…Vows to occupy their houses with Protest
Dear Nigerians, in line with our firm resolution to fight for Justice for Keren, we have carried out a detailed investigation to call out the real owners of Premiere Academy School Lugbe-Abuja. Our findings revealed that the following persons own Premiere Academy, Lugbe-Abuja.
(1)Chief M K Osuma
(3) Dr. Omotayo Akinfemiwa
We shall occupy and take our protest to their various houses and occupy every entrance and exit, If they continue to maintain a theory of Silence in the face of injustice against Keren. The owners of Premiere Academy in Lugbe must take action against pedophiles in the post-primary institution. They should ensure as we demand, Justice for Keren rather than keep mute. We have decided to drag them into this matter of sexual harassment and rape of Keren until they hold the Administrators of Premiere Academy, accountable to produce those responsible for rape and sexual expliotation that led to the death of Miss. Keren-Happuch Adondodoo Akpagher. It remains disheartening that Miss Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher, a student of Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja died on 22nd of June 2021 after she was sexually exploited and raped in the school. We understand from medical evidence available, that the late student was raped and given an overdose of glucocorticoid which led to her death. We have clearly stated previously and we are repeating that same position of ours that anyone that played any role directly or indirectly in what caused the death of Keren Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher will be brought to justice. We shall bring them all to justice and firmly hold them adequately accountable.
Rationale for the call for Justice for Keren
“My daughter had called me via her teacher’s phone on Friday, 18th of June 2021, complaining of her eye and asked that I come and pick her for medical attention. However, the teacher asked me to come on Saturday to avoid her getting in trouble for allowing my daughter use her phone. On Saturday 19th of June 2021, when I asked to pick her, the school clinic matron would not release her but transported her to a private clinic where I met her and facilitated her treatment. My daughter was distraught when she learnt she was going back to school. She also told me the reason the school was giving for not allowing her come home was false since the girl that was with her was going home for her mother’s birthday. I asked her to go and I will come pick her. I called the then Acting Principal, Mr. Christopher Akinsowon who agreed and asked me to call him when I get to the school. It took over four hours of calling and texting the Principal and the Matron who had refused to release her initially, saying she would have to stay in isolation for seven days on her return, finally allowed her to go home with me after insisting I provide my ID card for them to take a snapshot of it (which had never been asked before). Initially, I was not keen on taking her that Saturday, 19th of June 2021, but changed my mind when her school mother informed me that she couldn’t walk to school on the 16th of June 2021 and had to be supported by two friends to write her test in tears. She was withdrawn throughout the evening of Saturday 19/6/21 and Sunday 20/6/21. She took ill on Sunday night (20/6/21) and was rushed to Queens Clinic, Wuse, Abuja on Monday 21/06/21. In the process of attending to her, while trying to insert a catheter a discharge from her vagina was tested and found to be condom after a laboratory test. Her urine test revealed dead spermatozoa. She died early hours of Tuesday from hyperglycemia triggered by sepsis resulting from the infection caused by the condom, which was left inside her.” Her mother stated.
We therefore, call upon the owners of Premiere Academy School, Lugbe-Abuja namely,
(1)Chief M K Osuma
(3) Dr. Omotayo Akinfemiwa
to as a matter of urgent concern, ensure that those responsible for the rape and sexual expliotation of Keren Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher, inside Premiere Academy Lugbe-Abuja are exposed and handed over to the Police. Suspension of teachers found guilty of sexual harassment (as happened in the past) in Premiere Academy Lugbe-Abuja, is not enough. Why not hand them over to the Police? We repeat and maintain that anyone that played any role directly or indirectly in what caused the death of Keren Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher will be brought to justice.
Comrade. Ikem Anthony Kalzeeni.
Justice for Keren Movement.
Trade minister, Uzoka-Anite launches NATEP, targets 50 Million jobs for youths
The minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite has launched the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP) in a bid to position Nigeria as a talent export hub designed to create not less than one million jobs in the next five years.
The Minister performed the launching on behalf of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the sidelines of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in New York, United States of America.
In her opening remarks at the launch of the initiative at the Microsoft office in NewYork, the minister highlighted the need to ensure Nigeria takes the lead in exporting global talents that are doing well across the world which will also drive a huge investment in training and also attracting more investment in talent exportation.
According to her, the initiative is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda to diversify the Nigerian economy, create sustainability opportunities and generate about 50 million jobs for the youths over time.
“NATEP is an initiative that will serve as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to position Nigeria as a leading global hub for service export, talent sourcing and talent export.
“As part of our strategy towards achieving this, President Bola Tinubu whose agenda is job creation, we have initiated a National Talent Export Programme (NATEP) for Nigeria, which targets the creation of one million jobs across Nigeria with a target of five years in line with the theme of this year’s UNGA, which is rebuilding trust and igniting global solidarity, accelerating action on the 2030 agenda and the sustainable development goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all”, the minister said.
Uzoka-Anite further informed the large gathering comprising of world leaders and other giant tech companies across the globe like; Amazon, World Economic Forum, Microsoft group, Flour Mills Nigeria, Meta, Google and a host of others, that the global talent sourcing industry is valued at $620 billion as at 2020 and industry pundit have forecasted it will be valued at about $904 billion by 2027.
“Nigeria can supply top talents for the global service export and outsourcing business. With over 1.7 million graduates from higher education institutions entering the workforce annually, this will reduce the burden of unemployment and over-dependence on the government for jobs”, she explained.
The Minister further noted that NATEP was specially created to arrest the bottleneck facing the talent and service sector export industry, which will enhance competitiveness, and innovation, and drive sustainable development growth, empowerment and training through trade and value chain exchange.
She added: “Nigeria is ready to become a global hub for talent export, as the government is ready to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACfTA) to penetrate the huge continental market and target job opportunities.
“As a country, we have a significant value proposition for regional and global markets for the export of services. We will actively target Greenfield and brownfield job opportunities in the United Kingdom, Europe, China, Canada, the United States of America and a host of other countries”.
The Minister For Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, while addressing participants at the launch disclosed that launching NATEP was timely, adding that to drive the mandate for Nigeria to be positioned as one of the global talent export hubs in Africa and the world will see Nigeria benefit more in terms of generating huge revenue, digitalization of the economy, more robust data protection opportunities and also avert the massive brain drain within the youth demography.
According to him, Nigerians in the diaspora are doing great things in the tech world, adding that it’s time for Nigeria to benefit by making more money and develop other youths to maximize their potentials.
“With a youthful population and over 1.7 million graduates from higher educational institutions joining the workforce each year, Nigeria has the potential to provide high-quality talent for the Global Service export and outsourcing industry. We must first identify them, train them and make the world see the stuff they are made of. We will not only create jobs but also empower them with the basic skills of survival and pass them on to the next generation” Dr Tijani said.
The Disappointing State of Customer Relations Among Instagram Merchants
By Otunba Deoye Otukoya
In today’s digital age Instagram has become an indispensable platform for businesses to connect with customers and promote their products or services. With the increasing popularity of Instagram stores it is essential for merchants to prioritize good customer relations. However a prevalent issue that deserves attention is the lack of professionalism and poor communication exhibited by some Instagram merchants. Many customers have reported incidents where the merchants provide their phone numbers on their timelines but fail to respond adequately or display unpleasant attitudes when contacted. This article aims to shed light on this concerning trend and the implications it has on customers and businesses alike.
1. Accessibility Matters:
One of the fundamental aspects of ensuring good customer relations is the accessibility of the merchant. By voluntarily providing their phone numbers merchants convey the impression of being available and open to customer inquiries. However the reality often falls short of this expectation. Too frequently customers are left frustrated and inconvenienced when their attempts to contact merchants go unanswered for days or are met with dismissive responses. This lack of availability undermines trust and damages the overall customer experience.
2. Unprofessional Attitudes:
Another significant concern is the unprofessional conduct and negative attitudes displayed by certain Instagram merchants when interacting with customers. The success of any business hinges on creating a positive relationship with consumers. However some merchants who put their phone numbers out for public use have been observed to have a lackadaisical approach towards customer engagements. Instances of rude behavior impatience and unhelpfulness have been reported leaving customers feeling disrespected and discouraged from engaging with that particular merchant or even shopping on Instagram altogether.
3. The Ripple Effect:
The ramifications of poor customer relations go beyond individual experiences. When customers have negative encounters with Instagram merchants they are likely to share their frustrations with friends family and online communities. Word-of-mouth plays a crucial role in shaping a merchant’s reputation and negative reviews can quickly spread damaging the business’s credibility. Consequently merchants who fail to prioritize customer relations may find themselves losing potential customers and hindering their long-term growth prospects.
4. A Call for Improvement:
To address this issue it is imperative for Instagram merchants to recognize the significance of good customer relations and take proactive steps to improve their interactions with customers. Some crucial measures include:
a. Prompt Responses: Merchants should aim to respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner ideally within 24 hours. This showcases attentiveness and professionalism fostering positive customer relationships.
b. Polite and Respectful Communication: Merchants need to maintain a respectful tone even when faced with challenging or repetitive customer inquiries. Good customer relations require patience and understanding.
c. Training and Empathy: Merchants should invest time in training their customer support staff emphasizing the importance of empathy and effective problem-solving. Understanding the customer’s perspective can go a long way in providing satisfactory resolutions.
d. Feedback and Improvements: Merchants should actively seek feedback from customers to identify areas for improvement. This feedback loop can assist in refining their customer relations strategies and forging stronger connections with their target audience.
The alarming lack of good customer relations displayed by some Instagram merchants is a disheartening trend that affects both customers and businesses. By prioritizing accessibility professionalism and respect in their interactions merchants can foster an environment of trust and loyalty. Overlooking the importance of good customer relations may lead to a decline in sales and reputation. Ultimately developing strong customer relations on Instagram will not only boost customer satisfaction but also drive growth and success for merchants in the long run.
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