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Textile union tasks Sambo, Yakowa on industrialisation

NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has said it has no doubt that the  Vice President and Governor of Kaduna state, Arc. Namadi Sambo and Mr.Patrick Yakowa  respectively would  continue to march towards wealth generation through re-industrialization of the country.

The union in a statement by its General Secretary Comrade Isa Aremu, said: “As an affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and a critical stakeholder in the development of the state and the country in general, we wish to pledge our support, loyalty and cooperation in the great task of moving Kaduna State and indeed Nigeria to a  greater height.

Today Kaduna remains a home of peace in the federation. All they need to do is to deepen this process.”

“The newly elevated Governor must consolidate on their remarkable achievements particularly in areas of peace and security in Kaduna State within the 11 point development agenda of the state.”.

The union added, “  We certainly count on their continuous advocacy and support for the re-industrialization of Nigeria and in particular revival of textile industry.”

Abia commissioner lauds NDE

Abia State Commissioner for Cooperatives and Poverty Reduction Chief Israel Amanze has praised the job creation programme of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and said that he was a beneficiary of the programme as a fresh unemployed graduate.

Chief Amanze spoke in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, during the resettlement of 122 unemployed graduates and youths trained by the Directorate under the economic stimulus programme of the Federal Government in the first quarter of 2010.

The graduate beneficiaries were trained in information and communication technology (ICT) while the other youths including physically challenged persons obtained vocational skills in agricultural practices, event management, fashion designing, cosmetology etc.

They variously received cash, equipment and tools valued at N8, 000,000.00.  The Commissioner who represented Governor Theodore Orji at the occasion told the beneficiaries that the NDE programme promotes self-employment and has impacted on the lives of leading personalities who succeeded as entrepreneurs through the assistance of the Directorate.

‘I started life as a young unemployed graduate when I obtained the NDE loan that enabled me start a micro-business that thrived successfully’ Chief Amanze said.

Olowu, Former Labour Ministry Perm sec is dead

TWO times Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Mr. Emmanuel Olajide Olowu is dead.  He was aged 78 years.

A statement by Mr. Samuel Olowookere, Assistant Director (Press), Federal Ministry of Labour,  Mr. Said Mr. Olowu served as Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity under the Military Government in 1976 – 1979 including the Civilian Government of President Shehu Shagari in 1981- 1983.

According to the statement: “During his meritorious services to the Nation as the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity he oversaw the re-organisation of the Labour Movement that led to the formation of the Nigerian Labour Congress.  He enjoyed the confidence of workers and employer association as an honest arbiter and firm but fair labour administrator.”
He was buried yesterday at Ikoyi Cemetery.

NECA gets new president today

Chief R.U  Uche a vice president of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association ( NECA) is due to take ove the mantle of leadership today at the association’s 53rd  annual general meeting scheduled to hold at NECA house , Alausa, Ikeja.

He takes over from Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, managing director of Neimeth Plc who has  been president of the Association for about four years.  Chief  Uche currently represents NECA on the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund ( NSITF).

The annual general meeting provides NECA members who are also captains of industries  to reflect on government policies and its effect on the business environment and other  socio- economic issues. The minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu is  to attend the meeting.


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