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New defence spokesperson to Media: Help sustain troops’ morale

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Major General Jimmy Akpor, the director of defence information has asked the media to assist in sustaining the current morale of troops deployed to various operations across the country.

According to Akpor, this would enable the troops to effectively defend the territorial integrity of the country as well as win the ongoing war against insurgency in Nigeria.

He stated that this would be the modest contribution of the press to national security.

Akpor spoke after assuming office on Friday at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

He said, “Bearing in mind that National Security encompasses the ability of our nation to protect its citizens, economy and other institutions, the Military with other security agencies, have been at the forefront of maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation as well as facilitating economic, political and energy security, amongst other aspects of national security.

“Permit me to bore you with one of the Components of Fighting Power; the Morale Component, which enables personnel to fight efficiently, braving all difficulties while carrying out their constitutional roles.

“The Press, our press, must therefore do its part (as you have always done), in sustaining the morale of the citizenry and especially the morale of the military, along with other security agencies, as it deals with the contemporary security challenges that bedevil the nation.

“Fostering the morale of the fighting troops, the morale of the military, would remain your critical contribution to national security as members of the Press.”

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FG to spend N34bn on minimum wage arrears for lecturers

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Nigeria’s federal government has said it will spend N34 billion to pay arrears of Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the education sector effective from 2019.

This is one of the the moves aimed at ending the ongoing strike action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

This was disclosed by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen about ongoing negotiations with the lecturers.

According to the minister, Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments beneficiaries include members of the striking ASUU and their counterparts in the polythechnics and Colleges of Education.

Ngige stated that universities will receive N23.5 billion, the polythechnics N6 billion and the Colleges of Education N4 billion, bringing the total sum to N33.5 billion.

He also disclosed that Committees have been set up during the last meeting based on this and a report is expected to be released soon.

“Those committees are working. The one on NITDA is testing the three platforms, the government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

“Also  the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) of ASUU and the Universities Peculiar Personnel Payroll System (UPPPS) of the non-teaching staff,” he said.

“They have started the testing last Thursday. The National Salaries, Wages and Incomes Commission (NSWIC) has issued their amendment circulars.

“The unions also have copies to take care of responsibility and hazard allowances wherever it has not been properly captured.”

Ngige assured that there might likely be wage adjustments as the government intensified efforts to streamline wages through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.

“For example, we have done for police . It wasn’t envisaged that we should do it in pockets. But you can see that police has been done.

“You can also see university teachers saying that their own should be done immediately since we have done police. So, something is being done. It was part of the 2009 negotiation they had with the government then.

“So, the committee of Prof. Briggs is on it, discussing with the university unions and their employer, the Federal Ministry of Education. They will bring up something for government to see,“ he added

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Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 25 May 2022

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Black market dollar to naira exchange rate today 25 May 2022 can be accessed below.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the exchange rate changes hourly.… it depends on the volume of dollars available and the Demands. What it means is that…you can buy or sell 1 dollar at ₦605 and the price can change (high or low) within hours.

 

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Black market dollar to naira exchange rate

How much is the exchange rate of Dollar to Naira in Black Market today?

 

The Nigeria parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today) to the Nigerian Naira is as follows: For the Lagos market (black market).

 

LAGOS PARALLEL MARKET RATES May 25, 2022 (BLACK MARKET): dollar to naira exchange rate today black market

May 25 dollar to naira black market exchange rate: $1 dollar to naira = ₦605

 

Lagos parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today)

 

The local currency opened at N605.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market, today, Wednesday, 25 May 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed at N605.00 per $1 on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.

 

 

 

DisclaimerNEWSONLINE NIGERIA does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.

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