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Senator representing Lagos East at the 9th senate, Tokunbo Abiru has congratulated Senator Oluremi Tinubu on her recent conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration by the prestigious Lagos State University.

In  a statement released on Saturday, December 19, 2020, Senator Abiru said that the conferment is an  affirmation of her motherly role in Lagos, and it will serve as a reminder of the confidence of Lagosians in her capacity to continue to lead her constituent towards its manifest destiny of greatness.

He wrote:

I  rejoice with Her Excellency, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (OON) on the conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration on you by Lagos State University ,Ojoo.

This is one of the several honours you have received in recognition of- related issues, which have been central to your political advocacy.

You are an astute administrator and a major voice for the vulnerable members of our society. In demonstration of your commitment to this cause , you established the New Era Foundation (NEF) in Year 2000, a social development vehicle that empowers women; develops youths; funds education of vulnerable children; and also redirects their focus to the path of greatness.

This latest honour attests to your commitment and passion to human capital development and emancipation of the vulnerable.

 

On this note, Her Excellency ,I  congratulate you on behalf of the people of Lagos East, and pray Almighty God will continue to give you the grace and wisdom to impact on society.

Congratulations once again on this laudable achievement.

Sen.Adetokunbo Mukhail Abiru, FCA,

(Tokunbo Abiru) Senator, Lagos East,

Federal Republic of Nigeria

December 18, 2020.

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The  IT division at GTBank has suffered a continual decrease in personnel within the last six months. It has caused a significant technical lacuna and work overload for current employees. Reports reaching 1st News have it that GTBank has been slow in promoting its staff; inadvertently triggering a wave of exits into the labour market which had attractive offers for their talent.

The shortage in manpower is bringing about increased workload; and mounting pressure on the remaining IT employees.

One staff said, “I was handling one application then it doubled as a result.”

Another one also: “There’s a particular team where three members left in the space of one month. Now, four people’s responsibilities are being juggled by one person.”

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And yet another staff said, “The pressure is crazy. One person is doing three people’s jobs all in the name of efficiency. That’s why our cost to income ratio will always be the lowest in the industry.”

An undisclosed source said the frequent loss of experienced workers without commensurate hiring resulted in gaps in technical capabilities.

He said: “The application I am managing was handled by two people; but my partner has gone to join another team. If I’m leaving now, a new person can’t cram; and get a good grip of everything in my handover note within 3 weeks. We simply need more people on the team!”

This gap is often reflected when there is a service downtime towards the end of the month caused by server overload. During this period, transaction volume increases due to salary payments; and other month-end payments; leading to more pressure on existing resources.

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Pyramids’ Road Trip Video to Aba Stadium, a Wake up Call, Says Egbe

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The Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Group, Ebi Egbe, has called on the federal government to do something on the state of the roads in the country, declaring that the state of the Port-Harcourt Aba Road has become a bad advertisement for the country.

The poor state of the federal highway came to the fore over the weekend when Egyptian side, Pyramids Football Club who flew in the club’s private jet landed

at the Port Harcourt Airport and made a video of the horrible road trip to Aba and posted it on the social media, calling it a shame.

Pyramids held Enyimba 1-1 in Aba yesterday but qualified 5-2 aggregate for the semi final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

But Egbe whose outfit constructed the Enyimba Stadium turf noted that the Egyptians deliberately wanted to paint the country in bad light by showing the video to the world.

Egbe was however quick to add that government on its part also need to avoid the country being embarrassed by her international visitors by fixing our roads.

“That video by Pyramids is to me, a wake up call for us to not only fix our stadiums but also fix our roads.

“Teams that come to Aba to play have always commended the playing turf. We need to get it right on all fronts. This is why I am appealing to the federal government to get our roads fixed.

“Our teams would return to the continent next term and it would be a shame if teams from other countries that are far less endowed come in and mock us that we ve got no good roads in the country,” Egbe stressed

He further charged the various state governments to also upgrade their stadium facilities just like other countries are doing.

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