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NUPTE Appeals To NASS To Expedite Action On Passage Of Postal Reform Bill

The Nigeria Union of Postal Telecommunication Employees (NUPTE) on Wednesday in Abuja appealed to the Senate to expedite action on the passage of the Postal Reform Bill.
The NUPTE appeal is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Abuja, signed by Mr Sunday Alhassan, the President of the union.
Onakpo Chris, the General Secretary of the Union also signed the communiqué.
The communiqué stated that the union frowned at the planned privatisation of the Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMAST) by Federal Government and planned to resist the move.
“We shall resist any move by government to privatise the national heritage and commonwealth of this country.
“We urge the Federal Government to instead, inject more funds to the organisation to enable it to launch a second satellite which will assist in improving the social security and economic wellbeing of the nation.’’
The Union also urged the Ministry of Interior to check the gross abuse of expatriate quota and work permit by foreigners in the private sector, especially in telecommunication, describing the development as unacceptable.
It also urged workers in the telecommunication industry to join in the struggle “to free workers from the management’s anti workers policies.’’
NUPTE also said that NIPOST Sports and Social Club should not be restricted only to contributors in Abuja and Lagos, but should be opened to all contributors, irrespective of their location.
It reiterated its earlier position that the office of the state chairman of the club be democratised, adding that “since at the national level, the Post Master-General is not the automatic President of the club, we may be forced to mobilise our members who are contributors to pull out of the system.’’
The union also called on the Federal Government to do all within its powers to rescue the abducted Chibok girls immediately.
It, however, commended the anti-corruption crusade and the war against insurgents being championed by the Buhari-led government.
The union also commended Mr Ayuba Wabba, the President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on his victory in the last National Delegates Conference in Abuja.
“We wish to pledge our unalloyed support and loyalty to his administration,’’ the Union stated. (NAN)

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