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Emergency Health & Nutrition Response Workers Appealed to FG, BOSG not to stop the projects & Also Pay them their outstanding 3 Months Allowances

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Emergency Health and Nutrition Response workers appealed to FG, BOSG not stop the projects and also pay them their outstanding. 3 months allawances

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

A group under the umbrella of Emergency Health Workers in Borno state has appealed to the Federal Government and the Borno state government not to disengage them as they hsve been owing essential services to the Internally Dispaced  persons across the 27 local governments areas.

The group urged the Federal and the Borno state govermrnt to also pay them their outstanding three moonths allawance for the months of December, 2019 to February, 2020, the services they rendered to the vulnerable IDPs..

Addressing journalists at a Press briefing held at the NUJ Press Centre, Maiduguri on Saturday., the Chairman of the group, Pharm. Isaac Nsohs said ” we appeal to the Federal government and Borno state government to come to our aid of the IDps and to our members  and pay us our outstanding three months allowances, so that the projects will continue”

“We are, the adhoc staff engaged by the Federal government under the Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Project., a project under the auspices of the Federal ministry of Health in collaboration with the Borno state government to the Nutrition and Health challenges and emergencies occasioned as a result of the insurgency in Borno state. We are made up of 33 teams in which each team comprises of 10 members, that is 330 adhoc staff in all, and the range of our allawances between N350,000 and N80,000 base on the cadre”, he added.

The chairman said “We were angaged by the Federal government for a contract of one year starting from December, 2018 and expires in November, 2020. After the expiration, the Borno state goverment through its project manager and Director, Mr.. Babagana Shehu asked us to continue as they are planing to extend the project for additiinal 3 years, after 3 Months, they asked us to stop, as there was no funding for it and they asked us to submit all the workung tools in our possession which we did and they promised to pay us our outstanding allowances  but until this moment we have not been paid”

He further explained that ” we waited but no avail, we have written to the commissioner for health, the deputy governor and the governor through his chief of staff but still no avail, that was why we come to the press to let the governor know our plight. We know he is a listening Governor. He will help us because some of us have families and children.”

“We were disengaged in February this year, and it is now eight months without paying us our allowances. The Governor should also consider reengaging us as we were providing services to the Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) in all 27 local governments areas including Bama where I was serving the IDPs and host communities depend on our service. These set of vulnerable persons will suffer if the project not continued., because we have doctors, nurses, midwives, community health and extension workers, health records, laboratory scientists, nutritionists among other in each team”, Nsoha said.

” we also appealed to the Federal government to extend same project in other states and also probe the projects, as some time we were being paid through personal accounts”, the group added.

 

 

 

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

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As a result of marathon meeting held and agreement reached between the federal government and the organised representatives of labour unions, the organised labour has suspended the nationwide strike action and protests billed to start today.
The meeting, which started at about 8:30 pm on Sunday and spilled over till Monday morning had Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Minister of State for Power, Godwin Jeddy-Agba and Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the NNPC.
READ ALSO: Governors, labour meet to avert mass action
A communiqué, read by the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, after the meeting, disclosed that government agreed to suspend electricity tariff hike for two weeks pending when a committee set up would examine the justifications for the new policy in view of the need for the validation of the basis for the new cost-reflective tariff as a result of the conflicting information from the fields which appeared different from the data presented to justify the new policy by NERC.
He, however, noted that total deregulation in the downstream sector remains, adding that palliatives would be offered to Nigerian workers to cushion the effects of burden.

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Baga ambush; ISWAP/Boko Haram Killed 8 Policemen, 3 CJTF Members Killed, 13 Others Injured

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Baga ambush; ISWAP/Boko Haram killed 8 policemen, 3 CJTF members killed, 13 others injured.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Members of the Islamic State of West African Province ( ISWAP),/ Boko Haram terrorist have killed eight policemen, 3 soldiers 3,members of Civilian Joint Tasks Force (CJTF), while 13 others injured in an ambushed near Cross kauwa few kilometers away from the Famous Baga fish town.

The Borno state Police command while confirming the incident, in a statement issued by ithe commands Public Relations Officer (PPRO),, DSP Edet Okon said ‘On 25th September, 2020 at about 12PM, the security convoy who were heading to Baga in respect of Government’s effort to relocate indigenes of Baga to their ancestral home came under heavy gun attack by Armed Men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists a few Kilometers from Cross Kauwa. The security convoy returned fire and successfully repelled the attack.”

The statement said ” in the ensuing gun fight however, casualties were recorded on both sides. Unfortunately, eight (8) Policemen and three (3) members of the Civilian Joint Task Force paid the supreme price. Thirteen (13) other persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Hospital for treatment.”

The statement however, stated that the Commissioner of Police, Borno state Command CP Bello Makwashi assures members of the public that the Nigeria Police is determined to carry out its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and properties and will not relent in providing the needed security for the good citizens of Borno State at all times.

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Again, Boko haram ambushes Borno Government officials convoy near Baga

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Again, Boko Haram ambushes Borno government officials convoy near Baga

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

Again members of the Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed the convoy of the Borno state government officials on their way to Baga along Monguno Baga road, in preparatory for today Saturday 26th September, 2020 resettlements

“Five policemen, 3 soldiers and 6 members of the Civilian Joint Task force (CJTF) were said to been killed, while
several others were injured in the ambushed”, a security source who does not want his name in print said.

The government officials were on their way to Baga for the official resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS), who were scheduled to return to Baga today Saturday , 26th September, 2020 by the governor himself.

The Boko Haram insurgents were said to have ambushed the government official convoy including some returnees IDPs few kilometers way from Multi National Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) check point near Baga..

The insurgents were said to have fired several shots at the convoy, injuring the security operatives some of the IDPs and other travellers on the convoy. It was not clear whether if the insurgents killed or injured any of the returning IDPs.

It could be recalled that the Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum had recently inaugurated a committee for the resetlement of IDPs from Maiduguri and Monguno back to Baga, a town business community about 158 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capitol

At the time of filing this report no official statement from the Borno state government or the military.

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