Nationwide Protest: IGP Orders Watertight Security Across Nigeria ……As Oyo Workers Protest Enters Day Two
Nationwide Protest: IGP Orders Watertight Security Across Nigeria ……As Oyo Workers Protest Enters Day Two The Inspector-General of Police,…
Mahmud, a former student union activist and political analyst, said the move to use the new body to delegitimize the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would serve no good purpose as CONUA is Union in a single university with about 250 members out of over 1600 academics in the university.
These demands were contained in a solidarity press release that was jointly signed by ASCSN Chairman in FTC Abuja, Lagos and (OHCSF) Lagos Liasion Office, Comrade Akanni Kazzeem Adeyinka and Lukman Odunbo respectively, noting that the Association remainEd united, stronger, indivicible with progressive pace and efficient macro and global leadership traits exhibited by the Union’s national president and secretary general.
While addressing the press after the programme, the commissioner for information, culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Oyesola Oyedele, stated that the two-day workshop was primarily conducted to improve the capacity of the Senior Management staff in the ministry.
The LIPW was conceived to create job for the teeming youths population in the rural communities as they are engaged for four hours daily to do public works like clearing of bush of public institutions like schools, courts, community halls, clearing of drainages among others for a conducive environment and they are paid ten thousand naira stipend monthly.
Governor Makinde said despite that Nigeria is going through economic crisis and programmes like workers training was suppose to be among what would be sacrificed for salaries and other emoluments, his government would not abandon it as he promised to do so while campaigning.
Since protest may expose loopholes in governance and the hollowness of those at the helms of affairs, it is also functional for driving social change and another way of political participation. It is this contestation over public spaces between the state and the civic public that brings up memories which are communicated by protesters with their placards and songs.
Dr. Adeniran noted that the category of teachers who received their letters of promotion were placed on a six years waiting period by the previous administrations, adding that this policy had affected the morale of teachers in Public Primary Schools, because their counterparts in the Secondary Schools were not affected by the policy.