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56 Lagos Inmates Released by Sanwo-Olu

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– 56 inmates released from various correctional facilities
– One inmate’s death sentence commuted to life imprisonment
– Another inmate granted pardon

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted freedom to 56 inmates, demonstrating his commitment to decongesting correctional facilities in the state.

This move aligns with the governor’s ongoing justice sector reforms.

The releases were based on the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, which exercised due diligence in reviewing each application. The council considered factors such as the nature of the offence, period of incarceration, age, health, and behavioral conduct.

According to the state Attorney-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), the governor’s decision reflects a balanced approach, considering individual circumstances while aiming to enhance the efficiency of the state’s correctional system. “The council’s recommendations were based on a thorough review process that ensures justice and compassion,” Pedro said.

Sanwo-Olu’s actions are expected to significantly improve the correctional system, aligning it with modern standards and human rights principles. The governor’s commitment to justice sector reforms continues to yield positive results.

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ABUTH Resident Doctors Embark on Warning Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

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– Non-payment of salaries owed to some resident doctors
– Five-day warning strike commenced on Monday
– Demands include repayment of withheld salaries and implementation of CONMESS upward review

The National Association of Resident Doctors at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) has begun a five-day warning strike, effective Monday, to protest the non-payment of salaries owed to some of its members.

The strike follows the expiration of a one-week ultimatum given to the hospital management on July 15.

The affected doctors, who were paid in percentage in June, are being owed salary arrears for 2021, amounting to N58,000 to N60,000 each.

The association is demanding the repayment of these withheld salaries, as well as the implementation of the 25% CONMESS upward review of salaries for members on the GIFMIS platform.

The hospital management had proposed to pay N2 million monthly from the overhead cost to offset the arrears of accoutrement allowance, which translates to N5,000 per member monthly.

However, the association is seeking N25,000 per member, as is the practice in over 60% of Federal Tertiary Health institutions in the North West zone.

The association is also demanding the payment of accrued allowances, including the arrears of accoutrement allowance, which has been pending since 2021.

The strike is expected to affect medical services at the hospital, with the association warning of further industrial action if their demands are not met.

 

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FCT Police Commissioner Urges Residents to Shun Nationwide Protest

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– Nationwide protest scheduled for August 1
– FCT CP Bennett Igweh warns against participation
– Police efforts to ensure security in FCT may be jeopardized

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, has appealed to residents and indigenes to refrain from participating in the upcoming nationwide protest.

He emphasized the potential risks to the security efforts made by the police in the FCT.

Igweh highlighted the sacrifices made by the police to ensure safety in the FCT, citing the loss of officers in recent operations. He urged residents to appreciate these efforts by shunning the protest.

The CP acknowledged the government’s efforts to provide infrastructure, such as good roads, and urged residents to act maturely. He emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and security in the FCT.

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