Penalize non-performing ministers, labour leader tells Jonathan

The National Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Isa Aremu on Friday threw his weight behind the signing of performance contract between President Goodluck Jonathan and the members of his cabinet.

Mr Aremu said that performance should be tied to reward and sanctions.

The NLC Vice President spoke as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

Performance contract not associated with budget criticism – Shamsudeen Usman

The Minister of National Planning Commission, Shamsudeen Usman on Friday denied claims that the signing of  performance contract between President Goodluck Jonathan and the ministers was as a result of the criticisms over poor budget implementation.

According to the minister, the move is to create a result-oriented government and ensure service delivery and accountability of leadership.

The minister  spoke as a guest on Channels Television’s morning programme, Sunrise Daily.

Edo Election: INEC did a good job – Issa Aremu

The national vice-president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Issa Aremu on Monday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on last weekend’s Edo State Governorship election which returned the incumbent governor Adam Oshiomhole to office.

The labour leader disclosed this while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Mr Aremu said during the review of the election, Edo state has imbibed the spirit of democracy on the whole going by the kind of support, sacrifice and dedication shown by the electorate.

Also on the issue of whether INEC did well, the NLC Vice-president gave a pass mark to the election agency.

There are still some anti-democratic forces in Nigeria – Aremu Issa

Aremu Issa, the Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday commented on the issues surrounding President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech which was delivered on Tuesday morning to commemorate this year’s democracy day celebration.

Responding to questions from the achors of Channels Television’s breakfast programme – Sunrise Daily, Mr Issa said a lot of the issues the president raised in his speech were already reeled out during the ministerial briefing but he is impressed with his historical excursion reminding Nigerians where we were coming from to anew dispensation which has lasted 13 years uninterrupted.