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SSANU, NASU oppose ASUU’s proposed payment platform, says Ngige

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The Senior Staff Association of Universities and Non Academics Staff Union Universities have rejected the proposed University Transparency Account System presented to the government by the Academic Staff of Universities Union.

Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja during an interview with journalists at the end of the budget defence of the ministry.

Ngige said it was not proper to be using different payment platforms in the universities, adding that the ministry had already forwarded the UTAS to the National Information Technology Development Agency for assessment.

The minister said, “We have sent their system to NITDA for assessment. They have to come back from strike to know what we can do in the interim.

“We have other associations in the universities which are Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academics Staff Union of Universities, National Association of Technologists in Universities. ASUU is not the only union in the universities.

“If we ignore them and what they are saying, even if ASUU comes back, they will close the lecture halls and the laboratories. We don’t want that to happen.
“That is why we are taking measures to carry everybody along.”
Ngige also said that lecturers had no other option than to return to classes because they had already violated labour law with this strike.
He said, “They will not have any other option than to return to work. The ILO principle on strike has some limitations.”

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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