The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have jointly issued a notice of a planned nationwide strike, giving the Federal Government 14 days ultimatum.
The labour unions expressed disappointment with government over the failure to implement the 16-point agreement between organized labor (NLC and TUC) and the Federal Government on October 2, 2023.
In a statement, the NLC and TUC expressed concern that, despite the diligent efforts of organized labor to promote harmony in the workplace, the government appears unaffected by the widespread suffering and hardship in the country.
The statement reads in part; “It is regrettable that we are compelled to resort to such measures, but the persistent neglect of the welfare of citizens and Nigerian workers and the massive hardship leave us with no choice.
“Constrained by this development and recognising the urgency of the situation and the imperative of ensuring the protection and defence of the rights and dignity of Nigerian workers and citizens, the NLC and TUC hereby issue a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government to honour their part of the understanding within 14 days from tomorrow, the 9th day of February 2024”.
In other news…
The National Population Commission, (NPC) has said that birth certificates will not be issued to persons older than 18 years of age.
NPC State Director in Oyo State, Akin Oyetunde, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday, 6th of February, 2024.
He said; “The NPC is guided by an Act propagated in 1992, so, any child born before 1992 will not be issued birth certificate.
“Instead of birth certificate, people born before 1992 and those above 18 years will be given Attestation of Birth. However, those below 18 years will be issued birth certificates by the Commission.
“Every local government has its own birth and death registration centers. No local government has less than three registration centers. The certificates issued at the centers are the same everywhere and acceptable wherever it’s tendered”.