NLC in Borno lauds Governor Zulum for approving N12 billion to clear gratuity, benefits of 4,862 retirees
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Borno State Council has lauded Governor Babagana Zulum for setting aside the sum N12 billion to clear backlog of gratuities to 4,862 workers who retired from 2013 to 2017.
The NLC at a press briefing which held at the Labour House, Maiduguri yesterday and read by it’s Chairman, Comrade Bulama Abiso said ‘ your Excellency sir, the Organised Labour do hereby use this medium to convey our sincere appreciation on behalf of the entire retirees in the state for taking such wonderful step towards clearing the backlog of the gratuity to our retirees both dead and living from 2013 to 2017 numbering 4,862 beneficiaries . This remarkable and unforgettable gesture of your good leadership”
The labour Union also use the opportunity to called on Governor Zulum to extend his hand of fellowship also to the state civil servants on their long time outstanding backlog of leave, transport and promotion grants.
Comrade Abiso said the payments of the gratituty will go a long way in putting a smile on the faces of many retirees and their families at this critical time of economic recession.
” We equally appreciate your contributions and commitment towards rebuilding the state, enhancement of societal development as well as passion for contributing to the development big if the devastated Northeast region. This is indeed an inspiration to presence and future generations”, he added.
The NLC Chairman assured the governor of continuous support and partnership in ameliorating the conditions of civil servants in the state while commending the past efforts of his administration in payment of pension arrears of over 400 retirees, addressing complications on the issues of biometric data capturing of civil servants and verification of staff and teachers of Local Government council’s with a view to implement N18,000 minimum wage at the Local government areas level which could be effected due. to COVID-19 pandemic .
Abiso also that Zulum has influenced and effected the retirees on immediate migration from salary to pension whenever they retired and also called on the state government to assist the staff of housing corporation which could not get their salary for almost 17 months as an autonomous state government parastatal due to low revenue generation.
He called on the state government to also look at the possibility of implementing not only N18,;000 minimum wage but the new minimum wage of N30,000, as well Implement promotion benefits of both state and local government workers
Member PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Joy Emordi, Joins APC
MEMBER PDP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SEN. JOY EMORDI, JOINS APC
By Rilwan Tanko, Abuja
A member, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Joy Emordi, today defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, formally received the senator in a brief ceremony in Abuja.
Sen. Emordi, said she was convinced that the future of a prosperous and united Nigeria lies in the APC.
She described the APC leadership as sincerely and genuinely committed to a united Nigeria that has plans for the future generation.
The legislator assured the party of her loyalty and her supporters to the party “l assure the party of my loyalty and support and to work for the success of the party.”
Sen. Emordi said “the APC led federal government is working for the South East and this is attracting more PDP members into APC.”
The Chairman CECPC Mai Mala Buni, expressed delight with the decision taken by the board member to contribute to the unity of the country.
“There is need for us to join hands for the political stability and national unity of our dear country” he said.
Governor Buni said the coming of Sen. Emordi and other prominent politicians from the South East into the APC will promote national unity.
“The South east is a strong political block and very crucial to the unity of the country, this will mo doubt add to national cohesion ” the Chairman added.
APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno
APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno
By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri
The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Borno state has peacefully held its ward congresses, as Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state joined others members of his ward , Mafa Central ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state where they elected 27 member ward executives of the party inline with the ongoing ward, local government and state congresses of the party
Addressing the delegates befoe throwing the question, the chairman of the APC Congress committee in Borno state, who is also former Deputy Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” we are here in Mafa on behalf of APC national headquarters, Abuja to witnessed and monitor the ward congress of our party. We are here to ensure that the congress were conducted in accordance with our party constitution”.
” Our party constitution has allow that the congresses should be done in 3 ways that is, through direct and indirect process, as well as consensus, It could be recalled that the state statutory delegates had last Wednesday agreed that Borno state has opted for consensus.. Today we are here to ensure that what you agreed on is implemented to the later.” Alhaji Anadu added
Those unanimously affirmed through voice votes, as the 27 man Executive of the Mafa central ward of the Mafa local government area were, Alhaji Ali chori, as chairman, Alh Gado Ka’ana as Vice chairman, Alhaji Gada sarki as secretary, Alhaji Babagana Kachalla, treasurer among others executives of the ward.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Mafa, shorty after the exercise , Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state called on the APC members in the state to conduct themselves peacefully and be united for the progress of the party, state and the country at large..
“I want to use this opportunity to thank you for conducting yourselves peacefully, we want to also thank the national , state and local government committee for ensuring peaceful congress in Mafa central my ward”, Zulum.
He said ” I want to assure you that APC administration in Borno state under my leadership will continue to provide more dividends of democracy to our people. We are going to establish additional secondary school here in Mafa for our children to go to school, we are also going to train our youths across all wards of the local government, so that they will be engaged “.
As at the time of filing in this reports the ward congresses were going on simultaneously and peacefully in Biu and Hawul local government, as well as other wards across the state
APC Congress: Buni Calls For Peaceful Exercise, Warns Against Sabotage
APC Congress: Buni calls for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage
By Fannami Modu, Damaturu
As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, warms up for its ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully.
In a statement signed Friday night by his Director-General on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election.
“As stakeholders of the party, we have a great responsibility to make the ward Congress in all the participating states successful.
“We should endeavour to place the party and members interest above personal interests,” Buni charged.
The chairman warned that the party would not hesitate to take decisive measures against anyone who deliberately sabotaged the Congress.
“We have come a long way repositioning the party, we have reconciled many groups and individuals, we must not allow personal interests in this election to divide us and draw us back,” he advised.
He expressed the commitment of the committee to entrench internal democracy and respect for the People’s choice.
Governor Buni further said adequate arrangements had been made by the party to conduct successful and acceptable congresses across the country.
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