we pay across tertiary institutions in Nigeria Our attention has been drawn to a statement cr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Students call for PPP to fund universities, recount losses
     Some students have appealed to Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to resolve their differences as they suggest Public Private Partnership PPP to fund the university system The students who recounted losses caused by the six months strike by ASSU continued to express serious concern about the situation saying the long stay at home had inflicted permanent injury on them and damage to the education system They made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday Ms Philemon Kojo a clinical student in the University of Abuja UniAbuja said that ASUU strike had become regular occurrence for many years for public university with prolonged academic years as the obvious effect Kojo suggested that for the issue to be resolved ASUU and the education ministry should engage global monetary agencies to access funding or better still the education sector should be privatised for proper management The education sector should research into solutions that can lead us from a customer economy to productive economy for example vaccine and drug production electronics and even energy generation According to her universities should begin to seek for grants from both privates sector and international grants to assist in funding these universities The ASUU strike has been tormenting me mentally and emotionally especially as I see my counterparts in private institutions graduating and progressing with their lives As a clinical year student all my past efforts in clinical postings are thrown away because I have to repeat them on resumption Imagine four months posting done prior to a six month strike after which I have to repeat that same posting It s mentally depressing Do I have to speak on the financial implications such as hostel rents wasted traveling foodstuffs thrown away and last but not the least the time that can never be gotten back especially in Nigeria where there are age limits to getting jobs This is my 7th year in the university for a six year course but I m just starting 500 level she said Another student of UNIABUJA Mr Nwachukwu Cletus said there was need for good leadership when the head is good every other part of the body will be alright government should appoint leaders who will prioritise education and are well knowledgeable on how educational system should be managed Cletus also suggested that there should be optimal maximisation of production for universities as they must begin to look inward to maximise every factor of production at their disposal to contribute to their purse Many universities have abundance and unutilised land which could be used for agricultural purposes schools can go into food production like bread snacks and sachet water which will contribute to their economy Every nation doing well today invested heavily in their educational sector and any nation with good future is seen in how much they prioritise their educational system Cletus Mr Joseph Baker a 300 level Biology Education student of UNIABUJA said the effect of the strike was overwhelming as it had delayed his anticipated plans Baker also suggested that government should consider PPP arrangement to fund education According to him government alone cannot fund education it has to seek the support of other bodies and international funding He therefore said that ASUU and the Federal Government should come to a sincere understanding and compromise for the sake of the future of the students and the country in general Baker while calling on ASUU to reconsider its position appealed to the Federal Government to pay ASUU an encouraging salary to maximise the impact of the education system for a better Nigeria On the strike he said it has been delaying our educational lives thereby prolonging the accurate duration we are supposed to spend in our education Most of our mates in private universities have gone farther than us who attend Federal universities just because of the ongoing strike Also because of the prolonged sitting at home with our parents sincerely most of us have been having one issue or the other with them Some of us pick offense when being corrected by our parents due to frustration Baker said A 400 Level Linguistic student of Benue State University Miss Eneh Edoh said that the strike had done more harm than good to students According to her the strike has prolonged my stay in school I should be a graduate by now thinking of serving and getting a job for myself As a result of this strike I am at home an adage says an idle mind is the devil s workshop Many young people have ventured into illicit acts stealing internet fraud and all sorts because of the idleness the strike has caused Our house rents have expired and some will soon expire The more we stay at home the more our brains are redundant Some of us have planned our lives but the strike is taking us back Something has to be done the plans we have for our lives are at stake she said Another 400 Level student Ms Ann Oriba while speaking on the impact of the strike on education and students said it had affected them both ways negativity Our educational calendar has been extended beyond its curriculum Also with a break in learning it has made studying much harder for me Meanwhile National Association of Nigerian students NANS has reacted on the comment by the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu that ASUU should be held liable for students wasted time The National President of NANS Mr Sunday Asefon argued that ASUU was neither the proprietor of tertiary institutions nor the beneficiary of the exorbitant fees we pay across tertiary institutions in Nigeria Our attention has been drawn to a statement cr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Students call for PPP to fund universities, recount losses
    General news4 months ago

    ASUU Strike: Students call for PPP to fund universities, recount losses

    Some students have appealed to Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their differences, as they suggest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to fund the university system.

    The students, who recounted losses caused by the six months strike by ASSU, continued to express serious concern about the situation, saying the long stay at home had inflicted permanent injury on them and damage to the education system.

    They made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

    Ms Philemon Kojo, a clinical student in the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), said that ASUU strike had become regular occurrence for many years for public university with prolonged academic years as the obvious effect.

    Kojo suggested that for the issue to be resolved, ASUU and  the education ministry should engage global monetary agencies to access funding or better still, the education sector should be privatised for proper management.

    “The education sector should research into solutions that can lead us from a customer economy to productive economy, for example, vaccine and drug production, electronics and even energy generation.

    ” According to her, universities should begin to seek for grants from both privates sector, and international grants to assist in funding these universities.

    “The ASUU strike has been tormenting me mentally and emotionally, especially as I see my counterparts in private institutions graduating and progressing with their lives.

    “As a clinical year student, all my past efforts in clinical postings are thrown away because I have to repeat them on resumption.

    “Imagine four months posting done prior to a six-month strike after which I have to repeat that same posting.

    It’s mentally depressing.

    “Do I have to speak on the financial implications such as hostel rents wasted, traveling, foodstuffs thrown away and last but not the least, the time that can never be gotten back, especially in Nigeria where there are age limits to getting jobs.

    “This is my 7th year in the university, for a six- year course but I’m just starting 500 level,” she said.

    ” Another student of UNIABUJA, Mr Nwachukwu Cletus  said there was need for good leadership “when the head is good every other part of the body will be alright, government should appoint leaders who will prioritise education and are well knowledgeable on how educational system should be managed.

    Cletus also suggested that there should be optimal maximisation of production for universities as they must begin to look inward to maximise every factor of production at their disposal to contribute to their purse.

    “Many universities have abundance and unutilised land which could be used for agricultural purposes, schools can go into food production like bread, snacks and sachet water which will contribute to their economy.

    “Every nation doing well today invested heavily in their educational sector and any nation with good future is seen in how much they prioritise their educational system,’’ Cletus.

    Mr Joseph Baker, a 300 level Biology Education student of UNIABUJA said the effect of the strike was overwhelming as it had delayed his anticipated plans.

    Baker also suggested that government should consider PPP arrangement to fund education.

    According to him, government alone cannot fund education; it has to seek the support of other bodies and international funding.

    He, therefore, said that ASUU and the Federal Government should come to a sincere understanding and compromise for the sake of the future of the students and the country in general.

    Baker, while calling on ASUU to reconsider its position, appealed to the Federal Government to pay ASUU an encouraging salary to maximise the impact of the education system for a better Nigeria.

    On the strike, he said: “it has been delaying our educational lives, thereby, prolonging the accurate duration we are supposed to spend in our education.

    “Most of our mates in private universities have gone farther than us who attend Federal universities just because of the ongoing strike.

    “Also because of the prolonged sitting at home with our parents, sincerely most of us have been having one issue or the other with them.

    “Some of us pick offense when being corrected by our parents due to frustration,” Baker said.

    A 400 Level Linguistic student of Benue State University,  Miss Eneh Edoh said that the strike had done more harm than good to students.

    According to her, the strike has prolonged my stay in school.

    I should be a graduate by now thinking of serving and getting a job for myself.

    “As a result of this strike, I am at home, an adage says, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

    Many young people have ventured into illicit acts, stealing, internet fraud and all sorts because of the idleness the strike has caused.

    ’’ “Our house rents have expired and some will soon expire.

    The more we stay at home the more our brains are redundant.

    “Some of us have planned our lives but the strike is taking us back.

    Something has to be done, the plans we have for our lives are at stake,” she said.

    Another 400 Level student, Ms Ann Oriba, while speaking on the impact of the strike on education and students, said it had affected them both ways negativity.

    “Our educational calendar has been extended beyond its curriculum.

    Also, with a break in learning, it has made studying much harder for me.

    ’’ Meanwhile, National Association of Nigerian students (NANS), has reacted on the comment by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu that ASUU should be held liable for students wasted time The National President of NANS, Mr Sunday Asefon argued that ASUU was neither the proprietor of tertiary institutions nor the beneficiary of the exorbitant fees we pay across tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

    “Our attention has been drawn to a statement cr
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  National Council for Women Societies NCWS on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government and other stakeholders to address issues affecting security and education in the country National President of NCWS Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau made the appeal at a news briefing in commemoration of International Day of the African Child and the forthcoming 2022 Women In National Service Week WINSERVE 2022 in Abuja Adamu Lau said that the Day called for sober reflection and for all critical stakeholders to proffer solutions to issues affecting insecurity and the rights of the Nigerian child She decried the increasing cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV affecting women and children adding that the domestication of Child Rights Act 2003 would reduce the menace We are equally witnesses to widespread cases of rape and other forms of violence against innocent women mostly minors We must begin to accord maximum priorities to fighting the twin monsters of gender based violence and shameless neglect of our children s rights she said Adamu Lau called on all state governors to speed up the process of adopting the Child Rights Act so as to take cognitive and collective action on the matter We are also calling on the federal government and ASSU to please re open our universities so that our children will be fully engaged Incessant crises in our educational institutions may constitute big threats to national security Children s continuous stay at home is very worrisome to us as mothers as it makes them idle redundant and therefore vulnerable to all forms of violence and negative tendencies she said Also speaking Ms Edhekpo Uyoyou a politician and member of Special Events Planning Committee SEPCOM for WINSERVE 2022 stressed the need for protecting the rights of children to enable them to attain their potentials Uyoyou said that the forthcoming WINSERVE 2022 would provide a platform for all critical stakeholders from the government civil society organisation and others to discuss issues affecting women and children These events are very dear to all women and gender friendly interest groups as well as civil society organisations CSOs Indeed that was why the Federal Government under the auspices of FGN NIMEC projects office took the bold initiative to partner with NCWS for the successful hosting of these twin events she said On his part Dr M A Yakassai Director Federal Ministry of Finance and FGN NIMEC Projects Implementation Committee said that WINSERVE 2022 aimed to immortalise and highlight some laudable achievements made by notable Nigerian women WINSERVE 2022 seeks to address the perils of the society especially gender based violence GBV and encourage women political aspirants to participate during elections he said Yakassai said that the one week events would also showcase children s unity concert and talents expo as well as discussions on gender equity and leadership NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Day of the African Child: Women Societies tasks FG on security, education
     National Council for Women Societies NCWS on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government and other stakeholders to address issues affecting security and education in the country National President of NCWS Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau made the appeal at a news briefing in commemoration of International Day of the African Child and the forthcoming 2022 Women In National Service Week WINSERVE 2022 in Abuja Adamu Lau said that the Day called for sober reflection and for all critical stakeholders to proffer solutions to issues affecting insecurity and the rights of the Nigerian child She decried the increasing cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV affecting women and children adding that the domestication of Child Rights Act 2003 would reduce the menace We are equally witnesses to widespread cases of rape and other forms of violence against innocent women mostly minors We must begin to accord maximum priorities to fighting the twin monsters of gender based violence and shameless neglect of our children s rights she said Adamu Lau called on all state governors to speed up the process of adopting the Child Rights Act so as to take cognitive and collective action on the matter We are also calling on the federal government and ASSU to please re open our universities so that our children will be fully engaged Incessant crises in our educational institutions may constitute big threats to national security Children s continuous stay at home is very worrisome to us as mothers as it makes them idle redundant and therefore vulnerable to all forms of violence and negative tendencies she said Also speaking Ms Edhekpo Uyoyou a politician and member of Special Events Planning Committee SEPCOM for WINSERVE 2022 stressed the need for protecting the rights of children to enable them to attain their potentials Uyoyou said that the forthcoming WINSERVE 2022 would provide a platform for all critical stakeholders from the government civil society organisation and others to discuss issues affecting women and children These events are very dear to all women and gender friendly interest groups as well as civil society organisations CSOs Indeed that was why the Federal Government under the auspices of FGN NIMEC projects office took the bold initiative to partner with NCWS for the successful hosting of these twin events she said On his part Dr M A Yakassai Director Federal Ministry of Finance and FGN NIMEC Projects Implementation Committee said that WINSERVE 2022 aimed to immortalise and highlight some laudable achievements made by notable Nigerian women WINSERVE 2022 seeks to address the perils of the society especially gender based violence GBV and encourage women political aspirants to participate during elections he said Yakassai said that the one week events would also showcase children s unity concert and talents expo as well as discussions on gender equity and leadership NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Day of the African Child: Women Societies tasks FG on security, education
    General news6 months ago

    Day of the African Child: Women Societies tasks FG on security, education

    National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), on Thursday, appealed to the Federal Government and other stakeholders to address issues affecting security and education in the country.

    National President of NCWS, Hajiya Lami Adamu-Lau, made the appeal at a news briefing, in commemoration of International Day of the African Child and the forthcoming 2022 Women-In-National Service Week (WINSERVE’ 2022) in Abuja.

    Adamu-Lau said that the Day called for sober reflection and for all critical stakeholders to proffer solutions to issues affecting insecurity and the rights of the Nigerian child.

    She decried the increasing cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) affecting women and children, adding that the domestication of Child Rights Act, 2003 would reduce the menace.

    “We are equally witnesses to widespread cases of rape and other forms of violence against innocent women, mostly minors.

    “We must begin to accord maximum priorities to fighting the twin monsters of gender-based violence and shameless neglect of our children’s rights,” she said.

    Adamu-Lau called on all state governors to speed-up the process of adopting the Child Rights Act so as to take ‘cognitive and collective’ action on the matter.

    “We are also calling on the federal government and ASSU to please re-open our universities so that our children will be fully engaged.

    “Incessant crises in our educational institutions may constitute big threats to national security.

    “Children’s continuous stay at home is very worrisome to us as mothers, as it makes them idle, redundant and, therefore, vulnerable to all forms of violence and negative tendencies,” she said.

    Also speaking, Ms Edhekpo Uyoyou, a politician and member of Special Events Planning Committee (SEPCOM) for ‘WINSERVE 2022’, stressed the need for protecting the rights of children to enable them to attain their potentials.

    Uyoyou said that the forthcoming WINSERVE’ 2022 would provide a platform for all critical stakeholders from the government, civil society organisation and others to discuss issues affecting women and children.

    “These events are very dear to all women and gender-friendly interest groups as well as civil society organisations (CSOs).

    “Indeed, that was why the Federal Government, under the auspices of FGN-NIMEC projects office, took the bold initiative to partner with NCWS for the successful hosting of these twin events,” she said.

    On his part, Dr M.A. Yakassai, Director, Federal Ministry of Finance and FGN-NIMEC Projects Implementation Committee, said that WINSERVE’ 2022 aimed to immortalise and highlight some laudable achievements made by notable Nigerian women.

    “WINSERVE 2022 seeks to address the perils of the society, especially gender-based violence (GBV) and encourage women political aspirants to participate during elections,” he said.

    Yakassai said that the one-week events would also showcase children’s unity concert and talents expo as well as discussions on gender equity and leadership.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Nigerian workers on Monday called on the Federal Government to make laws to regulate the private sector and curb the exploitation of employees The workers made this call in Abuja as they joined their counterparts the World over to commemorate Workers Day which is celebrated on May 1 A cross section of workers interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria decried the exploitation of workers particularly in the private sector due to the high rate of unemployment in the country Mrs Evelyn Agbo a private sector employee and Head of Operations and Admin Manager Wella Microfinance Bank said that the owners of businesses just think of the profit they make and care less about their employees Right from after my youth service I have been in the private sector and I have discovered one thing that the absence of strong regulation and labour law in Nigeria makes the private sector to over use their workers and under pay them They do so many things that infringe on the rights of workers So the Nigerian labour force in conjunction with the government should have a strong regulation that will moderate the private sector This is because most workers in Nigeria belong to the private sector Let them have a law that will bind the entrepreneurs that they will stop over using their workers pay promptly and pay allowances and every right that those workers are due Due to the level of unemployment in the country it is alleged that before you get job in the public sector you will be asked to pay certain amount there should be a law prohibiting this kind of corruption It should a right of every citizen of Nigeria to have job when they re coming out of youth service We heard that in the 70 s and the 80 s as you re finishing your mandatory one year National Youth Service jobs will be waiting for you so let Nigeria return back to those old good days Agbo said Similarly Mrs Grace Samuel a staff of Agric Research Council of Nigeria said that the current salaries paid by most employers and even government could no longer take workers home I wish that the government will do something realistic we re in a time that the inflation is so high and yet the salary we re receiving from years back is still what we re receiving It is not taking us anywhere we go to hospitals our money cannot afford the drugs we re prescribed to buy Look at the educational sector children are at home and before you know it when ASSU calls off strike we will be expected to pay more money again All these things are not helping issues So I wish that the government will be indeed government of the people they should understand that what people are going through is not easy at all It s not funny and they should come to our rescue Samuel said Speaking in the same vein Mrs Patience Itua a staff of the Peace and Reconciliation Institute appealed to government to fight insecurity Many people could not even go for the May Day celebration because of the fear of insecurity in the country nobody knows if a bomb will explode and kill people Government should fight insecurity so that even if we don t have enough money to eat at least we should be sure of our safety our government owe us this much Itua said NAN
    Workers urge govt to regulate private sector, decry exploitation of workers
     Nigerian workers on Monday called on the Federal Government to make laws to regulate the private sector and curb the exploitation of employees The workers made this call in Abuja as they joined their counterparts the World over to commemorate Workers Day which is celebrated on May 1 A cross section of workers interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria decried the exploitation of workers particularly in the private sector due to the high rate of unemployment in the country Mrs Evelyn Agbo a private sector employee and Head of Operations and Admin Manager Wella Microfinance Bank said that the owners of businesses just think of the profit they make and care less about their employees Right from after my youth service I have been in the private sector and I have discovered one thing that the absence of strong regulation and labour law in Nigeria makes the private sector to over use their workers and under pay them They do so many things that infringe on the rights of workers So the Nigerian labour force in conjunction with the government should have a strong regulation that will moderate the private sector This is because most workers in Nigeria belong to the private sector Let them have a law that will bind the entrepreneurs that they will stop over using their workers pay promptly and pay allowances and every right that those workers are due Due to the level of unemployment in the country it is alleged that before you get job in the public sector you will be asked to pay certain amount there should be a law prohibiting this kind of corruption It should a right of every citizen of Nigeria to have job when they re coming out of youth service We heard that in the 70 s and the 80 s as you re finishing your mandatory one year National Youth Service jobs will be waiting for you so let Nigeria return back to those old good days Agbo said Similarly Mrs Grace Samuel a staff of Agric Research Council of Nigeria said that the current salaries paid by most employers and even government could no longer take workers home I wish that the government will do something realistic we re in a time that the inflation is so high and yet the salary we re receiving from years back is still what we re receiving It is not taking us anywhere we go to hospitals our money cannot afford the drugs we re prescribed to buy Look at the educational sector children are at home and before you know it when ASSU calls off strike we will be expected to pay more money again All these things are not helping issues So I wish that the government will be indeed government of the people they should understand that what people are going through is not easy at all It s not funny and they should come to our rescue Samuel said Speaking in the same vein Mrs Patience Itua a staff of the Peace and Reconciliation Institute appealed to government to fight insecurity Many people could not even go for the May Day celebration because of the fear of insecurity in the country nobody knows if a bomb will explode and kill people Government should fight insecurity so that even if we don t have enough money to eat at least we should be sure of our safety our government owe us this much Itua said NAN
    Workers urge govt to regulate private sector, decry exploitation of workers
    General news7 months ago

    Workers urge govt to regulate private sector, decry exploitation of workers

    Nigerian workers, on Monday, called on the Federal Government to make laws to regulate the private sector and curb the exploitation of employees.

    The workers made this call in Abuja as they joined their counterparts the World over to commemorate Workers Day, which is celebrated on May 1.

    A cross-section of workers interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria decried the exploitation of workers particularly in the private sector due to the high rate of unemployment in the country.

    Mrs Evelyn Agbo, a private sector employee and Head of Operations and Admin Manager, Wella Microfinance Bank, said that the owners of businesses just think of the profit they make and care less about their employees.

    “Right from after my youth service I have been in the private sector and I have discovered one thing; that the absence of strong regulation and labour law in Nigeria makes the private sector to over use their workers and under pay them.

    “They do so many things that infringe on the rights of workers. So, the Nigerian labour force in conjunction with the government should have a strong regulation that will moderate the private sector.

    “This is because most workers in Nigeria belong to the private sector. Let them have a law that will bind the entrepreneurs that they will stop over using their workers, pay promptly, and  pay allowances and every right that those workers are due.

    “Due to the level of unemployment in the country, it is alleged that before you get job in the public sector you will be asked to pay certain amount; there should be a law prohibiting this kind of corruption.

    “It should a right of every citizen of Nigeria to have job when they’re coming out of youth service.

    “We heard that in the 70’s and the 80’s as you’re finishing your mandatory one year National Youth Service, jobs will be waiting for you so let Nigeria return back to those old good days,” Agbo said.

    Similarly, Mrs Grace Samuel, a staff of Agric Research Council of Nigeria said that the current salaries paid by most employers and even government could no longer take workers home.

    “I wish that the government will do something realistic, we’re in a time that the inflation is so high and yet the salary we’re receiving from years back is still what we’re receiving.

    “It is not taking us anywhere; we go to hospitals, our money cannot afford the drugs we’re prescribed to buy.

    “ Look at the educational sector, children are at home and before you know it when ASSU calls off strike we will be expected to pay more money again.

    “All these things are not helping issues. So, I wish that the government will be indeed government of the people, they should understand that what people are going through is not easy at all.

    “It’s not funny and they should come to our rescue,” Samuel said.

    Speaking in the same vein, Mrs Patience Itua, a staff of the Peace and Reconciliation Institute, appealed to government to fight insecurity.

     

    “Many people could not even go for the May Day celebration because of the fear of insecurity in the country; nobody knows if a bomb will explode and kill people.

     

    “Government should fight insecurity so that even if we don’t have enough money to eat at least we should be sure of our safety, our government owe us this much,” Itua said.

    (NAN)

  •   The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila invited the Ministers of Finance and Education about the strike project of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities ASUU He made the announcement Tuesday in plenary as the House debated the need to intervene to prevent the strike Mr Gbajabiamila said he would meet with ministers and the leadership of ASSU to resolve the disagreement between the union and the government Moving the motion earlier Representative Julius Inovebere APC Edo said ASUU was threatening to take yet another industrial action on an issue that had been at the fore for so long According to him the question remains the implementation of the agreements negotiated and signed with the federal government He said the government had not been available as no serious was given to the urgent need to reposition and refocus the education sector in line with our development goals The ASUU president has threatened to call its members across the country if all issues including unpaid academic allowances and the University Revitalization Fund are not resolved within three weeks Further aware that the future of Nigerian students will once again be negatively affected if this impending ASUU strike is not nipped in the bud by the federal government The relentless strikes disrupt the academic calendar and contribute significantly to the poor quality of graduates in the country with far reaching implications for national development In addition the strikes encourage brain drain the migration of students abroad and the low ranking of our universities worldwide he said Lawmakers have said that since the last strike was called off in December 2020 the federal government has continued to pass the buck Representative Nicholas Ossai PDP Delta said an alliance was sacrosanct and the agreement between government and citizens was based on trust Mr Ossai said he went to college and the government provided the basic necessities saying that as lawmakers the house must ensure that today s students have the same right In addition Representative Nkiruka Onyejeocha APC Abia said the agreement was not signed under duress and urged the government to honor the pact The house resolved and urged the federal government to urgently take all necessary measures to open a realistic negotiation with ASUU The house urged the government to end the strike and implement the signed agreement for the benefit of our students their parents the education sector and the country NOPE
    Strike: Gbajabiamila invites ASUU, others
      The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila invited the Ministers of Finance and Education about the strike project of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities ASUU He made the announcement Tuesday in plenary as the House debated the need to intervene to prevent the strike Mr Gbajabiamila said he would meet with ministers and the leadership of ASSU to resolve the disagreement between the union and the government Moving the motion earlier Representative Julius Inovebere APC Edo said ASUU was threatening to take yet another industrial action on an issue that had been at the fore for so long According to him the question remains the implementation of the agreements negotiated and signed with the federal government He said the government had not been available as no serious was given to the urgent need to reposition and refocus the education sector in line with our development goals The ASUU president has threatened to call its members across the country if all issues including unpaid academic allowances and the University Revitalization Fund are not resolved within three weeks Further aware that the future of Nigerian students will once again be negatively affected if this impending ASUU strike is not nipped in the bud by the federal government The relentless strikes disrupt the academic calendar and contribute significantly to the poor quality of graduates in the country with far reaching implications for national development In addition the strikes encourage brain drain the migration of students abroad and the low ranking of our universities worldwide he said Lawmakers have said that since the last strike was called off in December 2020 the federal government has continued to pass the buck Representative Nicholas Ossai PDP Delta said an alliance was sacrosanct and the agreement between government and citizens was based on trust Mr Ossai said he went to college and the government provided the basic necessities saying that as lawmakers the house must ensure that today s students have the same right In addition Representative Nkiruka Onyejeocha APC Abia said the agreement was not signed under duress and urged the government to honor the pact The house resolved and urged the federal government to urgently take all necessary measures to open a realistic negotiation with ASUU The house urged the government to end the strike and implement the signed agreement for the benefit of our students their parents the education sector and the country NOPE
    Strike: Gbajabiamila invites ASUU, others
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    Strike: Gbajabiamila invites ASUU, others

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, invited the Ministers of Finance and Education about the strike project of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities, ASUU.

    He made the announcement Tuesday in plenary as the House debated the need to intervene to prevent the strike.

    Mr. Gbajabiamila said he would meet with ministers and the leadership of ASSU to resolve the disagreement between the union and the government.

    Moving the motion earlier, Representative Julius Inovebere, APC-Edo, said ASUU was threatening to take yet another industrial action on an issue that had been at the fore for so long.

    According to him, the question remains the implementation of the agreements negotiated and signed with the federal government.

    He said the government had not been available as no serious was given to the urgent need to reposition and refocus the education sector in line with our development goals.

    “The ASUU president has threatened to call its members across the country if all issues, including unpaid academic allowances and the University Revitalization Fund, are not resolved within three weeks.

    “Further, aware that the future of Nigerian students will once again be negatively affected if this impending ASUU strike is not nipped in the bud by the federal government.

    “The relentless strikes disrupt the academic calendar and contribute significantly to the poor quality of graduates in the country, with far-reaching implications for national development.

    “In addition, the strikes encourage brain drain, the migration of students abroad and the low ranking of our universities worldwide,” he said.

    Lawmakers have said that since the last strike was called off in December 2020, the federal government has continued to pass the buck.

    Representative Nicholas Ossai, PDP-Delta, said an alliance was sacrosanct and the agreement between government and citizens was based on trust.

    Mr Ossai said he went to college and the government provided the basic necessities, saying that as lawmakers the house must ensure that today's students have the same right .

    In addition, Representative Nkiruka Onyejeocha, APC-Abia, said the agreement was not signed under duress and urged the government to honor the pact.

    The house resolved and urged the federal government to urgently take all necessary measures to open a realistic negotiation with ASUU.

    The house urged the government to end the strike and implement the signed agreement for the benefit of our students, their parents, the education sector and the country.

    NOPE

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