The Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria, AAEUN, and Agric and Allied Workers Union of Nigeria, AAWUN have reached consensus to merge together and be referred to as Nigeria Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAAE). The merging came through as a result of the intervention of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in solving the last long disputes that have been between the two for more than a decade since 2008 which might have been the cause of a retarding improvement in Agricultural sector.
According to the report that the NIGERIA NEWS, Mr. Najeem Yasin who happened to be the Acting President of NLC said the disagreement within the Agricultural sector has to be resolved in order for immense growth in the sector be permitted.
Najeem Yasin Resolve Discord In Agricultural Sector…
Mr. Yasin added that both parties should withdraw any court case as the dispute between them have been settled hope the agricultural sector gets better.
The NLC Acting President made the following statement during a peacemaking meeting in Abuja on Friday:
“The workable constitution will guide the union into and through a delegates’ conference that will be midwifed by the transition team within six months from the date of this agreement,”
“Both parties have agreed that a 33-member transition team is put in place for a period of six months to be headed by Mr. Simon Anchaver as president and Mr. Aitokhueli Sunday as General Secretary.
“The transition team members are eligible to contest an election in the forthcoming Delegates’ Conference that would elect substantive officers to run the affairs of the union for four years in line with the union’s agreed constitution.
“The state transition committees are to be composed by the National Transition Committee for the 36 states and FCT on the basis of a 5.4 ration amongst the parties.
Buhari Wins Kaduna With Huge Margin Against Atiku
Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the presidential election in Kaduna state with a total of 993,445 votes in 14 Local Government Areas.
The candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, scored 649,612 votes in 9 Local Governments Areas.
The collation of the results which held at the state INEC headquarters in Kaduna, was presided over by the state collation officer, Prof. B.B Shehu.
The result shows that former National Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna North senatorial zone and the PDP governorship candidate, Isa Ashiru, could not deliver their local governments to the PDP.
Makarfi is from Makarfi Local Government Area while Hunkuyi and Ashiru are from Kudan Local Government Area.
Also, Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s running mate, Hadiza Balarabe could not deliver her Sanga Local Government to the APC.
Below is the final details of the results of the Presidential election in the 23, Local Government Areas of the state.
- KUBAU LG
- MAKARFI LG
- IKARA LG
- KAURA LG
- JABA LG
- KUDAN LG
- ZANGO KATAF LG
- SABON GARI LG
- SOBA LG
APC 51, 548
- KAURU LG
- KAGARKO LG
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- KAJURU LG
- GIWA LG
- KADUNA SOUTH LG
APC – 92,637
PDP – 41,004
- ZARIA LG
PDP – 21,882
- JAMA’A LG
- BIRNIN GWARI
APC – 33,786
PDP – 8,206
- CHIKUN LG
APC – 24,905
APC – 14,860
APC – 97,308
- KADUNA NORTH
WFP Partners With FG On Food Security
The World Food Programme (WFP) is ready to support Federal, States and Local Governments to manage and achieve food security and nutrition in the country.
The Country Director of WFP, Ms Myrta Kaulard, made this known at the 2019 National Agricultural Show in Tudun Wada, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Kaulard, represented by Ms Helen Bugari, the Head of Programmes of WFP, said that the support would be given to achieve the set targets.
She said that WFP was also working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other UN agencies to enhance self-reliance, resilience, income generating activities, livelihood and support for smallholder farmers.
According to her, WFP has responded to immediate food needs, reaching more than one million people each month in the North East – Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
“WFP working in more than 80 countries across the world, feeding people both in conflict and disasters and laying foundation for a better future.
“WFP Nigeria has now started a transition journey to address development needs.
“This is in full alliance with the Economic Recovery and Development Plan and Buhari’s plan.
“Everyone has a role to play to achieve zero hunger but institutions and people need to work together to reach this goal.
“We need to establish zero hunger partnerships, share knowledge and resources, develop strategies and discover new opportunities and contribute to fight hunger worldwide.
“WFP is ready to support federal, states and local actors to gain strengthened capacity to manage food security and nutrition programmes in line with national target in short, medium and long terms,’’ Kaulard said.
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