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WE LAST GOT PAID IN 2014! Adamawa Agricultural firm workers protest non-payment of 44 months salaries

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The Staff of Adamawa Agricultural Development and Investment Ltd have cried out over non-payment of their salaries since 2014 and urged Gov. Muhamadu Bindow to intervene in their plight.

The staff, who presented their protest letter to newsmen on Monday in Yola, said the last time they got paid was in September 2014.

They observed that the company established by the government in 2010 to support the transformation of agriculture in Adamawa by increasing per capita income of rural farmers had so far trained over 85,000 farmers on modern farming techniques before suspending its activities.

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They noted that with the present commitment shown by Buhari administration to agriculture, Adamawa government, which insisted in keying into federal government agricultural drive could only succeed if organizations like AADIL was made fully functional through adequate funding and payment of staff salaries.

They listed some of the contributions of AADIL to Adamawa farmers particularly in areas of grain crop production, livestock and fodder development, fish farming, poultry production, among others,

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They urged the state government to do something urgently about AADIL which has been grossly underfunded in the interest of the majority who are mostly rural farmers.

When contacted, the Managing Director of AADIL, Engr. Usman Aji, simply said he would not comment without contacting the board of the company.

“Give me your GSM number so that whenever I get in touch with the board I will then contact you on the issue,” Aji said.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 387 new COVID-19 cases, total now 10162 cases

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Nigeria’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have risen to 10,162.

According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 307 new cases were recorded on Sunday with Lagos recording the highest number of 188 as usual.

Also, 13 other states and FCT recorded new cases while 3,007 patients have been treated and discharged.

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Prompt News reports that 14 new deaths were added on Sunday, bringing the total fatalities to 287.

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Ogun-19
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Oyo-12
Bayelsa-9
Gombe-5
Kano-3
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Imo-2
Rivers-2
Niger-2
Bauchi-2
Plateau-1
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“10162 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 3007,/Deaths: 287

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JUST IN:Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855

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COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Saturday with 553 cases reported by the country, even as authorities intensify efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic.

The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter.

This takes the country’s total infections to 9,855, out of which 2856 have been discharged with 273 losing their lives.

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Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.

553 new cases of #COVID19;

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Delta-23
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Rivers-14
Ogun-13
Kaduna-12
Kano-9
Borno-7
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Oyo-5
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9855 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 2856
Deaths: 273

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COVID-19: Enugu govt. decontaminates Ogbete Main Market

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The Enugu State Fire Service has commenced the decontamination and fumigation of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing newsmen during the exercise on Saturday, the state’s Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Okwudiri Ohaa, said that the exercise would last until Sunday.

It would be recalled that the state fire service carried out the first phase of the exercise in the market on April 1, shortly after the market was shut down by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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During the first phase of the decontamination of the market, the exercise was monitored by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and heads of security agencies in the state.

Ohaa said that the state government had been consistent with the exercise to ensure that “the fight against COVID-19 is won in Enugu State”.

He maintained that the decontamination would be a continuous one, saying that “when the market reopens, it will be a weekly event’’.

He advised residents to continue to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures for containment of COVID-19.

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Ohaa said the guidelines on personal hygiene protocol by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), among others, should be adhered to.

Reacting on behalf of the traders in the market, the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Justus Ezebinagu, commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the initiative to decontaminate the market for the second time.

Ezebinagu gave an assurance that the traders would comply strictly with the government’s precautionary measures as well as the laid-down protocols by WHO and NCDC.

“When we were told that the governor directed the fire service to come and fumigate the market, the traders were happy because this is the second time they are coming to fumigate the market since this pandemic started.

“We thank our amiable governor for coming to our aid. We are happy.

“Even though the market is partially open for now, we believe that our governor is going to do more in our collective interest,’’ he said.

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