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Ebonyi workers to receive salaries 20th of every month

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The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has directed that salaries of workers at both the state and local government levels be paid before 20th of September to enable workers send their children and wards back to school.

“All salaries in the state must be paid by 20th of September. This will be done every month. All salaries of workers, especially those of teachers in the state must be paid on 20th of September,” he said in Abakalikion Monday.

He spoke while receiving national Executive of the Nigeria Union of Teachers led bytheir National President, Mr. Micheal Olukoya, at the Government House.

The governor added that in line with the recommendations of the Special Committee on Salaries, there would no longer be a disparity between the salaries of state workers and their local government counterparts.

He urged the teachers not to join the warning strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress, regretting that the government and labour signed an agreement to accept the recommendations of the special salaries committee only for labour to reject it and call workers on strike.

Governor Umahi stated that henceforth, no agency of the state government would be permitted to negotiate with the organized labour in the state led by a federal worker.

The governor, who re-assured the NUT national leadership that his administration would not embark on disengagement of teachers, however, frowned on the quality of some of the teachers whom he noted were not qualified to teach.

He promised to re-visit all issues of outstanding salaries of teachers at local government level arising from the recent increment of workers’ salaries, which he stated was politically-motivated.

Governor Umahi reiterated that his administration would also re-visit the issue of the payment of Teachers Salary Structure) to teachers in the state when the economy of the state improved.

Earlier in an address, Olukoya had said they were in the state because of the welfare of NUT members.

He stated that the union was disappointed because of Primary School Teachers in the state were discriminated against in the implementation of the 50% salary increase for workers in the state.

Olukoya regretted that Primary School teachers were not paid when the government directed the payment of the outstanding September, 2011 salaries of workers who went on strike under the no-work-no pay policy of the past administration in the state.

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the governor on Labour Relations,Mrs Grace Chukwu,has described as false, an allegation by organised labour in the state,that one of its members, Comrade Emmanuel Mbam,was beaten to coma and rushed to hospital by a government monitoring team led by Sam Igwe.

“Mbam was not beaten; no body touched him; no body tortured him as was alleged by organised labour that the man was beaten to coma and that the man was in the hospital.He(Mbam) is here live to speak for himself,” told journalists at a news conference.

Mbam, who is the vice chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi state chapter, said he was in his office ensuring that no worker in his constituent came to work when the government monitoring team arrived.

He said, “I was not beaten by any body. Rather,they were persuading me not to prevent workers from entering their offices.When I got calls from my labour leaders I told them to remain calm that I am alive.”

The state chairman,National youth council of Nigeria, Igwe, who was accused of beating the parliamentary labour leader,described the allegation by the organised labour in the state as “inciting workers against the government.”

He urged workers to give their maximum support to government as Governor Umahi was poised to ensure workers welfare in the state.

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War: China, India, Tajikistan, others to send troops to Russia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.

The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.

“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.

It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.

The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.

It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.

Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.

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Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopedic hospitals.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.

Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.

“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.

Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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BREAKING: Electricity workers call off strike

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has called off its nationwide strike.

The decision followed an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

The minister’s spokesman Olajide Oshundun, announced that Ngige intervened in the industrial action.

NUEE Secretary General, Joe Ajaero, assured that electricity would be restored across the country tonight.

The workers shut down all Transmission Companies of Nigeria (TCN) offices earlier today.

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