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Sokoto State Governor must apologize for flogging our staff or Sokoto people will be in darkness – Electricity Workers

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Electricity workers in the North-West zone have threatened to go on strike unless Governor Magatakada Wamakko of Sokoto State tendered an unreserved apology for allegedly flogging two members of staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Therefore, the electricity workers have asked the people of the state to hold the governor responsible for any eventuality.

The workers made this known in a statement that the one-week ultimatum given to the governor to tender an apology had expired without him tendering the apology. They accused the governor of beating Moses Osigwe, Business Manager of Gwiwa Business Unit of PHCN, and two other members of staff, Mallam Isyaku Daura, Officer II (Electrical) and Nuruddeen Mohammed, Staff l (Lines), after accusing them of being responsible for the failure of two SMVA transformers serving his home town, Wamakko.

In their letter entitled: Demand for Unreserved Apology and Payment of Compensation for Assault on Our Members,” signed by the Assistant General Secretary of the electricity workers’ union in the zone, Mr Moses Amedu, the workers had alleged that Governor Wamakko personally beat the three officials before directing armed policemen attached to the Government House to continue with the torture.

The letter, with reference number NUEE/AGS/NW/KD/201 2/120 and dated October 31, 2012, said: “We are shocked beyond imagination to learn that on October 20, you invited the Business Manager and two officers to your house, where you subjected them to inhuman treatment by personally whipping them mercilessly and then ordering their continued flogging by the mobile policemen attached to your office.”

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Pastor. Femi Agagu.

He expressed that the state has become peaceful following the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

Recall that the state government had earlier directed schools to reopen on October 19 after seven months of closure due to COVID- 19 outbreak.

But the schools were shut days after when the #EndSARS protest broke out.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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