The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NNNTS) on Wednesday cautioned its members nationwide to refrain from unnecessary increase in the prices of commodities as a result of the increase in the national minimum wage.
NNNTS’ President, Mr Ken Ukaoha, made the appeal at a training workshop for its members on Tracking the Commitments of Political Actors to Farmers Manifesto and Traders’ Charter of Demands.
According to him, the workshop is aimed at educating the traders on ways of effectively tracking the commitment of political actors and parties made to farmers and traders during the campaigns.
“The increase in goods is unnecessary, immoral, undefendable, unjustifiable and perhaps wicked.
“Therefore every trader must avoid the temptation of being lured into such selfish act as a means of enrichment,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria report that the president, represented by the North West Coordinator of the association, James Sako, said
every trader must realize that hiking prices on one commodity automatically raises price of others.
“Therefore, once a trader raises the price of his or her commodity, others will also jack up theirs in the same manner.
“And this negative circle will only be multiplying poverty to everyone and dealing a dirty blow on the overall economy which has futher implications on everyone.”
On the training, Ukaoha said it was to empower the association members to track the performance of elected public officials so as to make them accountable to the public.
” We have therefore gathered this day to be trained and equipped with the capacity to track these commitment so that our efforts and resources committed to this project would not be in vain,” he said.
The NNNTS President said for the next four years, “we shall steadily be monitoring and tracking the performance of our elected representatives at various levels of governance to ensure that the promises they made with their signature of endorsement to our documents are kept.”
He added that the target was to make progress by the new administration in terms of credible and predictable trade and agriculture policy for the country.
“We must seek to pursue the harmonization of taxes and charges to end the menace of multiple taxation which is disincentive to economy growth.
“Also, we shall continue to watch and monitor until all encumbrances and impediments to the growth of agribusiness are completely chased out of the way.
” As actors we must be integrated in the mainstream of governance at all levels so we can passionately make inputs to policies and projects that speak to our livelihoods.
“In this regard, the membership of farmers in the Board of agriculture-related Agencies and parastatals under Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the revitalization of Agric Extension delivery services, the strengthening of the Anchor Borrowers Scheme and the Nigeria Incentive Risk Based Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).
Ukaoha urged government at all level to find lasting solution to the worsening insecurity in the country.
Also the leader Women Traders Association, Kaduna State, Hajiya Khadija Yusufa said the training will help both the famers and traders in keeping public officials on their toes.
Yusufa tasked women to engage themselves in helping their families to be self dependant.
NNN report that no fewer than 200 famers and traders from different organization participated in the training workshop.
Don cautions youths against social media addiction
Mr Babatunde Abdulkareem, Head of Department of Political Science, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, has cautioned youths in the country against addiction to social media as it can affect their academic performances.
Abdulkareem gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Saturday.
He said teenagers’ early exposure to social media might cause distraction to their studies and academic pursuit.
According to him, teenagers spend most of their time on internet access facilities like phone, computer set accessing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp instead of studying their books.
“Teenagers spend most of their time on phone without considering their books. They chat with friends and make video calls forgetting they need to read their books.
“They prefer to spend 24 hours on social media than sacrificing just 30 minutes for their books.
“That is why most teenagers’ academic performance has dropped drastically. They perform poorly because they don’t read again all in the name of chatting,” he said.
Abdulkareem also urged parents to checkmate their children by forcing them to read at the right time instead of pressing phones.
“Parents should stop over-pampering children. They should always ensure that children spend more time on their books instead of hanging out with friends on social media,” he advised.
The don also warned teenagers against abuse of social media, saying that it could cause distraction and lead to failure.
5.0-magnitude quake hits 85 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia — USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 85 km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia at 13:40:51 GMT on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 33.9 km, was initially determined to be at 2.1668 degrees north latitude and 128.6434 degrees east longitude.
Zambia’s wildlife orphanage receives donations from Chinese enterprise
A Chinese enterprise, Chambishi Copper Smelter (CSS), has donated materials for fighting COVID-19 to an animal sanctuary, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, in Chingola mining district on the Copperbelt province.
This has resulted into failure by the institution to generate money to procure disinfectants aimed at fighting the pandemic.
The CCS through the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) donated hand-washing liquid soap and disinfectants to help management at the orphanage to protect its workers against the pandemic.
And Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage general manager Innocent Mulenga said due to the closure of the tourist site, it was difficult to generate money to buy materials such as sanitizers.
Meanwhile, ZEMA Northern Region Manager Frederick Muyano said the donation will go a long way in helping the orphanage alleviate some of the challenges it is facing.
COVID-19: Pharmaceutical company donates sanitisers, face masks to ministry
The company announced the donation in a statement jointly signed by Messrs Nnamdi Obi, Felix Ugbojiaku and Kennedy Izunwa, Chairman and Directors of the company respectively, on Saturday in Abuja.
It stated that the items were meant to support the efforts of the Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire and members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, towards reducing the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
“We wish to appreciate the minister and other members of the task force for the beautiful job they are doing toward preventing the spread of the disease.
“We wish to assure the minister of our support and prayers, with the hope that the pandemic will soon be surmounted.
Indonesian army chopper crashes, 4 killed
Four military personnel were killed and five others wounded as an army helicopter went down in Indonesia’s Central Java province on Saturday, the army said.
The accident occurred when the M-17 helicopter was undertaking a flight training in Kendal district’s Wonorejo village, Army Spokesman Brigadier General Nefra Firdaus told Xinhua in a text message.
The aircraft caught fire when it was falling into the ground, and all the victims have been rushed to a nearby hospital, he said.
The chopper was flying in an unstable condition and bringing smokes out just before touching the ground, and exploded, the army reported, citing an eyewitness.
Three personnel jumped into a pond just before the chopper touched the ground, it said.
A preflight check was made before the flight training, suggesting that the fitness of the aircraft was good, the spokesman said.
An investigation will be carried out to identify the cause of the accident, he said.
Indonesia plans to recruit volunteers to help contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic
Following the involvement of the military and police personnel in efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian government now plans to recruit volunteers to help make a new normal scenario in the country possible.
The plan was made as the government still lacks personnel in the fields in its efforts to curb the surging number of the COVID-19 patients in the country, despite the recent deployment of military and police personnel to help discipline people in exercising health protocols.
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy has gained approval from President Joko Widodo to recruit volunteers who are expected to help trace more people likely infected with the virus.
The minister said after attending a recent cabinet meeting that the president had the rapid tests optimized according to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards by considering the ratio of the total population.
The president told a cabinet meeting that the target of 10,000 COVID-19 rapid tests per day has been reached, and he now wanted to increase the target to 20,000 tests or even 30,000 tests daily across the country.
The president said that massive COVID-19 tests should be carried out to provide more accurate results and complete picture of Indonesia’s readiness to enter the new normal life.
According to an international data organization, Our World in Data, per June 5 Indonesia only carried out 0.94 rapid test per 1,000 population.
As Indonesia has over 260 million people, the optimum number of rapid tests should be at least 30,000 per day, and it is in line with the president’s expectation.
According to Minister Effendy, only one-fifth of the tracing can be carried out under the 30,000 rapid tests, and therefore, a massive tracking has to be correctly and carefully made.
The minister asserted that the 30,000 rapid tests per day was expected to be carried out to support the government’s efforts before lifting the large-scale social restrictions.
For the purpose, the government plans to recruit volunteers who have health and medical educational and training backgrounds, including the final-semester students majoring in midwifery, nursing, and public health to participate in the massive rapid test program.
According to him, 464 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 9,907.
The pandemic has spread to all the 34 provinces in the archipelagic country. However, as of 12:00 p.m. Jakarta time on Saturday, no more positive cases were found in five provinces, namely, Aceh, Bengkulu, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara.
The government has recently deployed soldiers and policemen to four provinces, namely, Jakarta, West Java, West Sumatra and Gorontalo as well as 25 districts/cities which have been applying the large-scale social distancing policy.
The Indonesian Armed Forces’ Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said his soldiers have been posted in public areas including traditional markets, tourist sites, traffic, shopping centers, railway and bus stations where the health protocols are implemented.
The cooperation among the stakeholders was expected to meet the people’s wish that they would resume activities free from the COVID-19 infections, Tjahjanto said, hoping that the R0 (a measure of a disease’s potential) would drop to 0.7 or even lower in the four provinces and 25 districts/cities.
According to the chief, nearly 350,000 army men and policemen have been sent to 1,800 points of the health protocols in those provinces and districts/cities.
Interview: Death of George Floyd reveals Washington’s double standards, says Indonesian analyst
The death of George Floyd reveals the double standards of Washington, Indonesian political analyst Irwansyah said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
Irwansyah, a lecturer in political science at the University of Indonesia, said that an unarmed black man being suffocated to death by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota late last month was not a rare occurrence in the United States, a country diverse in races and ethnic groups.
“This brings people to view such incidents (as) caused by systemic racism which underpins the recurring police brutality incidents,” said Irwansyah, adding that racism lies deep in the country’s social, economic and political system and has been acknowledged many times by the government, civil society activists and academics throughout the nation’s history, he said.
Other kinds of racism and sectarianism also emerge continuously to shape the life of United States citizens, he noted.
“This indicates the racism problem is not only seriously threatening the daily life of regular people, but also seriously vital to support the power system in the United States,” he said.
Floyd’s death has caused a wave of protests across the country. Thousands of people took to the streets amid clashes with police and the National Guard.
Irwansyah noted the protests in the United States are not only caused by racism, but also other factors such as economic inequality and the failed COVID-19 response.
“Especially since the economic financial crisis in 2008, the problem of economic inequality has become more severe. A sense of injustice among people from different social categories including races, inter-generations, and classes have been growing and widening,” he said.
Chinese embassy donates food to less privileged S. African families
“We are here to pay tribute and offer support to the people of Soweto through donations of some mostly needed supplies to local community. These 1,000 food parcels and 5,000 masks are not much, while they represent the cordial brotherhood and friendship between the people of China and South Africa,” said Li Nan, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa.
Li said, “The Chinese companies and communities in South Africa will always fight as one with the South African people to tide over difficulties.”
He said, “We thank the embassy for coming to our communities, we appreciate that.”
A 32-year old resident Nolwazi Majola told Xinhua that she will share the donated food parcels with eight family members. She said they are all grateful for the donation which will supplement the food they bought with grant from the government.
Indonesia’s COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000 with death toll exceeding 1,800
The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 993 within one day to 30,514, with the death toll adding by 31 to 1,801, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference here on Saturday.
According to him, 464 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 9,907.
The pandemic has spread to all the 34 provinces in the archipelagic country. However as of 12:00 p.m. Jakarta time on Saturday, no more positive cases were found in five provinces, namely, Aceh, Bengkulu, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara.
Authorities have been conducting coronavirus tests in the affected areas and ordered the public to always wear masks to curb the spread.
The government is preparing for the so-called “new normal,” under which the public would be allowed to resume their routines.
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