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Make N30,000 Minimum Wage Profitable to Workers, Says Bamidele

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The Chairman of the Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the economy for the N30,000 minimum wage to be meaningful to Nigerian workers.

Bamidele said the current hyper – inflation blowing across the nation has affected every sector of the economy and had rubbishes the dividends inherent in the implementation of the new minimum wage.

The Senator representing Ekiti Central said this in a statement made available to journalists commemorating the 2021 edition of the Workers’ Day.

The All Progressives Congress Chieftain saluted the Nigerian workers for being steadfast in their patriotism to the nation, describing them as the engine room of the socio- economic and political sphere, occupying the middle class that works for the survival of the economy.

Bamidele urged them to continually hopeful in the Nigerian project and make adequate contributions towards salvaging the country from the parlous state it finds itself economically and security-wise.

The federal lawmaker also condemned the spate of kidnapping of some Nigerian workers in many states of the federation while serving their fatherland’s, saying these were suffice to dampen the workers’ morales.

“It was disturbing that most of these workers, who have been collecting peanuts as salaries and still bent on serving their fatherland had suffered several cases of kidnapping, killings and maiming in some sections of the country.

“The country had lost many of its priceless civil servants in the war against Boko Haram in the Northeast of the country. Many died in the captivity of the murderous kidnappers and insurgents, while some are being held hostage as of now.

“For their sacrifices not to result to nought, President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 governors as well as other stakeholders must work on our economy, make it strong , so that Nigerian workers, who are chiefly the bread winners of their families could dispense their responsibilities and reap the fruits of their laborious sweat.

“They should also work hard to combat any form monster rearing its head and posing dangers to any worker wherever they may be and work for the survival of this nation.

“I salute Nigerian workers for giving out so much energies for our nation to be productive and keep going.

  1. “I wish them happy celebration and urge them to be courageous to withstand the current economic hardship and continually make the rightful sacrifices that can keep the country going until it berthed at a successful destination”, Bamidele said.

 

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Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns As CJN

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

Reports have it that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.

In the leaked letter, the Justices accused the CJN of refusing to address the issues despite drawing his attention to them.

They complained of a lack of residential accommodation and vehicles at the court.

The justices further accused the CJN of gallivanting with his “spouse, children and personal staff,” while not allowing them to travel with an assistant on foreign trips.

The justices decried the lack of legal research assistants, despite the magnitude of cases being adjudicated.

On erratic electricity supply, the justices said they have been confined to work between the “hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m daily, for lack of diesel,” after they were notified of the development by the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Hajo Bello.

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2022 Ekiti Guber Poll: Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji is now the Governor Elect

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Breaking: APC Governorship candidate Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has emerged the winner of Ekiti Guber Poll with 187,057

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Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has paid a surprise visit to one of the aspirants in the just concluded presidential primary ,Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at his Abuja residence on Thursday night.

A source in the presidency said Tinubu had earlier visited the President at his residence in the Presidential Villa and afterward decided to make a surprise call on Osinbajo alongside Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu.

According to the source, Osinbajo was in a meeting with Senator Kabiru Gaya, former Defense Minister Rtd Major General Dan Ali, and other associates.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third with 235 votes in the just concluded presidential primary in Abuja.

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