The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) demands Engr. Aliyu Nahuce steps down from his position as the General Manager of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board.
The members of the AUPCTRE Union had a peaceful Picketing over the pending issues between the General Manager, Engr. Aliyu Nahuce and the FCT Waterboard. Among the union members were; the Chairman of the AUPCTRE Union ‘Aliyu Mahadum’, the Vice President of FCT Council, ‘Nuhu Shehu’, the National Board member, ‘Comrade Akpan Godwin’, the National Women Leader/Treasurer, ‘Comfort Okegbo’ and other representatives from various civil society organizations.
The Chairman of AUPCTRE Union, Aliyu Mahadum expressed the concerns of the Union over the prevailing circumstances which has warranted the picketing of AUPCTRE Union. He stated the fact that the Engr. Aliyu Nahuce who is now the General Manager of the FCT Waterboard has been in service since October 1983 and as such he’s more than 35 years in Civil Service which means he is overdue for retirement yet illegally occupying that position. The attention of the FCT authorities has been drawn to this situation but it was considered insignificant.
According to the investigation concluded on Nahuce over fraud by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and base on the overwhelming evidence recovered after 18 months of investigation, Engr. Aliyu Nahuce is due to refund 1.75 million from a single contract he executed.
Aliyu Mahadum stated that Engr, Nahuce was arraigned on the 9th of November,2019 and by law he is not permitted to retain his position in the office. Nahuce who has a case in the Federal High Court, Abuja also appealed to the Industrial court over the circumstances surrounding his employment status and he has been granted court hearing on two occasions which was finally adjourned to April 1st.
The Vice President of FCT Council, ‘Nuhu Shehu’ has declared the intention to give a 21 days formal notice of strike for the FCT Water Board and if the FCT Authorities doesn’t grant them their request, there would shutdown of water supply in Abuja.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Philip Tatari Shekwo, who was kidnapped last night has been murdered.
Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the death of the APC chairman to reporters on Sunday in Lafia. According to him, the body of Shekwo was found in an area near his house in Lafia on Sunday and corpse has been evacuated to the Dalhatu Araf specialist Hospital.
His body was found dumped few meters away from his private residence at Anguwar Bukan -Sidi in Lafia metropolis on Sunday morning.
Gistflash was gathered that the gunmen armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the chairman’s residence around 11: pm on Saturday, November 21.
They opened fire at the gate, forcing a policeman guarding the house to take cover and then went straight into Shekwolo’s bedroom and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
The spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the abduction to newsmen, said policemen were immediately deployed to the scene, adding that the police engaged the gunmen in a shoot out but they managed to escape with the victim.
No suspect has yet been arrested over the kidnapping or murder.