As fallout of the controversies surrounding the money laundering allegations against the first lady of Oyo state, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed Mrs Florence Ajimobi, wife of the state governor, back to the country. However, the party, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by its publicity secretary, Mr Lukuman Agboluaje, however, noted that there were some issues worthy of attention.
According to Agboluaje’s statement, “As much as we are not in a position to join issues with Mrs Ajimobi on the alleged money laundering, we are constrained to ask some fundamental questions, especially from her own defence on arrival… We are aware of the free education policy of the present administration in the state and our concern is the inability of the state’s first couple to allow their daughter enjoy the free education being dished out to the populace, rather than for the first lady to incessantly visit her daughter every three weeks in a United Kingdom secondary school.
Meanwhile, in response to this, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Oyo State chapter, in a release issued by the party’s publicity secretary, Honourable Dauda Kolawole, said it was the violence unleashed on then Senator Ajimobi by the state People Democratic Party in the thick of the realisation of his stolen electoral victory in 2007, stolen by the PDP, that made him to relocate his last daughter to the UK.
According to Kolawole, “This ugly day in 2007, Mrs Ajimobi had driven to her daughter’s school in Oluyole, Ibadan, to pick her daughter who was attending school in the area when PDP thugs stopped their car and stripped the school girls, she hitch-hiked from school naked.”
#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos
The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.
The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.
The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”
This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest
The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.
He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.
Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.
He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.
FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.
Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.
In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.
The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.
On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.
He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.
The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.
But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.
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