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ASUP Suspends 65 Days Industrial Action

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its 65 days old strike action effective from today, after an ap­praisal of the report indicat­ing the gradual implementa­tion of the items, contained in the memorandum of action, signed between the union and the federal government.

The union says it is a three-month suspension to enable completion of the government’s execution of the agreement signed with the union in April.

The leadership of ASUP in a statement by national publicity Abdulla­hi Yalwa further explained that as part of the efforts com­municated by the federal ministry of education, certain items have been fulfilled like the reconstitution and inaugu­ration of governing councils and visitation panels in Nige­rian federal polytechnics.

“We are led to believe that the release of funds for infra­structure revitalization and minimum wage arrears is currently being processed. Other items include the on­going efforts at the review of the scheme of service and conditions of service for polytechnics as well as the commencement of work towards resolution of the is­sues around CONTISS 15 mi­gration arrears for the lower cadre.

“We also acknowledge the recent passage of the bill for removal of the dichotomy against HND holders in the country. In reaching the deci­sion to suspend the strike, our union took into cognizance the appeals made by the gov­ernment, revered traditional stools in the country, mem­bers of the national assem­bly, chairmen of governing councils of federal polytech­nics and indeed members of the public who showed varied interests in the matter.

The statement added “it is the expectation of our union that the suspension of this action will provide an enabling environment for the government to fulfill other aspects of the memorandum of action and afford the gov­ernment an opportunity to reverse its trust deficit within our sector. We equally appreci­ate the different layers of inter­vention by critical stakeholder groups in the sector within the period.”

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Wike Blasts Buhari Over Continued Insecurity

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Gov El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees

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Gov El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai has sacked over 90 of his political appointees.

The governor revealed on Thursday nights that the state government had yet to disengage any civil servant as only agencies connected to the local government system have disengaged staff.

El Rufai in his statement to reporters listed those affected to include the 23 local government councils, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and the Primary Health Care Board.

He said ‘’So far, 99 political appointees have lost their jobs but we have not commenced rightsizing civil servants,” adding that “we want to be fair with regards to civil servants. We had earlier promised that before we reduce the size of the civil service, we will start with political appointees and we have done that.”

El Rufai explained that the disengaged political appointees constituted 30 per cent of the total number of political office holders in the state.

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Lagos State Warns Hoodlums Against Vandalism

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Lagos state Central Business District, CBD, has warned hoodlums and vandals against vandalism within the business district.

Lagos state governor’s special adviser on central business districts, Olugbenga Oyerinde has cautioned miscreants who cut and vandalize iron barriers, railings and other government road infrastructures, to desist from the act or face prosecution.

Oyerinde gave the warning on Wednesday while supervising iron barriers and railings in the Lagos Island business district. He decried the huge loss caused by the vandals who destroy government property.  He urged business owners, traders and residents to be vigilant and be security conscious.

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