Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday visited Anambra State and toured areas submerged by flood.The vice president who visited Internally Displaced Persons who were gathering their property from submerged homes betrayed emotions while commiserating with the people over their plight.
THE current grinding poverty across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria that has engendered many negative consequences including all manner of vices and social dislocation for the citizens should be a source of serious concern to all tiers of government and a wake-up call for all concerned. This is totally unacceptable and we demand that no stone should be left unturned in addressing its root causes with a view to achieving better living standard for the vast majority of the people.
GEORGE KINGSLEY PAPAMIE, Acting Bureau Chief (South-South) Port Harcourt.
The National body of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Union of Nigeria (PENGASSAN)
has incidentally shut down Baker Hughes , an oil and Gas oil servicing company at Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, for rejecting a Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA signed at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige on July 17, 2016.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved 464 million naira for the purchase of 67 vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
….Summons Labour Minister
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
Senate on Tuesday asked on the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on unemployment in the country to address the increase in employment across the country properly.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Monday said the All Progressives Congress government of President Muhammadu Buhari was not against restructuring.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed dismay over alleged non employment Nigerian Fitters and other qualified Nigerian artisans in the Dangote Refinery Project by its handlers..
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
Senate on Wednesday, summoned the Labour and Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele, and Managing Directors of various commercial banks on the ongoing mass retrenchment in the nation’s financial sector.
…as Fashola justifies waiver for Dangote Construction
The Federal Government has said it increased the price of petrol to raise money to run the system, since the country was broke.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
Senate on Wednesday recommended capital punishment for anyone found guilty of kidnapping in the country.
Senate resolution was sequel to the report of Senate Committee on Police chaired by Senator Abu Ibrahim who also recommended adequate funding of security agencies in order to combat kidnapping appropriately.