Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Labour chief lauds Buhari for giving lifeline to states

By News Express on 09/07/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,016


The Chairman of Industrial Global Union, Mr Isa Aremu, on Wednesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving an intervention fund for states to pay arrears of salaries owed workers.

Aremu gave the commendation when he spoke at the inauguration of the Nigeria Council of the union in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Buhari on July 6, approved the release of N713.7billion intervention fund for states.

The bailout is part of a three-pronged relief package that will end workers’ plight.

While N413.7billion represents special intervention fund, the balance of about N250 billion is a soft loan to states.

Aremu told the governors to ensure that they used the money judiciously since this was the first time the Federal Government was making such intervention fund.

“The governors should prudently use the fund. It is unacceptable that governors live on bailout, yet fly around with chartered aircraft,” he said.

The union leader said it was no longer necessary to call for the creation of more states since existing ones were not viable.

He said that governors should re-industrialise their states to be able to create jobs and make more revenue.

According to him, the present minimum wage paid to workers has dropped in value by 31.8 per cent due to devaluation of the naira.

He urged the National Assembly and the Federal Government to review the minimum wage so as to improve the condition of workers.

Also spoke on the current insecurity in some African countries, especially Nigeria, urging the National Assembly to work to eliminate the activities of terrorists.

On the global union, he said that the objective of the body was to build stronger unions, organise and increase union membership.

``Our objective is to fight for trade union rights, industrial policy, promote social justice and create safe work places.’’

He said that the body was established on June 19, 2012 in Denmark and that the founding federations were the International Metal

Workers Federations, the International Federation of Chemical,  Energy, Mines and General Workers Union and the International Textile Union.

Mr Fabian Ukomo, an official of the union from South Africa, advised the Nigerian members to be united to have the power to enforce policies.

``You must get together, plan activities that will increase membership so as to be a democratic trade union,’’ Ukomo said. (NAN)

•Photo shows Isa Aremu.

Source News Express

Posted 09/07/2015 05:30:14 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Sign of things to come?: Buhari boycotts Atiku’s...

Nigeria, country where THIEVES are KINGS

IMSO Boss Chuma emerges Ekene Enefe Campaign Organisation...

Controversial lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin flees Nigeria; goes on...

Igbo Language school opens in South Africa

Bad Ecobank loans still haunt South African bank...

NIGERIA NOW A FASCIST STATE —New PDP; says...

SERAP asks court to order FG, Fashola to...

Buhari laments culture of waste, speaks of plan...

Bayelsa Govt. frowns at beheading of soldier •Charges...

Breaking news: Obiano finishes off Ngige, Nwoye at...

Ogah and metaphor of the fast lane, By...

 

Latest News BREAKING NEWS: INEC declares Osun governorship election inconclusive Osun governorship election: All the results while waiting for INEC's official declaration 2019: Screening Panel to decide fate of Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others Certificate Saga: Uncertainty, fears grip Buhari’s ministers, aides Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland Missing General: Army recovers bus door Ban of Ohanaeze causes stir APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying Activities pick up in Delta State IDP Camp; Asaba Camp records first birth Nigeria Air fiasco: Foreign investors, international community won’t take Nigeria serious again — Peter Obi Lagos sues for peace over hijab controversy

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,238 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,654 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,366 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,531 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,229 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,606 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,997 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,596 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,649 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,350 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,114 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,868 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,622) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,426) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,071) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,705) Religion (872) Sports (1,701) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement