The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, (ASCSN), an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is set for a showdown with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The association has threatened to shutdown operations in all offices of the Agency, for three days in the first instance, following the management refusal to implement hazard allowance and life insurance, several months of unpaid overtime and travel allowances.
The threat by the senior civil servants is coming two weeks after it threatened to down tools nationwide over billions of unpaid promotion allowances, which compelled the federal government to begin immediate payment to apprehend the industrial action
Briefing newsmen, in Abuja, on Monday, ASCSN Chairman, Isaac Ojemhenke who spoke for the Secretary General said a 21 one day ultimatum issued had expired and another 7-day notice which lapses, on Tuesday, without any invitation by NEMA management for talks.
The Secretary General said notices had been sent to President Muhammad Buhari, the National Assembly, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and the Minister of Labour and Employment.
Others also notified were the Minister of Defence, the Department of State Service, the Inspector General of Police, the TUC President and the Director General of NEMA.
BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue
The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.
As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.
The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.
A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.
According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.
The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14.
Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)
Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.
The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.
The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.
The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.
It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.
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