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I Will Follow Yar’adua’s Footsteps In My Administration – Tinubu



President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, joined Nigerians on Friday to praise the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua for his dedication to democracy and good government.

In a memorial tribute that was signed by Tinubu, he said;

“We’ll Never Forget You! Today, as I do every day, I think about my close friend and brother in the fight for democracy and good government in Nigeria, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who passed away on this day thirteen years ago. He was the President of Nigeria.

“The 5th of May, 2010 may have been a long time ago, but the wound is still fresh for some of us,” We remember the day with the same kind of reverence that we remember the meaningful life that Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua lived.

“As a friend and political associate, I hold dear the cherished memories of the late Yar’Adua’s honesty, steadfastness, patriotism, and greatness in public service that he left behind during his time as governor of Katsina State (1999–2007) and president of Nigeria (2007–2010).

“As I get ready to take over the reins of leadership of this country on May 29, I am resolute in my commitment to follow the good precedents established by leaders such as Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua, who demonstrated an uncommon sense of propriety and selfless dedication to our cherished country.

“Rest in peace, my beloved brother. I pray that your spirit will continue to find rest in the arms of your Creator, ameen.

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Electricity Workers To Embark On Nationwide Strike Over Fuel Subsidy



The National Union of Electricity (NUEE) has directed its members to withdraw their services nationwide over the sudden removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian Government

The NUEE in a notice signed by its acting General Secretary, Dominic Igwebike, urged its members to comply with the directive and stop work from the early hours of Wednesday.

The NUEE said its decision was a sequel to the NLC emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on 2nd June, at the Labour House Abuja over the sudden removal of fuel subsidy, which it said brought untold hardship to Nigferians as well as increased inflation in the Country.

The statement reads :

Sequel to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on June 2, 2023 at the Labour house Abuja, over the sudden removal of fuel subsidy which has brought untold hardship to Nigerians as well as increased inflation in the economy, the NLC has directed that the nationwide withdrawal of Services action will commence on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

To this effect, all National, State and Chapter executives are requested to start the mobilisation of our members in total compliance with this directive.

“Please note that withdrawal of Services nationwide commences from 0.00 hours of Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Dominic Igwebike
Ag General Secretary
National Union of Electricity Employees

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Subsidy Removal: Revert To Status Quo – TUC Tells FG



The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged the Federal Government to revert to status quo over its decision to remove fuel subsidy.

Mr Festus Osifo, TUC President, spoke while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting of the congress’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Friday in Abuja.

According to Osifo, the TUC is unhappy with the unilateral decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy.

He said the TUC’s expectation was that the government should have engaged Organised labour.

“Having noted this, we wish to state that the NEC-in- session resolved that discussions with Federal Government should continue while demanding that the government should revert to the status quo ante.

“The status quo ante should be maintained while discussions continue as we had a meeting with the government on Wednesday.

“During that discussion, they gave us a list of all the things they would do and they also demanded to know our thinking and what we are putting up.

“We told them the lists of the things we want to put forward, we will not submit them now but put them forward to our organs, to discuss and seek a mandate from them of the things we can put forward,’ ‘he said.

According to Osifo, it is how the government reacts to TUC’s demands that will determine the union’s next line of action.

“We will wait till Sunday when we will meet with the representatives of the government.

“Once we are done with that meeting then the TUC is going to put its demands forward, it is how they react to those demands that will determine our next line of action, ”he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress also had its NEC meeting and has said it will embark on a nationwide strike from June 7 if the issue of fuel subsidy removal and increase in the price of fuel is not reverted.

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