ASCSN Trains 1,400, Calls For Creation Of More Jobs
About 1,400 members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) have benefited from local and international trainings on union operations and activities.
According to ASCSN, the training was put together by the Executive of the association led by its President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama, as part measures to equip members intellectually.
Speaking during the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Kaigama said: “I will like to announce to you that over 1, 400 members of our union have been sponsored for local and international training since I came on board.
“This is in fulfilment of the core mandate of the current leadership of our great union to train and retrain our members. I believe very strongly that the training programmes have had very positive impact on productivity and the way and manner beneficiaries carry out their assignments in their respective workplaces.”
Kaigama assured that the administration is committed to further training and retraining of members to actualise their collective goals and aspirations. He said the programme has become part of ASCSN and the union will not abandon it. “With your unflinching support, we shall continue to make meaningful impact as far as the education and training of our members is concerned,” he said.
While assuring that ASCSN leadership will continue to keep the banner of the association afloat and also do its utmost best to maximise the collective wisdom of members in moving the union to the next level, Kaigama reminded members that what the leadership need from them is absolute loyalty and support.
This, he said, was necessary “so that together we can sustain the integrity, transparency, and progressive credentials that have made this association first among equals in the comity of trade unions in the country”.
On other welfare issues, Kaigama urged the government to consider the upward review of salaries, saying the current economic realities are at variance with the present wages being paid workers in the country.
According to him, there is need for government to negotiate with the various labour bodies with a view to creating a new salary regime in the country.
This, he said, will bring about improvement in the quality of lives of workers, while bridging the salary gap between the core civil service and other sub sectors of the federal public service.