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Zulum Commissions 50 Housing Units For UNIMAID To Addresses Shelter Needs Of The Junior Staff

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Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday commissioned 50 housing units constructed by Borno State Government to address shelter needs of junior staff at the University of Maiduguri.

The project which started in December 2019 was part of the Governor Zulum’s intervention to UNIMAID whose major beneficiaries are indigenes of Borno State.

The project is the second housing intervention for UNIMAID. Zulum had in December last year, delivered 20 units of 2 bedroom bungalows for senior staff of the same UNIMAID.

At Friday’s brief ceremony in the University, Zulum also approved finical support to staff affected by the ongoing IPPIS enrollment of the University staffs across the country.

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Governor Zulum directed the Secretary to the State Government to liase with Borno state Microfinance Bank and come up with a scheme under which junior academic and non academic staffs owned their personal houses.

The Governor also directed the reconstruction of the faculty of engineering of the University, he also directed for the procurement of the needed facilities to the department of civil engineering whose accreditation have been suspended due to inadequate teaching and learning facilities.

Zulum also directed the secretary to the state government to capture in 2021 budget a provision to train academic and non academic staffs of UNIMAID both within and outside the country.

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Meanwhile, Governor Zulum has urged the ASSU to consider Borno’s peculiar situation. Noting that the state has gone through enough challenges to face yet another lingering strike.

Earlier, the vice chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba commended Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for the kind gesture.

The Vice Chancellor said, Zulum’s intervention came at a time when the University is faced with serious challenges of housing accommodation.

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Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System Of Old School Fees Structure At Isa Mustapha Agawai Polytechnic, Lafia Instigated The Recent Protest – Says SUG President

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Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State
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Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System Of Old School Fees Structure At Isa Mustapha Agawai Polytechnic, Lafia Instigated The Recent Protest – Says SUG President.

Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State

Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State

More revelations has continue to emerge into what too, k place during the wanton destruction of valuable property at the State Citadel, Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State, has alleged that those benefiting from previous analogue system of payment of school fees were those that instigated the students protest in the institution on 11th March, 2021.

Comrade Umar Aboki revealed this on Tuesday  in Lafia when the officials of the union appeared before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education investigating students protest at the institution.

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The SUG president while condemning the act, urged the committee to deal with any persons no matter how highly place he/she was if found wanting should be dealt with as to serve as deterrent to others and for the overall development of the education sector in the state.

“I want to commend you for investigating the students protest as we have also condemned the act in its totality.

“We were suspecting that some people who were benefiting with the old ( analogue)  method of school fees payment instigated the students protest.

“They were not happy when the new management of the school introduced new portal for students registration and payment of school fees.

“As the new portal blocked linkages and checkmate corruption as before now some  students school fees goes into individuals hands, ” he said.

Umar Aboki dismissed allegations that the school management closed school fees portal and increased school fees which led to the protest.

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“On 11th March, 2021, the school portal was working as some students were paying school fees when the protest was going on and as  I am speaking, the portal is presently working

” We don’t know why some students protested ,” he said.

The SUG President commended the school management under the leadership of Dr Justina Kotso for providing purposeful and inclusive leadership as well as carrying students along in her scheme of things.

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Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education said that the committee decided to invite them in order to get first-hand information that would assist it in carrying out its investigation.

” We have invited you to testify on the students protest of 11th March, 2021 which destroyed properties worth millions of Naira at the institution.

” Tell us  what you know about the students protest  in order to unravel the immediate and remote causes the protest,” he said.

Oga Ogazi (APC-Kokona East)  said that the committee would come up  with its findings at the end of the day in order to punish perpetrators of the protest.

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The chairman advised students to always remain calm and respect constituted authorities by  respecting  the school rules and regulations in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the education sector.

Also appeared before the committee were Mr Arinya Ogbole, the Embattled Chairman of Alumni of the institution and Jamilu Abubakar, the former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the polytechnic Alumni where the committee chairman blamed them  for incitng the public against the management of the polytechnic through their posting in the social media and other utterances.

Mr Gambo Kigbu, one of the presidential candidate of the Alumni of the institution tendered more documents to the committee on how Jamilu Abubakar is inciting the public against the management of the institution.

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On his part, Mr Hudu Suraj, a staff of the institution while defending himself before the committee told them that he did not have any problem with the rector but was on the rector’s office to tell her about what Jamilu Abubakar was posting in social media about the school.

Also appeared before the committee was the DPO of Ombi 1, Lafia Officer, A. Aliyu with his men.

The committee reinvited Jamilu Abubakar to appear before the committee Tomorrow,Thursday, May 6th, 2021  by 9am .

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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.

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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.
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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.

By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), in the FCT, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, has commended the minister of the FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, for approving payment of the new national minimum wage for primary school teachers in the territory.

FCT Minister Approves Payment Of Minimum Wage To Teachers, Area Councils Staff.

Abubakar, who made the commendation while speaking with newsmen in Gwagwalada yesterday, said the approval of the payment of the minimum wage has doused tension among the primary school teachers in FCT.

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He noted that approval for payment of the teachers minimum wage will also encourage the teachers to be more dedicated in discharge of their duties, saying parents will continue to support the teachers course in ensuring pupils get quality education.

The PTA chairman, also commended the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the FCT for their struggle for welfare of the primary school teachers in the territory, saying the union’s struggle over a year without any rancour with FCT adminstration.

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“The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) also wished to commend the FCT NUT for their peaceful approach towards seeing that the welfare of teachers especially the new minimum wage is realized,” he said.

Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello

Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello

He therefore appealed to the minister to ensure that the payment of the new national minimum wage takes off on May, 2021 as promised to avoid the union resuming their strike action.

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Approves Payment Of Area Councils Staff, Teachers Minimum Wage.

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FCT Minister Approves Payment Of Area Councils Staff, Teachers Minimum Wage.

 

By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Minsiter of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has approved the payment of the new national minimum wage for area councils staff and primary school teachers across the territory which takes effect from May, 2021.

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The approval for payment of the new minimum wage, was contained in a letter from the director of human resources of the FCDA, Mohammed Bashir, intimating the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), of the Minister’s approval, a copy of the letter was obtained by our reporter through the NUT Acting Secretary, Comrade I. Jethro, at the teachers house in Gwagwalada, on Friday.

Chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi

Chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi

“I am directed to inform you that the ministerial committee constituted by the FCT admistration to carry out the above mentioned excercise had concluded the assignment and forwarded the report accordingly”.

“Thus, it is gratifying to note that after due consideration, the Administration has approved of payment of the new national minimum wage to LEA teachers and area council staff with effect from May, 2021,” the letter said.

Global Times Nigeria, had reported that the FCT minister of state, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, had on January, 2021, urged both the NULGE and NUT to carry out screening of area council staff and teachers across to enable the administration know its staff strength.

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The screening was carried out both NULGE and the NUT where 17, 000 teachers were screened during the excercise in February, 2021 while a ministerial committee later submitted its report.

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Meanwhile, the union has said that it has suspended proposed resumption of its strike action slated for Monday, May, 3, 2021, if the FCT admistration failed to commence payment of the minimum wage for primary school teachers in the territory.

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu

The acting secretary of the FCT NUT, Comrade Margerete I. Jethro, stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly at the end the emergency meeting of the State Wing Executive Committee (SWEC) of the union in Gwagwalada, on Saturday.

She said union decision to put the resumption of the strike action on hold was as a result of the renewed assurances and letter of commitment by the FCT admistration to ensure implementation of the minimum wage is sustained.

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“And in the event that the FCTA management reneged o its promise, that the union will be compelled to reconvene by the end of May, 2021 to take appropriate labour action,” she said.

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