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NIMC Staff Protest Mass Sack Over Education Qualification In Osun

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NIMC PROTESTING WORKERSNo fewer than 40 workers, who were recently disengaged by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday, staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo, Osun State capital, as theycalled for their reinstatement in the interest of justice and fairness.

The protesters, who waved placards containing various inscriptions accusing the Director General of NIMC, Mr. Chris Onyemenem of sacking them unjustly after serving for over 27 years as civil servants, also decried the paltry sum paid to them as gratuity.

Chairman of the Nigeria Civil Service Union in the state, Comrade Abiona Isiaka Olakunle explained that the commission sacked the workers wrongly without any offence or crime.

“We received letter of disengagement from NIMC on 31st December, last year and the commission paid us 323,000 each for our layoff. We are surprised and embarrassed that they are giving us such ridiculous amount of money as our gratuity after serving the federal government for up to 27 years.

“We wish to state that the manner in which we were layoff was fraudulent and questionable as we did not commit any crime to warrant the sack. The excuse they gave was that we do not possess higher education qualification such as Degree and Higher National Diploma whereas many of us possess NCE”.

Meanwhile, a civil society group, Committee for Democracy and Right of the People, (CDRP) has threatened to sue Mr. Onyemenem if he fails to address the matter and reinstate the sacked works within two weeks.

Acting Chairman of CDRP, Comrade Saka Waheed described the action of the NIMC DG as barbaric, unlawful and unjust. He lamented that the Commission failed to follow due process in sacking the workers and insisted that the Commission must recall the sacked workers.

“We shall fight this matter on behalf of these forty workers sacked unlawfully by the DG of NIMC. If the Onyemenem fails to recall these workers, we shall sue him to court and we shall pursue the case to logical conclusion. Also, we have resolved to forward a petition to the National Assembly on this matter”, Waheed said.

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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