‘Embrace FG’s job generation programmes’

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi Imakwuede, has called on Nigerians youths to embrace President Muhammadu Buhari’s employment generation programmes, which were designed to reduce unemployment, especially among the youths. Imakwuede, who made this call in Bauchi, commended the state government for providing the necessary facilities to drive Federal Government N-Power agenda under the Social Investment P rogrammes (SIP). The N-Power programme is a job creation and youth empowerment initiative of the Federal Government being implemented in partnership with the 36 states and FCT….

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Union cautions ministry over haulage charges

Haulage operators under the aegis of Union of Tipper and Quarry Employers of Nigeria (UTQEN) has cautioned Lagos State Government against plan to introduce multiple haulage charges in the state. Acting National Chairman of UTQEN, Comrade Aliu Mayungbe, made this call at a media briefing in Lagos. He said that such charges will cripple the activities of haulage business in the state. The Lagos State Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development recently stated that it was planning to obtain haulage charges from trucks transporting sands from dredging sites to complement the…

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Labour tackles employers on workers’ safety

As part of activities to mark World Day for Health and Safety, the organised labour has advised employers to take seriously the safety of employees. Vice-President, Industriall Global Union, Comrade Issa Aremu, gave this advice in Lagos. He urged workers to give priority to health and safety in their work places, stressing that doing so was the best measure to enhance their productivity and measure up to standards required among workforce in the country. He said Nigeria would be a labour-friendly nation if more measures are taken to boost the…

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Experts advise on importance of wealth mgt

Financial experts have highlighted the importance of wealth management during recession. Speaking at a wealth forum organised by Zela Ventures International Limited in Lagos, they said that research and statistics had shown that about Pass It.” Okeke noted that if wealth was successfully transferred from one generation to the next, financial security would be enhanced and guaranteed. She added that, this would greatly reduce the current epidemic of wealth truncation. “Based on the foregoing, wealth progenitors whether as individuals or via corporations must shoulder the responsibility of putting in place,…

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‘Employers no longer adhere to agreements’

RECCESSION Prevailing economic recession is working against original arrangements between employers and employees Organised labour has decried the level of insincerity among some employers over their approach to certain agreements reached on behalf of workers. The labour unions are specifically miffed following some employers’ failure to engage workers in negotiations before taking a decision either to lay them off or withhold their benefits. Reflecting on the development, which has become commonplace as a result of the prevailing economic recession, the President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, Comrade Bobboi Bala…

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‘NLC heating up polity in Ebonyi’

The Ebonyi State government has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of heating up polity in the state following activities of the Chairman, Enugu State chapter of the union. To stem the tide, the state government has written a letter to the national leadership of the body to caution the chapter chairman, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo. The Special Assistant (SA) to the governor on Labour Relations, Mrs. Grace Chukwu, in a statement, flayed the unwarranted attacks on Governor David Umahi by Nwobodo, saying it was capable of causing industrial disharmony between…

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CBN trains entrepreneurs on bankable business plans

As part of its agenda to raise more entrepreneurs across the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has gone into partnership with the wife of Taraba State Governor, Mrs Anna Ishaku, for the purpose of training 10,000 unemployed youths. The partnership under the First Lady’s Hope Afresh Foundation, according to a statement, is to train the first batch of 220 participants at the first instance. Speaking on the partnership, a representative of the Enterprise Development Centre at the apex bank, Alhaji Abubakar Umar, said the trainees would be taught…

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