All you need to know on NTA News Summary, 26/09/2016 President Buhari Pushes For UN Youth Agency, Info. Minister Hails Global Endorsement Of President Buhari
56th Independence Service
Nigeria’s 56th independence celebration kicks off today with an interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The occasion was attended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in company of his Wife Dolapo, also present include Former Vice President Alex Ekweme and Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and other distinguished Nigerians.
President Buhari Returns
After attending the 71st session of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, United States, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja.
The President who had Series of Engagements with other world leaders on issues of significant interest to Nigeria during the week-long visit arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about five o’clock Sunday morning.
He was received on arrival by his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Minister of FCT Muhammad Musa Bello, Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of army staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Burutai, chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu and other Senior Government Officials.
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina Described the visit as highly Beneficial to Nigeria.
Buhari Pushes For UN Youth Agency
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says President Muhammadu Buhari is pushing for the establishment of a United Nations Agency Dedicated entirely to Youths.
The President believes this will curb youth Unemployment, Militancy, Restiveness, Vandalism and Terrorism Globally.
The Minister said this at a wrap-up meeting with the media at Nigeria’s Permanent Mission in New York.
Information Minister Hails Global Endorsement Of President Muhammadu Buhari
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has hailed the ringing global endorsement which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the US for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, and appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the President.
In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by the Special Assistant to the Minister Segun Adeyemi, the minister said it was particularly delightful to hear from world leaders that President Buhari’s determined and committed leadership as well as his integrity have given Nigeria a positive image in the comity of nations.
He said the global community’s appreciation of the giant strides that have been made by President Buhari’s Administration in fighting Terrorism and Corruption, as well as in deftly managing the nation’s economy at a time of global economic downturn, is an indication that the administration is on course in its quest to ensure a better life for the people.
The Minister Maintained that three areas, the economy, security and the fight against Corruption are the priorities of the Buhari’s administration, and its efforts have not gone unnoticed globally, despite the attempts by naysayers to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians. World leaders including US President Barrack Obama, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, French President Francois Hollande and Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider-Ammann all took turns to extol President Buhari’s Leadership.
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed appealed to Nigerians to allow it serve as a source of hope and pride to all who have borne the brunt of the difficulties associated with the current economic downturn as well as the country’s negative global image in the past.
While thanking Nigerians for their perseverance, there is no doubt that by continuing to give their unalloyed support to the president, they will be ensuring that these tough times will not last.
He said the fact that the president was able to highlight and seek a global rallying point on critical issues during his trip will have a positive effect on the country.
He also expressed the optimism that the country will soon begin to reap the benefits of the US-Africa business forum and the meeting with top Nigerians Professionals, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Victims Support Fund Committee Donates To Taraba IDPS
The insurgency victims support fund committee has donated agro-products to internally displaced persons and their host communities in Taraba state.
The relief materials are to enable them go into farming and be producers of their food crops rather than waiting for food from others.
Sustaining Disease Control in Nigeria
Sustaining the successes recorded in the health sector has been one of the major challenges of the efforts at ensuring that Nigeria is free from preventable diseases.
Federal Government Flags 0ff Graduates/Youths Empower Scheme
Minister of water resources Suleiman Adamu says there’s no going back on the ministry’s commitment to supporting the government’s agriculture development policy.
The Minister said this in a message to the flag-off of the second graduates/youth empowerment scheme in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Re-Awakening Reading Culture
The Writers forum in Abuja has joined the league of other organizations to champion the reawakening of the reading culture among Nigerians for the advancement of education in the country.
Towards this end, the forum has set aside every last Saturday of the month to interact with guest writers and the general public to sustain the effort.
The Second Edition of the National Youth Games has opened in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
The Colorful Ceremony attracted over 2 thousand Athletes from more than 20 states of the federation including FCT.