Reps to probe failure of presidential fleet to perform optimally

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•House investigates banks’, employers’ casualisation of labour

The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the failure of the presidential fleet to perform optimally.

The development has led to the President and Vice President resorting to the use of chartered flights for their engagements.

The House directed its Committee on National Security to find out why the presidential fleet has failed to perform optimally, putting the security and lives of the President and the Vice President at risk.

Moving the motion of urgent public importance, Ahmed Satomi (APC, Borno) informed the House that President Tinubu was forced to fly in a chartered plane in April from Netherlands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the World Economic Forum because of a faulty presidential aircraft, while Vice President Shettima used a chartered jet recently as presidential jets were undergoing repairs.

Also, the House of Representatives has moved to investigate casualisation and the use non-contract workers by employers of labour in the country.

The Green Chamber said the development violates the provisions of the Labour laws of the country.

This followed a motion in notice by Fuad Kayode Laguda (APC, Lagos) who stressed the need for relevant government agencies to curb the unwholesome practices.

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