The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi has Called for deployment of more medical doctors and others health personnel to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps to improve their healthcare. He stated this when he led a team of Health Policy specialists and Clinicians for an on the spot Health needs assessment and strategy appraisal at IDPs camps in Maiduguri, Borno State. He said the assessment was to determined medical challenges and health related issues affecting IDPs camps in Maiduguri and host communities as well as liberated communities with emphasis on children, maternal care and vulnerable persons.
Senator Udoma was particularly pleased that the Legislature kept the budget within the amount proposed by the Executive, especially as the fiscal deficit was not increased. “I wish to commend the National Assembly for passing the 2016 budget today. I am particularly pleased that they have kept the budget within the amount the Executive proposed and the fiscal deficit has not been increased,” the Minister said.
PRNigeria gathered that the serving Colonel is still being held incommunicado by the two authorities in defiance of the high court order of March 14, 2016 that directed his release. A Judge of an Abuja High Court, sitting in Jabi Justice Yusuf Haliru had on March 14, 2016 ordered EFCC, and the Nigerian Army (NA), to release the serving Colonel Nicholas Ashinze who served as Military Assistant to former NSAs, Sambo Dasuki and Patrick Azazi. Colonel Ashinze who was detained before resuming his new posting as Defence Attaché in Germany, has been in detention since December 23, 2015.
The borehole was donated to the school by the Borehole Drillers Association of Nigeria (BODAN) as part of their corporate social responsibility and to also commemorate the 2016 World Water Day.
Nigeria Customs Service has re-introduced the restriction order on importation of rice through land borders across the country. 2. Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) gave the approval for the reversal of an earlier policy in October 2015 which allowed rice imports through the land borders, once appropriate duty and charges were paid.
Engr. Suleiman Adamu stated that almost half of the world’s workers or employees work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs largely depend on water, and those that ensure its safe delivery; yet the millions of people who work in the water sector are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. He also addressed youths on the occasion of Youth Forum on Water and Sanitation Jobs in Nigeria, in commemoration of the 2016 World Water Day. During the occasion, the minister said that Nigerian youths are thinking along the change agenda of the present administration of President Muhammed Buhari.
He therefore reasoned that the new inductees should see themselves, as “Agent of positive change hence they are expected to confronting frontally the myriad of problems militating against our quest for development through co-ordinated and innovative means of providing practical solutions to issues, which can take Nigeria into the future. He therefore commended them for being part of the strategies Government hopes to use in battling the age – long lack of stable and reliable electricity, as it intends to use youth manpower training platform to redress the deficiency in profession and technical capacity in the power sector.
The Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi said that the training was meant to update staff on current realities in the financial transaction and broaden the scope and mind of the staff to be aware of the enormous expectations of government and the public in general as well as to be in line with international best practices. “In view of the current humanitarian challenges in the North east and the amount of resources required to address emerging challenges the training to review policies and plans has become necessary”, he added.
Represented by the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, the President, therefore, assured that government will continue to strive for excellence in attaining the much desired self sufficiency in wheat production within the shortest possible time. The government, he added, would carefully examine the hurdles to the implementation of the National Wheat policy and check activities of unscrupulous people who engage in scuttling wheat production across the country. President Buhari assured of support to farmers through the provision of seeds and other farm inputs, to boost local production, urging them to double efforts so as to achieve the desired results.
The Budget and National Planning Minister also revealed that one of the biggest challenges of the present administration is to attract more foreign and private investment into the economy. Senator Udoma said; ‘’Nigeria is today open to business; we want to see an increase in investment, private sector resources are unlimited, they come from within and outside the country. We are looking at all bottlenecks affecting investment in Nigeria and we will remove them.”
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has reiterated the commitment of Government in diversifying its energy mix beyond the traditional sources of gas, oil and Hydro to include nuclear and other renewable sources like solar, biomass and wind.
The notice has become necessary as the Ministry in its letter of notification dated 28thOctober, 2015, conveyed Government’s approval to end its phase-one of the scheme, pending a scheme wide full audit as directed by the present administration. Accordingly, a notice has been disposed with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at the Federal Secretariat, that the contract between the Ministry and the Lead Consultant, Mrs. Sybil Williamson, of Wittengeisen & Walter Limited has been terminated, as such a letter to that effect has been sent to the former Co-ordinator
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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.