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Resolve minimal wage challenge, NUJ urges Tinubu

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, on Sunday, urged President Bola Tinubu to resolve the lingering challenge of the minimal wage of Nigerian employees.

The union additionally referred to as on the President to deal with the pending challenge with the Academic Staff Union of Universities earlier than it snowballs into one other main disaster.

NUJ, in a 17-paragraph communique issued on the finish of its quarterly assembly in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, careworn the necessity for the federal government to look into the advice of joint labour on the difficulty of the minimal wage.

NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo, who addressed newsmen, mentioned the Federal Government authorized N62,000 minimal wage was not in actuality with the current financial state of affairs in Nigeria

The NEC, based on the President, is looking on the Federal authorities to urgently tackle the pending points with the ASUU. The nation can’t afford ASUU to proceed on one other indefinite strike once more, noting its results on the scholars.”

He warned the safety brokers and politicians in opposition to additional assaults on its members nationwide.

Isiguzo mentioned the union would now not tolerate fixed assaults on its members both by safety brokers or politicians.

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The president, due to this fact, careworn the necessity for enough safety for journalists because the nation is warming up for the conduct of the governorship election in Edo and Ondo States, respectively.

The communique reads partly, “NEC frowns on the lingering insecurity throughout the nation, particularly kidnapping and violent crimes within the South East, Insurgency within the North East, Banditry in North West and rising militancy within the South-South as effectively kidnapping within the South West and cattle rustling and assault on farmlands within the North Central by herders.

“NEC calls on the heads of the nation’s safety equipment to rise to the event and tackle the state of affairs.

“NEC expresses dismay on the rising value of dwelling situations, notably the costs of important commodities which have gotten insufferable to Nigerians, and referred to as on the Federal Government to provide you with quick measures to ameliorate the sufferings being confronted by Nigerians.

“On this, NEC expressed considerations on the delay in manufacturing on the Dangote Refinery, which might have eased the current financial hardship within the nation

“NEC frowns at the incessant vandalization of power installations supplying electricity to some States of the North East and other parts of the country, and therefore calls on the Transmission Company of Nigeria and Ministry of Power to immediately restore electricity supply to the affected states.”

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