NTA News Summary December 2, 2016
Borno To Reconstruct Communities And Churches
Borno state government has set aside resources to fast-track reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities including churches ravaged by insurgency in southern part of the state,deputy governor Mamman Durkwa disclosed this while presenting relief materials worth seventy million naira to returnees in Askira Uba and Chibok local government areas.
Buhari Meets Saraki
The 2017 appropriation bill soon to be presented to the national assembly by president Muhammadu Buhari will be passed in good time for implementation.
The senate president Abubakar Bukola Saraki gave the assurance while speaking to state house correspondents after an audience with president Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.
He said necessary consultations have already been made between the executive and the legislature in the preparations of the fiscal document
Buhari Receives New Us Envoy
President Muhammad Buhari says his administration’s priority focus on securing the country, fighting corruption and salvaging the economy are not only unchanged but achievable inspite of prevailing challenges.
The president stated this while receiving letters of credence from new ambassadors of the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Buhari Receives South-East Traditional Rulers
President Muhammad Buhari has reiterated the essence of national unity and urged those contemplating Nigeria’s break up to have a rethink.
The president stated this while granting audience to the council of south east traditional rulers who called on him.
EFCC Chairman Urge Judiciary To Speed Up Trials Of Cases
Acting chairman of the economic and financial crimes commission Ibrahim Magu has urged the judiciary to speed up trials of all cases of corruption before it, so as to make progress in fighting the social malaise.
It was during discussion with the chief of naval staff, vice admiral Ibok –ete Ibas to solicit support for its new campaign strategy tagged ‘’women against corruption’’ which is to be launched on the 7th of December by the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
Enumerating successes recorded in collaboration with the EFCC in prosecuting oil theft cases and other illegal maritime activities, vice admiral Ibas said a template for economic activities within the nation’s maritime domain is in the offing to guide freight operations and boost revenue generation.
Fashola Impressed With Workers On Construction Sites
Government will not relent on its oars in providing enabling environment for business to flourish to address unemployment issues in the country.
Minister of power,works and housing Babatunde Fashola stated this after inspecting some housing estates under construction in Abuja.
Finance Minister Calls For Strict Adherence To The Fiscal Responsibility Act
The federal government says of the 33 revenue generating agencies so far audited, 17 have been identified as being in possession of 450 billion naira outstanding and recoverable surpluses.
Minister of finance Kemi Adeosun in a briefing in Abuja said it is necessary that organisations adhere strictly to the fiscal responsibility act, 2007 which provides guidelines and controls to elicit greater accountability and transparency in fiscal operations.
Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation To Partner Governors Forum
Another support is coming on the way of the poorest people in Nigeria as the Bill and Melinda gates foundation partners Nigeria’s governors’ forum with a grant of two million United States dollars.
As part of activities to launch the grant the foundation and the governors’ forum held a joint press briefing in Abuja.
House committee on civil society visits VON
Chairman house committee on civil society and development partners, peter akpatason said until media houses present government policies and programmes truly and objectively to the public there will be misconception and in turn hinder progress of the nation.
This was disclosed during interaction with the director general of voice of Nigeria in Abuja.
Lai Mohammed And Other Ministers Meet UN Agency Directors
Information and culture minister lai Mohammed has described as heartwarming and encouraging the Federal Government’s determination to restore normalcy in the north east through assistance from international agencies.
It was at a reception in honour of eight directors from the United Nations humanitarian agencies on an ‘’on the spot assessment of humanitarian work’’ in the region.