13-year-old girl, corpers among ineligible workers collecting salaries – KNSG

November 25, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has disclosed of 3, 234 workers illegally earning salaries in the state public service. The government also discovered a 13-year-old girl, students of primary and secondary schools, and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) among the ineligible workers recruited by the immediate past administration. The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Abdullahi Bichi, disclosed Read More

Anambra withholds health workers’ salaries over absenteeism

November 24, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state government, Friday, said it has withheld the half month salaries of most of the health workers over absenteeism and sundry breach of works ethics. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, who disclosed this at Awka during interaction with select journalists, explained that the state government introduced technologically driven clock-in that provides data of workers attendance and Read More

Salary crisis and the agony of workers in Sokoto state

November 24, 2023 Saifullah Abubakar 0

Our attention has been drawn to the scenario where scores of Sokoto state civil servants, last Monday, thronged the premises of the State Ministry of Finance in Sokoto, over drastic cuts in their salary of November. The irate workers were at the Usman Faruk Secretariat, where the ministry is located, to protest the alleged deductions from their take home, which Read More

NLC tasks affiliate unions on protection of migrant workers

October 18, 2023 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Monday charged its affiliate unions to adopt the responsibility of protecting migrant workers’ rights in Nigeria in furtherance to the awareness campaigns and successes achieved through the support of the International Labour Organisation’s FAIRWAY project. NLC said it had achieved a lot in the efforts to attain a just, inclusive and conducive work space in Read More

Eno releases N1.6bn for retired Akwa Ibom workers 

October 17, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has approved the prompt release of an additional 1.6 billion naira in line with his avowed promise to continue to pay the arrears  of retired workers. The amount is designed to continue to pay down the arrears of gratuities of retired primary school teachers, local government workers and civil servants in the Read More

Solidarity Centre, Trade Unions partner against exploitation of workers

September 20, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Solidarity Centre in collaboration with Trade Unions and Civil society organisations in Nigeria are working out modalities to entrench accountability at work places and as well cause government to ensure effective implementation of workers’ rights in the country. This was reached during a brainstorming sessions at a two-day workshop on “effective enforcement of workers’ rights on freedom of association Read More

Imo workers shun NLC’s warning strike

September 7, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Civil servants in Imo state, Tuesday, defied the directive given by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a 2-day warning strike to protest federal government’s inability to reach an agreement with them on fuel subsidy removal and other boiling national issues. Blueprint correspondent, who visited the State Secretariat and Imo House of Assembly at New Owerri, Read More

Ondo workers pray over Akeredolu’s health

July 3, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Akure Following the prayer sessions held across MDAs in Ondo state few weeks ago as directed by the head of service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, towards the quick recovery of Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Otunba Wale Akinlosotu said he was optimistic and assured that the prayers have started yielding positive results. The commissioner gave Read More

Makinde’s Workers Day pact and new Oyo state

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

In this report, BAYO AGBOOLA chronicles how the 2023 workers day was celebrated with fulfilled promises and new ones made. With few weeks to the commencement of his second term in office on May 29 this year, Governor Seyi Makinde is leaving no one in doubt about his commitment to building a more solid Oyo state in his next four Read More

May Day: Better days ahead for Nigerian workers – Senator Balogun

May 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Senator representing Oyo South senatorial district and ViceChairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Senator Kola Balogun, had said better days are ahead for Nigerian workers Senator Balogun in a message congratulating Nigerian workers on the 2023 Workers’ Day celebration said despite the prevailing daunting challenges and stifling socio-economic conditions, Nigerian workers should keep hope alive. According to Read More

Kogi APC candidate salutes workers, promises better days

May 1, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, has congratulated workers in the state on the occasion of Workers’ Day celebration by the labour movement around the world. In a statement by his media office in Lokoja, the APC standard bearer assured that his administration will accord priority to the welfare of Read More

May Day: Lawan drops crucial message for Nigerian workers, renders stewardship account

April 30, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Nigerian workers on May day celebration this year by urging them to sustain industrial peace and harmony being enjoyed in the country across the various sectors. Lawan in a personally signed goodwill message to commemorate the 2023 workers’ day , said the Ninth National Assembly leveraged on the industrial peace and Read More

Workers advocate PENCOM’s retirement saving review for housing purpose

April 11, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Senior Staff Association of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, have called for an upward review of the 25 per cent of contributions in the Retirement Savings Account (RSA) earmarked by PENCOM for housing purpose. Also, the body announced its partnership with the Federal Government Housing Loan Board (FGSHLB) and BROOKS Asset and Resources Limited on the provision of affordable housing for Read More

Passengers stranded as aviation workers strike

January 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The members of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has began indefinite strike over welfare. The strike which has led to flight disruptions across many airports in Nigeria began on Monday morning. The workers began strike as a result of what it described as uncooperative attitude of the NAHCO management towards resolving the welfare issues raised by the workers through the Read More

Please, I’m sorry, and thank you

December 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Entitlement, I think, can be a healthy trait. It betrays our humanness, and it can be a call for decent human behaviour, if applied in the right context. And I am writing about rightful entitlement; being entitled to the amount to which a person has a right. For example, we should be entitled to our salaries after working for them. Read More

Sylva tasks staff on devotion, team work

May 2, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva, has urged staff of the ministry to redouble their efforts for more engaged and productive team work. A statement by Senior Adviser (Media and Communication), to the minister Mr Horatius Egua, quoted Sylva as making the call at the bonding retreat for staff at Mandala, Niger State. The minister noted that in Read More

UTAS vs IPPIS: Integrity test and deception in salary payment

March 29, 2022 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Resourcefulness is the most God-given talent endowed to Nigerians at all times. The talent is majorly untapped and remains potential within the capabilities of individuals until challenged by circumstances to manifest. When such talent manifests, the nation does not recognize and accord support to optimise the talent for national advancement. This lack of recognition and support causes brain-drain of talents Read More

Kaduna to begin 4-day working week soon

November 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government will soon commence a four-day working week, as public servants are expected to work from home for one day per week from Wednesday December 1st, 2021. The government said the measure is designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture. A statement Read More

Harrowing experiences as passengers bemoan railway workers’ strike

November 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Passengers across Nigeria were Thursday made to bear the brunt of the strike action by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation whose two unions, the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NURW) and the Senior Staff Association (SSA) made real their threat to commence a three-day warning strike following irreconcilable differences in their negotiations for workers welfare. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Read More

Brace up for strike, NRC management tells workers

November 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Wednesday notified senior management staff to brace up for the planned strike action by labour unions in the corporation beginning Thursday and ensure its assets are protected against vandalism. Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, in an internal memo requested the support of the Commissioner of Police, Railway Command and that Read More