Gov Yahaya Bello inaugurates  32-year development plan …. says administration’s current results not by guess work

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has inaugurated the Kogi state 32 -year plan (2023 – 2055) stated that while the current New Direction blueprint is a medium term plan, the ‘32-year Development Plan’ is a prospective plan that would facilitate the state’s developmental aspiration on a long term basis. He said “we are being intentional about a 32-year development plan now, because we want the future of Kogi state that is optimized to harness the massive advances in human development which are inevitable over the next three decades”. Governor Bello…

Gov Sani Bello restates more support for Federal establishments in Niger state ….. hands over 12 operational vehicles to HYPPADEC Area Offices

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello sad his administration will continue to support all federal establishments in the state for effective service delivery to the people.   Governor Sani Bello stated this when he inaugurated the Hydro-electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC Office complex in Minna, named after Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta.   He also presented Twelve operational vehicles to area Offices of the Commission.   The Governor stated that the take-off of the Commission has brought lots of relief particular to the riverine communities in the state who hitherto…

2023: I won’t allow influential politicians bully Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said for the 2023 elections, the government will ensure that Nigerians don’t get intimidated, or humiliated by those in positions, or the more privileged.   The President said this while receiving members of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) led by Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, at the State House, Abuja.   “We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow intimidations materially, morally or physically. This is the kind of leadership that…

Buhari signs civil Aviation, Advertising Council, 6 other bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills recently passed by the National Assembly.   The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Nasir Baballe Ila, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.   The bills are the Civil Aviation Act 2022, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (Establishment) Act 2022, the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2022, the Nigerian Council for Management Development Act 2022, the National Institute of Credit Administration (Establishment) Act 2022, the Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners…

FG to borrow N11.3trn to fund N19.76trn 2023 budget

The Federal Government is planning to borrow N11.3 trillion to fund the N19.76 trillion proposed 2023 budget.   The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while presenting the 2023 to 2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Policy Paper (FSP) to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Finance chaired by Honourable Abiodun Faleke.   According to her, the fiscal parameters for the year showed that oil production volume was pegged at 1.69mbpd, oil benchmark – $70 per barrel, exchange rate – N435.57/$; N8.501…

Zero release of 2022 Capital Funds  in August rents Air …. As FG proposed 2023 Budget

By YUSUF ABUBAKAR, Abuja       Nigerians may suffer more as the journey towards 2023 general elections gathered momentum, with no release of capital funds as at the end of third quarter of the year.   This was coming at a time the Nigerian government is proposing September, 2023 towards presentation of the next year’s budget.   Except for recurrent expenditures , with only payment of salaries and allowances , the current administration may not be able to fund the capital budget elements of this year’s budget.   An…

NEMA distributes relief items to 24,000 IDPs in Katsina

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief items to about 24, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by banditry in Jibia and Mani Local Government Areas of Katsina State.   The relief distributed were food items made up of 13, 000 (10kg) bags of rice, 120 cartons of tin tomato, 120 cartons of seasoning cubes, 120 (20liters) kegs of vegetable oil and 120 (20kg) bags of iodized salt. Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmed who was represented by Kasimu Muhammad Jere, a Principal Relief and Rehabilitation Officer…

Permanent Secretaries Retreat ‘ll acquaint Accounting Officers with implementation of Public Procurement  Act – BPP DG

Director General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Mamman Ahmadu, said Permanent Secretaries retreat (PS) is aimed at equipping the Federal Permanent Secretaries with the fundamental principles of Procurement to achieve value for money.   The DG made this remarks when he delivered his welcome address during the retreat taking place at the Ibom Hotels and gulf resort, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, on Friday 27, May, 2022   He said federal Permanent Secretaries are the accounting officers in the ministries stated that under section 20 sub-section 1 of the procurement Act,…

Gov Sani Bello assigns Portfolios to new Commissioners, reshuffles cabinet

Following the Swearing of Seven Commissioners, the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has reshuffled his cabinet and redeployed three Commissioners to other Ministries.   A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed that Governor Sani Bello also assigned portfolios to the newly inaugurated Commissioners who took their oath of office at the State Council Chamber on Wednesday, May 18.   The SSG further revealed that the reshuffled Cabinet was with immediate effect.   The Seven newly inaugurated Commissioners and their portfolios are…

We’re ready, prepared to host inaugural investment summit – Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has said the state is ready and prepared to host its inaugural investment summit scheduled for tomorrow and next.   Engineer Sule stated this on Tuesday, shortly after inspecting the Lafia airport ahead of the arrival of the former Ghanian president, John Dramani Mahama.   Dramani is expected to fly into Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital later in the day.   Chatting with the Government House press crew shortly after inspecting the airport, Engineer Sule emphasized that his administration was ready to host the…