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Backdate Minimum Wage Implementation to April, NLC tells FG

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Backdate Minimum Wage Implementation to April, NLC tells FG

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has asked the Federal Government to backdate the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage backdated to April 18, 2019, when it was approved.

Mr Wabba stated this on Wednesday while marking Workers Day which holds yearly on May 1.

His statement comes after President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18, signed the new minimum wage bill into law.

The President after signing the bill charged Nigerian workers and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to show more commitment to work.

On the just concluded elections, the NLC President appealed to aggrieved politicians who feel cheated not to overheat the polity but engage the judiciary for justice.

He also lamented the unemployment rate, the deplorable state of the nation’s textile industry and the power sector.

He called on the Federal Government to review the entire privatization exercise and come up with the best approach to deal with the challenges adding that incompetent investors are responsible for the power sector privatization failure.

The union also rejected the planned subsidy removal and Value-Added Tax (VAT

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Oluwakemi Areola’s Vivacity Development Pioneers Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Future

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Abuja based organization,Vivacity Development, has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing the potential of young individuals for a sustainable future.

Vivacity Development is strategically directing its efforts towards capacity development initiatives meticulously designed to equip young individuals with the essential skills necessary to flourish within the green economy. Simultaneously, the organization is harnessing the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Research and Development (R&D), with the overarching goal of driving innovation and sustainability.

Founder and CEO of Vivacity Development, Oluwakemi Areola, underscores the paramount role of youth in shaping a sustainable future. By prioritizing capacity development, the organization aims to arm young people with the expertise required to excel in the dynamic landscape of the green economy.

The organization has delineated four key initiatives aimed at facilitating the achievement of these objectives:

Green Economy Training Programs: Vivacity Development is spearheading specialized training programs focusing on the green economy. These initiatives encompass crucial areas such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation, thereby empowering young individuals to make meaningful contributions to a greener world.

ICT Integration for R&D: Recognizing the transformative potential of technology, Vivacity Development is fully embracing ICT for Research and Development endeavors. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, the organization aims to catalyze innovation in sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and eco-friendly solutions.

Collaborations with Industry Leaders: Vivacity Development is actively fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders in both the green economy and ICT sectors. These collaborations will provide young participants with invaluable real-world insights, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in impactful projects.

Youth-Led Initiatives: The organization is championing youth-led initiatives by offering a platform for young innovators to showcase their ideas. Vivacity Development firmly believes in the potential of the younger generation to drive positive change and, through mentorship and support, aims to amplify their impact.

Areola expresses profound enthusiasm about the initiative, emphasizing Vivacity Development’s unwavering belief in the power of youth to shape a sustainable future. She reaffirms the organization’s commitment to investing in capacity development and leveraging ICT for research and development, thereby nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious and innovative leaders.

The company’s dedication to the green economy is seamlessly aligned with its steadfast commitment to utilizing technology for research and development.

On February 22, 2024, Vivacity Development will hold its first event of the year at the University of Abuja, with the primary objective of inspiring transformative actions that promote sustainable development, enhance workforce readiness for the digital age, and accelerate the transition to a green economy.

By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting best practices, and facilitating capacity building, Vivacity Development is poised to create tangible impacts that contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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