NTA News Summary:28th November 2017
Buhari Addresses Plight Of State Government Workers
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate payment of the balance of the Paris club to the states to enable them to pay outstanding salaries to workers before Christmas. The president gave the directive at an interactive meeting with members of the Nigeria governors forum.
Fashola Blames Auto Crash On Road Users
The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola says the ministry has mapped out areas that need urgent intervention on the federal roads in Nigeria. the minister was speaking before the Senate committee on federal road maintenance agency(FERMA) also said the ministry is repositioning ‘FERMA’ to meet their responsibility for effective road maintenance across the country.
Buhari Inaugurates Minimum Wage Committee
President Muhammedu Buhari says the Nigerian worker as a vital element in national growth and development must not be subjected to poverty and pain but rather be encouraged to live above the basic social protection floor by his or her employer no matter the circumstances.The president stated this while inaugurating the tripartite committee on the national minimum wage as part of his administration’s commitment towards ensuring fairness and decency in the living standards of the nation’s workforce.
Presidential Quarterly Business Forum
The Agriculture sector has continued to receive tremendous interest from the federal government with much hope on the sector to diversify the economy. this was also the case at the 6th presidential quarterly business forum held in Abuja which aimed at resolving some identified challenges such as funding and loans to small holder farmers.
Vice President Receives World Bank Delegation On Power
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says the Buhari administration is not ready to increase electricity tariff for now as efforts are being made to clean up the system and create a clear pathway to achieving its power sector reform objectives. the vice president said this when he met with a world bank delegation and officials of the international finance corporation.
Minister Of Information Advice The Media
Information and culture minister, Lai Mohammed says the media is right to criticize the present administration but should not engage in mockery of its achievements. the minister said this while declaring open the sixty-eighth general assembly of the broadcasting organization of Nigeria in Abuja.
Buhari Attends EU-AU Summit In Abidjan
President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28-29, 2017. in a press statement by special adviser to the president, Femi Adesina the president will participate in working sessions on the summit with the theme: “investing in the youth for a sustainable development,” President Buhari will also on the margins of the summit, meet with a number of African heads of state and their European Union counterparts.
Senate On Injustice To Foreign Trained Doctors.
In spite of the demands of medical doctors in Nigeria, the medical and dental council of Nigeria was only able to register 200 out of 700 foreign-trained medical doctors. for this irregularity, the Senate has resolved to invite the acting registrar of the council, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi to clear the air on this anomaly as well as answer questions on various petitions against him bordering on impropriety.
UN/FRCS To Train Stakeholders In Transport Sectores
The united nations economic commission for Europe and the federal road safety corps is to train stakeholders in the transport sector in line with the 1968 convention on road signs and signals. the exercise slated to hold in Abuja will have participants drawn from the 36 states of the country. Joseph Orok reports in pursuance of this, the delegation visited the Secretary to the government of the federation to canvass for government support.
Inauguration Of Classroom Block At Angwa Dio
Education gets a boost, as Japanese government donates classroom block to primary school at little-known Angwa Dio in a suburb of the FCT. these are expressions of hope. they convey the gratitude of pupils of lea primary school, Angwa dio in Gwagwalada area council of the federal capital territory. once upon a time, these pupils studied out in the open – come rain or shine. sometime in 2015, officials of the change managers international network (CMIN), an NGO noticed the deplorable condition under which they studied and in partnership with the Japanese government came to their rescue by donating this block of six classrooms with offices, and a toilet block as well as fenced the school compound