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SUBEB Contracts: Nasarawa Assembly gives Access Bank 3 days to resolve all pending issues on delayed payment.

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Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi and Management of Access Bank ably led by its MD/CEO
SUBEB Contracts: Nasarawa Assembly gives Access Bank 3 days to resolve all pending issues on delayed payment.
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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has given three days ultimatum to the Access Bank Nigeria Limited to resolve all pending issues relating to the non release of money meant for the payment of State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB) and the continued deduction of interest by the bank on money yet to be released to SUBEB.

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House

Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi gave the order when the Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Access Bank, Hadiza Ambursa led other management team of the bank to appear before the committee today in Lafia.

Ogazi said that the House gave the bank another chance due to plea by the Executive Director of the bank that she has just gotten the information on the issues at hand.

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“We are giving you from now to Friday this week to resolve the matter at hand once and for all so that by Monday next week we will be able to inform the larger house on the progress made so far.

” We have invited the Group Managing Director of Access Bank on the need for them to explain why the bank is holding the state government money meant for payment of State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB) contracts.

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” And why there is continue deduction of interest by the bank on money yet to be released to SUBEB for payment to contractors.

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” After our explanation, the Executive Director said that the committee should give her more time to resolve the issues.

“She informed us that she is just getting some of the information now and she need time to meet with the board and state government to discuss the issues extensively in order to solve it once and for all, ” Ogazi said.

Ogazi urged the bank to stop deducting interest on money yet to be released to SUBEB as well as release money meant for its contract.

” Non payment of money to contractors that handled primary school projects is affecting the school projects and those contractors negatively,” he added.

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The committee chairman urged the bank to do the needful in the interest of peace and development.

Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi

Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi

It would be reported that on Monday, Nov.22, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (MD/ CEO) of Access Bank Limited if he failed to appear before its committee on Education within 24 hours.

Read also: Nasarawa Assembly invites MD/CEO of Access Bank PLC for explanation On Delay In Salary Of Contractors Handling NSUBEB Projects

Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon Daniel Ogazi gave the threat when the Zonal Head of Access Bank, Mr Alexius Ayabam appeared before its committee in Lafia.

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FCTA: Minister Approves 65 Years Retirement Age For Teachers

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Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.
FCTA: Minister Approves 65 Years Retirement Age For Teachers
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

The FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has approved the 65 years retirement age for teachers in the territory.

The director of Human Resources Department of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, presented a copy of the approval letter on behalf of the minister to the chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The presentation which witnessed the present of the Director of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) Dr Hassan Sule and some senior staff of the board.

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According to the content of the approval letter, which our correspondent glanced through, stated that the FCT teachers will be now able retire at the age of 65 years.

The FCT administration, according to the letter has also set a limit of 40 years of service.

Our correspondent report that the development is on the backdrop of a bill sent to the national assembly by president Muhammadu Buhari on June, 2021.

However, the director of the FCT UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule, who confirmed the approval of 65 years retirement age and 40 years years of service for the teachers in the FCT, commended the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, for the approval.

Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.

Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the present FCT adminstration under the leadership of Muhammad Musa Bello, has been given the desire priority to the development of the education sector in the FCT, saying the minister had also commence payment of promotion arrears of the secondary school teachers for 2017 and 2018.

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Indian Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane Advocate For Technologically Base Society In Lokoja

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The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane
The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane
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The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane says a technologically based society could assist in solving contemporary issues affecting third world nation.

Doctor Sonavane stated this in a paper presentation during the celebration of the Kogi State Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS)’ day in Lokoja.

He said forty five percent of Indian’s economy is rested on information communication technology noting that the development has placed the nation on the world map in the aspect of security, information dissemination, medicine and other aspects of human endeavours.

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Doctor Sonavane said Nigeria needs more educated people to build a strong economy emphasising that the vast majority that are uneducated are easily manipulated in the aspect of choices and decisions that are germane to the growth and development of the nation.

He explained that SIIMT in Ghana has a robust package for prospective candidates including international students for transfer of knowledge.

According to him, the school is currently offering four years degree course in ICT noting that international students can access fifty percent scholarship, fifty percent cash back on Airfare on the first registration and appealed to NAPPS to facilitate the platform to attract more students.

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

While expressing appreciation to NAPPS for considering him during the award presentation, Doctor. Sonavane promised to maintain good relationship with NAPPS for mutual benefits.

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Unpaid Arrears: FCT Primary School Teachers Commences Indefinite strike, As Secondary school’s Teachers Resumes Classes

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Unpaid Arrears: FCT Primary School Teachers Commences Indefinite strike, As Secondary school's Teachers Resumes Classes
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

As the five-day warning strike of the teachers in FCT elapsed, secondary schools teachers resume classes today, while primary school’s teachers will continue with the strike action over non-payment of their outstanding entitlements.

The chairman of the NUT FCT Comrade Stephen Knabayi, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of the union’s Emergency State Wing executives Council (SWEC) meeting at the teacher’s house in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Wednesday, night.

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He said the union decided to direct the primary schools teachers to continue with the strike action due to lack of commitment by the six area councils chairmen to pay promotion arrears and other entitlements of their members.

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According to him, the union has examined the commitments and assurances of the FCT administration to effect the payment of the secondary school’s teachers in November and December, resolved to direct the secondary school’s teachers to resume classes across the FCT today (Thursday), being 25th November 2021.

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