The federal government of Nigeria on Tuesday presented a letter of approval to the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transport Workers of Nigeria (AUATWON) in a move aimed at improving sanity in the system.
Dr. Chris Ngige who is the Minister of Labour and Employment made the presentation on Tuesday in Abuja.
Africa Today News, New York the new union comprises all app-based transport workers, online transport services, and e-hailing drivers and operators.
Ngige noted that the registration was a milestone in labour administration, particularly in the trade union services segment.
The minister said the informal sector, which constitutes the largest population of workers, is being formalised across the world.
‘Today, we are breaking new ground with those who are employing themselves and from there, employing others’, he said.
AUTWON applied for registration on April 27, 2021 to cater for self-employed persons in the field of IT-based transportation services.
In another report, the Federal Government of Nigeria has projected that by the first Quarter of 2024, the country will put an end to the importation of petroleum products into the country.
Mr. Timipre Sylva who is the Minister of State Petroleum Resources pointed out that by the first quarter of 2024, the rehabilitation of the Port-Harcourt refinery will be partly completed while the 650,000 barrel per day (bod) capacity Dangote Refinery will also be on stream.
Sylva made this known at the resumption of the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023)’ organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Africa Today News, New York reports that while presenting the scorecard of his ministry, Sylva specifically said that the 60,000 bpd capacity refinery within the Port-Harcourt Refinery complex will be ready for production by Quarter one of 2024.