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  •  Mrs Beatrice Itubo Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC in Rivers has called on Nigerians to vote for their conscience in the 2023 general elections Itubo made the call during the launch of ObiStructure organised by the Peter Obi Volunteer Network in Port Harcourt on Sunday She further urged Nigerians against casting their votes on sentiments that might be inimical to the progress and development of the country Itubo who is the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Rivers said a vote for the right candidates would lead to the development and progress of the country So it is important that we vote for the right leaders like Peter Obi whose presidential candidacy is a tsunami that has given people hope again We want a positive change but not the kind of change they gave to us and definitely not the one we have in Nigeria today If people offer money to induce you please collect it but vote for your conscience vote Peter Obi and Labour Party she told party supporters Itubo said aside who became president it was important for Nigerians to also vote for the right candidates into the National Assembly and other elective offices So it is important to vote for Labour Party candidates into various elective positions both at the state and federal levels Obi cannot be there alone You must vote Labour Party into all other positions because if Obi is there alone corrupt people in the National Assembly will impeach him They will impeach him because they don t want the country to work so that they can continue looting our common wealth she added Itubo said that defectors from major political parties in Rivers had approached her to step down and give them her governorship ticket owing to the popularity of the party According to her the Labour Party is built on strong ideals based on turning around the fortunes of Nigerians towards prosperity and progress We do not want to continue in the old system and definitely do not want to recycle the old people who have destroyed the country God will grant us wisdom to achieve what we are yearning for So when they intimidate and give you money collect it but vote Labour Party she said Earlier the Convener of Peter Obi Volunteer Network Mr Philip Thomas said the ObiStructure was launched to help promote the Peter Obi candidacy to Nigerians He said the group would take a message of hope to every home in the country to educate the people on the Peter Obi mandate Nigerians are tired of the status quo and so we demand change The only person who has presented himself as an alternative to the status quo is Peter Obi By Peter ObiStructure we are decentralising power from the political class to the ordinary citizens of Nigeria in order to restore the country to a right track Thomas said the group was not sponsored by Peter Obi or any other politician but rather funded from members of the group I am not a member of the Labour Party and so this is not about the party but about the personality involved So we are identifying with the party because it is the vehicle of our candidate I am optimistic that come 2023 there is no other candidate that will take this mantle of leadership other than the person of Mr Peter Obi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Vote for your conscience, NLC urges Nigerians
     Mrs Beatrice Itubo Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC in Rivers has called on Nigerians to vote for their conscience in the 2023 general elections Itubo made the call during the launch of ObiStructure organised by the Peter Obi Volunteer Network in Port Harcourt on Sunday She further urged Nigerians against casting their votes on sentiments that might be inimical to the progress and development of the country Itubo who is the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Rivers said a vote for the right candidates would lead to the development and progress of the country So it is important that we vote for the right leaders like Peter Obi whose presidential candidacy is a tsunami that has given people hope again We want a positive change but not the kind of change they gave to us and definitely not the one we have in Nigeria today If people offer money to induce you please collect it but vote for your conscience vote Peter Obi and Labour Party she told party supporters Itubo said aside who became president it was important for Nigerians to also vote for the right candidates into the National Assembly and other elective offices So it is important to vote for Labour Party candidates into various elective positions both at the state and federal levels Obi cannot be there alone You must vote Labour Party into all other positions because if Obi is there alone corrupt people in the National Assembly will impeach him They will impeach him because they don t want the country to work so that they can continue looting our common wealth she added Itubo said that defectors from major political parties in Rivers had approached her to step down and give them her governorship ticket owing to the popularity of the party According to her the Labour Party is built on strong ideals based on turning around the fortunes of Nigerians towards prosperity and progress We do not want to continue in the old system and definitely do not want to recycle the old people who have destroyed the country God will grant us wisdom to achieve what we are yearning for So when they intimidate and give you money collect it but vote Labour Party she said Earlier the Convener of Peter Obi Volunteer Network Mr Philip Thomas said the ObiStructure was launched to help promote the Peter Obi candidacy to Nigerians He said the group would take a message of hope to every home in the country to educate the people on the Peter Obi mandate Nigerians are tired of the status quo and so we demand change The only person who has presented himself as an alternative to the status quo is Peter Obi By Peter ObiStructure we are decentralising power from the political class to the ordinary citizens of Nigeria in order to restore the country to a right track Thomas said the group was not sponsored by Peter Obi or any other politician but rather funded from members of the group I am not a member of the Labour Party and so this is not about the party but about the personality involved So we are identifying with the party because it is the vehicle of our candidate I am optimistic that come 2023 there is no other candidate that will take this mantle of leadership other than the person of Mr Peter Obi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Vote for your conscience, NLC urges Nigerians
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    Vote for your conscience, NLC urges Nigerians

    Mrs Beatrice Itubo, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Rivers, has called on Nigerians to vote for their conscience in the 2023 general elections.

    Itubo made the call during the launch of ObiStructure organised by the Peter Obi Volunteer Network in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

    She further urged Nigerians against casting their votes on sentiments that might be inimical to the progress and development of the country.

    Itubo, who is the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Rivers, said a vote for the right candidates would lead to the development and progress of the country.

    “So, it is important that we vote for the right leaders like Peter Obi, whose presidential candidacy is a tsunami that has given people hope again.

    “We want a positive change, but not the kind of change they gave to us, and definitely not the one we have in Nigeria today.

    “If people offer money to induce you, please collect it, but vote for your conscience; vote Peter Obi and Labour Party,” she told party supporters.

    Itubo said aside who became president, it was important for Nigerians to also vote for the right candidates into the National Assembly and other elective offices.

    “So, it is important to vote for Labour Party candidates into various elective positions both at the state and federal levels.

    “Obi cannot be there alone.

    You must vote Labour Party into all other positions because if Obi is there alone, corrupt people in the National Assembly will impeach him.

    “They will impeach him because they don’t want the country to work, so that they can continue looting our common wealth,” she added.

    Itubo said that defectors from major political parties in Rivers had approached her to step down and give them her governorship ticket – owing to the popularity of the party.

    According to her, the Labour Party is built on strong ideals based on turning around the fortunes of Nigerians towards prosperity and progress.

    “We do not want to continue in the old system, and definitely do not want to recycle the old people who have destroyed the country.

    “God will grant us wisdom to achieve what we are yearning for.

    So, when they intimidate and give you money, collect it but vote Labour Party,” she said.

    Earlier, the Convener of Peter Obi Volunteer Network, Mr Philip Thomas, said the ObiStructure was launched to help promote the Peter Obi candidacy to Nigerians.

    He said the group would take a message of hope to every home in the country, to educate the people on the Peter Obi mandate.

    “Nigerians are tired of the status quo, and so, we demand change.

    The only person who has presented himself as an alternative to the status quo is Peter Obi. “By Peter ObiStructure, we are decentralising power from the political class to the ordinary citizens of Nigeria, in order to restore the country to a right track.

    ” Thomas said the group was not sponsored by Peter Obi or any other politician but rather funded from members of the group.

    “I am not a member of the Labour Party, and so, this is not about the party but about the personality involved.

    “So, we are identifying with the party because it is the vehicle of our candidate.

    “I am optimistic that come 2023, there is no other candidate that will take this mantle of leadership other than the person of Mr Peter Obi.”
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC says it has inaugurated the Trade Unions Information Guide to assist returning migrants and migrant workers return readmitted and reintegrated into society The NLC President Mr Ayuba Wabba said this during the inauguration and unveiling of the Trade Union Information Guide on Return and Reintegration of Migrants and Migrant Workers in Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja Wabba said that there were factors causing people especially young people to contemplate and undertake desperate and dangerous migrations We are witnessing a situation where the forceful removal and deportation of migrants noticeably in Europe and North America and migrant workers especially in the Middle East are increasing Equally interesting is the fact that several migrants and migrant workers are committing to returning with some voluntarily ready to do so Unfortunately it has been observed over time that several potential returnees find it difficult frustrating and traumatic to both successfully return and get re integrated back home One of the challenges encumbering this process has been identified as the dearth of handy and easy to understand and utilise pieces of Information he said The NLC president said that the situation had made the two group of people susceptible to exploitation vulnerability and consequently the unwillingness to return Wabba added that the Congress recognised the human and labour rights of these persons and considering that these migrants and migrant workers were potential members of the trade unions Therefore the NLC sees the need to assist and support returning migrants and migrant workers to return be readmitted and reintegrated home in comfort and dignity This is why this information guide has been produced he said He said the Trade Union Information Guide had been formulated to contribute to and complement the Standard Operating Procedures on Return and Reintegration already developed by the Federal Government According to him it is a workers friendly guide that places migrant workers at the core and provides necessary links to facilitate an easy Return and Reintegration We are confident that this information guide will serve as a qualitative contribution to ensuring a comfortable and dignified return and a successful readmission and reintegration of returning migrants and migrant workers He expressed the NLC s appreciation and commendation to the International Labour Organisation ILO and other partners both state and non state actors for the support in the development and production of the guide Also Mr John Nyamali Director Employment and Wages Ministry of Labour and Employment said that the unveiling of the information guide was part of the process of implementing the ILO FAIRWAY Project Nyamali represented by Mr Raheem Kolawole noted that the guide would strengthen effectiveness of workers organisations for enhanced engagement in the overall national labour migration According to him records have shown that many of the Private Employment Agencies PEAs operating in the country are insufficiently regulated This situation creates a platform for the promotion of Human Trafficking and other abuses under the guise of a managed labour migration scheme he said He also said that the establishment of the International Labour Migration Division in the ministry had played a major role in sensitisation and advocacy Nyamali added that the Pre departure Orientation Seminars PDOS of the ministry was to ensure smooth and orderly departure of migrants and migrant workers to the destination countries in line with what the NLC was doing He challenged stakeholders in charge of migration management in Nigeria to work together through advocacy and sensitisation According to him migration represents a growing challenge as Nigeria occupies an important position in the migration landscape in Africa The Ministry recognises the need for better management of organised labour migration in view of its contributions to the economic and social development of the country This is also as well as to combat the increasing challenges of irregular migration exploitative practices forced labour smuggling human trafficking and protection of the right of migrant workers through the trade union voice he said Also Vanessa Phala ILO Country Director to Nigeria said that the ILO under the Fairway Project had collaborated in the implementation and development of the information guide form migrants Phala also represented by Mr Austin Erameh National Project Coordinator Fairway Project said the guide was also developed through joint capacity building consultations and sensitisations We believe this guide will go a long way in addressing the absence of information for returning migrants and migrant workers in the country Erameh said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC inaugurates Trade Union Information Guide for migrant workers
     The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC says it has inaugurated the Trade Unions Information Guide to assist returning migrants and migrant workers return readmitted and reintegrated into society The NLC President Mr Ayuba Wabba said this during the inauguration and unveiling of the Trade Union Information Guide on Return and Reintegration of Migrants and Migrant Workers in Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja Wabba said that there were factors causing people especially young people to contemplate and undertake desperate and dangerous migrations We are witnessing a situation where the forceful removal and deportation of migrants noticeably in Europe and North America and migrant workers especially in the Middle East are increasing Equally interesting is the fact that several migrants and migrant workers are committing to returning with some voluntarily ready to do so Unfortunately it has been observed over time that several potential returnees find it difficult frustrating and traumatic to both successfully return and get re integrated back home One of the challenges encumbering this process has been identified as the dearth of handy and easy to understand and utilise pieces of Information he said The NLC president said that the situation had made the two group of people susceptible to exploitation vulnerability and consequently the unwillingness to return Wabba added that the Congress recognised the human and labour rights of these persons and considering that these migrants and migrant workers were potential members of the trade unions Therefore the NLC sees the need to assist and support returning migrants and migrant workers to return be readmitted and reintegrated home in comfort and dignity This is why this information guide has been produced he said He said the Trade Union Information Guide had been formulated to contribute to and complement the Standard Operating Procedures on Return and Reintegration already developed by the Federal Government According to him it is a workers friendly guide that places migrant workers at the core and provides necessary links to facilitate an easy Return and Reintegration We are confident that this information guide will serve as a qualitative contribution to ensuring a comfortable and dignified return and a successful readmission and reintegration of returning migrants and migrant workers He expressed the NLC s appreciation and commendation to the International Labour Organisation ILO and other partners both state and non state actors for the support in the development and production of the guide Also Mr John Nyamali Director Employment and Wages Ministry of Labour and Employment said that the unveiling of the information guide was part of the process of implementing the ILO FAIRWAY Project Nyamali represented by Mr Raheem Kolawole noted that the guide would strengthen effectiveness of workers organisations for enhanced engagement in the overall national labour migration According to him records have shown that many of the Private Employment Agencies PEAs operating in the country are insufficiently regulated This situation creates a platform for the promotion of Human Trafficking and other abuses under the guise of a managed labour migration scheme he said He also said that the establishment of the International Labour Migration Division in the ministry had played a major role in sensitisation and advocacy Nyamali added that the Pre departure Orientation Seminars PDOS of the ministry was to ensure smooth and orderly departure of migrants and migrant workers to the destination countries in line with what the NLC was doing He challenged stakeholders in charge of migration management in Nigeria to work together through advocacy and sensitisation According to him migration represents a growing challenge as Nigeria occupies an important position in the migration landscape in Africa The Ministry recognises the need for better management of organised labour migration in view of its contributions to the economic and social development of the country This is also as well as to combat the increasing challenges of irregular migration exploitative practices forced labour smuggling human trafficking and protection of the right of migrant workers through the trade union voice he said Also Vanessa Phala ILO Country Director to Nigeria said that the ILO under the Fairway Project had collaborated in the implementation and development of the information guide form migrants Phala also represented by Mr Austin Erameh National Project Coordinator Fairway Project said the guide was also developed through joint capacity building consultations and sensitisations We believe this guide will go a long way in addressing the absence of information for returning migrants and migrant workers in the country Erameh said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC inaugurates Trade Union Information Guide for migrant workers
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    NLC inaugurates Trade Union Information Guide for migrant workers

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says it has inaugurated the Trade Unions Information Guide, to assist returning migrants and migrant workers return, readmitted and reintegrated into society.

    The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba said this during the inauguration and unveiling of the “Trade Union Information Guide on `Return and Reintegration of Migrants and Migrant Workers” in Nigeria, on Thursday in Abuja.

    Wabba said that there were factors causing people, especially young people, to contemplate and undertake desperate and dangerous migrations.

    “We are witnessing a situation where the forceful removal and deportation of migrants, noticeably in Europe and North America, and migrant workers, especially in the Middle East, are increasing.

    “Equally interesting is the fact that several migrants and migrant workers are committing to returning, with some voluntarily ready to do so.

    “Unfortunately, it has been observed over time that several potential returnees find it difficult, frustrating and traumatic to both successfully return and get re-integrated back home.

    “One of the challenges encumbering this process has been identified as the dearth of handy and easy-to-understand-and-utilise pieces of Information,’’ he said.

    The NLC president said that the situation had made the two group of people susceptible to exploitation, vulnerability and, consequently, the unwillingness to return.

    Wabba added that the Congress recognised the human and labour rights of these persons; and considering that these migrants and migrant workers were potential members of the trade unions.

    “Therefore, the NLC sees the need to assist and support returning migrants and migrant workers to return, be readmitted and reintegrated home in comfort and dignity.

    “This is why this information guide has been produced,’’ he said.

    He said the Trade Union Information Guide had been formulated to contribute to, and complement the Standard Operating Procedures on Return and Reintegration, already developed by the Federal Government.

    According to him, it is a workers-friendly guide that places migrant workers at the core, and provides necessary links to facilitate an easy Return and Reintegration.

    “We are confident that this information guide will serve as a qualitative contribution to ensuring a comfortable and dignified return, and a successful readmission and reintegration of returning migrants and migrant workers.

    ” He expressed the NLC’s appreciation and commendation to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and other partners, both state and non-state actors, for the support in the development and production of the guide.

    Also, Mr John Nyamali, Director Employment and Wages, Ministry of Labour and Employment, said that the unveiling of the information guide was part of the process of implementing the ILO FAIRWAY Project.

    Nyamali, represented by Mr Raheem Kolawole, noted that the guide would strengthen effectiveness of workers’ organisations for enhanced engagement in the overall national labour migration.

    According to him, records have shown that many of the Private Employment Agencies (PEAs) operating in the country are insufficiently regulated.

    “This situation creates a platform for the promotion of Human Trafficking and other abuses under the guise of a managed labour migration scheme,’’ he said.

    He also said that the establishment of the International Labour Migration Division in the ministry, had played a major role in sensitisation and advocacy.

    Nyamali added that the Pre-departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS) of the ministry was to ensure smooth and orderly departure of migrants and migrant workers to the destination countries, in line with what the NLC was doing.

    He challenged stakeholders in charge of migration management in Nigeria, to work together through advocacy and sensitisation.

    According to him, migration represents a growing challenge as Nigeria occupies an important position in the migration landscape in Africa.

    “The Ministry recognises the need for better management of organised labour migration in view of its contributions to the economic and social development of the country.

    “This is also as well as to combat the increasing challenges of irregular migration, exploitative practices, forced labour, smuggling, human trafficking and protection of the right of migrant workers through the trade union voice,’’ he said.

    Also, Vanessa Phala, ILO Country Director to Nigeria said that the ILO, under the Fairway Project, had collaborated in the implementation and development of the information guide form migrants.

    Phala, also represented by Mr Austin Erameh, National Project Coordinator Fairway Project, said the guide was also developed through joint capacity building, consultations and sensitisations.

    “We believe this guide will go a long way in addressing the absence of information for returning migrants and migrant workers in the country,’’ Erameh said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Veteran trade unionist Peter Esele has warned the Federal Government that the pervading insecurity in the country will never end unless public universities are re opened Mr Esele a former President of the Trade Union Congress TUC of Nigeria gave the warning while commenting on the solidarity protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC He was speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Benin The NLC called up the protest on July 26 to show solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU which has been on strike for over five months The academic body has been at odds with the Federal Government over the years for the apparent inability of the government to meet the terms of its agreements with the union According to Esele the NLC ought to have staged the protest a long time ago to show its displeasure but better late than never He pointed out that the current strike could hurt the upcoming general elections advising government to take steps to resolve the issues with ASUU to save the future of democracy in the country The former TUC chief noted that the latest ASUU strike could have been avoided if the Federal Government had kept faith and respected the terms of agreements reached with ASUU If you ask why ASUU is on strike right now it is because they had negotiation with the Federal Government in 2009 and there was an agreement That agreement was supposed to have been implemented by the government but they didn t implement it In 2014 government paid N200 billion out of the N1 2 trillion ASUU demanded and in 2019 government paid only N20 billion So when government has gone ahead not to fulfil the terms of agreements reached what you have naturally is for ASUU to go on strike to press its demands Esele said that the solidarity protest by the NLC nationwide was to make everybody know that the continuous closure of public universities in the country was dangerous for the nation and the education sector in particular He pointed out that from 1999 till date the nation s universities had been shut cumulatively for about six years Yet we express surprise over the current insecurity You have millions of Nigerian youths sitting at home and doing nothing More so infrastructure in the universities are decaying because nobody is there to manage them You have an economy around universities right now that economy is nil He said workers in that environment real estate and even parents in the universities environment are all at home so why are you surprised about insecurity An idle mind they say is the devil s workshop Esele stressed that if government had been committed to honouring agreements reached with ASUU and paying N200 billion yearly since the agreement was reached it would have long completed the payment and forestalled the strikes by ASUU NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Nigeria’s insecurity may not end soon — Unionist
     Veteran trade unionist Peter Esele has warned the Federal Government that the pervading insecurity in the country will never end unless public universities are re opened Mr Esele a former President of the Trade Union Congress TUC of Nigeria gave the warning while commenting on the solidarity protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC He was speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Benin The NLC called up the protest on July 26 to show solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU which has been on strike for over five months The academic body has been at odds with the Federal Government over the years for the apparent inability of the government to meet the terms of its agreements with the union According to Esele the NLC ought to have staged the protest a long time ago to show its displeasure but better late than never He pointed out that the current strike could hurt the upcoming general elections advising government to take steps to resolve the issues with ASUU to save the future of democracy in the country The former TUC chief noted that the latest ASUU strike could have been avoided if the Federal Government had kept faith and respected the terms of agreements reached with ASUU If you ask why ASUU is on strike right now it is because they had negotiation with the Federal Government in 2009 and there was an agreement That agreement was supposed to have been implemented by the government but they didn t implement it In 2014 government paid N200 billion out of the N1 2 trillion ASUU demanded and in 2019 government paid only N20 billion So when government has gone ahead not to fulfil the terms of agreements reached what you have naturally is for ASUU to go on strike to press its demands Esele said that the solidarity protest by the NLC nationwide was to make everybody know that the continuous closure of public universities in the country was dangerous for the nation and the education sector in particular He pointed out that from 1999 till date the nation s universities had been shut cumulatively for about six years Yet we express surprise over the current insecurity You have millions of Nigerian youths sitting at home and doing nothing More so infrastructure in the universities are decaying because nobody is there to manage them You have an economy around universities right now that economy is nil He said workers in that environment real estate and even parents in the universities environment are all at home so why are you surprised about insecurity An idle mind they say is the devil s workshop Esele stressed that if government had been committed to honouring agreements reached with ASUU and paying N200 billion yearly since the agreement was reached it would have long completed the payment and forestalled the strikes by ASUU NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Nigeria’s insecurity may not end soon — Unionist
    General news2 months ago

    Why Nigeria’s insecurity may not end soon — Unionist

    Veteran trade unionist Peter Esele has warned the Federal Government that the pervading insecurity in the country will never end unless public universities are re-opened.

    Mr Esele, a former President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, gave the warning while commenting on the solidarity protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

    He was speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Benin.

    The NLC called up the protest on July 26, to show solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has been on strike for over five months.

    The academic body has been at odds with the Federal Government over the years for the apparent inability of the government to meet the terms of its agreements with the union.

    According to Esele, the NLC ought to have staged the protest a long time ago to show its displeasure but “better late than never.

    ’’ He pointed out that the current strike could hurt the upcoming general elections, advising government to take steps to resolve the issues with ASUU, to save the future of democracy in the country.

    The former TUC chief noted that the latest ASUU strike could have been avoided if the Federal Government had kept faith and respected the terms of agreements reached with ASUU.

    “If you ask why ASUU is on strike right now, it is because they had negotiation with the Federal Government in 2009 and there was an agreement.

    “That agreement was supposed to have been implemented by the government but they didn’t implement it.

    “In 2014, government paid N200 billion out of the N1.

    2 trillion ASUU demanded and in 2019, government paid only N20 billion.

    “So when government has gone ahead not to fulfil the terms of agreements reached, what you have naturally is for ASUU to go on strike to press its demands.

    ” Esele said that the solidarity protest by the NLC nationwide was to make everybody know that the continuous closure of public universities in the country was dangerous for the nation and the education sector in particular.

    He pointed out that from 1999 till date, the nation’s universities had been shut cumulatively for about six years.

    “Yet, we express surprise over the current insecurity.

    You have millions of Nigerian youths sitting at home and doing nothing.

    “More so, infrastructure in the universities are decaying because nobody is there to manage them.

    You have an economy around universities, right now that economy is nil.

    He said: “workers in that environment, real estate and even parents in the universities’ environment are all at home, so why are you surprised about insecurity.

    “An idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop.

    ” Esele stressed that if government had been committed to honouring agreements reached with ASUU and paying N200 billion yearly since the agreement was reached, it would have long completed the payment and forestalled the strikes by ASUU.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Progressive Students Movement PSM pan African students movement has urged the National Assembly NASS to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors there was a need for urgent reform According to Okereafor NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike It is however disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK USA Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media he said Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table He noted that many public university students who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike We commend Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad
     The Progressive Students Movement PSM pan African students movement has urged the National Assembly NASS to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad The President of PSM Mr Bestman Okereafor in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors there was a need for urgent reform According to Okereafor NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike It is however disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK USA Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media he said Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table He noted that many public university students who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike We commend Nigeria Labour Congress NLC for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad
    Education2 months ago

    Group urges NASS to consider bill barring public officials, children from studying abroad

    The Progressive Students Movement (PSM), pan-African students movement, has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to consider passing a bill barring public officials and their children from studying and receiving medicare abroad.  

    The President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday, said that following the continuous ASUU strike as well as decay in the education and health sectors, there was a need for urgent reform.  

    According to Okereafor, NASS should pass a bill to prohibit and stop public office holders and their children from studying and receiving medical treatment abroad for attention to be paid to the sectors.  

    “It is disheartening that Nigerian universities have been shut for over five months as a result of the continuous ASUU strike.  

    “It is, however, disappointing and a complete mockery of Nigerians seeing on the media public office holders and their children studying and graduating in UK, USA, Canada among other countries with the same celebration in the media,” he said.  

    Okereafor urged the Federal Government to consider an immediate end to the ASUU strike, adding that PSM was persuading ASUU and other striking unions to consider returning to the negotiation table.  

    He noted that many public university students, who were supposed to be mobilised for their National Youth Service Corps, had their mobilisation truncated by the continuous strike.  

    “We commend Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for coming out in solidarity with students as parents even though it was long overdue.  

    “We have no doubt their solidarity will go a long way in further compelling the government on the need to do the needful without further delay,” he said.

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  •  Some parents on Wednesday called on the Federal Government not to abdicate its responsibility to fund education as the ceaseless strikes de market the Nigerian universities and certificates The parents spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria during the National Day of Protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Wednesday in Abuja Mr Sam Eze a parent said the Federal Government had the responsibility to fund education and it should not abdicate that responsibility According to him the excuse for which ASUU has remained on strike is no long tenable government should sign the renegotiation agreement and implement it as quick as possible It is important for government to fund public education which is by ensuring that proper infrastructures are put in place in the universities across the country As there are no proper accommodations for the students no conducive leaning facilities or materials for them to study among others and now they all at home this can led to socio vices he said Eze while speaking on the mega protest rally organised by NLC said that the protest was long overdue but that it was commendable He added that what the labour had done was to ensure that the Federal Government should take immediate decision on the striking lecturers in our public universities and other tertiary institutions that are on strike Even though the NLC NEC directive to embark on a National protest is coming late I think the Federal Government has been given another opportunity to redeem itself Also not just the NLC other socio forces should join hands with the labour centre to ensure that government funds public education to ensure quality education he said Also Mrs Figor Daniel another parent expressed fear that the Nigerian children might not enjoy quality education in their own country I feel pained that students who are supposed to be in school for the past six months are at home due to the failed agreement reached between the Federal Government and ASUU and other unions in the education sector I have already lost hope and confidence in the Nigerian education system It is as if my children can never get any quality education in their own country I always wonder what kind of education that my children are receiving in this country and how they can compete with their peers outside this country she said Daniel therefore called on NLC to live up to their responsibility of protecting the rights of workers who were the parents of the children She called on NLC to ensure that there was a harmonised salary structure for workers in the public service If there is a harmonised salary structure we will not be having this kind of situation that we are into today Because most of those parents that are civil servants that government pays heavily they have since found other alternatives of getting good education for their children whereas we have not been able to Most of them have sent their children to private universities or abroad but for those that cannot afford it lag behind she said She therefore called on the Federal Government to do the needful in ensuring that they wake up on their responsibilities I did not any see reasons why the Federal Government would encourage politicians to pay whooping sum of 100 million for just for a form to contest election in a party Rather such monies can be used to put in our education system and these monies are not more than what the striking lecturers are asking for to be put in the university system she said Also Mr Julius Emmanuel a parent also expressed fear on the prolong strike on the education system According to him as a parent the prolong strike has increase my fears about our educational system it has also reduce hope for my children It has also made me to feel as if I am not capable to send them abroad to study Right now so many parents who have the resources have sent their children to countries like Ireland Canada among others for quality education That is away from our failed education system and for the survival of the future of their children because it appears that the children in Nigeria have no hope he said He called on the Federal Government to act fast in providing quality education for the Nigeria child adding that the country certificates no longer have value outside the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC Protest: Don’t abdicate responsibility to fund education, parents urges FG
     Some parents on Wednesday called on the Federal Government not to abdicate its responsibility to fund education as the ceaseless strikes de market the Nigerian universities and certificates The parents spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria during the National Day of Protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Wednesday in Abuja Mr Sam Eze a parent said the Federal Government had the responsibility to fund education and it should not abdicate that responsibility According to him the excuse for which ASUU has remained on strike is no long tenable government should sign the renegotiation agreement and implement it as quick as possible It is important for government to fund public education which is by ensuring that proper infrastructures are put in place in the universities across the country As there are no proper accommodations for the students no conducive leaning facilities or materials for them to study among others and now they all at home this can led to socio vices he said Eze while speaking on the mega protest rally organised by NLC said that the protest was long overdue but that it was commendable He added that what the labour had done was to ensure that the Federal Government should take immediate decision on the striking lecturers in our public universities and other tertiary institutions that are on strike Even though the NLC NEC directive to embark on a National protest is coming late I think the Federal Government has been given another opportunity to redeem itself Also not just the NLC other socio forces should join hands with the labour centre to ensure that government funds public education to ensure quality education he said Also Mrs Figor Daniel another parent expressed fear that the Nigerian children might not enjoy quality education in their own country I feel pained that students who are supposed to be in school for the past six months are at home due to the failed agreement reached between the Federal Government and ASUU and other unions in the education sector I have already lost hope and confidence in the Nigerian education system It is as if my children can never get any quality education in their own country I always wonder what kind of education that my children are receiving in this country and how they can compete with their peers outside this country she said Daniel therefore called on NLC to live up to their responsibility of protecting the rights of workers who were the parents of the children She called on NLC to ensure that there was a harmonised salary structure for workers in the public service If there is a harmonised salary structure we will not be having this kind of situation that we are into today Because most of those parents that are civil servants that government pays heavily they have since found other alternatives of getting good education for their children whereas we have not been able to Most of them have sent their children to private universities or abroad but for those that cannot afford it lag behind she said She therefore called on the Federal Government to do the needful in ensuring that they wake up on their responsibilities I did not any see reasons why the Federal Government would encourage politicians to pay whooping sum of 100 million for just for a form to contest election in a party Rather such monies can be used to put in our education system and these monies are not more than what the striking lecturers are asking for to be put in the university system she said Also Mr Julius Emmanuel a parent also expressed fear on the prolong strike on the education system According to him as a parent the prolong strike has increase my fears about our educational system it has also reduce hope for my children It has also made me to feel as if I am not capable to send them abroad to study Right now so many parents who have the resources have sent their children to countries like Ireland Canada among others for quality education That is away from our failed education system and for the survival of the future of their children because it appears that the children in Nigeria have no hope he said He called on the Federal Government to act fast in providing quality education for the Nigeria child adding that the country certificates no longer have value outside the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NLC Protest: Don’t abdicate responsibility to fund education, parents urges FG
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    NLC Protest: Don’t abdicate responsibility to fund education, parents urges FG

    Some parents on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government not to abdicate its responsibility to fund education as the ceaseless strikes de-market the Nigerian universities and certificates.

    The parents spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria during the National Day of Protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Mr Sam Eze, a parent said the Federal Government had the responsibility to fund education and it should not abdicate that responsibility.

    According to him, the excuse for which ASUU has remained on strike is no long tenable; government should sign the renegotiation agreement and implement it as quick as possible.

    “It is important for government to fund public education, which is by ensuring that proper infrastructures are put in place in the universities across the country.

    “As there are no proper accommodations for the students, no conducive leaning facilities or materials for them to study, among others and now they all at home, this can led to socio vices,’’he said.

    Eze, while speaking on the mega protest rally organised by NLC said that the protest was long overdue but that it was commendable.

    He added that what the labour had done was to ensure that the Federal Government should take immediate decision on the striking lecturers in our public universities and other tertiary institutions that are on strike.

    “Even though the NLC NEC directive to embark on a National protest is coming late, I think the Federal Government has been given another opportunity to redeem itself.

    “Also, not just the NLC, other socio forces should join hands with the labour centre to ensure that government funds public education to ensure quality education,” he said.

    Also, Mrs Figor Daniel, another parent expressed fear that the Nigerian children might not enjoy quality education in their own country.

    “I feel pained that students who are supposed to be in school for the past six months are at home due to the failed agreement reached between the Federal Government and ASUU and other unions in the education sector.

    “I have already lost hope and confidence in the Nigerian education system.

    It is as if my children can never get any quality education in their own country.

    “I always wonder what kind of education that my children are receiving in this country and how they can compete with their peers outside this country,’’ she said.

    Daniel, therefore, called on NLC to live up to their responsibility of protecting the rights of workers, who were the parents of the children.

    She called on NLC to ensure that there was a harmonised salary structure for workers in the public service.

    “If there is a harmonised salary structure, we will not be having this kind of situation that we are into today.

    “Because most of those parents that are civil servants that government pays heavily, they have since found other alternatives of getting good education for their children whereas we have not been able to.

    “Most of them have sent their children to private universities or abroad but for those that cannot afford it lag behind,’’ she said.

    She, therefore, called on the Federal Government to do the needful in ensuring that they wake up on their responsibilities.

    “I did not any see reasons why the Federal Government would encourage politicians to pay whooping sum of 100 million for just for a form to contest election in a party.

    “Rather such monies can be used to put in our education system and these monies are not more than what the striking lecturers are asking for to be put in the university system,’’ she said.

    Also, Mr Julius Emmanuel, a parent also expressed fear on the prolong strike on the education system.

    According to him, as a parent, the prolong strike has increase my fears about our educational system; it has also reduce hope for my children.

    “It has also made me to feel as if I am not capable to send them abroad to study.

    “Right now, so many parents who have the resources have sent their children to countries like Ireland, Canada, among others for quality education.

    “That is, away from our failed education system and for the survival of the future of their children, because it appears that the children in Nigeria have no hope,” he said.

    He called on the Federal Government to act fast in providing quality education for the Nigeria child adding that the country’ certificates no longer have value outside the country.

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  •  The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU have called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers enroll in schools outside the shores of Nigeria Prof Kingdom Tombra Chairman of the University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island chapter of the union made this known at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday in Yenagoa The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria If this is done it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria This struggle is not against government but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution I don t think the strike will occur again If they school here and their children are here they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria he said NAN reports that lecturers in government owned universities commenced a nationwide strike on Feb 14 over the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment system in the university sector Earlier Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa who spoke to the organised labour commended the ASUU and the NLC for the peaceful conduct of the protest promising to channel their demands to the appropriate quarters Also speaking Mr John Ndiomu the NLC Chairman in Bayelsa commended the governor for his peaceful disposition He said that the workers and the students are being represented in the Nationwide solidarity rally Ndiomu urged the federal government to sign the renegotiated draft agreement between ASUU and the Federal Government Adopt University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS in place IPPIS Pay Earned Academic Allowances EAA Release of Revitalization Fund Release white paper on visitation to Federal Universities Amend NUC law to control proliferation of state universities without funding the labour leader said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU seeks bill to regulate foreign education for public officers’ children
     The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU have called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers enroll in schools outside the shores of Nigeria Prof Kingdom Tombra Chairman of the University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island chapter of the union made this known at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday in Yenagoa The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria If this is done it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria This struggle is not against government but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution I don t think the strike will occur again If they school here and their children are here they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria he said NAN reports that lecturers in government owned universities commenced a nationwide strike on Feb 14 over the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment system in the university sector Earlier Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa who spoke to the organised labour commended the ASUU and the NLC for the peaceful conduct of the protest promising to channel their demands to the appropriate quarters Also speaking Mr John Ndiomu the NLC Chairman in Bayelsa commended the governor for his peaceful disposition He said that the workers and the students are being represented in the Nationwide solidarity rally Ndiomu urged the federal government to sign the renegotiated draft agreement between ASUU and the Federal Government Adopt University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS in place IPPIS Pay Earned Academic Allowances EAA Release of Revitalization Fund Release white paper on visitation to Federal Universities Amend NUC law to control proliferation of state universities without funding the labour leader said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU seeks bill to regulate foreign education for public officers’ children
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    ASUU seeks bill to regulate foreign education for public officers’ children

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have called for a bill to regulate how children of public officers enroll in schools outside the shores of Nigeria. 

    Prof. Kingdom Tombra, Chairman of the University of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island chapter of the union, made this known at the solidarity protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.

    “If this is done, it will build a better society by developing formidable educational institutions and improve funding of the university system in Nigeria. 

    “This struggle is not against government, but about the working class and against the ruling class and we are very committed to it “If the rich and poor go to the same university or institution, I don’t think the strike will occur again.

    “If they school here and their children are here they will show total support for the university system and the tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” he said.

    NAN reports that lecturers in government-owned universities commenced a nationwide strike on Feb. 14 over the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability  Solution (UTAS) as a payment system in the university sector.

    Earlier, Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa who spoke to the organised labour, commended the ASUU and the NLC for the peaceful conduct of the protest, promising to channel their demands to the appropriate quarters.

    Also speaking, Mr John Ndiomu, the NLC Chairman in Bayelsa commended the governor for his peaceful disposition.

    He said that the workers and the students are being represented in the Nationwide solidarity rally.

    Ndiomu, urged the federal government to sign the renegotiated draft agreement between ASUU and the Federal Government.

    ”Adopt University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) in place IPPIS, Pay Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) “Release of Revitalization Fund, Release white paper on visitation to Federal Universities.

    Amend NUC law to control proliferation of state universities without funding,” the labour leader said.

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  •  The Kwara chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has urged the Federal Government to implement the agreement it signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to rescue the dying tertiary education system in the country The NLC Chairman Comrade Aliyu Issa Ore made the appeal on Tuesday in Ilorin during its solidarity protest with ASUU He recalled that the government had signed an agreement with ASUU some years back on university revitalisation and other sundry issues Just implement what you signed and let the students go back to school It is becoming frustrating and unbearable seeing students becoming idle Federal Government should try and honour the agreement for the sake of the students University workers deserve the best he said The Chairman of ASUU University of Ilorin Prof Moyosore Ajao commended the NLC for supporting their cause Ajao described ASUU s demands as legitimate and should be urgently addressed to rescue Nigeria s educational system He said that the struggle belonged to the entire nation and not ASUU alone urging the public to join hands to rescue education from collapse in our country No nation would grow beyond its intellectual capacity Government should stop seeing education as optional he said NAN reports that the protest witnessed a massive turn out of union members including NLC ASUU NASU SANU and other allied unions The union members marched through the Post Office Challenge A Division Round About Ahmadu Bello Way and Government House Ilorin to submit their appeal letter to the Federal Government through Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU Strike: Implement what you signed, Kwara NLC urges FG
     The Kwara chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has urged the Federal Government to implement the agreement it signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to rescue the dying tertiary education system in the country The NLC Chairman Comrade Aliyu Issa Ore made the appeal on Tuesday in Ilorin during its solidarity protest with ASUU He recalled that the government had signed an agreement with ASUU some years back on university revitalisation and other sundry issues Just implement what you signed and let the students go back to school It is becoming frustrating and unbearable seeing students becoming idle Federal Government should try and honour the agreement for the sake of the students University workers deserve the best he said The Chairman of ASUU University of Ilorin Prof Moyosore Ajao commended the NLC for supporting their cause Ajao described ASUU s demands as legitimate and should be urgently addressed to rescue Nigeria s educational system He said that the struggle belonged to the entire nation and not ASUU alone urging the public to join hands to rescue education from collapse in our country No nation would grow beyond its intellectual capacity Government should stop seeing education as optional he said NAN reports that the protest witnessed a massive turn out of union members including NLC ASUU NASU SANU and other allied unions The union members marched through the Post Office Challenge A Division Round About Ahmadu Bello Way and Government House Ilorin to submit their appeal letter to the Federal Government through Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    ASUU Strike: Implement what you signed, Kwara NLC urges FG

    The Kwara chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to implement the agreement it signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to rescue the dying tertiary education system in the country.

    The NLC Chairman, Comrade Aliyu Issa-Ore, made the appeal on Tuesday in Ilorin during its solidarity protest with ASUU.

    He recalled that the government had signed an agreement with ASUU some years back on university revitalisation and other sundry issues.

    “Just implement what you signed and let the students go back to school.

    It is becoming frustrating and unbearable seeing students becoming idle.

    “Federal Government should try and honour the agreement for the sake of the students.

    University workers deserve the best,” he said.

    The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ilorin, Prof. Moyosore Ajao, commended the NLC for supporting their cause.

    Ajao described ASUU’s demands as legitimate and should be urgently addressed to rescue Nigeria’s educational system.

    He said that the struggle belonged to the entire nation and not ASUU alone, urging the public to join hands to rescue education from collapse in our country.

    “No nation would grow beyond its intellectual capacity.

    Government should stop seeing education as optional,” he said.

    NAN reports that the protest witnessed a massive turn out of union members, including NLC, ASUU, NASU, SANU and other allied unions.

    The union members marched through the Post Office, Challenge, A-Division Round About, Ahmadu Bello Way and Government House, Ilorin, to submit their appeal letter to the Federal Government through Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

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  •  Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja the General Secretary Nigeria Labour Congress NLC says the congress will hold an Abuja Mega solidarity protest in support of trade unions on the strike by public universities Ugboaja made this known in a statement signed by Bello Ismail on his behalf and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and other trade unions in the education sector have been on strike for over five months for alleged failure of government to keep to agreements entered with the unions The demands of the striking workers include issues bordering on funding of universities salaries and earned allowances of lecturers among others According to Ugboaja in furtherance of the decision of the National Executive Council of the congress a mega rally will hold in Abuja on Wednesday July 27 I am directed to inform you that workers are to converge on the Unity Fountain at 7 30 a m Given the significance of this rally affiliates are directed to mobilise in large numbers he said The solidarity protests started nationwide on Tuesday across all states of the Federation while that of the Federal Capital Territory will be on Wednesday The President of the NLC Mr Ayuba Wabba had said that the nationwide protest was to compel the Federal Government to do the needful so that the students would return to school The congress also threatened to embark on a three day warning strike If government still refused to do the needful immediately after the protest NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: NLC holds Abuja mega solitary protest on Wednesday
     Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja the General Secretary Nigeria Labour Congress NLC says the congress will hold an Abuja Mega solidarity protest in support of trade unions on the strike by public universities Ugboaja made this known in a statement signed by Bello Ismail on his behalf and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and other trade unions in the education sector have been on strike for over five months for alleged failure of government to keep to agreements entered with the unions The demands of the striking workers include issues bordering on funding of universities salaries and earned allowances of lecturers among others According to Ugboaja in furtherance of the decision of the National Executive Council of the congress a mega rally will hold in Abuja on Wednesday July 27 I am directed to inform you that workers are to converge on the Unity Fountain at 7 30 a m Given the significance of this rally affiliates are directed to mobilise in large numbers he said The solidarity protests started nationwide on Tuesday across all states of the Federation while that of the Federal Capital Territory will be on Wednesday The President of the NLC Mr Ayuba Wabba had said that the nationwide protest was to compel the Federal Government to do the needful so that the students would return to school The congress also threatened to embark on a three day warning strike If government still refused to do the needful immediately after the protest NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    ASUU: NLC holds Abuja mega solitary protest on Wednesday

    Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, the General-Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the congress will hold an ”Abuja Mega” solidarity protest in support of trade unions on the strike by public universities.

     Ugboaja made this known in a statement signed by Bello Ismail, on his behalf and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and other trade unions in the education sector have been on strike for over five months for alleged failure of government to keep to agreements entered with the unions.

    The demands of the striking workers include issues bordering on funding of universities, salaries and earned allowances of lecturers, among others.

    According to Ugboaja, in furtherance of the decision of the National Executive Council of the congress, a mega rally will hold in Abuja on Wednesday, July 27.

    ”I am directed to inform you that workers are to converge on the Unity Fountain at 7:30 a.m. ”Given the significance of this rally, affiliates are directed to mobilise in large numbers,,” he said.

    The solidarity protests started nationwide on Tuesday across all states of the Federation, while that of the Federal Capital Territory will be on Wednesday.

    The President of the NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba, had said that the nationwide protest was to compel the Federal Government to do the needful so that the students would return to school.

    The congress also threatened to embark on a three-day warning strike If government still refused to do the needful immediately after the protest.

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  •  Organised labour in Osun led by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday joined the nationwide protest called by NLC President Ayuba Wabba The labour union embarked on the protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to demand that the Federal Government came to an agreement with ASUU to put an end to the six months industrial action They were however given protection by the Police and other security agencies as they matched through the Gbongan Osogbo expressway starting from Ogo Oluwa Area of the road to the state Assembly and later to the Government Secretariat in Abere Osogbo Comrade Gbadebo Awotayo Osun NLC Vice Chairman who led the protest said it was in conformity with the directive of the national body of the NLC Awotayo said the demand of the organised union was that the Federal Government should see the education of Nigerian students as paramount resolve the ASUU crisis and reopen the universities He said the Federal Government should equally honour the agreement it made with the university community in 2009 just as he tendered the letter and demands of NLC to the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly Mr Timothy Owoeye Attending to the protesters Osun Speaker Owoeye said the state lawmakers equally shared the plight of the workers ASUU and the affected students adding that they were with them in the struggle As a matter of fact the accumulation of strikes has contributed to the condition Nigeria finds itself today I want to categorically tell you that we are with you and that we share your plight he said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that NLC President Ayuba Wabba had given directive to members nationwide to embark on a two day protest on July 26 and 27 if the Federal Government fails to resolve the ASUU strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: NLC, others join labour protest in Osun
     Organised labour in Osun led by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Tuesday joined the nationwide protest called by NLC President Ayuba Wabba The labour union embarked on the protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to demand that the Federal Government came to an agreement with ASUU to put an end to the six months industrial action They were however given protection by the Police and other security agencies as they matched through the Gbongan Osogbo expressway starting from Ogo Oluwa Area of the road to the state Assembly and later to the Government Secretariat in Abere Osogbo Comrade Gbadebo Awotayo Osun NLC Vice Chairman who led the protest said it was in conformity with the directive of the national body of the NLC Awotayo said the demand of the organised union was that the Federal Government should see the education of Nigerian students as paramount resolve the ASUU crisis and reopen the universities He said the Federal Government should equally honour the agreement it made with the university community in 2009 just as he tendered the letter and demands of NLC to the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly Mr Timothy Owoeye Attending to the protesters Osun Speaker Owoeye said the state lawmakers equally shared the plight of the workers ASUU and the affected students adding that they were with them in the struggle As a matter of fact the accumulation of strikes has contributed to the condition Nigeria finds itself today I want to categorically tell you that we are with you and that we share your plight he said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that NLC President Ayuba Wabba had given directive to members nationwide to embark on a two day protest on July 26 and 27 if the Federal Government fails to resolve the ASUU strike NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    ASUU: NLC, others join labour protest in Osun

    Organised labour in Osun, led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Tuesday joined the nationwide protest called by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba.

    The labour union embarked on the protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to demand that the Federal Government came to an agreement with ASUU to put an end to the six months industrial action.

    They were, however, given protection by the Police, and other security agencies as they matched through the Gbongan-Osogbo expressway, starting from Ogo-Oluwa Area of the road to the state Assembly and later to the Government Secretariat in Abere, Osogbo.

    Comrade Gbadebo Awotayo, Osun NLC Vice Chairman, who led the protest, said it was in conformity with the directive of the national body of the NLC.

    Awotayo said the demand of the organised union was that the Federal Government should see the education of Nigerian students as paramount, resolve the ASUU crisis and reopen the universities.

    He said the Federal Government should equally honour the agreement it made with the university community in 2009, just as he tendered the letter and demands of NLC, to the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Timothy Owoeye.

    Attending to the protesters, Osun Speaker, Owoeye said the state lawmakers equally shared the plight of the workers, ASUU and the affected students, adding that they were with them in the struggle.

    “As a matter of fact, the accumulation of strikes has contributed to the condition Nigeria finds itself today.

    “I want to categorically tell you that we are with you and that we share your plight,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that NLC President Ayuba Wabba had given directive to members nationwide to embark on a two- day protest on July 26 and 27, if the Federal Government fails to resolve the ASUU strike

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  •  The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known on Tuesday in Jos during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers Maigoro who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750 000 per student re iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands as well as making government address the contending issues He insisted that if tuition fee was increased the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750 000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU We will not accept it today tomorrow or forever if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university So this strike is not about us but about the future of education in Nigeria and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so he said Maigoro however appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009 in the interest of Nigeria s future generation and development of the university system He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment platform for all universities in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 
     The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities Dr Lazarus Maigoro Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union made this known on Tuesday in Jos during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers Maigoro who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750 000 per student re iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands as well as making government address the contending issues He insisted that if tuition fee was increased the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750 000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU We will not accept it today tomorrow or forever if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university So this strike is not about us but about the future of education in Nigeria and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so he said Maigoro however appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009 in the interest of Nigeria s future generation and development of the university system He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution UTAS as a payment platform for all universities in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 
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    ASUU rejects plan to hike tuition fees in public universities 

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities.

    Dr Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union, made this known on Tuesday in Jos, during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU and other affiliate unions, over the unresolved industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the lecturers.

    Maigoro, who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750, 000 per student, re-iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands, as well as making government address the contending issues.

    He insisted that if tuition fee was increased, the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education.

    “Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750,000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU.

    “We will not accept it today, tomorrow or forever; if that happens the children of the poor and common people can not go to the university.

    “So, this strike is not about us, but about the future of education in Nigeria, and this is why we are insisting that government must fund education because it is its responsibility to do so,” he said.

    Maigoro, however, appealed to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it entered with the union in 2009, in the interest of Nigeria’s future generation and development of the university system.

    He particularly advised the government to implement the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), as a payment platform for all universities in the country.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN