KEEP YOUR FOOD. ISE AGBE N’ISE ILE WA, OMO YORUBA. FOOD BLOCKAGE TO SOUTH: Erelu Tinuade Canvases Yorubas To See It As An Opportunity To Revisit Farming.*
The widely acknowledged custodian of African cultures, who equally is the traditional title holder of Erelu Oodua of Aye kingdom, Erelu Tinuade Mabel Onaneye has on Friday, 5th of March, 2021 enjoined Southwest people and government to see the ongoing food blockage from North to South as a good opportunity to revisiting farming which has long been neglected. We are not lazy, we know how to do farming.
She made the statement from her base in Texas, United States in a press release she signed and made available to the general public following the blockage of food items from North to South by The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff & Cattle Dealers of Nigeria and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria who instructed their members to stop the movement of food items from the North to the South.
‘Contrary to the lamentations of my people in the South, this development to me is a blessing in disguise. It’s an opportunity for us to re-visit the long-forgotten farming activities which were our major occupation before the discovery of oil. It is the only way to avoid being dependent on the North for food items!’ Erelu opined.
Erelu posited that both the people and government at all levels in the Southwest must all act fast and work together to achieve this goal. She says it’s a huge insult for Northerners to believe they could starve Southerners to death by refusing to supply the food items when the South has more fertile land and forestry resources than the North.
In conclusion, she calls on Yorubas and the Southwest Governors to begin to see this blockage as a reawakening of historical pastime as farmers and grow the Yoruba nation. By doing this, the government would be creating jobs for youths while also generating revenue to the purse of their respective States.
GTBank suffers mass staff resignation
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.”
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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