Labour News in Nigeria: 6 – 13 August 2022

NLC condemns ‘cruel, shameful’ prescriptions by governors for reviving Nigerian economy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned steps suggested by state governors for reviving the country’s struggling economy.
The 33 measures that include tax raise and mass dismissal of workers smack of “extreme selfishness and insensate cruelty”, the labour union said Friday.
PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how the governors had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider implementing urgent steps to instill fiscal discipline and prevent the nation from economic collapse.
The suggestions include elimination of fuel subsidy estimated at over N4 trillion, retirement of civil servants from age 50 and above, shutdown or merger of government agencies, ending the use of central bank advances for budget financing, elimination of NNPC’s federation-funded projects, and capping Social Investment Program.

Eight Nigerian states owe workers for at least six months – Report

Governors of 8 states owing workers salary

Eight state governments failed to pay some of their workers for at least six months, a new report says.
The states are Taraba, Nasarawa, Edo, Ebonyi, Ondo, Plateau, Imo, Abia. They owe active workers as well as retirees.
The report by the civic organization BudgIT shows that at least 12 out of Nigeria’s 36 states owed workers at least one-month salary as of July 28.
One state, Abia, did not pay some workers for 22 months.

FG inaugurates Presidential Steering Committee to review IPPIS, TSA, GIFMIS systems over treasury looting

Prof Isa Pantami

The Federal Government via the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami on Friday inaugurated a presidential steering Committee to review Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System(IPPIS), the Treasury Single Account(TSA), Government Integrated Financial Management System( GIFMIS) systems over irregularities. This is as Prof Pantami was designated to chair the special committee.

In his remarks during the inauguration ceremony, Pantami confirmed that the systems have technical challenges which needed to be corrected.

Federal Fire Service Debunks Secret Recruitment Rumors

Abdulganiyu Jaji

Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Abdulganiyu Jaji, has debunked rumors that secret recruitment or replacement of personnel is taking place in the service saying it is not true as the agency has yet to it must obtain the exemption and the capital votes to enable it to do so.

The Comptroller General made this known while answering questions from journalists in Abuja during a media briefing marking his 100th day in office.

Use strong passwords – NCC warns organisations of new ways hijackers attack computers

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has urged organisations to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures.

These measures include ensuring that organisations’ employees use strong, unique passwords for every account and enabling multi-factor authentication (2FA) wherever it is supported to prevent ransomware attacks as well as advising organisations to ensure regular systems backup.

The NCC-CSIRT’s warning contained in its advisory of August 12, 2022, came after the Yanluowang threat actors gained access to Cisco’s network using an employee’s stolen credentials after hijacking the employee’s personal Google account containing credentials synced from their browser.

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