NTA News Summary: All You Need To Know Today 21/6/2016
President Hosts Out-going IGP
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed formal appreciation and gratitude of his administration to the out-going inspector general of police Solomon Arase, for the professional and patriotic manner in which he discharged his responsibilities.
This was at a farewell dinner at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Vice President Attends Roundtable on Law and Religion
In recent time, issues surrounding religion and law have become matters of public discourse, nationally and internationally, as religion is now going beyond what was once considered a personal conviction or belief.
For vice president Yemi Osinbajo, despite the many intersections between law and religion, a clear line must be drawn to separate the two.
Federal Government Suspends Tenure Policy
The Federal Government has suspended tenure policy in the federal civil service, with immediate effect.
The directive is contained in a circular to all ministries, departments and agencies, signed by the head of thec Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.
The circular which conveyed the president’s directive said the suspension is with immediate effect.
All concerned are advised to comply accordingly.
Federal Government to Digitize Record of Public Servants
The head of the civil service of the federation Winifred Oyo Ita says efforts are on-going to ensure digitization of records in the Federal Civil Service.
She stated this when she received participants of class 22 of the policy strategy and leadership course of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru.
She explained that a verification exercise of directorate level officers in all ministries, departments and agencies had been carried out to produce accurate bio data of all levels of officers for informed leadership and succession plan in the service.
She further assured that the government had no plans to streamline the workforce; rather, she said, it was doing everything possible to improve the welfare of its work force in areas of housing, health and pension.
She made this known in a statement signed by the assistant director media relations Mohammed Manga.
Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment Bill
Senate President Bukola Saraki says the bill for an act to prohibit sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions is part of the senate’s legislative agenda to promote equality and inclusiveness, while protecting the rights of women, children, youths and the vulnerable.
He said this at a public hearing on the bill.
National Summit on Political Representation and Constituency Intervention
Constituency and zonal intervention projects have been identified as the only way through which legislators can impact positively on the socio-economic lives of their constituents.
This opinion resonated at a one-day national summit on political representation and constituency intervention held in Abuja.
Senate Committee on Gas Escravos Plant
The quest for more relevant information to conclude investigation on the alleged sum of ten billion dollars, expended on the Escravos gas to liquid plant project by the NNPC/Chevron joint venture has compelled the senate committee on gas to go for an oversight of plant in Delta State.
PDP Edo State Governorship Primary Election
A former secretary to Edo State Government under the leadership of Chief Lucky Igbinedion, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the PDP flag bearer in the forthcoming Edo state governorship election.
Minister Information Visit Beijing
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed is in Beijing to attend the China Africa Digitization Summit with other Ministers of Information and television broadcasters from all over Africa.
The minister was at the Nigerian mission in Beijing to share some information from home with the officials.
E-Complain System Launched
In a move to deliver quality services to Nigerians, the public complaints commission has launched an e- complaints integrated management system.
The system enables citizens to lodge their complaints online, or by dialing a toll-free number.
The Chief Commissioner of the commission Emmanuel Ogbile made this know at a media briefing in Abuja.
Good Morning Nigeria on Social Investment
Modalities for the take-off of the social intervention programmes of the federal government are being fine-tuned to ensure hitch-free implementation.
Presidential adviser on social investments Mrs. Maryam Uwais said this while discussing the implementation strategy on NTA’s breakfast programme “good morning nigeria”.
Mrs. Buhari Donates to IDPs
Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Buhari has reached out to internally displaced persons within host communities across Borno State through her pet project, future assured humanitarian activities.
Nigeria Joins the World to Celebrate World Refugee Day
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees says of the over sixty million persons displaced worldwide, Nigeria has the highest number
This was stated in Yola to mark International Refugee Day and how to make these Nigerians self-reliant
Symposium on Sickle Cell
Indigenous mapping on sickle cell disaster for targeted advocacy, policy-making and practical action was the thrust of the symposium to mark world sickle day in Abuja.
The event was organized by sickle cell aid foundation in collaboration with the United States embassy.
Youth Productivity for National Growth
The National Productivity Centre has held a lecture at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Kubwa Abuja.
This is with a view to enlightening the youth corps members that government jobs are not sufficient to cater for the growing population of employable persons in Nigeria.
New DMO on Federal Government Debt Management Strategy
Nigerians have been urged not to be discouraged by the current economic situation of the country; rather they should see it as a prelude to better economic days ahead.
The Director-General of the Debt Management Office, Abraham Nwankwo said this when speaking on the National Debt Management Strategy 2016-2019 of the Federal Government.