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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has said that efforts were in place to renew the “Covenant” between the Federal...
Presenting the relief materials, the Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees NCR, Hajiya Hadiza Kangiwa told the chairman that the items were meant for the returnees who returned from Cameroon Republic following the Boko haram insurgency that made them to fled to the neighbouring country for safety.
The Governor said this on Wednesday 10th February, 2016 when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister in his office. He said, “Engr. Adamu’s track record speaks volumes adding that from his days as a consultant engineer with the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) he has gathered a lot of experiences which would be deplored to move the water sector forward”
The Minister pointed out that with the feasibility study, Dansi Hausa Dam situated in Adamawa state has the potential to generate about 300 mg of electricity and about 10,000 hectare of irrigable land to support agriculture. He added that the Kashimbilla multipurpose dam in Taraba state which is at about 90% completion has the potential of hydropower component of about 40 megawatts, irrigation potentials of about 2000 hectares of land and a capacity to contain 500 million cubic meter of water. Engr. Suleiman said that with the ongoing discussions shown so far by foreign investors in the Nigerian economy, Nigeria will soon become the economic hub of the continent. He added that the federal government will continue to provide the enabling environment for investors in the water sector.
Other areas to be looked into according to her include personnel structure and Performance Management System (PMS) where there would be reward for hard work and effective service delivery and sanctions for poor performance. She assured that the present administration is committed to the future and welfare of workers, and that is why government has recently inaugurated the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH)programme which is an avenue to enable civil servants own their homes.
“Government is very receptive and open to interested investors both within the country and from the international business community on sustainable development through research, sustained awareness creation campaign that will help inform the populace. “She added. Earlier in his address head of delegation, and Deputy Minister for External Economic Relations of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Mr. Matti Anttoneu told Nigeria’s Minister that his delegation was in the country to seek collaboration in areas of economic development beneficial to environmental sustainability. The Deputy Minister who led a 10-man delegation brought business proposals bothering on transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, environmental health, communication technology, solar power, and waste management.
“The issue of laying people off is not a decision that comes lightly. I will not come here to tell you that people are being laid off or not. The situation in the oil company is dire. We want to ask for more understanding in appreciation of the challenges we face. Nevertheless, we have heard the Hon. Minister and we will take your message back to our various companies,” She said. She also pleaded with the Minister to protect the oil majors from unnecessary harassment from the labour unions who usually close their eyes to unfair labour practices by the “Employment Contractors” who do not remit workers pension and compensation funds, but harass and turn the heat on the oil companies.
The Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, FNSE has called on the country’s International Donor Partners in the Water Sector to synergize...
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Uguru urged RTEAN to continue to support government’s efforts at ensuring peace and security of Nigerians by supplying the right information to the appropriate authorities. He also assured them of government support and collaboration at all time.
The Minister also urged the people of Niger Delta not to complicate the current environmental challenge of the region by engaging in vandalising oil and gas pipelines which cause oil spillage and pollution. On oil companies that cause spillage, the Minister warned: “The government will compel oil spilling organizations to do the necessary clean up because the government is on the side of the people to checking oil spillage”.
She further noted that all over the world, countries are making greener efforts and Nigeria as the giant of Africa and blessed with a practical President as Mohammadu Buhari cannot afford to be indifferent, hence the ministry will readily collaborate with countries such as the Republic of Korea who have vast experience and operate a green economy. She also said that the Federal Government was willing to partner with other foreign investors in environmental sustainability.
Senator Sirika said Nigeria market is virgin and that the government is ready at all time to welcome partnership that will develop the market. The minister however warned that any such proposal must meet the due process guideline and therefore be competitive hence it is essential for interested investors to showcase what they can offer.
The Group recommended the retention and implementation of extant presidential Directives on patronage of Manufacturers (2012) and strict compliance with section 34 (vi) of the Public procurement Act 2007 on domestic Preference under the oversight of the Bureau of Public Procurement. They appealed to the government through the Minister to approve glass bottles, ampoules and vials imported by pharmaceutical manufacturers for foreign exchange.
The Minister noted the long standing relationship between Nigeria and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He expressed delight in advancing the long standing relationship of the two countries who share similarity, especially in rural development policies.
Mr. Ogenyi made this pledge on Monday January 25th, 2016 when the state governor Alhaji Kashuim Shetimma paid him a courtesy call in his office. He said such assistance/support will be in the areas covered by the MDGs such as schools/healthcare centers, rehabilitation, reconstruction and reintegration as well as provision of portable water.
Hajia Abubakar who described Nigeria as a wonderful country blessed with tremendous natural resources said the current administration is set to move the country from over dependence on crude oil. She therefore praised the decision of the Ambassador to encourage more businessmen in Ukraine to come and invest in Nigeria adding that Nigeria is willing to have as many business partners as possible.
The Hon. Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said that the entire Aviation Sector in the Country is collapsing and the Federal...