MINISTER of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, will this Saturday, clocks 46 years old.

A seasoned administrator, Chief Wogu was appointed Minister of Labour in April 2010 and since then he has strived very hard to minimise and apprehend industrial unrest in the country..

Born on the 29th day of January, 1965 Wogu started his political career after his legal training at the then Imo State University, now Abia State University and the Nigeria Law School in 1987.

He was elected the Assistant Legal Adviser of the defunct Liberal Convention in the old Imo State in 1989 and in November 1991, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Aba South Local Government Area under the auspices of the defunct National Republican Convention.

In June 1993 he was made Chairman of the Aba South Local Government Council a position he held until the military intervention in November 1993.

With the return of politicking in 1998, he was elected as a member representing Aba Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN).

ISSSAN loses AGS to auto-crash

IRON and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ISSSAN, has lost an Assistant General Secretary, Comrade  Ayodele  Ogundele, to an auto-crash.

He died  in a ghastly motor accident along Ibadan – Ife Road on the 18th January, 2011 while on official  assignment to Ajaokuta in Kogi State

In a statement, the union described the late Ogundele as “a compatriot per excellence, a true Nationalist, and a dependable ally”, adding .We mourn his sense of commitment to justice, honesty and fairness to all in all its ramifications.  As he departs us leaving on its trails despair, anguish, sorrow and pains, our solace is that· his services to God and humanity are eloquent testimonies that he is in the right place with God Almighty.
The remains had since been buried

Labour Vanguard uses this medium to commiserate ISSSAN and late Ogundele’s immediate family and pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Meanwhile, the union has expressed appreciation to Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, leaders of industrial unions, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Labour and Civil Societies groups and others who for their support during the burial of the late AGS.

TEPO  to train 10,000 teachers

The Permanent Secretary, Teachers Establishment and Pension Office (TEPO), Mrs Sade Jaji, has said that it would train over 10,000 teachers in the Lagos public service in 2011.Mr. Jaji disclosed that the move was part of government’s effort to improve service delivery.

According to him:“We have a population of over 22,000 teachers in the teaching service and in 2010 we were able to train more than 10,000 of them. We are determined to go the extra mile to develop teachers because we know that for us to actualise our dream of reforming the sector we must train and re-train teachers.

The teachers, if well trained, would impact on the students and pupils and this would bring the much desired change.”

She noted that the process of training the teachers would create a platform for the re-certification and update of their certificates, stressing that already, plans were under way to commence subject training as well as leadership and management training for the teachers.

The Permanent Secretary explained that the training on team building for Principals and Vice Principals were also some of the key areas that would be looked into and added that the office would be collaborating with some experts from South Africa to achieve the set goal.

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