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  •  Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has appointed Alhaji Muntari Lawal as the substantive Secretary to the State Government SSG The governor confirmed the appointment in a statement issued in Katsina by the Director General DG New Media Mr Al Amin Isa It added that the governor also approved the appointment of Alhaji Bature Umar Masari as his new Chief of Staff According to the governor the two appointments are with immediate effect Lawal before his confirmation was the Chief of Staff to the governor and also acting SSG following the resignation of Dr Mustapha Inuwa Umar Masari was the Principal Private Secretary to the Chief of Staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Masari appoints substantive SSG, new CoS
     Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has appointed Alhaji Muntari Lawal as the substantive Secretary to the State Government SSG The governor confirmed the appointment in a statement issued in Katsina by the Director General DG New Media Mr Al Amin Isa It added that the governor also approved the appointment of Alhaji Bature Umar Masari as his new Chief of Staff According to the governor the two appointments are with immediate effect Lawal before his confirmation was the Chief of Staff to the governor and also acting SSG following the resignation of Dr Mustapha Inuwa Umar Masari was the Principal Private Secretary to the Chief of Staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Masari appoints substantive SSG, new CoS
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    Gov. Masari appoints substantive SSG, new CoS

    Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has appointed Alhaji Muntari Lawal as the substantive Secretary to the State Government (SSG).  

    The governor confirmed the appointment in a statement issued in Katsina by the Director-General (DG) New Media, Mr Al-Amin Isa.   It added that the governor also approved the appointment of Alhaji Bature Umar-Masari as his new Chief of Staff.  

    According to the governor, the  two appointments are with immediate effect.  

    Lawal, before his confirmation, was the Chief of Staff to the governor and also acting SSG, following the resignation of Dr Mustapha Inuwa.  

    Umar-Masari was the Principal Private Secretary to the Chief of Staff.


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  •  Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the appointment of more principal officers for the newly established State University of Medical and Applied Sciences SUMAS Igbo Eno This is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government SSG Prof Simon Ortuanya in Enugu Ugwuanyi appointed Mr Anselem Onah as the Registrar of the university The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ugwuanyi had on Sept 5 approved the appointment of Prof James Chukwuma Ogbonna as the Vice Chancellor of the medical university Onah until his appointment was the Acting Registrar of the University of Nigeria Nsukka UNN The governor also appointed Dr Elvis Ozoadibe a Chartered Accountant as the university s Bursar and until his appointment he was the Deputy Bursar of UNN Ortuanya said the former Deputy Librarian Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUT Associate Prof Monica Eze was appointed as the university s Librarian The SSG further stated that all appointments took effect from Sept 6 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints more principal officers for new state varsity
     Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the appointment of more principal officers for the newly established State University of Medical and Applied Sciences SUMAS Igbo Eno This is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government SSG Prof Simon Ortuanya in Enugu Ugwuanyi appointed Mr Anselem Onah as the Registrar of the university The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ugwuanyi had on Sept 5 approved the appointment of Prof James Chukwuma Ogbonna as the Vice Chancellor of the medical university Onah until his appointment was the Acting Registrar of the University of Nigeria Nsukka UNN The governor also appointed Dr Elvis Ozoadibe a Chartered Accountant as the university s Bursar and until his appointment he was the Deputy Bursar of UNN Ortuanya said the former Deputy Librarian Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUT Associate Prof Monica Eze was appointed as the university s Librarian The SSG further stated that all appointments took effect from Sept 6 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints more principal officers for new state varsity
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    Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints more principal officers for new state varsity

    Gov.  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the appointment of more principal officers for the newly-established State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno. This is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Ortuanya, in Enugu.

    Ugwuanyi appointed Mr. Anselem Onah as the Registrar of the university.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ugwuanyi had on Sept. 5, approved the appointment of Prof. James Chukwuma Ogbonna as the Vice Chancellor of the medical university.

    Onah, until his appointment, was the Acting Registrar of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

    The governor also appointed Dr Elvis Ozoadibe, a Chartered Accountant, as the university’s Bursar and until his appointment, he was the Deputy Bursar of UNN.

    Ortuanya said the former Deputy Librarian, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Associate Prof. Monica Eze, was appointed as the university’s Librarian.

    The SSG further stated that all appointments took effect from Sept. 6.
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  •  Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has secured 40 per cent discount on the sale of the 168 Daza Housing Estate being occupied by state civil servants The government announced the discount in a statement by Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara Commissioner for Information on Tuesday in Gusau The 168 Daza Housing Estate Gusau was built under the Federal Mortgage Housing Scheme and allocated to Zamfara state civil servants on owner occupier basis It said that Matawalle secured the discount as part of efforts to provide affordable accommodation for civil servants in the state The 168 housing units initially sold at N6 8 million is now N4 million for the occupants The government also obtained a waiver of 84 million naira accrued interest on the houses on behalf of the civil servants the statement said According to the statement the state government has also secured the 58 housing units earlier scheduled for liquidation It however quoted the state Head of Civil Service Alh Kabiru Mohammed as saying that it was part of the most outstanding achievements of the governor in recent times in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ZMSG secures 40% discount on federal housing units for workers
     Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has secured 40 per cent discount on the sale of the 168 Daza Housing Estate being occupied by state civil servants The government announced the discount in a statement by Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara Commissioner for Information on Tuesday in Gusau The 168 Daza Housing Estate Gusau was built under the Federal Mortgage Housing Scheme and allocated to Zamfara state civil servants on owner occupier basis It said that Matawalle secured the discount as part of efforts to provide affordable accommodation for civil servants in the state The 168 housing units initially sold at N6 8 million is now N4 million for the occupants The government also obtained a waiver of 84 million naira accrued interest on the houses on behalf of the civil servants the statement said According to the statement the state government has also secured the 58 housing units earlier scheduled for liquidation It however quoted the state Head of Civil Service Alh Kabiru Mohammed as saying that it was part of the most outstanding achievements of the governor in recent times in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ZMSG secures 40% discount on federal housing units for workers
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    ZMSG secures 40% discount on federal housing units for workers

    Gov. Bello  Matawalle of Zamfara has secured  40 per cent discount on the sale of the 168 Daza Housing Estate being occupied by state civil servants.

    The government, announced the discount in a statement by Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, Commissioner for Information on Tuesday in Gusau.

    The 168 Daza Housing Estate, Gusau, was built under the Federal Mortgage Housing Scheme and allocated to Zamfara state civil servants on owner occupier basis.

    It said that Matawalle secured the discount as part of efforts to provide affordable accommodation for civil servants in the state.

    “The 168 housing units initially sold at N6.8 million, is now N4 million for the occupants.

    “The government also obtained a waiver of 84 million naira accrued interest on the houses on behalf of the civil servants,” the statement said.

    According to the statement, the state government has also secured the 58 housing units earlier scheduled for liquidation.

    It, however, quoted the state Head of Civil Service, Alh Kabiru Mohammed as saying that it was part of: “the most outstanding achievements of the governor in recent times in the state.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Truss meets Queen assumes office as PM Buhari congratulates Truss The world and Africa especially Commonwealth nations await what the future holds for Britain after new Prime Minister PM Liz Truss s audience with head of state Queen Elizabeth II yesterday following the resignation of Boris Johnson The former foreign secretary 47 was seen in an official photograph shaking hands with the monarch to accept her offer to form a new government and become the 15th PM of her 70 year reign The symbolic ceremony held at the sovereign s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands as the Queen 96 was deemed unfit to return to London due to ill health The Queen received in audience the right honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new administration Buckingham Palace said in a statement Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty s offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as prime minister it added The Queen has suffered from mobility issues and it is understood the change was made to prevent the need for any last minute rearrangements The last time the handover of power took place at Balmoral was in 1885 when Queen Victoria was on the throne Normally the outgoing and incoming PMs meet the Queen in quick succession at Buckingham Palace in central London It has only been held once outside London since 1952 when Winston Churchill met the new Queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father King George VI Truss after meeting with the Queen went to No 10 Downing Street to give her first official speech She expressed her confidence that together Britain can ride out of the storm rebuild its economy and become the modern brilliant Britain She said she would ensure people can get doctor s appointments and healthcare services they need adding to it her plans to deal hands on with the energy crisis caused by the Russian Ukraine war Truss who had served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers like David Cameron Theresa May and Boris Johnson was expected to start naming her cabinet members as she addressed the nation but she did not The appointments are due to be finalised today Wednesday before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament later today PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated the new PM on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership This is according to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina The statement partly read On behalf of the citizens and government of Nigeria President Buhari congratulates the new Prime Minister of Britain Liz Truss on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership The President rejoices with the former Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom whose antecedents in government politics and diplomacy will further shape and strengthen relations with Nigeria and other nations He affirms that the shared ties between Nigeria and Britain remain strong positive and mutually beneficial while working with Prime Minister Liz Truss to deepen that relationship in the interest of both countries Buhari also appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the immediate past PM Boris Johnson wishing him the best in his future endeavours SPEAKING on expectations from the new PM member National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Omoba Tunde Ajibulu said Truss would embark on a lower spending campaign as against Johnson who took the route of higher government spending He however noted that she is likely to adopt some of Johnson s polices like that of asylum Truss is expected to take the Tories back to a lower tax lower spending type of Thatcherism She loves Thatcher and is very much her follower Boris was taking the Tories down a more populist route of higher government spending to win over the traditionally Labour heartlands called the Red Wall but this was causing issues in the Tories who felt like they were moving away from her base PM Truss is likely to follow many of Boris other policies like the asylum initiative i e the Rwanda deportation but she ll probably pursue a more aggressive foreign policy he said On the possibility of more women vying for this position Ajibulu said The Tories have no shortage of talented female Member of Parliament MPs so no reason a woman wouldn t follow Truss or be in line A few MPs down the line there may even be a black female PM in the not too distant future Kemi Badenoch is quite influential and highly thought of Head Security and Strategic Studies Division Nigeria Institute of International Affairs NIIA Joshua Bolarinwa said Truss seeing herself as a Margaret Thatcher means Britain is up for a very strong leadership adding that for a long time there hasn t been any strong UK PM which was compounded by Brexit and COVID 19 pandemic For example David Cameron Theresa May and Johnson all resigned which has shown that they have not been very strong leaders and have not done what the British people wanted he said According to him Britain is in for a strong leadership She would be expected to defend her Cabinet and the legacies of the Tory Party so they can restore confidence in the British people and seriousness in their leadership He noted that the expectations for her leadership is huge as the world looks forward to how she would stabilise the United Kingdom handle Brexit provide more jobs for Britons who lost their jobs as a consequence of Brexit and end the health crisis which the NHIS has been struggling to manage Bolarinwa stated that Truss would make efforts to stabilise America and Britain relations particularly as they are out of European Union so they can sell their agricultural products and have more investments in America The first international visit of President Joe Biden was to the UK as against what has been obtainable in a number of tenures where they usually visit Asia first Despite Brexit she will try to maintain relations with some European countries like Germany and France She would also maintain relations with South Korea and Japan and try to maintain their standards at the multilateral levels especially at the United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations he said He added that she would also attempt to maintain strong relationship with Africa as the biggest relationship Britain and France has had is in Africa They need to establish strong relationship with Africa all over again For example Nigeria does not see Britain as a strong ally because in most cases they where not available when Nigeria needed help backtracking to the civil war COVID 19 and others Chief Executive Officer Centre for Law and Business CLB Dayo Oyewumi said with Truss s win Africa is expecting policies that would be favourable and positive for the ideals yearnings and challenges of the continent Africa is hoping for an Afro centric government that would look at the issues and challenges it has been facing like economic political and immigration issues he said Lawyer and foreign affairs commentator Henry Ugwu said a critical area where her leadership will be tested is on managing the relationship between Britain and the EU Truss who was initially opposed to Brexit eventually became one of its most conspicuous and avid supporters after the referendum in 2016 There has been a strained relationship between Britain and the EU and all eyes will be on Truss to see how she navigates the tricky waters following the current status After the expansion of the Russian Ukraine war in February 2022 Britain has been one of the countries that meted stiff sanctions on Russia further deepening the tensed relationship between Russia and Britain Following Truss antecedents it is difficult to see UK relaxing its sanctions on Russia but all eyes are on the new PM to see how she navigates the country through its sensitive roles in the war he added According to him many Africans including Nigerians are concerned about what the new government portends for immigration and illegal migration especially because during campaign she had committed herself to developing stringent strategies to combat illegal migration into Britain and her posture on these issues ordinarily presupposes that migrants especially from African countries with an extremely high emigration rate like Nigeria will see more rigid immigration control measures Eyes will also be on the Prime Minister to see her policy approach to the migrant situation with the French authorities due to the increasing number of asylum seekers and economic migrants trying to reach Britain across the English Channel Truss has also been nicknamed the Iron Lady in various quarters in allusion to the first female Prime Minister who was known for her uncompromising leadership style and in anticipation that she will present the same type of firm leadership that Thatcher embodied However the plethora of delicate political economic and social issues that confront Britain both domestically and at the international scene would need more than just firm leadership and toughness to successfully stir through Ugwu stated In a farewell speech outside No 10 after Boris Johnson had tendered his resignation to the monarch he called himself a booster rocket that had fulfilled its function Dominic Raab deputy prime minister and justice secretary under Boris Johnson has confirmed he is returning to the backbenches and will not take up a post in Prime Minister Liz Truss s cabinet
    Expectations high as Truss takes over
      Truss meets Queen assumes office as PM Buhari congratulates Truss The world and Africa especially Commonwealth nations await what the future holds for Britain after new Prime Minister PM Liz Truss s audience with head of state Queen Elizabeth II yesterday following the resignation of Boris Johnson The former foreign secretary 47 was seen in an official photograph shaking hands with the monarch to accept her offer to form a new government and become the 15th PM of her 70 year reign The symbolic ceremony held at the sovereign s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands as the Queen 96 was deemed unfit to return to London due to ill health The Queen received in audience the right honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new administration Buckingham Palace said in a statement Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty s offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as prime minister it added The Queen has suffered from mobility issues and it is understood the change was made to prevent the need for any last minute rearrangements The last time the handover of power took place at Balmoral was in 1885 when Queen Victoria was on the throne Normally the outgoing and incoming PMs meet the Queen in quick succession at Buckingham Palace in central London It has only been held once outside London since 1952 when Winston Churchill met the new Queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father King George VI Truss after meeting with the Queen went to No 10 Downing Street to give her first official speech She expressed her confidence that together Britain can ride out of the storm rebuild its economy and become the modern brilliant Britain She said she would ensure people can get doctor s appointments and healthcare services they need adding to it her plans to deal hands on with the energy crisis caused by the Russian Ukraine war Truss who had served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers like David Cameron Theresa May and Boris Johnson was expected to start naming her cabinet members as she addressed the nation but she did not The appointments are due to be finalised today Wednesday before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament later today PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated the new PM on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership This is according to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina The statement partly read On behalf of the citizens and government of Nigeria President Buhari congratulates the new Prime Minister of Britain Liz Truss on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership The President rejoices with the former Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom whose antecedents in government politics and diplomacy will further shape and strengthen relations with Nigeria and other nations He affirms that the shared ties between Nigeria and Britain remain strong positive and mutually beneficial while working with Prime Minister Liz Truss to deepen that relationship in the interest of both countries Buhari also appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the immediate past PM Boris Johnson wishing him the best in his future endeavours SPEAKING on expectations from the new PM member National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Omoba Tunde Ajibulu said Truss would embark on a lower spending campaign as against Johnson who took the route of higher government spending He however noted that she is likely to adopt some of Johnson s polices like that of asylum Truss is expected to take the Tories back to a lower tax lower spending type of Thatcherism She loves Thatcher and is very much her follower Boris was taking the Tories down a more populist route of higher government spending to win over the traditionally Labour heartlands called the Red Wall but this was causing issues in the Tories who felt like they were moving away from her base PM Truss is likely to follow many of Boris other policies like the asylum initiative i e the Rwanda deportation but she ll probably pursue a more aggressive foreign policy he said On the possibility of more women vying for this position Ajibulu said The Tories have no shortage of talented female Member of Parliament MPs so no reason a woman wouldn t follow Truss or be in line A few MPs down the line there may even be a black female PM in the not too distant future Kemi Badenoch is quite influential and highly thought of Head Security and Strategic Studies Division Nigeria Institute of International Affairs NIIA Joshua Bolarinwa said Truss seeing herself as a Margaret Thatcher means Britain is up for a very strong leadership adding that for a long time there hasn t been any strong UK PM which was compounded by Brexit and COVID 19 pandemic For example David Cameron Theresa May and Johnson all resigned which has shown that they have not been very strong leaders and have not done what the British people wanted he said According to him Britain is in for a strong leadership She would be expected to defend her Cabinet and the legacies of the Tory Party so they can restore confidence in the British people and seriousness in their leadership He noted that the expectations for her leadership is huge as the world looks forward to how she would stabilise the United Kingdom handle Brexit provide more jobs for Britons who lost their jobs as a consequence of Brexit and end the health crisis which the NHIS has been struggling to manage Bolarinwa stated that Truss would make efforts to stabilise America and Britain relations particularly as they are out of European Union so they can sell their agricultural products and have more investments in America The first international visit of President Joe Biden was to the UK as against what has been obtainable in a number of tenures where they usually visit Asia first Despite Brexit she will try to maintain relations with some European countries like Germany and France She would also maintain relations with South Korea and Japan and try to maintain their standards at the multilateral levels especially at the United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations he said He added that she would also attempt to maintain strong relationship with Africa as the biggest relationship Britain and France has had is in Africa They need to establish strong relationship with Africa all over again For example Nigeria does not see Britain as a strong ally because in most cases they where not available when Nigeria needed help backtracking to the civil war COVID 19 and others Chief Executive Officer Centre for Law and Business CLB Dayo Oyewumi said with Truss s win Africa is expecting policies that would be favourable and positive for the ideals yearnings and challenges of the continent Africa is hoping for an Afro centric government that would look at the issues and challenges it has been facing like economic political and immigration issues he said Lawyer and foreign affairs commentator Henry Ugwu said a critical area where her leadership will be tested is on managing the relationship between Britain and the EU Truss who was initially opposed to Brexit eventually became one of its most conspicuous and avid supporters after the referendum in 2016 There has been a strained relationship between Britain and the EU and all eyes will be on Truss to see how she navigates the tricky waters following the current status After the expansion of the Russian Ukraine war in February 2022 Britain has been one of the countries that meted stiff sanctions on Russia further deepening the tensed relationship between Russia and Britain Following Truss antecedents it is difficult to see UK relaxing its sanctions on Russia but all eyes are on the new PM to see how she navigates the country through its sensitive roles in the war he added According to him many Africans including Nigerians are concerned about what the new government portends for immigration and illegal migration especially because during campaign she had committed herself to developing stringent strategies to combat illegal migration into Britain and her posture on these issues ordinarily presupposes that migrants especially from African countries with an extremely high emigration rate like Nigeria will see more rigid immigration control measures Eyes will also be on the Prime Minister to see her policy approach to the migrant situation with the French authorities due to the increasing number of asylum seekers and economic migrants trying to reach Britain across the English Channel Truss has also been nicknamed the Iron Lady in various quarters in allusion to the first female Prime Minister who was known for her uncompromising leadership style and in anticipation that she will present the same type of firm leadership that Thatcher embodied However the plethora of delicate political economic and social issues that confront Britain both domestically and at the international scene would need more than just firm leadership and toughness to successfully stir through Ugwu stated In a farewell speech outside No 10 after Boris Johnson had tendered his resignation to the monarch he called himself a booster rocket that had fulfilled its function Dominic Raab deputy prime minister and justice secretary under Boris Johnson has confirmed he is returning to the backbenches and will not take up a post in Prime Minister Liz Truss s cabinet
    Expectations high as Truss takes over
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    Expectations high as Truss takes over

    • Truss meets Queen, assumes office as PM• Buhari congratulates Truss The world and Africa, especially Commonwealth nations, await what the future holds for Britain after new Prime Minister (PM), Liz Truss’s audience with head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, yesterday, following the resignation of Boris Johnson.

    The former foreign secretary, 47, was seen in an official photograph shaking hands with the monarch to accept her offer to form a new government and become the 15th PM of her 70-year reign.

    The symbolic ceremony held at the sovereign’s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands, as the Queen, 96, was deemed ‘unfit’ to return to London due to ill health.

    “The Queen received in audience the right honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new administration,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

    “Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty’s offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as prime minister,” it added.

    The Queen has suffered from mobility issues and it is understood the change was made to prevent the need for any last-minute rearrangements.

    The last time the handover of power took place at Balmoral was in 1885, when Queen Victoria was on the throne.

    Normally, the outgoing and incoming PMs meet the Queen in quick succession at Buckingham Palace in central London.

    It has only been held once outside London since 1952, when Winston Churchill met the new Queen at Heathrow Airport after the death of her father, King George VI.

    Truss, after meeting with the Queen, went to No. 10, Downing Street to give her first official speech.

    She expressed her confidence that together, Britain can ride out of the storm, rebuild its economy and become the modern brilliant Britain.

    She said she would ensure people can get doctor’s appointments and healthcare services they need, adding to it her plans to deal ‘hands-on’ with the energy crisis caused by the Russian/Ukraine war.

    Truss, who had served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers like David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, was expected to start naming her cabinet members as she addressed the nation, but she did not.

    The appointments are due to be finalised today (Wednesday) before she hosts her first cabinet meeting and faces questions in parliament later today.

    PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, congratulated the new PM on her assumption of “this trusted position of leadership.

    ” This is according to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

    The statement partly read: “On behalf of the citizens and government of Nigeria, President Buhari congratulates the new Prime Minister of Britain, Liz Truss, on her assumption of this trusted position of leadership.

    “The President rejoices with the former Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, whose antecedents in government, politics and diplomacy will further shape and strengthen relations with Nigeria and other nations.

    “He affirms that the shared ties between Nigeria and Britain remain strong, positive and mutually beneficial, while working with Prime Minister Liz Truss to deepen that relationship in the interest of both countries.

    ” Buhari also appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the immediate past PM, Boris Johnson, wishing him the best in his future endeavours.

    SPEAKING on expectations from the new PM, member, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Omoba Tunde Ajibulu, said Truss would embark on a lower spending campaign as against Johnson who took the route of higher government spending.

    He, however, noted that she is likely to adopt some of Johnson’s polices, like that of asylum.

    “Truss is expected to take the Tories back to a lower tax, lower spending type of Thatcherism.

    She loves Thatcher and is very much her follower.

    Boris was taking the Tories down a more populist route of higher government spending to win over the traditionally Labour heartlands (called the Red Wall), but this was causing issues in the Tories, who felt like they were moving away from her base.

    “PM Truss is likely to follow many of Boris’ other policies like the asylum initiative (i.

    e the Rwanda deportation), but she’ll probably pursue a more aggressive foreign policy,” he said.

    On the possibility of more women vying for this position, Ajibulu said: “The Tories have no shortage of talented female Member of Parliament (MPs), so, no reason a woman wouldn’t follow Truss or be in line.

    A few MPs down the line, there may even be a black female PM in the not too distant future.

    Kemi Badenoch is quite influential and highly thought of.

    ” Head, Security and Strategic Studies Division, Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Joshua Bolarinwa, said Truss, seeing herself as a Margaret Thatcher, means Britain is up for a very strong leadership, adding that for a long time, there hasn’t been any strong UK PM, which was compounded by Brexit and COVID-19 pandemic.

    “For example, David Cameron, Theresa May and Johnson all resigned, which has shown that they have not been very strong leaders and have not done what the British people wanted,” he said.

    According to him, Britain is in for a strong leadership.

    She would be expected to defend her Cabinet and the legacies of the Tory Party, so they can restore confidence in the British people and seriousness in their leadership.

    He noted that the expectations for her leadership is huge as the world looks forward to how she would stabilise the United Kingdom, handle Brexit, provide more jobs for Britons who lost their jobs as a consequence of Brexit and end the health crisis, which the NHIS has been struggling to manage.

    Bolarinwa stated that Truss would make efforts to stabilise America and Britain relations, particularly as they are out of European Union, so, they can sell their agricultural products and have more investments in America.

    “The first international visit of President Joe Biden was to the UK, as against what has been obtainable in a number of tenures, where they usually visit Asia first.

    “Despite Brexit, she will try to maintain relations with some European countries like Germany and France.

    She would also maintain relations with South Korea and Japan and try to maintain their standards at the multilateral levels, especially at the United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations,” he said.

    He added that she would also attempt to maintain strong relationship with Africa, as the biggest relationship Britain and France has had is in Africa.

    “They need to establish strong relationship with Africa all over again.

    For example, Nigeria does not see Britain as a strong ally because in most cases, they where not available when Nigeria needed help, backtracking to the civil war, COVID-19 and others.

    ” Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Law and Business (CLB), Dayo Oyewumi, said with Truss’s win, Africa is expecting policies that would be favourable and positive for the ideals, yearnings and challenges of the continent.

    “Africa is hoping for an Afro-centric government that would look at the issues and challenges it has been facing like economic, political and immigration issues,” he said.

    Lawyer and foreign affairs commentator, Henry Ugwu, said a critical area where her leadership will be tested is on managing the relationship between Britain and the EU.

    Truss, who was initially opposed to Brexit, eventually became one of its most conspicuous and avid supporters after the referendum in 2016.

    There has been a strained relationship between Britain and the EU, and all eyes will be on Truss to see how she navigates the tricky waters following the current status.  

    “After the expansion of the Russian-Ukraine war in February 2022, Britain has been one of the countries that meted stiff sanctions on Russia, further deepening the tensed relationship between Russia and Britain.

    Following Truss’ antecedents, it is difficult to see UK relaxing its sanctions on Russia, but all eyes are on the new PM to see how she navigates the country through its sensitive roles in the war,” he added.

    According to him, many Africans, including Nigerians, are concerned about what the new government portends for immigration and illegal migration, especially, because during campaign, she had committed herself to developing stringent strategies to combat illegal migration into Britain and her posture on these issues ordinarily presupposes that migrants, especially from African countries with an extremely high emigration rate like Nigeria, will see more rigid immigration control measures.

    “Eyes will also be on the Prime Minister to see her policy approach to the migrant situation with the French authorities due to the increasing number of asylum-seekers and economic migrants trying to reach Britain across the English Channel.

    “Truss has also been nicknamed the Iron Lady in various quarters in allusion to the first female Prime Minister who was known for her uncompromising leadership style, and in anticipation that she will present the same type of firm leadership that Thatcher embodied.

    “However, the plethora of delicate political, economic, and social issues that confront Britain, both domestically and at the international scene, would need more than just firm leadership and toughness to successfully stir through,” Ugwu stated. 

    In a farewell speech, outside No. 10, after Boris Johnson had tendered his resignation to the monarch, he called himself “a booster rocket” that had “fulfilled its function.

    ” Dominic Raab, deputy prime minister and justice secretary under Boris Johnson, has confirmed he is returning to the backbenches and will not take up a post in Prime Minister Liz Truss’s cabinet.

  •  The President Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda has explained the reason behind the support Poland has been giving to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February Duda who was in Abuja Nigeria yesterday noted that Poland resolved to assist Ukraine because it did not see any basis for its invasion by Russia Describing Russia s action as imperialistic and brutal Duda said Poland is lending full and unequivocal support to Ukraine We are supporting Ukraine in every single aspect First we are providing our support to the state of Ukraine in the defence of its borders in defense of its independence in defense of its rights its international position as well as international laws Beyond that we are extending our support to the citizens of Ukraine by opening our doors to them and providing them with shelter We are also providing supports to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and trying to help them protect their borders The President however expressed fears that Ukraine is not the only victim of the war stressing that the accompanying energy and food crises have spread beyond Europe to other parts of the world including Africa Noting that the war also poses potential food threat to Nigeria he said the memorandum signed earlier in the day between Nigeria and Poland in the area of agriculture was a timely decision According to him the move will help repair relationship affected by war or the COVID 19 pandemic He also pledged to bridge the gap created by the war in Ukraine by supplying Nigerians with products and services they were receiving from Russia or China Duda who spoke through an interpreter said Nigeria is the only country which since 2013 has had a Memorandum on Strategic Dialogue with Poland And this also is the only African country whose citizens due to ties and bonds with Poland are absolutely recognised in the country We have Nigerians who have established ties with Poland over the 60 years of relationship between the two countries the President said He said the good relationship also reflects in fond memories of Nigerians studying in Poland According to him the tightening of bonds and opening of opportunities between both nations have led to increase in export in favour of Nigeria by 50 per cent in the last two years Duda would be departing Nigeria tomorrow for the continuation of his African tour Earlier the Polish Ambassador to Nigeria Joanna Tarnawska said she was delighted to have her country s President in Nigeria after 60 years of relationship between both countries Also the Head Foreign Trade Office Polish Investment and Trade Agency Justyna Sitarska gave details of areas Nigerians can invest in Poland She listed automotive and electro mobility sector aerospace furniture yacht food processing electronic fuel and energy Noting that these sectors are key to the Polish economy she looked forward to a long term partnership that can support infrastructural development in Nigeria She was elated about the Polish trade office in Lagos and disclosed ongoing work towards fostering business relationship between both countries Sitarska also pledged the support of the agency to potential investors We are here for you Whatever business you want to do with Poland such as looking for suppliers seeking partners for joint ventures or finance for the project please let us know she said A board member Polish Investment and Trade Agency Zdzislaw Sokal in his remarks expressed delight that the trade relationship between Nigeria and Poland has exceeded 1billion He called for greater ties towards a mutually beneficial long term relation Sokal who was coming to Nigeria for the first time commended Nigerians for their hospitality
    Why Poland backs Ukraine over Russian invasion, by Polish President, Duda
     The President Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda has explained the reason behind the support Poland has been giving to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February Duda who was in Abuja Nigeria yesterday noted that Poland resolved to assist Ukraine because it did not see any basis for its invasion by Russia Describing Russia s action as imperialistic and brutal Duda said Poland is lending full and unequivocal support to Ukraine We are supporting Ukraine in every single aspect First we are providing our support to the state of Ukraine in the defence of its borders in defense of its independence in defense of its rights its international position as well as international laws Beyond that we are extending our support to the citizens of Ukraine by opening our doors to them and providing them with shelter We are also providing supports to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and trying to help them protect their borders The President however expressed fears that Ukraine is not the only victim of the war stressing that the accompanying energy and food crises have spread beyond Europe to other parts of the world including Africa Noting that the war also poses potential food threat to Nigeria he said the memorandum signed earlier in the day between Nigeria and Poland in the area of agriculture was a timely decision According to him the move will help repair relationship affected by war or the COVID 19 pandemic He also pledged to bridge the gap created by the war in Ukraine by supplying Nigerians with products and services they were receiving from Russia or China Duda who spoke through an interpreter said Nigeria is the only country which since 2013 has had a Memorandum on Strategic Dialogue with Poland And this also is the only African country whose citizens due to ties and bonds with Poland are absolutely recognised in the country We have Nigerians who have established ties with Poland over the 60 years of relationship between the two countries the President said He said the good relationship also reflects in fond memories of Nigerians studying in Poland According to him the tightening of bonds and opening of opportunities between both nations have led to increase in export in favour of Nigeria by 50 per cent in the last two years Duda would be departing Nigeria tomorrow for the continuation of his African tour Earlier the Polish Ambassador to Nigeria Joanna Tarnawska said she was delighted to have her country s President in Nigeria after 60 years of relationship between both countries Also the Head Foreign Trade Office Polish Investment and Trade Agency Justyna Sitarska gave details of areas Nigerians can invest in Poland She listed automotive and electro mobility sector aerospace furniture yacht food processing electronic fuel and energy Noting that these sectors are key to the Polish economy she looked forward to a long term partnership that can support infrastructural development in Nigeria She was elated about the Polish trade office in Lagos and disclosed ongoing work towards fostering business relationship between both countries Sitarska also pledged the support of the agency to potential investors We are here for you Whatever business you want to do with Poland such as looking for suppliers seeking partners for joint ventures or finance for the project please let us know she said A board member Polish Investment and Trade Agency Zdzislaw Sokal in his remarks expressed delight that the trade relationship between Nigeria and Poland has exceeded 1billion He called for greater ties towards a mutually beneficial long term relation Sokal who was coming to Nigeria for the first time commended Nigerians for their hospitality
    Why Poland backs Ukraine over Russian invasion, by Polish President, Duda
    Foreign3 weeks ago

    Why Poland backs Ukraine over Russian invasion, by Polish President, Duda

    The President, Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, has explained the reason behind the support Poland has been giving to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February.

    Duda, who was in Abuja, Nigeria, yesterday, noted that Poland resolved to assist Ukraine because it did not see any basis for its invasion by Russia.

    Describing Russia’s action as imperialistic and brutal, Duda said Poland is lending full and unequivocal support to Ukraine.

    “We are supporting Ukraine in every single aspect.

    First, we are providing our support to the state of Ukraine in the defence of its borders, in defense of its independence, in defense of its rights, its international position as well as international laws.

    “Beyond that, we are extending our support to the citizens of Ukraine by opening our doors to them and providing them with shelter.

    We are also providing supports to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and trying to help them protect their borders.

    ” The President, however, expressed fears that Ukraine is not the only victim of the war, stressing that the accompanying energy and food crises have spread beyond Europe to other parts of the world, including Africa.

    Noting that the war also poses potential food threat to Nigeria, he said the memorandum signed earlier in the day between Nigeria and Poland in the area of agriculture, was a timely decision.

    According to him, the move will help repair relationship affected by war or the COVID-19 pandemic.

    He also pledged to bridge the gap created by the war in Ukraine by supplying Nigerians with products and services they were receiving from Russia or China.

    Duda, who spoke through an interpreter, said Nigeria is the only country, which, since 2013, has had a Memorandum on Strategic Dialogue with Poland.

    “And this also is the only African country, whose citizens, due to ties and bonds with Poland, are absolutely recognised in the country.

    We have Nigerians who have established ties with Poland over the 60 years of relationship between the two countries,” the President said.

    He said the good relationship also reflects in fond memories of Nigerians studying in Poland.

    According to him, the tightening of bonds and opening of opportunities between both nations have led to increase in export, in favour of Nigeria by 50 per cent in the last two years.

    Duda would be departing Nigeria tomorrow for the continuation of his African tour.

    Earlier, the Polish Ambassador to Nigeria, Joanna Tarnawska, said she was delighted to have her country’s President in Nigeria after 60 years of relationship between both countries.

    Also, the Head, Foreign Trade Office, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Justyna Sitarska, gave details of areas Nigerians can invest in Poland.

    She listed automotive and electro-mobility sector, aerospace, furniture, yacht, food processing, electronic, fuel and energy.

    Noting that these sectors are key to the Polish economy, she looked forward to a long-term partnership that can support infrastructural development in Nigeria.

    She was elated about the Polish trade office in Lagos and disclosed ongoing work towards fostering business relationship between both countries.

    Sitarska also pledged the support of the agency to potential investors.

    “We are here for you.

    Whatever business you want to do with Poland, such as looking for suppliers, seeking partners for joint ventures or finance for the project, please let us know,” she said.

    A board member, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Zdzislaw Sokal, in his remarks, expressed delight that the trade relationship between Nigeria and Poland has exceeded $1billion.

    He called for greater ties towards a mutually beneficial long-term relation.

    Sokal, who was coming to Nigeria for the first time, commended Nigerians for their hospitality.

  •  The Emir of Hadjia Dr Adamu Abubakar has called for much greater support for the flood victims in the state The emir made the appeal on Tuesday in Dutse when he received the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate in 2023 polls Sen Bola Tinubu The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu was in Jigawa to commiserate with Gov Muhammad Badaru and victims of the recent floods that wrecked havoc in many parts of the state NAN reports that Tinubu had donated a sum of N50 million to the flood victims in the state Abubakar who commended Tinubu for the gesture applauded Gov Badaru for searching for more individuals across the nation to assist the victims Your magnanimous gesture will In Sha Allah reach the victims But we want you to search for more big men in this our country Nigeria to come and support these victims This is imperative because there is a problem as these victims are in critical condition as a result of floods The emir expressed hope that the governor would put more effort to see that he brings people that would support the victims Abubakar who is the Chairman Council of Chiefs in the state promised to consult the other four Emirate Councils in the state on how the money donated will be used He praised Badaru for facilitating the visit of Tinubu to Hadejia Responding the governor assured the Emir of more support and Tinubu s visit to the affected areas NAN reports that 50 persons have been confirmed dead and hundreds of residents displaced as flood ravaged parts of Jigawa Addressing newsmen in Dutse the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Sani Yusuf said the flood destroyed thousands of homes in the state on Saturday He noted that the situation forced Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places including government buildings and the state government accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps Some of the victims are drawn from Balangu village where four persons died and no fewer than 237 houses destroyed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir appeals for renewed support to Jigawa flood victims
     The Emir of Hadjia Dr Adamu Abubakar has called for much greater support for the flood victims in the state The emir made the appeal on Tuesday in Dutse when he received the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate in 2023 polls Sen Bola Tinubu The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu was in Jigawa to commiserate with Gov Muhammad Badaru and victims of the recent floods that wrecked havoc in many parts of the state NAN reports that Tinubu had donated a sum of N50 million to the flood victims in the state Abubakar who commended Tinubu for the gesture applauded Gov Badaru for searching for more individuals across the nation to assist the victims Your magnanimous gesture will In Sha Allah reach the victims But we want you to search for more big men in this our country Nigeria to come and support these victims This is imperative because there is a problem as these victims are in critical condition as a result of floods The emir expressed hope that the governor would put more effort to see that he brings people that would support the victims Abubakar who is the Chairman Council of Chiefs in the state promised to consult the other four Emirate Councils in the state on how the money donated will be used He praised Badaru for facilitating the visit of Tinubu to Hadejia Responding the governor assured the Emir of more support and Tinubu s visit to the affected areas NAN reports that 50 persons have been confirmed dead and hundreds of residents displaced as flood ravaged parts of Jigawa Addressing newsmen in Dutse the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Sani Yusuf said the flood destroyed thousands of homes in the state on Saturday He noted that the situation forced Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places including government buildings and the state government accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps Some of the victims are drawn from Balangu village where four persons died and no fewer than 237 houses destroyed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Emir appeals for renewed support to Jigawa flood victims
    General news3 weeks ago

    Emir appeals for renewed support to Jigawa flood victims

    The Emir of Hadjia, Dr Adamu Abubakar, has called for much greater support for the flood victims in the state.

    The emir made the appeal on Tuesday in Dutse when he received the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate in 2023 polls, Sen. Bola Tinubu.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu was in Jigawa to commiserate with Gov Muhammad Badaru and victims of the recent floods that wrecked havoc in many parts of the state.

    NAN reports that Tinubu had donated a sum of N50 million to the flood victims in the state.

    Abubakar, who commended Tinubu for the gesture, applauded  Gov Badaru for searching for more individuals across the nation to assist the victims.

    “Your magnanimous gesture will In Sha Allah reach the victims.

    But we want you to search for more big men in this our country Nigeria to come and support these victims.

    “This is imperative because there is a problem, as these victims are in critical condition as a result of floods” The emir expressed hope that the governor would put more effort to see that he brings people that would support the victims.

    Abubakar, who is the Chairman Council of Chiefs in the state, promised to consult the other four Emirate Councils in the state on how the money donated will be used.

    He praised  Badaru for facilitating the visit of Tinubu to Hadejia.

    Responding, the governor assured the Emir of more support and Tinubu’s visit to the affected areas.

    NAN reports that 50 persons have been confirmed dead and hundreds of residents displaced, as flood ravaged parts of Jigawa.

    Addressing newsmen in Dutse, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sani Yusuf, said the flood destroyed thousands of homes in the state on Saturday.

    He noted that the situation forced Jigawa residents to take refuge in other places, including government buildings, and the state government accommodated many displaced persons in 11 temporary camps.

    Some of the victims are drawn from Balangu village, where four persons died and no fewer than 237 houses destroyed.


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  •  The UN says no fewer than 173 civilians have been killed in South Sudan for a four month period of violence while human rights violations is reported committed in Unity State As fighting continues in South Sudan a new UN report released on Tuesday documents 173 civilian deaths over a four month period along with widespread human rights violations committed without repercussion Published jointly by the UN Mission in South Sudan UNMISS and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR the document reports gross abuses of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Unity state The report which covers the period between February 11 and May 31 is based on 32 verification missions conducted by UNMISS in the three counties of Koch Leer and Mayendit as well as in neighboring areas The violence and incursions have displaced approximately 44 000 civilians from at least 26 villages In addition to those killed hostilities in southern Unity State have affected at least 28 villages and settlements with approximately 12 injured and 37 women and children abducted Many abductees were subjected to sexual violence including girls as young as eight years old A total of 131 cases of rape and gang rape have been documented including the case of one nine year old girl who was gang raped to death UNMISS identified joint Government forces and allied reportedly operating under the command of officials of Koch and Mayendit counties as the main perpetrators of the human rights violations and abuses The Secretary General s Head of Mission Nicholas Haysom said that human rights violations were committed with impunity The government is duty bound under international law to protect civilians investigate allegations of human rights violations and hold suspected perpetrators accountable in compliance with fair trial standards he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Violence kills 173 civilians in South Sudan – UN report
     The UN says no fewer than 173 civilians have been killed in South Sudan for a four month period of violence while human rights violations is reported committed in Unity State As fighting continues in South Sudan a new UN report released on Tuesday documents 173 civilian deaths over a four month period along with widespread human rights violations committed without repercussion Published jointly by the UN Mission in South Sudan UNMISS and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR the document reports gross abuses of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Unity state The report which covers the period between February 11 and May 31 is based on 32 verification missions conducted by UNMISS in the three counties of Koch Leer and Mayendit as well as in neighboring areas The violence and incursions have displaced approximately 44 000 civilians from at least 26 villages In addition to those killed hostilities in southern Unity State have affected at least 28 villages and settlements with approximately 12 injured and 37 women and children abducted Many abductees were subjected to sexual violence including girls as young as eight years old A total of 131 cases of rape and gang rape have been documented including the case of one nine year old girl who was gang raped to death UNMISS identified joint Government forces and allied reportedly operating under the command of officials of Koch and Mayendit counties as the main perpetrators of the human rights violations and abuses The Secretary General s Head of Mission Nicholas Haysom said that human rights violations were committed with impunity The government is duty bound under international law to protect civilians investigate allegations of human rights violations and hold suspected perpetrators accountable in compliance with fair trial standards he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Violence kills 173 civilians in South Sudan – UN report
    Foreign3 weeks ago

    Violence kills 173 civilians in South Sudan – UN report

    The UN says no fewer than 173 civilians have been killed in South Sudan for a four-month period of violence while  human rights violations is reported committed in Unity State.

    As fighting continues in South Sudan, a new UN report released on Tuesday documents 173 civilian deaths over a four-month period along with widespread human rights violations committed without repercussion.

    Published jointly by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the document reports gross abuses of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Unity state.

    The report, which covers the period between February 11 and May 31, is based on 32 verification missions conducted by UNMISS in the three counties of Koch, Leer, and Mayendit as well as in neighboring areas.

    The violence and incursions have displaced approximately 44,000 civilians from at least 26 villages.

    In addition to those killed, hostilities in southern Unity State have affected at least 28 villages and settlements — with approximately 12 injured, and 37 women and children abducted.

    Many abductees were subjected to sexual violence, including girls as young as eight-years-old.  

    A total of 131 cases of rape and gang rape have been documented, including the case of one nine-year-old girl who was gang-raped to death.

    UNMISS identified joint Government forces and allied reportedly operating under the command of officials of Koch and Mayendit counties as the main perpetrators of the human rights violations and abuses.

    The Secretary-General’s Head of Mission, Nicholas Haysom, said that human rights violations were committed with impunity.

    “The government  is duty-bound under international law to protect civilians, investigate allegations of human rights violations, and hold suspected perpetrators accountable in compliance with fair trial standards,” he said.


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  •  Sir Demola Aladekomo Founder Chams Plc and Executive Chairman of SmartCity has called for the development of smart cities in Nigeria He said this was to necessary to accommodate the country s expected population increase and rural to urban migration surge by 2050 Aladekomo made the call in a communique from the recently held Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry s LCCI 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication ICTEL Expo in Lagos He said the call was pertinent following the United Nations UN estimate that about 275 million Nigerians were expected to migrate from rural to urban areas by 2050 Aladekomo who spoke on Efficient Digital Infrastructures through Smart Cities said that migration should be seen as a process and not problem According to him good management of the migrating population and understanding migration factors can help utilise the phenomenon in a productive way without the inherent negative impact on the society According to the UN s Population Migration Division Section Nigeria s population is estimated to be about 411 million by 2050 and 794 million by 2100 from the present population of about 211 million while rural urban migration is estimate to hit 275 million in 2050 from 76 million in 2017 A smart city is a place where you live work and play that enhances the quality of life you live and you must be well entertained Furthermore it has to be environmentally friendly and sustainable seeing that smart cities generally provide better security and safety Most importantly its infrastructure apart from bein social physical governance and economic should be centred on the citizen he said The Chams Plc chair recommended the conversion of existing and poorly structured cities to smart cities by the use of polycentricity and agglomeration He stated that polycentricity could begin to create new decentralized cities and settlements around Lagos for example and manage them digitally from the beginning by making them technology enabled At the same time these new decentralized cities should be agglomerated in a specialized form as healthcare city technology city agricultural city etc Agglomeration enhances productivity commerce and cost optimization job creation and poverty alleviation Smart city components are smart governance smart energy smart citizen smart healthcare smart technology smart mobility smart building and smart infrastructure he said Aladekomo proposed the leapfrogging of relevant technology towards resolving infrastructural deficit He however noted that to achieve this government must recognise population growth as an opportunity He added that government must accept that smart cities should be created and accept rural urban migration not as a threat but reality He said government must use agglomeration polycentric approach to governance and use technologies to play crucial roles in the development and administration Aladekomo called for the encouragement of private sector participation good governance and rule of law building of sustainable institutions and recognition replication of past heroes He disclosed that SmartCity PLC was currently building smart cities to create an intelligent future through their projects at Ibadan and Osogbo through suburb polycentricity NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Chams Plc chair calls for development of smart cities across Nigeria
     Sir Demola Aladekomo Founder Chams Plc and Executive Chairman of SmartCity has called for the development of smart cities in Nigeria He said this was to necessary to accommodate the country s expected population increase and rural to urban migration surge by 2050 Aladekomo made the call in a communique from the recently held Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry s LCCI 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication ICTEL Expo in Lagos He said the call was pertinent following the United Nations UN estimate that about 275 million Nigerians were expected to migrate from rural to urban areas by 2050 Aladekomo who spoke on Efficient Digital Infrastructures through Smart Cities said that migration should be seen as a process and not problem According to him good management of the migrating population and understanding migration factors can help utilise the phenomenon in a productive way without the inherent negative impact on the society According to the UN s Population Migration Division Section Nigeria s population is estimated to be about 411 million by 2050 and 794 million by 2100 from the present population of about 211 million while rural urban migration is estimate to hit 275 million in 2050 from 76 million in 2017 A smart city is a place where you live work and play that enhances the quality of life you live and you must be well entertained Furthermore it has to be environmentally friendly and sustainable seeing that smart cities generally provide better security and safety Most importantly its infrastructure apart from bein social physical governance and economic should be centred on the citizen he said The Chams Plc chair recommended the conversion of existing and poorly structured cities to smart cities by the use of polycentricity and agglomeration He stated that polycentricity could begin to create new decentralized cities and settlements around Lagos for example and manage them digitally from the beginning by making them technology enabled At the same time these new decentralized cities should be agglomerated in a specialized form as healthcare city technology city agricultural city etc Agglomeration enhances productivity commerce and cost optimization job creation and poverty alleviation Smart city components are smart governance smart energy smart citizen smart healthcare smart technology smart mobility smart building and smart infrastructure he said Aladekomo proposed the leapfrogging of relevant technology towards resolving infrastructural deficit He however noted that to achieve this government must recognise population growth as an opportunity He added that government must accept that smart cities should be created and accept rural urban migration not as a threat but reality He said government must use agglomeration polycentric approach to governance and use technologies to play crucial roles in the development and administration Aladekomo called for the encouragement of private sector participation good governance and rule of law building of sustainable institutions and recognition replication of past heroes He disclosed that SmartCity PLC was currently building smart cities to create an intelligent future through their projects at Ibadan and Osogbo through suburb polycentricity NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Chams Plc chair calls for development of smart cities across Nigeria
    Economy3 weeks ago

    Chams Plc chair calls for development of smart cities across Nigeria

    Sir Demola Aladekomo, Founder, Chams Plc and Executive Chairman of SmartCity, has called for the development of smart cities in Nigeria.

    He said this was to necessary to accommodate the country’s expected population increase and rural to urban migration surge by 2050. Aladekomo made the call in a communique from the recently held Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication (ICTEL) Expo in Lagos.

    He said the call was pertinent following the United Nations (UN) estimate that about 275 million Nigerians were expected to migrate from rural to urban areas by 2050. Aladekomo, who spoke on Efficient Digital Infrastructures through Smart Cities, said that migration should be seen as a process and not problem.

    According to him, good management of the migrating population and understanding migration factors can help utilise the phenomenon in a productive way without the inherent negative impact on the society.

    “According to the UN’s Population Migration Division Section, Nigeria’s population is estimated to be about 411 million by 2050 and 794 million by 2100 from the present population of about 211 million, while rural-urban migration is estimate to hit 275 million in 2050 from 76 million in 2017. “A smart city is a place where you live, work and play that enhances the quality of life you live and you must be well entertained.

    “Furthermore, it has to be environmentally friendly and sustainable seeing that smart cities generally provide better security and safety.

    “Most importantly, its infrastructure apart from bein social, physical, governance and economic should be centred on the citizen,” he said.

    The Chams Plc chair recommended the conversion of existing and poorly structured cities to smart cities by the use of polycentricity and agglomeration.

    He stated that polycentricity could begin to create new decentralized cities and settlements around Lagos for example, and manage them digitally from the beginning by making them technology enabled.

    “At the same time, these new decentralized cities should be agglomerated in a specialized form as healthcare city, technology city, agricultural city, etc.

    “Agglomeration enhances productivity, commerce and cost optimization, job creation and poverty alleviation.

    “Smart city components are; smart governance, smart energy, smart citizen, smart healthcare, smart technology, smart mobility, smart building, and smart infrastructure,” he said.

    Aladekomo proposed the leapfrogging of relevant technology towards resolving infrastructural deficit.

    He, however, noted that to achieve this, government must recognise population growth as an opportunity.

    He added that government must accept that smart cities should be created and  accept rural-urban migration not as a threat but reality.

    He said government must use agglomeration, polycentric approach to governance, and use technologies to play crucial roles in the development and administration.

    Aladekomo called for the encouragement of private sector participation, good governance and rule of law, building of sustainable institutions, and recognition replication of past heroes.

    He disclosed that SmartCity PLC was currently building smart cities to create an intelligent future through their projects at Ibadan and Osogbo through suburb polycentricity.


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