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TUC President Reveals FG’s Plan For Minimum Wage





Festus Osifo, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC),on Tuesday disclosed the outcome of the union’s meeting with Federal Government representatives.

According to Osifo, TUC discussed the issue of minimum wage with the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong.

Osifo disclosed that Lalong told them that he had met with President Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun on minimum wage.

He further stated that the former governor of Plateau State assured them that the issue of minimum wage is being reviewed.

Speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday, Osifo said, The minister of labour told us that he had an audience with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the minister of finance and had reviewed the issue of wage award. But the president asked them to fine-tune the issues before he makes the announcement.”

The TUC President added that the union has given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to address workers’ issues or risk industrial action.

Osifo noted that the union had engaged the federal government on the palliatives released to states.

He said, “We are going to monitor distribution of palliatives in states to make sure the scheme is implemented appropriately. We want to see the template of the implementation that is why we engaged the federal government on this issue. We also raised issues around taxation and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

“The minister told us all these issues would be streamlined but because the president has travelled we should give him an extra two weeks. We said no. We don’t have an extra two weeks to give. After more discussions, he said the president would make a proper announcement next week.”

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Abiodun Visits Home Of Slain Director, Promises Full Responsibility For Wife, Children







…says perpetrators’ll be fished out, dealt with


Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State has assured the family of the slain Director of Finance and Administration in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi and people of the state that the perpetrators behind the killing will be caught and brought to justice.


The Governor also said that his administration would take full responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of the family Oyekanmi left behind.


Governor Abiodun stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the home of the deceased former director on Thursday.


Recall that Mr. Oyekanmi was attacked and murdered on Wednesday within the Abeokuta metropolis while on an official assignment.


The Governor Abiodun described the deceased as diligent, hardworking, honest, and God fearing.


He said that the Governor’s Office and the entire state workforce have been devastated by the killing, assuring that everything possible will be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.


“How could we imagine yesterday morning that we will be here this morning condoling with this family.


“We are all heavily burdened, the pain not describable. He left us asking questions since yesterday afternoon.


“Taiwo was very hardworking, very dedicated, diligent, honest, unassuming, a man who loved God, who served God, very humble. He was very conscientious.


“Let me assure you that we will do everything within my power to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book.


“I will not leave any stone unturned until these criminals are arrested and dealt with; that much I also promise.


“I want to assure the members of his family, particularly his wife and children, that we will not leave you.


“We will take full responsibility for your welfare and for your wellbeing,” Prince Abiodun said.


He noted that the death of Oyekanmi was a painful reminder that life is a journey, adding that the deceased lived a life of impact, touched everybody, and is well respected by everyone.


Responding on behalf of the family of the deceased his younger brother, Tayo Oyekanmi thanked the governor for the visit even as he said destiny has been shattered, dreams cut short, not only in the family, but the entire Ifonyintedo community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.


He urged the governor to unravel the people behind the killing in no distant time to assuage the pains of the family.

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Osun Workers, Pensioners Gets Salary Increase






In an effort to alleviate the adverse impacts of fuel subsidy removal, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has authorized a wage award of N15,000 for every worker in the state.

Additionally, he has approved a sum of N10,000 allowance for each pensioner to acknowledge the prevailing circumstances.

On Wednesday, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, Olugbenga Fadele, revealed in a circular that the N15,000 wage award per worker, approved by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, would be implemented over a six-month period starting in December.

The governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, announced that this initiative reflects Adeleke’s ongoing dedication to the welfare of workers and fulfills his promise of gradually introducing palliative measures to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal.

“Sequel to the negotiation meetings and interactions with the labour movement in Osun State, including the representatives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has approved the monthly payment of N15,000 to each active worker and N10,000 to each pensioner in Osun state as palliatives to assuage the pains being experienced as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the statement said.

“The payment, as approved, is to commence from the month of December 2023 for a period of six months.”

Adeleke also saluted Osun state workers and pensioners for their show of understanding regarding the state government’s efforts to improve their welfare tremendously.

“It is expected that this gesture of government will spur workers in the state to be more diligent and committed to their duties,” the statement stated.

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Hon. Eji Laomi Mourns Alajagusi Demise






Hon. Adisa Jimoh Olanrewaju Eji Laomi, Asa Local Government Council Chairmanship Aspirant and APC stalwart mourns the demise of Hon. Yekini Alajagusi, the lawmaker from Ilorin West-Asa Federal Constituency in a press statement on Tuesday, he described Late Honourable Alajagusi as one of the mouthpiece and dedicated individuals who laboured hard to bring forth a new government in Kwara State owing to the various contributions he made.

“It is with a heavy heart that I, Hon. Adisa Jimoh Olanrewaju Eji Laomi, extend my deepest and most sincere condolences on the tragic passing of Honourable Yekini Alajagusi, a former distinguished member of the House of Representatives for the Ilorin-West/Asa Federal Constituency. The magnitude of our loss is immeasurable, as we mourn a great leader and patriot who has left an indelible mark on our political landscape.”

“Honourable Alajagusi was a revolutionary leader whose dedication, integrity, and selflessness were an inspiration to us all. His pivotal role in the introduction of a new government in Kwara state is a testament to his unwavering commitment to democratic values and principles. His leadership and vision have left a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come.”

He extended his condolences to the families, community and all sons and daughters of Asa Local Government Area.

“To the esteemed Ajagusi community, I share in your grief and mourn alongside you. Honourable Alajagusi was a proud son of your community and his loss is deeply felt. I send you my heartfelt condolences and stand with you in this time of sorrow.

“To our beloved State, we have lost a true patriot in Honourable Alajagusi. His tireless service to our country is a sign of his deep love for our land and people. He embodied the spirit of unity, peace, and progress that we all strive for.

“To our leaders and the entire people in Afon constituency, Asa Local Government, and the Asa Local Government APC, Honourable Alajagusi was a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength. His dedication to public service was a reflection of his commitment. I extend our deepest sympathies to you all.”

“To the Alajagusi family, my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Honourable Alajagusi was not just a public figure, but a loving family man. We pray that God grants you the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.

“Lastly, to all sons and daughters of Asa Local Government, both home and abroad, I share in your pain. Honourable Alajagusi was one of our own, a towering figure whose impact was felt far and wide. His loss is a collective one, and we stand together in this moment of grief.”

“As we mourn the loss of Honourable Yekini Alajagusi, let us remember the profound impact he had on our community, his legacy will continue to inspire us to strive for a better and more prosperous Nigeria.”

“May his soul rest in peace, I pray Allah forgive his sins and admit him to Paradise”.


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