Minister Blames Failure In The Power Sector For The Nation’s Woes

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.

Financial Reforms: Nema Trains Account Staff

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.

Food Importation Into Nigeria Must Stop – President Buhari

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.

FG Seeks More Assistance From Donor Agencies

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.”

FG Committed To Diversifying Electricity Generation With Nuclear Energy -Fashola

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.

FG. Sets To Mark 2016 World Water Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to mark the 2016 World Water Day. It is an annual event celebrated all over the world on every 22nd of March. .

Power Ministry Disowns Napsas Lead Consultant

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

Fashola Urge Stakeholders To Infuse Africa’s Peculiarities In New Urban...

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, as urged African Ministers of Housing and Urban Development  and other stakeholders to utilize the...

Our Focus Is To Create A Solid, Enduring Partnership For Niger...

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has said that efforts were in place to renew the “Covenant” between the Federal...

NCR Provides Material to Returnees from Cameroon

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.

FG Pledges Support To Rice Millers

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe has assured that the Federal government would support millers and investors in the rice value...

Water Minister A Square Peg In A Square Hole- Abdullahi Abubakar

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”

Nigeria, Germany Considers Partnership On Dam Development

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.

FG To Initiate More Holistic Reforms Of The Civil Service

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.

FG Poised To Achieve Sustainable Development In The Environment Sector

“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.

Labour Minister Appeals To Oil Companies Not To Lay Off Workers

“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.

I Am Happy With Existing Synergy Among Donor Partners -Suleiman Adamu

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...

On Insurgency: Osgof To Produce Requisite Maps For The Military

The Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation is to go into collaboration with the Defense Space Agency with the intent of producing...

Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs Urges Rtean To Contribute In Sustaining...

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.

Ministry Of Niger Delta Will Complete All Projects

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”.

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