Ayuba Wabba

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Ayuba Wabba said : “We may not be able to guarantee industrial harmony in all our tertiary institutions if the foregoing concerns are not attended to and resolved immediately” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I convey to you our deepest condolence to the leadership of NULGE and I urged you on the strength of incidence that has happened, let us build a strong union, let us emerge, and let us shame those who want NULGE to be destroyed” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I praise you for showing a good grasp of this matter. I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Monday, September 28, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The bottom line is that we want this burden that has now been shifted to Nigerians as consumers also be lifted so that we can have a decent life” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, September 28, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

pulse Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Clearly, part of the challenge is that this new increase has also reduced our purchasing power and eroded the gains that we have been able to make with the minimum wage. As we speak, many states are yet to implement it,” External link

pulse Friday, September 25, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Clearly, part of the challenges is that this new increase has also reduced our purchasing power and eroded the gains that we have been able to make with the minimum wage, where, as we speak, many states are yet to implement” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC has noted that these twins increase despite the fact that is ill-timed because of COVID-19 is also bad because of the socio-economic situation of the country,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC meeting noted that the increases were ill-timed. The action has led to high cost of goods and services and eroded the gain of the new minimum wage of N30,000,” “Therefore, it was resolved that the Federal Government has within two weeks to reverse the increases or face industrial action. It was also resolved that the Central Working Committee (CWC) will meet on September 22, 2020 to give effect to the CWC resolutions if the prices are not reversed before that date. We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC meeting noted that the increases were ill-timed. The action has led to high cost of goods and services and eroded the gain of the new minimum wage of N30,000,” “Therefore, it was resolved that the Federal Government has within two weeks to reverse the increases or face industrial action. It was also resolved that the Central Working Committee (CWC) will meet on September 22, 2020 to give effect to the CWC resolutions if the prices are not reversed before that date. We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What may happen also is that we must have to organize actions to protest against this mysterious policy because if within three months, they have increased the pump price of petroleum product three times, nobody knows what will happen before the end of the year,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, September 14, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What may happen also is that we must have to organize actions to protest against this mysterious policy because if within three months, they have increased the pump price of petroleum product three times, nobody knows what will happen before the end of the year,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, September 14, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is important to note that while our airports, especially the ones earmarked for concession, were in states of eye sore and dilapidation, no private sector invested money towards its rehabilitation. It would be a grand insult to the collective intelligence of the Nigerian public for the Federal Government to invest a lot of public funds into the reconstruction and rehabilitation of our airports and then hand them over to private sector players for profit maximisation and at the expense of the taxpaying public. This is unjust. It is immoral. This cannot stand,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

leadership Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

ngrguardiannews Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

pulse Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nyesom Wike ) : “We have received very credible information that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has mobilised two local government councils around Port Harcourt metropolis to engage armed thugs under the guise of putting up a counter-protest to the workers’ protest billed for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Port Harcourt,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”Parties shall take steps to discontinue all ongoing litigation in relation to the disputed matter,” External link

pulse Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nyesom Wike ) : “We have received very credible information that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has mobilised two local government councils around Port Harcourt metropolis to engage armed thugs under the guise of putting up a counter-protest to the workers’ protest billed for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Port Harcourt,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Kogi State ) : “Nigerian workers under the aegis of NLC and TUC and our civil society allies in the discharge of our constitutional rights will embark on a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 8, 2020. The protest is to draw the attention of the world to the infractions on workers and trade union rights in Rivers State” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba told : “It is like Nigerians are being taken for a ride,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are not aware of any order by the government or the elected representatives of the Nigerian people de-freezing the order to suspend any plans to inflict more pocket and psychological trauma on Nigerians by way of reckless and insensitive hike in electricity tariff,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba declared : “While saluting the gallantry and sacrifice by members of our armed forces, it is important to note that no person or institution is beyond constructive criticism, especially by the people they claim to serve. Under this democratic dispensation, no person carries the weight of the expectations, hopes and aspirations of the people than their elected leaders. Any attempt to belittle or dismiss their mandate would be tantamount to undermining the will of the Nigerian people, our democratic foundations and our sovereignty as a state,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The Nigeria Labour Congress will not hesitate to expose those playing politics with the lives of ordinary Nigerians being wasted on a daily basis. We once again call on Mr President to rejig the security apparatus in the country. We need to try new tactics and new capable hands. Enough of the bloodshed already! We refuse to be reduced to a land of blood, tears, misery, fears and pains. Nigerians will not be cowed!” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “let me appreciate the Ethics Resource Center, for finding the union fit and for also looking at the development that has transformed the union to where it is today, from 2011 to date. I think it’s a honour well deserved because even other unions in the committee of unions have come to agree that the Medical and Health workers Union of Nigeria is one of the leading unions if not the leading union in the country today” External link

leadership Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Peace ) : “NLC condemns and rejects the recent sack of 100 pilots by Air Peace, 69 pilots by Bristow Helicopters and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) executives working with Turkish Air” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “During bad times, we expect businesses to repay the faith and commitment of the workforce,” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should insist on their rights to join unions. This is a safety valve. No employer is allowed by our laws to intimidate workers out of their constitutionally guaranteed rights to join trade unions,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, August 7, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In all of these, the workers and unions must be carried along. If that is not done, then they have violated the law, and we are ready to take them headlong. We will engage them through the table or through confrontation to protect workers at this vulnerable period,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “With this reconciliation, the leadership and structures of the United Labour Congress have been re-integrated into the Nigeria Labour Congress. In the reconciliation’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two leaders, the modus operandi for this re-integration and ancillary issues is spelt out to the satisfaction of both parties,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “This is indeed a great injustice against the Nigerian poor. Government must take deliberate steps to avoid institutionalizing the widespread belief that it is a crime to be poor in Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Despite accommodation being a fundamental right guaranteed by Nigeria’s constitution,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “They cannot be rubbing Paul to pay Peter. That is what is happening now. They are rubbing Paul to enrich themselves and the oil marketers. It is not acceptable” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The only challenge now is how it can actually be ensured that those needed it most are the people that will benefit from the scheme. Every effort to make the process transparent, Labour will support,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “With this reconciliation, the leadership and structures of the United Labour Congress have been reintegrated into the Nigeria Labour Congress. In the reconciliation’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the two leaderships, the modus operandi for this re-integration and ancillary issues is spelt out to the satisfaction of both parties,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : "Nigerians would recall that the last downward review in the price of petrol was at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. The economic benefits of the so-called " External link

allafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”There is need to re-adjust the federal budget for education and implement measures to assist institutions with financial burden of managing COVID-19,’” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”There is need for an elaborate plan to determine the duration of classes, and sitting arrangements to avoid infection. “There is also need to ensure general decontamination or fumigation of entire premises and buildings, including student’s hostels, classrooms, staff offices, business premises, lecture halls/theatre, health centres and clinics. “Additional employment of teachers to enable effective teacher student ratio based on the social distancing protocol and provision of out-door learning environment for kids,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We demand that the Federal Government reverts to the old price of petroleum especially given the fact that price of crude oil in the international market has only slightly increased from the previous price before the so-called downward review was announced two months ago,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, July 3, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “When the statement by the PPPRA is juxtaposed with the recent killer electricity charges unveiled by DisCos, Nigerians cannot help but feel the heat of a potent threat to run millions of Nigerians under. It is even worse that this is coming at a time when our people are living on the precipice of the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

leadership Friday, July 3, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “So, we will react officially tomorrow (today) because I have not heard of it until now,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In Africa south of the Sahara, one out of every four girls are most likely to be married out before their 18th birthday,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Organised Labour in Nigeria will remain committed to the elimination of all forms of sexual crimes and violence especially those perpetrated against vulnerable persons and groups,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “While we continue to call on the government and private sector employers to provide adequate protective and preventive facilities at the workplace, we will use the framework of this MoU to ensure that workers who fall ill are supported through paid sick-leave to recover and be reinstated safely to their positions at work,” ”We will also work with employers in the private sector through the social dialogue process to prevent further loss of jobs in Nigeria, uphold pristine occupation health and safety standards and ensure the promotion of enterprise competitiveness, decent jobs, employment creation and the economic prosperity of Nigeria” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”While we continue to call on the government and private sector employers to provide adequate protective and preventive facilities at the workplace, we will use the framework of this MoU to ensure that workers who fall ill are supported through paid sick leave to recover and be reinstated safely to their positions at work” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Furthermore, we call on the police to improve the capacity of its officers to deal with cases of rape. The delay, compromise of evidence and unwillingness to prosecute rape offenders to the fullest extent of the law suggest a society that tolerates abuse and violence against women,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is noteworthy that the Chinese government is taking this matter very seriously as it has reviewed its laws on food safety and consumption going as far as removing some food items from the menu,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It had only gotten worse in recent years,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance, ” External link

pulse Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, June 1, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The Ramadan holiday is not the time to arbitrarily cut down the salaries of workers or deny workers’ their means of livelihood,” External link

dailytimes-NG Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We encourage workers not to hesitate to contact the National Secretariat of NLC in the event of any COVID-19 related work place infraction, injustice, negligence and gender-based discrimination, ” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We encourage workers not to hesitate to contact the National Secretariat of NLC in the event of any COVID-19 related work place infraction, injustice, negligence and gender-based discrimination,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In reciprocation of the enormous sacrifice made by workers, we urge employers of labour to show solidarity with the sacrifice of our workers and people by ensuring wage protection, income support and social inclusion at these trying times,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Sadly, some of our security agents failed to live up to public expectations. There were reports of citizens harassment, use of disproportionate force and acceptance of bribes to compromise the lockdown. It is deeply reprehensible that during this lockdown more Nigerians have lost their lives to rogue security operatives than to the corona virus disease. ” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Labour is not a commodity to be taken, trampled, and tossed aside. Workers create wealth and demand a decent fraction of the reward of their efforts,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are also completely committed to the recovery of lost jobs, protection of wages, support for income and livelihood and improvement of Nigeria’s social safety net,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “These are very difficult times, we need to work together to achieve results. We commend the frontline health workers who are doing a wonderful work,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “These are very difficult times, we need to work together to achieve results. We commend the frontline health workers who are doing a wonderful work,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, April 24, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5 per cent of our 2020 federal budget and 75 per cent of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

pulse Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We also believe that the current difficulties instruct our government to always keep a healthy debt profile that can withstand the evil day. While we learn our lessons, we must halt Covid-19, we must re-start our economy, we must pay for essential goods and services, we must recover jobs and income, we must save lives, and we must live again,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even rich countries in Europe and America are struggling to keep up with the supply of essential medical goods and services as COVID-19 bites harder. The response of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in providing debt relief service to 25 poor countries could not have come at a better time,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba noted : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be re-negotiated,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “For millions of workers in the informal sectors including our members in the transport, in the markets and all categories of artisans who are involved in involuntary lockdown, we demand cash grant through their associations to enable them to cope during this difficult time,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, April 10, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even tracking processes are not conforming to global standards to confront the situation. To compound the situation, elitist syndrome or the Nigerian ‘bigmanism’ has severely impaired our response as some senior government officials refuse to subject themselves to routine test, self-quarantine and tracking. These negative attitudes contribute to rising number of Covid-19 infection in Nigeria” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “For millions of workers in the informal sectors including our members in the transport, in the markets and all categories of artisans who are involved in involuntary lockdown, we demand cash grant through their associations to enable them cope during this difficult time,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Jigawa, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa. The second phase of the programme is about to take off. We are therefore using this medium to appeal to state governors where this programme has not commenced to provide the bank with ten hectares of land to enable them implement the programme with 200 units in their respective states for the benefits of their workers” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It would be totally unwise to make enemies out of ourselves and exacerbate the high voltage social tension that currently cascades all over the country,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even tracking processes are not conforming to global standards to confront the situation. To compound the situation, elitist syndrome or the Nigerian ‘bigmanism’ has severely impaired our response as some senior government officials refuse to subject themselves to routine test, self-quarantine and tracking. These negative attitudes contribute to rising number of Covid-19 infection in Nigeria,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is re-assuring that over 80% of the reported cases made very successful recovery. Government must invest urgently in ample provision of test reagents, drugs, ventilators and other clinical facilities that can facilitate quick turn-around for those infected with Covid-19,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is sad that while other regions have deservedly elevated the wage discourse to decent and living wages, many African governments and employers still see minimum wage as some sort of lottery for workers. Workers all over Africa demand wage justice,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our governments to fix and expand existing infrastructure, especially roads, rails, and electricity which are critical to industrialisation. While we support government initiatives on the ease of doing business, we must build the infrastructure for the future we desire. If we reduce the high incidence of official corruption, there will be enough funds to fund economic growth and bring about shared prosperity,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We must plan and act like tomorrow is already here because Africa’s tomorrow is already at the door heavily pregnant,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “While we appreciate that the step taken by government was in the right direction, we are concerned that the price reduction did not cut across the array of other refined petroleum products,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We have a report from Action Aid on how many companies have closed down, and this we are ready to share with them at our meeting with NERC for them to know that we are talking from a knowledgeable background,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 28, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum returns on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary, and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Most times, our attention is not focused on these budgets and the money is so humongous,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “He has also been refused bail twice by the court. The trail of Mr. Jalingo’s travail appears to give off the scent of persecution and not prosecution. Such perception should not be allowed to thrive given that Nigeria is a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.],” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Talking about the VAT now, Gencos and Discos want to transfer VAT to consumers, so it is going to affect we the poor and also affect the purchasing power of Nigerians. That is our argument, our argument is about doing the right thing but do the right thing in the right way” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 10, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum return on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum return on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “These are in excess of N400 billion. Government has to be inclined to pay this debt,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “So, clearly speaking, it is a very dangerous trend and therefore, the issue of insecurity needs to be addressed and all hands must be on deck,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What we demand is that the issue must be addressed, if in the process they needed to go, that is the decision that the president and commander in chief need to take but what we want is efficiency, we want the issue to be brought to an end,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What we demand is that the issue must be addressed. If in the process, they needed to go, that is the decision that the President and Commander-in-Chief needs to take. But we want efficiency; we want the issue to be brought to an end,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We demand that the government must prioritise the security of lives and property. Nigeria has seen enough bloodshed. While we commend the sacrifice and commitment of our soldiers and other security personnel in the war against terrorist insurgency and other violent crimes across Nigeria, we urge the government to do all it takes to end the bloodletting and brigandage in different parts of the country. As we have always canvassed, the war against insecurity must be anchored on human security. We must feed hungry stomachs. We must create jobs to engage our youths. An idle mind is devil’s workshop,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 31, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nigeria Union ) : “It is also important to point out that the actions of the commissioner constitute a serious infraction on Section 40 of Nigeria’s Constitution and the International Labour Organisation Convention 87 on freedom of association as ratified by Nigeria. Convention 87 says workers have a right to elect their own leaders without interference from government and or employers,” External link

dailytrust Monday, January 27, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, if by then necessary steps are not taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee,” External link

thesourceng Friday, January 17, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We direct our state councils to be on the standby to robustly engage state governments that fail to obey our laws. We wish to remind state governors that no excuse would be good enough for failure to pay,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nigerianobservernews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nan Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We direct our state councils to be on the standby to robustly engage state governments that fail to obey our laws. We wish to remind state governors that no excuse would be good enough for failure to pay,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : "There is no state in Nigeria that will say N30,000 is too much for workforce. We are more than that and we believe, he who has put in his best deserves his wage," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Instead, he chose to trample on our laws and illegally paid workers N7500 minimum wage instead. Even the N7500 he insisted on paying was never regular. Mr. Abubabar left office owing workers and pensioners in arrears,” External link

dailytrust Friday, November 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “As a matter of fact, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar’s attitude to governance and workers welfare so pauperized the people of Zamfara State that are once haven of peace in Nigeria which suddenly turned into an enclave of kidnap-for-ransom, armed robbery and sundry anti-social vices under his watch” External link

dailytrust Friday, November 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Part of strategic leadership is critical thinking on how best to engage our social partners – government and private sector employers. It is no longer discussed in hushed tones that the government is struggling with liquidity. As we know, this crisis is rooted in bad governance. Two things define bad governance in this respect – institutionalisation of corruption in public expenditure and weaknesses cum sabotage in internal revenues accruable to government.” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In this era, our workers still face the indignity of indecent work. In this age and time, Nigerian workers are forced to beg for their salaries which are now owed in arrears. While other countries have fully accommodated and automated the process of minimum wage adjustments and are now focused on living wages, we are faced with a situation where we are forced to bargain too hard and wait for too long for meagre increases in minimum wage and adjustments in salary” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on all our State Councils to offer the needed leadership and work harmoniously with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) to ensure effective implementation of the new national minimum wage and consequential salary adjustment which must be reached through a process of collective bargaining,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call for a tax system that captures many businesses; rich people must be compelled by government to pay more taxes commensurate with their income,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, if by then necessary steps are not taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee,” External link

thesourceng Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We, therefore, call for tax reforms in a manner that brings more productive people into the tax net, progressive enough to ensure that the rich pay taxes commensurate to their income and responsive enough to ensure that taxes are applied to reduce social inequality,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are not in true solidarity with Cuba if we fail to show love to other Africans. The recent xenophobic attacks, or rather afro-phobic attacks, would not have happened if we truly share in the Cuban ideals of shared humanity. Now is the time to show by our deeds and not just words that we truly share friendship and solidarity with the Cuban people” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is our expectation that you will use the rare opportunity of your re-appointment to promote and advance tripartism, social dialogue, decent work conditions and harmonious industrial relations in Nigeria,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In the light of the heightened tensions among nuclear-armed states, it is more important than ever that world leaders speak out against nuclear weapons and work together to strengthen international legal norms against their use, threatened use, development, and retention by any state,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT



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Ayuba Wabba said : “We may not be able to guarantee industrial harmony in all our tertiary institutions if the foregoing concerns are not attended to and resolved immediately” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I convey to you our deepest condolence to the leadership of NULGE and I urged you on the strength of incidence that has happened, let us build a strong union, let us emerge, and let us shame those who want NULGE to be destroyed” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I praise you for showing a good grasp of this matter. I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Monday, September 28, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The bottom line is that we want this burden that has now been shifted to Nigerians as consumers also be lifted so that we can have a decent life” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, September 28, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “I believe that if they had widened the mechanism for consultation and involved people like you, we wouldn’t have come to this pass,” External link

pulse Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Clearly, part of the challenge is that this new increase has also reduced our purchasing power and eroded the gains that we have been able to make with the minimum wage. As we speak, many states are yet to implement it,” External link

pulse Friday, September 25, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Clearly, part of the challenges is that this new increase has also reduced our purchasing power and eroded the gains that we have been able to make with the minimum wage, where, as we speak, many states are yet to implement” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC has noted that these twins increase despite the fact that is ill-timed because of COVID-19 is also bad because of the socio-economic situation of the country,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC meeting noted that the increases were ill-timed. The action has led to high cost of goods and services and eroded the gain of the new minimum wage of N30,000,” “Therefore, it was resolved that the Federal Government has within two weeks to reverse the increases or face industrial action. It was also resolved that the Central Working Committee (CWC) will meet on September 22, 2020 to give effect to the CWC resolutions if the prices are not reversed before that date. We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The CWC meeting noted that the increases were ill-timed. The action has led to high cost of goods and services and eroded the gain of the new minimum wage of N30,000,” “Therefore, it was resolved that the Federal Government has within two weeks to reverse the increases or face industrial action. It was also resolved that the Central Working Committee (CWC) will meet on September 22, 2020 to give effect to the CWC resolutions if the prices are not reversed before that date. We also mobilising our civil society allies for the action because it is presently deepening poverty among the working class” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What may happen also is that we must have to organize actions to protest against this mysterious policy because if within three months, they have increased the pump price of petroleum product three times, nobody knows what will happen before the end of the year,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, September 14, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What may happen also is that we must have to organize actions to protest against this mysterious policy because if within three months, they have increased the pump price of petroleum product three times, nobody knows what will happen before the end of the year,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, September 14, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is important to note that while our airports, especially the ones earmarked for concession, were in states of eye sore and dilapidation, no private sector invested money towards its rehabilitation. It would be a grand insult to the collective intelligence of the Nigerian public for the Federal Government to invest a lot of public funds into the reconstruction and rehabilitation of our airports and then hand them over to private sector players for profit maximisation and at the expense of the taxpaying public. This is unjust. It is immoral. This cannot stand,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

leadership Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

ngrguardiannews Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will take up any state that undermines the rights of workers. Workers should be conscious of their rights; there is synergy and we will confront recalcitrant employers to respect the law so that we don’t give room for sudden situations to rise,” External link

pulse Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nyesom Wike ) : “We have received very credible information that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has mobilised two local government councils around Port Harcourt metropolis to engage armed thugs under the guise of putting up a counter-protest to the workers’ protest billed for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Port Harcourt,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”Parties shall take steps to discontinue all ongoing litigation in relation to the disputed matter,” External link

pulse Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nyesom Wike ) : “We have received very credible information that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has mobilised two local government councils around Port Harcourt metropolis to engage armed thugs under the guise of putting up a counter-protest to the workers’ protest billed for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Port Harcourt,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Kogi State ) : “Nigerian workers under the aegis of NLC and TUC and our civil society allies in the discharge of our constitutional rights will embark on a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 8, 2020. The protest is to draw the attention of the world to the infractions on workers and trade union rights in Rivers State” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba told : “It is like Nigerians are being taken for a ride,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are not aware of any order by the government or the elected representatives of the Nigerian people de-freezing the order to suspend any plans to inflict more pocket and psychological trauma on Nigerians by way of reckless and insensitive hike in electricity tariff,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We will not give up or surrender our public assets to a few well-connected Nigerians, regardless of how powerful they think they are,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba declared : “While saluting the gallantry and sacrifice by members of our armed forces, it is important to note that no person or institution is beyond constructive criticism, especially by the people they claim to serve. Under this democratic dispensation, no person carries the weight of the expectations, hopes and aspirations of the people than their elected leaders. Any attempt to belittle or dismiss their mandate would be tantamount to undermining the will of the Nigerian people, our democratic foundations and our sovereignty as a state,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The Nigeria Labour Congress will not hesitate to expose those playing politics with the lives of ordinary Nigerians being wasted on a daily basis. We once again call on Mr President to rejig the security apparatus in the country. We need to try new tactics and new capable hands. Enough of the bloodshed already! We refuse to be reduced to a land of blood, tears, misery, fears and pains. Nigerians will not be cowed!” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “let me appreciate the Ethics Resource Center, for finding the union fit and for also looking at the development that has transformed the union to where it is today, from 2011 to date. I think it’s a honour well deserved because even other unions in the committee of unions have come to agree that the Medical and Health workers Union of Nigeria is one of the leading unions if not the leading union in the country today” External link

leadership Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Peace ) : “NLC condemns and rejects the recent sack of 100 pilots by Air Peace, 69 pilots by Bristow Helicopters and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) executives working with Turkish Air” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “During bad times, we expect businesses to repay the faith and commitment of the workforce,” External link

dailytrust Friday, August 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Workers should insist on their rights to join unions. This is a safety valve. No employer is allowed by our laws to intimidate workers out of their constitutionally guaranteed rights to join trade unions,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, August 7, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In all of these, the workers and unions must be carried along. If that is not done, then they have violated the law, and we are ready to take them headlong. We will engage them through the table or through confrontation to protect workers at this vulnerable period,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “With this reconciliation, the leadership and structures of the United Labour Congress have been re-integrated into the Nigeria Labour Congress. In the reconciliation’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two leaders, the modus operandi for this re-integration and ancillary issues is spelt out to the satisfaction of both parties,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “This is indeed a great injustice against the Nigerian poor. Government must take deliberate steps to avoid institutionalizing the widespread belief that it is a crime to be poor in Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Despite accommodation being a fundamental right guaranteed by Nigeria’s constitution,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “They cannot be rubbing Paul to pay Peter. That is what is happening now. They are rubbing Paul to enrich themselves and the oil marketers. It is not acceptable” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The only challenge now is how it can actually be ensured that those needed it most are the people that will benefit from the scheme. Every effort to make the process transparent, Labour will support,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “With this reconciliation, the leadership and structures of the United Labour Congress have been reintegrated into the Nigeria Labour Congress. In the reconciliation’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the two leaderships, the modus operandi for this re-integration and ancillary issues is spelt out to the satisfaction of both parties,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : "Nigerians would recall that the last downward review in the price of petrol was at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. The economic benefits of the so-called " External link

allafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”There is need to re-adjust the federal budget for education and implement measures to assist institutions with financial burden of managing COVID-19,’” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”There is need for an elaborate plan to determine the duration of classes, and sitting arrangements to avoid infection. “There is also need to ensure general decontamination or fumigation of entire premises and buildings, including student’s hostels, classrooms, staff offices, business premises, lecture halls/theatre, health centres and clinics. “Additional employment of teachers to enable effective teacher student ratio based on the social distancing protocol and provision of out-door learning environment for kids,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We demand that the Federal Government reverts to the old price of petroleum especially given the fact that price of crude oil in the international market has only slightly increased from the previous price before the so-called downward review was announced two months ago,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, July 3, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “When the statement by the PPPRA is juxtaposed with the recent killer electricity charges unveiled by DisCos, Nigerians cannot help but feel the heat of a potent threat to run millions of Nigerians under. It is even worse that this is coming at a time when our people are living on the precipice of the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

leadership Friday, July 3, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “So, we will react officially tomorrow (today) because I have not heard of it until now,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In Africa south of the Sahara, one out of every four girls are most likely to be married out before their 18th birthday,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Organised Labour in Nigeria will remain committed to the elimination of all forms of sexual crimes and violence especially those perpetrated against vulnerable persons and groups,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “While we continue to call on the government and private sector employers to provide adequate protective and preventive facilities at the workplace, we will use the framework of this MoU to ensure that workers who fall ill are supported through paid sick-leave to recover and be reinstated safely to their positions at work,” ”We will also work with employers in the private sector through the social dialogue process to prevent further loss of jobs in Nigeria, uphold pristine occupation health and safety standards and ensure the promotion of enterprise competitiveness, decent jobs, employment creation and the economic prosperity of Nigeria” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : ”While we continue to call on the government and private sector employers to provide adequate protective and preventive facilities at the workplace, we will use the framework of this MoU to ensure that workers who fall ill are supported through paid sick leave to recover and be reinstated safely to their positions at work” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Furthermore, we call on the police to improve the capacity of its officers to deal with cases of rape. The delay, compromise of evidence and unwillingness to prosecute rape offenders to the fullest extent of the law suggest a society that tolerates abuse and violence against women,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is noteworthy that the Chinese government is taking this matter very seriously as it has reviewed its laws on food safety and consumption going as far as removing some food items from the menu,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It had only gotten worse in recent years,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance, ” External link

pulse Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We need to emphasise the point that strong legislative and judiciary institutions of government are the strong pillars of democracy and good governance,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, June 1, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The Ramadan holiday is not the time to arbitrarily cut down the salaries of workers or deny workers’ their means of livelihood,” External link

dailytimes-NG Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We encourage workers not to hesitate to contact the National Secretariat of NLC in the event of any COVID-19 related work place infraction, injustice, negligence and gender-based discrimination, ” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We encourage workers not to hesitate to contact the National Secretariat of NLC in the event of any COVID-19 related work place infraction, injustice, negligence and gender-based discrimination,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In reciprocation of the enormous sacrifice made by workers, we urge employers of labour to show solidarity with the sacrifice of our workers and people by ensuring wage protection, income support and social inclusion at these trying times,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Sadly, some of our security agents failed to live up to public expectations. There were reports of citizens harassment, use of disproportionate force and acceptance of bribes to compromise the lockdown. It is deeply reprehensible that during this lockdown more Nigerians have lost their lives to rogue security operatives than to the corona virus disease. ” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Labour is not a commodity to be taken, trampled, and tossed aside. Workers create wealth and demand a decent fraction of the reward of their efforts,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are also completely committed to the recovery of lost jobs, protection of wages, support for income and livelihood and improvement of Nigeria’s social safety net,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “These are very difficult times, we need to work together to achieve results. We commend the frontline health workers who are doing a wonderful work,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “These are very difficult times, we need to work together to achieve results. We commend the frontline health workers who are doing a wonderful work,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, April 24, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5 per cent of our 2020 federal budget and 75 per cent of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

pulse Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We also believe that the current difficulties instruct our government to always keep a healthy debt profile that can withstand the evil day. While we learn our lessons, we must halt Covid-19, we must re-start our economy, we must pay for essential goods and services, we must recover jobs and income, we must save lives, and we must live again,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even rich countries in Europe and America are struggling to keep up with the supply of essential medical goods and services as COVID-19 bites harder. The response of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in providing debt relief service to 25 poor countries could not have come at a better time,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba noted : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be re-negotiated,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “The fact that Nigeria’s debt servicing is about 5% of our 2020 federal budget and 75% of our external reserves signpost that our debt servicing pledges are impracticable and should be renegotiated,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “For millions of workers in the informal sectors including our members in the transport, in the markets and all categories of artisans who are involved in involuntary lockdown, we demand cash grant through their associations to enable them to cope during this difficult time,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, April 10, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even tracking processes are not conforming to global standards to confront the situation. To compound the situation, elitist syndrome or the Nigerian ‘bigmanism’ has severely impaired our response as some senior government officials refuse to subject themselves to routine test, self-quarantine and tracking. These negative attitudes contribute to rising number of Covid-19 infection in Nigeria” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba stated : “For millions of workers in the informal sectors including our members in the transport, in the markets and all categories of artisans who are involved in involuntary lockdown, we demand cash grant through their associations to enable them cope during this difficult time,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Jigawa, Nasarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa. The second phase of the programme is about to take off. We are therefore using this medium to appeal to state governors where this programme has not commenced to provide the bank with ten hectares of land to enable them implement the programme with 200 units in their respective states for the benefits of their workers” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It would be totally unwise to make enemies out of ourselves and exacerbate the high voltage social tension that currently cascades all over the country,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Even tracking processes are not conforming to global standards to confront the situation. To compound the situation, elitist syndrome or the Nigerian ‘bigmanism’ has severely impaired our response as some senior government officials refuse to subject themselves to routine test, self-quarantine and tracking. These negative attitudes contribute to rising number of Covid-19 infection in Nigeria,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is re-assuring that over 80% of the reported cases made very successful recovery. Government must invest urgently in ample provision of test reagents, drugs, ventilators and other clinical facilities that can facilitate quick turn-around for those infected with Covid-19,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is sad that while other regions have deservedly elevated the wage discourse to decent and living wages, many African governments and employers still see minimum wage as some sort of lottery for workers. Workers all over Africa demand wage justice,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our governments to fix and expand existing infrastructure, especially roads, rails, and electricity which are critical to industrialisation. While we support government initiatives on the ease of doing business, we must build the infrastructure for the future we desire. If we reduce the high incidence of official corruption, there will be enough funds to fund economic growth and bring about shared prosperity,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We must plan and act like tomorrow is already here because Africa’s tomorrow is already at the door heavily pregnant,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “While we appreciate that the step taken by government was in the right direction, we are concerned that the price reduction did not cut across the array of other refined petroleum products,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We have a report from Action Aid on how many companies have closed down, and this we are ready to share with them at our meeting with NERC for them to know that we are talking from a knowledgeable background,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 28, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum returns on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary, and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Most times, our attention is not focused on these budgets and the money is so humongous,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “He has also been refused bail twice by the court. The trail of Mr. Jalingo’s travail appears to give off the scent of persecution and not prosecution. Such perception should not be allowed to thrive given that Nigeria is a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.],” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Talking about the VAT now, Gencos and Discos want to transfer VAT to consumers, so it is going to affect we the poor and also affect the purchasing power of Nigerians. That is our argument, our argument is about doing the right thing but do the right thing in the right way” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 10, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum return on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “The pension fund administrators are investing for maximum return on investment for the benefit of the beneficiary and not borrowing. The Pension Reform Act 2014 provides for investments, not borrowing. The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) is to invest based on their risks and reward appetite; but usually in minimal risk entities. They are not to be coerced or cajoled to invest because it is criminal to do so” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “These are in excess of N400 billion. Government has to be inclined to pay this debt,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “So, clearly speaking, it is a very dangerous trend and therefore, the issue of insecurity needs to be addressed and all hands must be on deck,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What we demand is that the issue must be addressed, if in the process they needed to go, that is the decision that the president and commander in chief need to take but what we want is efficiency, we want the issue to be brought to an end,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “What we demand is that the issue must be addressed. If in the process, they needed to go, that is the decision that the President and Commander-in-Chief needs to take. But we want efficiency; we want the issue to be brought to an end,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We demand that the government must prioritise the security of lives and property. Nigeria has seen enough bloodshed. While we commend the sacrifice and commitment of our soldiers and other security personnel in the war against terrorist insurgency and other violent crimes across Nigeria, we urge the government to do all it takes to end the bloodletting and brigandage in different parts of the country. As we have always canvassed, the war against insecurity must be anchored on human security. We must feed hungry stomachs. We must create jobs to engage our youths. An idle mind is devil’s workshop,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 31, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said ( about Nigeria Union ) : “It is also important to point out that the actions of the commissioner constitute a serious infraction on Section 40 of Nigeria’s Constitution and the International Labour Organisation Convention 87 on freedom of association as ratified by Nigeria. Convention 87 says workers have a right to elect their own leaders without interference from government and or employers,” External link

dailytrust Monday, January 27, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, if by then necessary steps are not taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee,” External link

thesourceng Friday, January 17, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We direct our state councils to be on the standby to robustly engage state governments that fail to obey our laws. We wish to remind state governors that no excuse would be good enough for failure to pay,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nigerianobservernews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We encourage our political leaders to exemplify the same by their utterances and conduct. By so doing, we will be laying an enduring foundation for national peace, unity, and development,” External link

nan Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We direct our state councils to be on the standby to robustly engage state governments that fail to obey our laws. We wish to remind state governors that no excuse would be good enough for failure to pay,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : "There is no state in Nigeria that will say N30,000 is too much for workforce. We are more than that and we believe, he who has put in his best deserves his wage," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “Instead, he chose to trample on our laws and illegally paid workers N7500 minimum wage instead. Even the N7500 he insisted on paying was never regular. Mr. Abubabar left office owing workers and pensioners in arrears,” External link

dailytrust Friday, November 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “As a matter of fact, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar’s attitude to governance and workers welfare so pauperized the people of Zamfara State that are once haven of peace in Nigeria which suddenly turned into an enclave of kidnap-for-ransom, armed robbery and sundry anti-social vices under his watch” External link

dailytrust Friday, November 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “Part of strategic leadership is critical thinking on how best to engage our social partners – government and private sector employers. It is no longer discussed in hushed tones that the government is struggling with liquidity. As we know, this crisis is rooted in bad governance. Two things define bad governance in this respect – institutionalisation of corruption in public expenditure and weaknesses cum sabotage in internal revenues accruable to government.” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In this era, our workers still face the indignity of indecent work. In this age and time, Nigerian workers are forced to beg for their salaries which are now owed in arrears. While other countries have fully accommodated and automated the process of minimum wage adjustments and are now focused on living wages, we are faced with a situation where we are forced to bargain too hard and wait for too long for meagre increases in minimum wage and adjustments in salary” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on all our State Councils to offer the needed leadership and work harmoniously with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) to ensure effective implementation of the new national minimum wage and consequential salary adjustment which must be reached through a process of collective bargaining,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call for a tax system that captures many businesses; rich people must be compelled by government to pay more taxes commensurate with their income,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, if by then necessary steps are not taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee,” External link

thesourceng Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba added : “We, therefore, call for tax reforms in a manner that brings more productive people into the tax net, progressive enough to ensure that the rich pay taxes commensurate to their income and responsive enough to ensure that taxes are applied to reduce social inequality,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “We are not in true solidarity with Cuba if we fail to show love to other Africans. The recent xenophobic attacks, or rather afro-phobic attacks, would not have happened if we truly share in the Cuban ideals of shared humanity. Now is the time to show by our deeds and not just words that we truly share friendship and solidarity with the Cuban people” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “It is our expectation that you will use the rare opportunity of your re-appointment to promote and advance tripartism, social dialogue, decent work conditions and harmonious industrial relations in Nigeria,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ayuba Wabba said : “In the light of the heightened tensions among nuclear-armed states, it is more important than ever that world leaders speak out against nuclear weapons and work together to strengthen international legal norms against their use, threatened use, development, and retention by any state,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT



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