Saturday, 3 September 2011
Aso-Rock Security personnel owed MONTHS OF UNPAID ALLOWANCES!
Can someone please inform those in charge of protecting the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, that basic allowance due to security officials in Aso-Rock has not been paid in months. They include “RATION CASH ALLOWANCE” “DRESSING FOR BG’S ALLOWANCE” and other unnamed allowances.
Aso Rock security is comprised of and not limited to GUARDS’ BRIGADE, Directorate of State Security Service, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police and the Presidential “STRIKE FORCE”
With the president’s decision to bring in Israeli Security agents into Aso-Rock, it would be in the National Interest to take a look at the welfare of not just security operatives within Aso-Rock but also those charged to protect the Nigerian Public
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s Congress.
Ogundamisi currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment.
He graduated with a B.SC in Political Science from University of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
Ogundamisi was appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.