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  •   Prophet Tomi Arayomi founder of Restoring Issachar s Generation RIG has urged Nigerians to be careful about leaving the country in search for greener pastures He urged them to stay behind and rebuild the nation Arayomi said this in a sermon at the end of Summit Bible Church Conference 2022 Abuja on Sunday The Nigerian News Agency reports that the eight day conference was labeled Full According to Arayomi who was a guest speaker at the event as the 2023 general election approaches citizens need to stay behind and vote for the right candidates He said Nigerians should stay in the country and rebuild it Nigerians it s not time to run it s time to stay it is time to occupy and time to stand It s time to stand back and vote for leaders who will change the economic fortunes of this country Christians must stand up and take a stand because God wants to revive the earth he said He further stated that the task God had given the Church was to occupy the earth until Jesus returned Arayomi said that Jesus has already won the victory and has assigned the Church to enter society to enforce Christ s victory and prevent the enemy from regaining territory Quoting from the Holy Bible 1 Samuel chapter 2 verse 30 the clergyman said that when Christians honored God the reward was a glorious life It is honoring God that brings His glory upon you and your praise and honor to God determines your market value he said Senior Pastor of the Church Andy Osakwe who led a prayer session for the country said the Church was rising to fulfill God s purpose for Nigeria A new Nigeria is emerging and it will take its rightful place in the community of nations he said The highlight of the event was special song ministering musical artist Pastor Nathaniel Bassey Edited Idris Abdulrahman Source Credit NAN
    Cleric cautions Nigerians against exodus for greener pastures
      Prophet Tomi Arayomi founder of Restoring Issachar s Generation RIG has urged Nigerians to be careful about leaving the country in search for greener pastures He urged them to stay behind and rebuild the nation Arayomi said this in a sermon at the end of Summit Bible Church Conference 2022 Abuja on Sunday The Nigerian News Agency reports that the eight day conference was labeled Full According to Arayomi who was a guest speaker at the event as the 2023 general election approaches citizens need to stay behind and vote for the right candidates He said Nigerians should stay in the country and rebuild it Nigerians it s not time to run it s time to stay it is time to occupy and time to stand It s time to stand back and vote for leaders who will change the economic fortunes of this country Christians must stand up and take a stand because God wants to revive the earth he said He further stated that the task God had given the Church was to occupy the earth until Jesus returned Arayomi said that Jesus has already won the victory and has assigned the Church to enter society to enforce Christ s victory and prevent the enemy from regaining territory Quoting from the Holy Bible 1 Samuel chapter 2 verse 30 the clergyman said that when Christians honored God the reward was a glorious life It is honoring God that brings His glory upon you and your praise and honor to God determines your market value he said Senior Pastor of the Church Andy Osakwe who led a prayer session for the country said the Church was rising to fulfill God s purpose for Nigeria A new Nigeria is emerging and it will take its rightful place in the community of nations he said The highlight of the event was special song ministering musical artist Pastor Nathaniel Bassey Edited Idris Abdulrahman Source Credit NAN
    Cleric cautions Nigerians against exodus for greener pastures
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    Cleric cautions Nigerians against exodus for greener pastures

    Prophet Tomi Arayomi, founder of Restoring Issachar's Generation (RIG) has urged Nigerians to be careful about leaving the country in "search for greener pastures".

    He urged them to stay behind and rebuild the nation.

    Arayomi said this in a sermon at the end of Summit Bible Church Conference 2022, Abuja on Sunday.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the eight-day conference was labeled "Full."

    According to Arayomi, who was a guest speaker at the event, as the 2023 general election approaches, citizens need to stay behind and vote for the right candidates.

    He said Nigerians should stay in the country and rebuild it.

    “Nigerians, it's not time to run, it's time to stay; it is time to occupy and time to stand.

    “It's time to stand back and vote for leaders who will change the economic fortunes of this country.

    “Christians must stand up and take a stand because God wants to revive the earth,” he said.

    He further stated that the task God had given the Church was to occupy the earth until Jesus returned.

    Arayomi said that "Jesus has already won the victory and has assigned the Church to enter society to enforce Christ's victory and prevent the enemy from regaining territory."

    “Quoting from the Holy Bible, 1 Samuel chapter 2 verse 30, the clergyman said that when Christians honored God, the reward was a glorious life.

    “It is honoring God that brings His glory upon you and your praise and honor to God determines your market value,” he said.

    Senior Pastor of the Church Andy Osakwe, who led a prayer session for the country, said the Church was rising to fulfill God's purpose for Nigeria.

    "A new Nigeria is emerging and it will take its rightful place in the community of nations," he said.

    The highlight of the event was special song ministering musical artist, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey.

    Edited /Idris Abdulrahman

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  •   Chief Onwurah Agility founder Nollywood Yam Festival says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja According to him the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin The three decade old actor said The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event being the 10th edition to peace in Nigeria We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture heritage and values According to him this year s festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation If you look around you you will see Hausa Yoruba Igbo and other ethnic groups Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one We are all Nigerians We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level he said He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward In his remarks the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas said that the festival is a symbol of unity Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background According to him this festival has really brought us together as a people You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival he said edited Source Credit NAN
    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Agility
      Chief Onwurah Agility founder Nollywood Yam Festival says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja According to him the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin The three decade old actor said The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event being the 10th edition to peace in Nigeria We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture heritage and values According to him this year s festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation If you look around you you will see Hausa Yoruba Igbo and other ethnic groups Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one We are all Nigerians We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level he said He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward In his remarks the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas said that the festival is a symbol of unity Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background According to him this festival has really brought us together as a people You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival he said edited Source Credit NAN
    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Agility
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    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Agility

    Chief Onwurah Agility, founder, Nollywood Yam Festival, says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.

    Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja.

    According to him, the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin.

    The three-decade-old actor said, “The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event (being the 10th edition) to peace in Nigeria.

    "We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture, heritage and values."

    According to him, this year's festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation.

    “If you look around you, you will see Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other ethnic groups. Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria.

    “Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one. We are all Nigerians. We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level,” he said.

    He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward.

    In his remarks, the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, said that the festival is a symbol of unity.

    Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background.

    According to him, this festival has really brought us together as a people.

    "You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival," he said.

    edited

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  •   The Nigerian Navy on Sunday distributed food and other relief items to some 5 000 affected internally displaced persons IDPs in various communities in Ahoada Rivers Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Pathfinder Port Harcourt Commodore Suleiman Ibrahim handed out palliatives to the victims at the central IDP camp in Ahoada The Nigerian News Agency reports that the relief items were bags of rice beans and garri yam tubers and several boxes of noodles Others were bags of assorted condiments bags of sachet water different types of medicine yogurt and cookies for the children in the camp Addressing the internally displaced Commodore Ibrahim said that the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Adm Awwal Gambo was concerned about the plight of those affected in the state and in the country in general The Chief of the Naval Staff ordered that we distribute these relief items in collaboration with a private gas company to alleviate the pain of the displaced people of Ahoada The distribution of relief materials stems from our concern for the victims who have been displaced from their homes and sources of livelihood We are here to commiserate with the internally displaced and donate food and other relief to address the immediate needs of the victims he said Ibrahim said the navy would also carry out a second phase of relief distribution after hearing from IDPs about their other needs We have assessed the camps and engaged with the IDPs to find out what their critical needs are We will return in the next phase with the relief materials that the internally displaced people need he said reports that naval officers distributed the relief items directly to victims following allegations that their camp managers siphoned relief from the state government and other organizations The navy s decision to distribute the relief items directly to the campers drew loud cheers and applause from the elated IDPs The chairman of the IDP camp committee in Ahoada Mr Gilbert Hamilton denied the accusations explaining that the relief materials received earlier were not sufficient He said displaced people were arriving at the camp daily a situation that further depleted relief materials The accusation that we are diverting relief items is not true because everything is shared equally among the more than 5 000 internally displaced people in the camp Our food is further depleted due to trespassers who enter the camps covertly to participate in exchanging relief items with the real victims of the floods he said Hamilton added that the camp had fewer than 1 000 mattresses for the more than 5 000 campers and asked the government non governmental organizations and humanitarians for help edited Source Credit NAN
    Navy donates relief materials to flood-displaced people in Rivers
      The Nigerian Navy on Sunday distributed food and other relief items to some 5 000 affected internally displaced persons IDPs in various communities in Ahoada Rivers Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Pathfinder Port Harcourt Commodore Suleiman Ibrahim handed out palliatives to the victims at the central IDP camp in Ahoada The Nigerian News Agency reports that the relief items were bags of rice beans and garri yam tubers and several boxes of noodles Others were bags of assorted condiments bags of sachet water different types of medicine yogurt and cookies for the children in the camp Addressing the internally displaced Commodore Ibrahim said that the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Adm Awwal Gambo was concerned about the plight of those affected in the state and in the country in general The Chief of the Naval Staff ordered that we distribute these relief items in collaboration with a private gas company to alleviate the pain of the displaced people of Ahoada The distribution of relief materials stems from our concern for the victims who have been displaced from their homes and sources of livelihood We are here to commiserate with the internally displaced and donate food and other relief to address the immediate needs of the victims he said Ibrahim said the navy would also carry out a second phase of relief distribution after hearing from IDPs about their other needs We have assessed the camps and engaged with the IDPs to find out what their critical needs are We will return in the next phase with the relief materials that the internally displaced people need he said reports that naval officers distributed the relief items directly to victims following allegations that their camp managers siphoned relief from the state government and other organizations The navy s decision to distribute the relief items directly to the campers drew loud cheers and applause from the elated IDPs The chairman of the IDP camp committee in Ahoada Mr Gilbert Hamilton denied the accusations explaining that the relief materials received earlier were not sufficient He said displaced people were arriving at the camp daily a situation that further depleted relief materials The accusation that we are diverting relief items is not true because everything is shared equally among the more than 5 000 internally displaced people in the camp Our food is further depleted due to trespassers who enter the camps covertly to participate in exchanging relief items with the real victims of the floods he said Hamilton added that the camp had fewer than 1 000 mattresses for the more than 5 000 campers and asked the government non governmental organizations and humanitarians for help edited Source Credit NAN
    Navy donates relief materials to flood-displaced people in Rivers
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    Navy donates relief materials to flood-displaced people in Rivers

    The Nigerian Navy on Sunday distributed food and other relief items to some 5,000 affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in various communities in Ahoada, Rivers.

    Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder Port Harcourt, Commodore Suleiman Ibrahim handed out palliatives to the victims at the central IDP camp in Ahoada.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the relief items were bags of rice, beans and garri, yam tubers and several boxes of noodles.

    Others were bags of assorted condiments, bags of sachet water, different types of medicine, yogurt and cookies for the children in the camp.

    Addressing the internally displaced, Commodore Ibrahim said that the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo was concerned about the plight of those affected in the state and in the country in general.

    “The Chief of the Naval Staff ordered that we distribute these relief items in collaboration with a private gas company, to alleviate the pain of the displaced people of Ahoada.

    “The distribution of relief materials stems from our concern for the victims who have been displaced from their homes and sources of livelihood.

    "We are here to commiserate with the internally displaced and donate food and other relief to address the immediate needs of the victims," ​​he said.

    Ibrahim said the navy would also carry out a second phase of relief distribution after hearing from IDPs about their other needs.

    “We have assessed the camps and engaged with the IDPs to find out what their critical needs are.

    "We will return in the next phase with the relief materials that the internally displaced people need," he said.

    reports that naval officers distributed the relief items directly to victims following allegations that their camp managers siphoned relief from the state government and other organizations.

    The navy's decision to distribute the relief items directly to the campers drew loud cheers and applause from the elated IDPs.

    The chairman of the IDP camp committee in Ahoada, Mr. Gilbert Hamilton, denied the accusations, explaining that the relief materials received earlier were not sufficient.

    He said displaced people were arriving at the camp daily, a situation that further depleted relief materials.

    “The accusation that we are diverting relief items is not true because everything is shared equally among the more than 5,000 internally displaced people in the camp.

    “Our food is further depleted due to trespassers, who enter the camps covertly to participate in exchanging relief items with the real victims of the floods,” he said.

    Hamilton added that the camp had fewer than 1,000 mattresses for the more than 5,000 campers, and asked the government, non-governmental organizations and humanitarians for help.

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  •   President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to increase agricultural production and its value chain to ensure food sufficiency in the country and the export of agricultural products The president also said of his administration that it would leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than it knew it Buhari spoke through his chief of staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute AMEDI on Sunday in Lafia the capital of Nasarawa state The president said that huge steps had been taken to achieve an increase in agricultural production as one of the key priorities of his administration to transform the subsistence sector into a highly sophisticated machine driven sector This he said will bring food sufficiency and food security in the country and will also allow the export of agricultural products He praised the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI for the commitment and progress made on the project The president has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place at NASENI particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come when we must produce what we eat and eat what we produce and ensure food sufficiency and food security He is very proud to be associated with this state he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state God willing at the end of his administration he will leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than he found that he said Earlier Prof Mohammed Haruna Executive Vice President of Naseni said that the institute was one of six approved in 2021 one per political zone to ensure food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanized agriculture He added that the establishment of the institute would ensure the technology for food processing food preservation and the application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi cropping seasons Haruna said NASENI was collaborating with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute and five others in the country with state of the art research and manufacturing facilities targeting the world s highest and best technology Science technology and innovation have always been the source of development and prosperity for all nations The yardstick for measuring Nigeria s willingness and readiness to move from a community based economy to a manufacturing economy is the extent to which the role of NASENI applies to all aspects of our socio economic endeavour he said Professor Haruna expressed his gratitude to President Buhari Governor Abdullahi and the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage for their generosity guidance and support which led to the successful construction of the Institute You will remember that the foundation laying ceremony was held in August despite the volume of rain in September and October we have been able to fence the 20 hectares of land the entrance house the roads the administrative block and the two workshops are nearing 90 percent completion God willing it will be ready for commissioning between January and February 2023 With this development everything that is needed for modern agriculture in food processing packaging and preservation must be produced locally by NASENI NASENI is one of the best legacies that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave to the next administration in Nigeria he said The President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari while in Lafia paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage at his palace where he was honored with the title Zanna Yahudima of Lafia OLO AI edited Source Credit NAN
    Food security: Buhari to raise agricultural production
      President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to increase agricultural production and its value chain to ensure food sufficiency in the country and the export of agricultural products The president also said of his administration that it would leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than it knew it Buhari spoke through his chief of staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute AMEDI on Sunday in Lafia the capital of Nasarawa state The president said that huge steps had been taken to achieve an increase in agricultural production as one of the key priorities of his administration to transform the subsistence sector into a highly sophisticated machine driven sector This he said will bring food sufficiency and food security in the country and will also allow the export of agricultural products He praised the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI for the commitment and progress made on the project The president has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place at NASENI particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come when we must produce what we eat and eat what we produce and ensure food sufficiency and food security He is very proud to be associated with this state he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state God willing at the end of his administration he will leave Nigeria more united prosperous and secure than he found that he said Earlier Prof Mohammed Haruna Executive Vice President of Naseni said that the institute was one of six approved in 2021 one per political zone to ensure food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanized agriculture He added that the establishment of the institute would ensure the technology for food processing food preservation and the application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi cropping seasons Haruna said NASENI was collaborating with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute and five others in the country with state of the art research and manufacturing facilities targeting the world s highest and best technology Science technology and innovation have always been the source of development and prosperity for all nations The yardstick for measuring Nigeria s willingness and readiness to move from a community based economy to a manufacturing economy is the extent to which the role of NASENI applies to all aspects of our socio economic endeavour he said Professor Haruna expressed his gratitude to President Buhari Governor Abdullahi and the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage for their generosity guidance and support which led to the successful construction of the Institute You will remember that the foundation laying ceremony was held in August despite the volume of rain in September and October we have been able to fence the 20 hectares of land the entrance house the roads the administrative block and the two workshops are nearing 90 percent completion God willing it will be ready for commissioning between January and February 2023 With this development everything that is needed for modern agriculture in food processing packaging and preservation must be produced locally by NASENI NASENI is one of the best legacies that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave to the next administration in Nigeria he said The President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari while in Lafia paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Lafia Judge Sidi Bage at his palace where he was honored with the title Zanna Yahudima of Lafia OLO AI edited Source Credit NAN
    Food security: Buhari to raise agricultural production
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    Food security: Buhari to raise agricultural production

    President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was committed to the development of agriculture to increase agricultural production and its value chain, to ensure food sufficiency in the country and the export of agricultural products.

    The president also said of his administration that it would leave Nigeria more united, prosperous and secure than it knew it.

    Buhari spoke through his chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, during a working visit to inspect the level of work at the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI) on Sunday in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state. .

    The president said that huge steps had been taken to achieve an increase in agricultural production as one of the key priorities of his administration to transform the subsistence sector into a highly sophisticated machine-driven sector.

    This, he said, will bring food sufficiency and food security in the country, and will also allow the export of agricultural products.

    He praised the leadership of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the commitment and progress made on the project.

    “The president has asked me to come here to inspect and see the tremendous physical development that is taking place at NASENI, particularly one of the six Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes.

    “President Buhari regards agriculture as something very close to his heart because he believes that the time has come when we must produce what we eat and eat what we produce and ensure food sufficiency and food security.

    “He is very proud to be associated with this state, he is very proud of the significant development that has taken place in this state, God willing at the end of his administration, he will leave Nigeria more united, prosperous and secure than he found. that,” he said.

    Earlier, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice President of Naseni, said that the institute was one of six approved in 2021, one per political zone to ensure food security and apply modern tools and equipment for mechanized agriculture.

    He added that the establishment of the institute would ensure the technology for food processing, food preservation, and the application of food availability and artificial intelligence for efficient and multi-cropping seasons.

    Haruna said NASENI was collaborating with partners from the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan, the Czech Republic and Italy to equip the institute, and five others in the country, with state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities, targeting the world's highest and best technology.

    “Science, technology and innovation have always been the source of development and prosperity for all nations.

    "The yardstick for measuring Nigeria's willingness and readiness to move from a community-based economy to a manufacturing economy is the extent to which the role of NASENI applies to all aspects of our socio-economic endeavour," he said.

    Professor Haruna expressed his gratitude to President Buhari, Governor Abdullahi and the Emir of Lafia, Judge Sidi Bage, for their generosity, guidance and support, which led to the successful construction of the Institute.

    “You will remember that the foundation laying ceremony was held in August, despite the volume of rain in September and October, we have been able to fence the 20 hectares of land, the entrance house, the roads, the administrative block and the two workshops are nearing 90 percent completion.

    “God willing, it will be ready for commissioning between January and February 2023; With this development, everything that is needed for modern agriculture in food processing, packaging and preservation must be produced locally by NASENI.

    “NASENI is one of the best legacies that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave to the next administration in Nigeria,” he said.

    The President's Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, while in Lafia, paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Lafia, Judge Sidi Bage at his palace, where he was honored with the title Zanna Yahudima of Lafia.

    OLO/AI

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  •   Chief Onwurah Agility founder Nollywood Yam Festival says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja According to him the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin The three decade old actor said The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event being the 10th edition to peace in Nigeria We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture heritage and values According to him this year s festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation If you look around you you will see Hausa Yoruba Igbo and other ethnic groups Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one We are all Nigerians We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level he said He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward In his remarks the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas said that the festival is a symbol of unity Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background According to him this festival has really brought us together as a people You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival he said edited Source Credit NAN
    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Organiser
      Chief Onwurah Agility founder Nollywood Yam Festival says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja According to him the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin The three decade old actor said The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event being the 10th edition to peace in Nigeria We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture heritage and values According to him this year s festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation If you look around you you will see Hausa Yoruba Igbo and other ethnic groups Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one We are all Nigerians We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level he said He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward In his remarks the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas said that the festival is a symbol of unity Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background According to him this festival has really brought us together as a people You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival he said edited Source Credit NAN
    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Organiser
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    Yam festival promotes unity, peace – Organiser

    Chief Onwurah Agility, founder, Nollywood Yam Festival, says that the festival has recorded achievements in the past 10 years in promoting national unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.

    Agility had this to say on Saturday night at the 10th anniversary of the Nollywood Yam Festival and Award Night in Abuja.

    According to him, the meaning of this festival is unity because many people eat yam regardless of their tribe or ethnic origin.

    The three-decade-old actor said, “The importance of the Nollywood Yam Festival is unity and we dedicate this event (being the 10th edition) to peace in Nigeria.

    "We started this festival 10 years ago to make sure our young people understand something of our culture, heritage and values."

    According to him, this year's festival is dedicated to the peaceful coexistence of the nation.

    “If you look around you, you will see Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other ethnic groups. Everyone is happy and I want to keep it that way in Nigeria.

    “Nigeria is one country and Nigerians are one. We are all Nigerians. We need to understand the importance of unity in our diversity to take Nigeria to the next level,” he said.

    He expressed optimism that the festival would continue to unite Nigerians and move the country forward.

    In his remarks, the national president of the Screen Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, said that the festival is a symbol of unity.

    Rollas described yams as a common food that is eaten regardless of tribal or ethnic background.

    According to him, this festival has really brought us together as a people.

    "You can see our traditional rulers representing the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba communities at this festival," he said.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   The Nigerian Governors Forum NGF has raised concerns about the preponderance of doctors seeking greener pastures abroad to the detriment of the country Forum Chairman Governor Aminu Tambuwal expressed his concern when he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Health FMOH Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja In a statement signed by Tambuwal s special adviser media and publicity on Sunday in Abuja the governor called for urgent action to deal with the threat We are witnessing a brain drain over the years It s alarming And I think it has something to do with the well being of the medical staff I urge the Federal Government to do something about it urgently he said The NGF chairman also urged the federal government to push for the realization of the 25 percent needed to ensure universal health care coverage for all Nigerians under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF According to him the governors are eager to build a resilient health care platform committed to routine immunization and total polio eradication in collaboration with global and local partners He however said his efforts would be in vain if the alarming trend continues unchecked There are challenges but much has been achieved particularly in the effort to address the COVID 19 pandemic which saw Nigeria rank fourth out of 54 African countries in the Global Health Security Index for 2021 While praising the Federal Government for the initiative to establish the BHCPF Tambuwal stressed that the drive to make the fund realistic must not wane He assured the government and the FMOH of transparency and accountability in the management of the fund by the states noting however that the disbursement will be based on the performance of the recipient states Health remains our priority as governors with a focus on building a resilient health care platform committed to routine immunization and the total eradication of polio in the country Ehanire in his speech corroborated the governor on the issue of brain drain pointing out that 3 000 doctors graduate annually in the country However according to the minister of that number 1 000 leave the country each year He said this was despite efforts by the Federal Government to create more space to employ these staff in the face of growing demands for higher pay Of the doctors those who are least likely to stay in the country and for whom the incentive to do so is abysmal are experienced consultants They are the ones we are most concerned about because it takes a lot of money to train them and it is difficult to meet their expectations The minister urged other state governors to emulate the Sokoto state government which he says devotes a lot of resources to training doctors who are subsequently hired edited dor Source Credit NAN
    Governors’ Forum seeks urgent action to tackle brain drain
      The Nigerian Governors Forum NGF has raised concerns about the preponderance of doctors seeking greener pastures abroad to the detriment of the country Forum Chairman Governor Aminu Tambuwal expressed his concern when he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Health FMOH Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja In a statement signed by Tambuwal s special adviser media and publicity on Sunday in Abuja the governor called for urgent action to deal with the threat We are witnessing a brain drain over the years It s alarming And I think it has something to do with the well being of the medical staff I urge the Federal Government to do something about it urgently he said The NGF chairman also urged the federal government to push for the realization of the 25 percent needed to ensure universal health care coverage for all Nigerians under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF According to him the governors are eager to build a resilient health care platform committed to routine immunization and total polio eradication in collaboration with global and local partners He however said his efforts would be in vain if the alarming trend continues unchecked There are challenges but much has been achieved particularly in the effort to address the COVID 19 pandemic which saw Nigeria rank fourth out of 54 African countries in the Global Health Security Index for 2021 While praising the Federal Government for the initiative to establish the BHCPF Tambuwal stressed that the drive to make the fund realistic must not wane He assured the government and the FMOH of transparency and accountability in the management of the fund by the states noting however that the disbursement will be based on the performance of the recipient states Health remains our priority as governors with a focus on building a resilient health care platform committed to routine immunization and the total eradication of polio in the country Ehanire in his speech corroborated the governor on the issue of brain drain pointing out that 3 000 doctors graduate annually in the country However according to the minister of that number 1 000 leave the country each year He said this was despite efforts by the Federal Government to create more space to employ these staff in the face of growing demands for higher pay Of the doctors those who are least likely to stay in the country and for whom the incentive to do so is abysmal are experienced consultants They are the ones we are most concerned about because it takes a lot of money to train them and it is difficult to meet their expectations The minister urged other state governors to emulate the Sokoto state government which he says devotes a lot of resources to training doctors who are subsequently hired edited dor Source Credit NAN
    Governors’ Forum seeks urgent action to tackle brain drain
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    Governors’ Forum seeks urgent action to tackle brain drain

    The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has raised concerns about the preponderance of doctors seeking greener pastures abroad, to the detriment of the country.

    Forum Chairman Governor Aminu Tambuwal expressed his concern when he paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Health (FMOH), Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja.

    In a statement signed by Tambuwal's special adviser, media and publicity on Sunday in Abuja, the governor called for urgent action to deal with the threat.

    “We are witnessing a brain drain over the years. It's alarming. And I think it has something to do with the well-being of the medical staff.

    "I urge the Federal Government to do something about it urgently," he said.

    The NGF chairman also urged the federal government to push for the realization of the 25 percent needed to ensure universal health care coverage for all Nigerians, under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

    According to him, the governors are eager to build a resilient health care platform, committed to routine immunization and total polio eradication, in collaboration with global and local partners.

    He, however, said his efforts would be in vain if the alarming trend continues unchecked.

    “There are challenges, but much has been achieved, particularly in the effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw Nigeria rank fourth out of 54 African countries in the Global Health Security Index for 2021.

    While praising the Federal Government for the initiative to establish the BHCPF, Tambuwal stressed that the drive to make the fund realistic must not wane.

    He assured the government and the FMOH of transparency and accountability in the management of the fund by the states, noting, however, that the disbursement will be based on the performance of the recipient states.

    “Health remains our priority as governors with a focus on building a resilient health care platform committed to routine immunization and the total eradication of polio in the country.

    Ehanire, in his speech, corroborated the governor on the issue of brain drain, pointing out that 3,000 doctors graduate annually in the country.

    However, according to the minister, of that number, 1,000 leave the country each year.

    He said this was despite efforts by the Federal Government to create more space to employ these staff in the face of growing demands for higher pay.

    “Of the doctors, those who are least likely to stay in the country, and for whom the incentive to do so is abysmal, are experienced consultants.

    “They are the ones we are most concerned about because it takes a lot of money to train them and it is difficult to meet their expectations.”

    The minister urged other state governors to emulate the Sokoto state government, which he says devotes a lot of resources to training doctors, who are subsequently hired.

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  •   Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister for Women s Affairs has prescribed the death penalty for perpetrators of rape Tallen made the recipe as a guest at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja He said that only capital punishment and other forms of punishment consistent with the inhumane crime of rape would act as deterrents to rape The minister expressing her ministry s commitment to protecting and promoting women s rights said rape had devastated many women However Tallen blamed the slow judicial system as being responsible for the continued rape and other forms of violence against women He urged the judicial system to rise to the occasion of a speedy dispensation of justice not only to eradicate rape but also to restore confidence in the judiciary She said The slow justice system is responsible for persistent violence against women and girls www ews ng Source Credit NAN
    Tallen prescribes capital punishment for rape
      Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister for Women s Affairs has prescribed the death penalty for perpetrators of rape Tallen made the recipe as a guest at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja He said that only capital punishment and other forms of punishment consistent with the inhumane crime of rape would act as deterrents to rape The minister expressing her ministry s commitment to protecting and promoting women s rights said rape had devastated many women However Tallen blamed the slow judicial system as being responsible for the continued rape and other forms of violence against women He urged the judicial system to rise to the occasion of a speedy dispensation of justice not only to eradicate rape but also to restore confidence in the judiciary She said The slow justice system is responsible for persistent violence against women and girls www ews ng Source Credit NAN
    Tallen prescribes capital punishment for rape
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    Tallen prescribes capital punishment for rape

    Mrs. Pauline Tallen, Minister for Women's Affairs, has prescribed the death penalty for perpetrators of rape.

    Tallen made the recipe as a guest at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja.

    He said that only capital punishment and other forms of punishment consistent with the inhumane crime of rape would act as deterrents to rape.

    The minister, expressing her ministry's commitment to protecting and promoting women's rights, said rape had devastated many women.

    However, Tallen blamed the slow judicial system as being responsible for the continued rape and other forms of violence against women.

    He urged the judicial system to rise to the occasion of a speedy dispensation of justice not only to eradicate rape but also to restore confidence in the judiciary.

    "She said: 'The slow justice system is responsible for persistent violence against women and girls.' (www.ews.ng)

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  •   The Minister for Women s Affairs Ms Pauline Tallen urged state governments to establish safe spaces where survivors of gender based violence GBV can seek medical psychological and social support Tallen made the call at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja informs that a safe space is a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel safe that they will not be exposed to discrimination criticism harassment or any other emotional or physical harm The term safe space also refers to places intended to be free from prejudice conflict or potentially threatening actions ideas or conversations The minister therefore said that safe spaces would enable GBV survivors to heal quickly According to her it will also give them hope and allow them to gain skills that will position them to be officially independent She said that we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender based violence it is up to us to encourage and support them It is also important to give them hope and give them the strength that all hope is not lost We have safe spaces here in Abuja We are calling on all state governors and first ladies of states to ensure they have safe spaces for survivors of gender based violence This safe space is a place where an abused woman or girl can run and be safe And while he s there he gets training in income generating activities so he can be supported and empowered Tallen said He reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to guarantee that all cases of gender based violence are treated with confidentiality and that justice is done adequately He said that the next 16 global days of activism against gender based violence held annually between November 25 and December 10 would be celebrated across the country with the desired seriousness geared toward showing support for survivors She added I emphasized to all commissioners that this year s 16 Days of Activism Against GBV must be implemented in all seriousness and we all wore orange on those days Orange is a bright color and it s a color of hope and it s a color that gives us strength to encourage and show that we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender based violence reports that the global theme for the 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is JOIN US Activism to end violence against women and girls edited Source Credit NAN
    FG tasks state govts. on safe spaces for GBV survivors
      The Minister for Women s Affairs Ms Pauline Tallen urged state governments to establish safe spaces where survivors of gender based violence GBV can seek medical psychological and social support Tallen made the call at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja informs that a safe space is a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel safe that they will not be exposed to discrimination criticism harassment or any other emotional or physical harm The term safe space also refers to places intended to be free from prejudice conflict or potentially threatening actions ideas or conversations The minister therefore said that safe spaces would enable GBV survivors to heal quickly According to her it will also give them hope and allow them to gain skills that will position them to be officially independent She said that we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender based violence it is up to us to encourage and support them It is also important to give them hope and give them the strength that all hope is not lost We have safe spaces here in Abuja We are calling on all state governors and first ladies of states to ensure they have safe spaces for survivors of gender based violence This safe space is a place where an abused woman or girl can run and be safe And while he s there he gets training in income generating activities so he can be supported and empowered Tallen said He reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to guarantee that all cases of gender based violence are treated with confidentiality and that justice is done adequately He said that the next 16 global days of activism against gender based violence held annually between November 25 and December 10 would be celebrated across the country with the desired seriousness geared toward showing support for survivors She added I emphasized to all commissioners that this year s 16 Days of Activism Against GBV must be implemented in all seriousness and we all wore orange on those days Orange is a bright color and it s a color of hope and it s a color that gives us strength to encourage and show that we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender based violence reports that the global theme for the 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is JOIN US Activism to end violence against women and girls edited Source Credit NAN
    FG tasks state govts. on safe spaces for GBV survivors
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    FG tasks state govts. on safe spaces for GBV survivors

    The Minister for Women's Affairs, Ms. Pauline Tallen, urged state governments to establish safe spaces where survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) can seek medical, psychological and social support.

    Tallen made the call at the Nigerian News Agency Forum in Abuja.

    informs that a safe space is a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel safe that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm.

    The term safe space also refers to places intended to be free from prejudice, conflict, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations.

    The minister therefore said that safe spaces would enable GBV survivors to heal quickly.

    According to her, it will also give them hope and allow them to gain skills that will position them to be officially independent.

    She said that “we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence, it is up to us to encourage and support them.

    “It is also important to give them hope and give them the strength that all hope is not lost. We have safe spaces here in Abuja.

    “We are calling on all state governors and first ladies of states to ensure they have safe spaces for survivors of gender-based violence.

    “This safe space is a place where an abused woman or girl can run and be safe.

    “And while he's there, he gets training in income-generating activities so he can be supported and empowered,” Tallen said.

    He reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to guarantee that all cases of gender-based violence are treated with confidentiality and that justice is done adequately.

    He said that the next 16 global days of activism against gender-based violence, held annually between November 25 and December 10, would be celebrated across the country with the desired seriousness geared toward showing support for survivors.

    She added, “I emphasized to all commissioners that this year's 16 Days of Activism Against GBV must be implemented in all seriousness and we all wore orange on those days.

    "Orange is a bright color and it's a color of hope and it's a color that gives us strength to encourage and show that we stand in solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence."

    reports that the global theme for the 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is: “JOIN US! Activism to end violence against women and girls.”

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  •   The Minister for Women s Affairs Ms Pauline Tallen says that the ministry aims to increase the participation of women in all sectors of the economy Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja She said the ministry had achieved a lot but had fallen short of its goal adding that our goal is to see women represented in all sectors of the economy We were way below but under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari a lot has been done in the Ministry of Women s Affairs to raise awareness and empower women She said that the government through various programs was committed to empowering women and making women entrepreneurs stand out The minister revealed that the recent 50 Million African Women Speak Project 50MWSP International Pink Traders Fair in Abuja was a platform for various companies and women entrepreneurs to showcase their products and skills This is one of many programs that we are doing because the empowerment of women is key and without empowerment nothing is achieved When a woman is empowered she will be able to take care of herself and defend herself speak for herself and the basis or the critical area to achieve the empowerment of women is education That is why girls education is high on my agenda And the president is paying a lot of attention to the education of our children According to her the Nigeria project for women which began in six states of the geopolitical zones will be expanded to empower more women at the grassroots He explained that the project is a grassroots program When it comes to women s empowerment rural women are key Educate rural women that s where the power is that s where we all grew up So if we neglect our base then we are doing it wrong The President knows the importance of empowering women and women who support women to empower themselves in the economic sector That is why he approved this project and now we are expanding it in all 36 states By God we will mark him within the remaining six or seven months before he leaves office he said JAD HA edited Source Credit NAN
    Ministry targets increased women participation in economy – Tallen
      The Minister for Women s Affairs Ms Pauline Tallen says that the ministry aims to increase the participation of women in all sectors of the economy Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja She said the ministry had achieved a lot but had fallen short of its goal adding that our goal is to see women represented in all sectors of the economy We were way below but under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari a lot has been done in the Ministry of Women s Affairs to raise awareness and empower women She said that the government through various programs was committed to empowering women and making women entrepreneurs stand out The minister revealed that the recent 50 Million African Women Speak Project 50MWSP International Pink Traders Fair in Abuja was a platform for various companies and women entrepreneurs to showcase their products and skills This is one of many programs that we are doing because the empowerment of women is key and without empowerment nothing is achieved When a woman is empowered she will be able to take care of herself and defend herself speak for herself and the basis or the critical area to achieve the empowerment of women is education That is why girls education is high on my agenda And the president is paying a lot of attention to the education of our children According to her the Nigeria project for women which began in six states of the geopolitical zones will be expanded to empower more women at the grassroots He explained that the project is a grassroots program When it comes to women s empowerment rural women are key Educate rural women that s where the power is that s where we all grew up So if we neglect our base then we are doing it wrong The President knows the importance of empowering women and women who support women to empower themselves in the economic sector That is why he approved this project and now we are expanding it in all 36 states By God we will mark him within the remaining six or seven months before he leaves office he said JAD HA edited Source Credit NAN
    Ministry targets increased women participation in economy – Tallen
    Economy3 weeks ago

    Ministry targets increased women participation in economy – Tallen

    The Minister for Women's Affairs, Ms. Pauline Tallen, says that the ministry aims to increase the participation of women in all sectors of the economy.

    Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja.

    She said the ministry had achieved a lot but had fallen short of its goal, adding that “our goal is to see women represented in all sectors of the economy.

    "We were way below, but under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, a lot has been done in the Ministry of Women's Affairs to raise awareness and empower women."

    She said that the government, through various programs, was committed to empowering women and making women entrepreneurs stand out.

    The minister revealed that the recent 50 Million African Women Speak Project (50MWSP) International Pink Traders Fair in Abuja was a platform for various companies and women entrepreneurs to showcase their products and skills.

    “This is one of many programs that we are doing because the empowerment of women is key and without empowerment nothing is achieved.

    “When a woman is empowered, she will be able to take care of herself and defend herself, speak for herself and the basis or the critical area to achieve the empowerment of women is education.

    “That is why girls' education is high on my agenda. And the president is paying a lot of attention to the education of our children.”

    According to her, the “Nigeria project for women”, which began in six states of the geopolitical zones, will be expanded to empower more women at the grassroots.

    He explained that “the project is a grassroots program. When it comes to women's empowerment, rural women are key. Educate rural women, that's where the power is, that's where we all grew up.

    “So if we neglect our base, then we are doing it wrong; The President knows the importance of empowering women and women who support women to empower themselves in the economic sector.

    “That is why he approved this project and now we are expanding it in all 36 states.

    “By God, we will mark him within the remaining six or seven months before he leaves office,” he said.

    JAD/HA

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  •   Women s Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen says efforts are underway to support female candidates running for various political positions in the 2023 general election through capacity building to ensure service delivery Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja According to her the Federal Government through the Ministry of Women s Affairs with the collaboration of relevant stakeholders will organize programs that will further equip female candidates for the positions for which they compete She said We are planning to have a capacity building program in conjunction with UN Women to see that women are supported and prepared for offices We know that politics involves a lot of money due to campaigns We don t have money to give them but capacity building will encourage them We will also intensify the defense of women I am using this forum to ask all Nigerian women to support any female candidate running for election Because we have the numerical strength we will surely win if we support each other So I call on Nigerian women let s start supporting each other My prayer is that all the candidates make it through all the upcoming elections so that we can have a better presence of women in all the various positions The more women we have in our assemblies and in the National Assembly the better for Nigeria because the eyes that women see things with are different from the way men see things The minister said that giving Nigerian women more political space would promote development citing examples of managed offices that were doing well He called on the country s next administration to carry on the legacy established in Buhari and increase the 35 percent affirmative action for women We are calling on the next incoming administration after President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to do more for women We expect more because we are expanding and we pray that unless Nigeria allows women to fill at least 35 or 50 of the positions there will be no significant development Development will be faster if more women hold strategic positions in this country she said Tallen also praised state governors for supporting encouraging and giving more appointments to women edited Source Credit NAN
    2023: We’ll support female candidates through capacity building — Minister
      Women s Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen says efforts are underway to support female candidates running for various political positions in the 2023 general election through capacity building to ensure service delivery Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja According to her the Federal Government through the Ministry of Women s Affairs with the collaboration of relevant stakeholders will organize programs that will further equip female candidates for the positions for which they compete She said We are planning to have a capacity building program in conjunction with UN Women to see that women are supported and prepared for offices We know that politics involves a lot of money due to campaigns We don t have money to give them but capacity building will encourage them We will also intensify the defense of women I am using this forum to ask all Nigerian women to support any female candidate running for election Because we have the numerical strength we will surely win if we support each other So I call on Nigerian women let s start supporting each other My prayer is that all the candidates make it through all the upcoming elections so that we can have a better presence of women in all the various positions The more women we have in our assemblies and in the National Assembly the better for Nigeria because the eyes that women see things with are different from the way men see things The minister said that giving Nigerian women more political space would promote development citing examples of managed offices that were doing well He called on the country s next administration to carry on the legacy established in Buhari and increase the 35 percent affirmative action for women We are calling on the next incoming administration after President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to do more for women We expect more because we are expanding and we pray that unless Nigeria allows women to fill at least 35 or 50 of the positions there will be no significant development Development will be faster if more women hold strategic positions in this country she said Tallen also praised state governors for supporting encouraging and giving more appointments to women edited Source Credit NAN
    2023: We’ll support female candidates through capacity building — Minister
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    2023: We’ll support female candidates through capacity building — Minister

    Women's Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen says efforts are underway to support female candidates running for various political positions in the 2023 general election through capacity building to ensure service delivery.

    Tallen said this during the Nigerian News Agency Ministerial Forum in Abuja.

    According to her, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Women's Affairs with the collaboration of relevant stakeholders, will organize programs that will further equip female candidates for the positions for which they compete.

    She said: “We are planning to have a capacity building program in conjunction with UN Women to see that women are supported and prepared for offices.

    “We know that politics involves a lot of money due to campaigns. We don't have money to give them, but capacity building will encourage them.

    “We will also intensify the defense of women. I am using this forum to ask all Nigerian women to support any female candidate running for election.

    “Because we have the numerical strength, we will surely win if we support each other.

    “So, I call on Nigerian women, let's start supporting each other.

    “My prayer is that all the candidates make it through all the upcoming elections so that we can have a better presence of women in all the various positions.

    “The more women we have in our assemblies and in the National Assembly, the better for Nigeria because the eyes that women see things with are different from the way men see things.”

    The minister said that giving Nigerian women more political space would promote development, citing examples of managed offices that were doing well.

    He called on the country's next administration to carry on the legacy established in Buhari and increase the 35 percent affirmative action for women.

    “We are calling on the next incoming administration after President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to do more for women.

    “We expect more because we are expanding and we pray that unless Nigeria allows women to fill at least 35% or 50% of the positions, there will be no significant development.

    "Development will be faster if more women hold strategic positions in this country," she said.

    Tallen also praised state governors for supporting, encouraging and giving more appointments to women.

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