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  •  The National Population Commission NPC has presented the list of localities to the 16 local government councils of Kwara in preparation for the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal NPC Commissioner representing in Kwara Alhaji AbdulRazak Gidado presented the localities list on Thursday in Ilorin Gidado said that the commission in collaboration with other state stakeholders considered the final list of localities for the 2023 Population and Housing Census to the grassroots for corrections or addition The objective of the gathering is to display all the localities demarcated during the Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD on LGA basis showing the coverage and location on interactive maps This compilation is presented to all the LGAs stakeholders in the state and the soft copy of the locality list will also be given to the Local Government Chairmen he said The commissioner explained that the compendium of locality in census taking is a tool for census data as well as for national planning and development The 2023 census results will be released up to the lowest level of the census entities which could be as small as a camp he said The commissioner said that the EAD exercise collected data on all localities with a standard definition of locality as a distinct population cluster in which the inhabitants live in neighbouring sets of living quarters It includes fishing camps hamlets mining camps ranches farms market towns villages towns cities and many other population clusters that meet the criteria specified Gidado said The state Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Alhaji Mohammed Saifudeen said that 2023 Census would be the best among previous ones The commissioner represented by Alhaji AbdulRasheed Jabata however urged NPC to involve village heads traditional councils and family heads during the census saying that they know their terrain better He also advised that the commission should allow stakeholders to sensitise their people and inform them of the exercise before time in order to achieve great success Malam Attahiru Madami the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kwara assured of his status of integrity and that no amount of money could buy his conscience Madami said that population count was very important to him saying that through census Nigeria will be able to plan appropriately and know the number of its citizens Prince Olajide Ashonibare the state Chairman of All Local Government Chairmen in the State ALGON commended NPC for the programme and promised to support the 2023 census exercise Local governments are deeply concerned about population census and I promise on behalf of 16 chairmen in Kwara to give the required support to NPC officials he said NAN reports that the state Director of NPC Alhaji Saheed Adebayo explained that the workshop had taken place at the national level and now cascaded to all states of the federation including Kwara Adebayo also informed the forum that the NPC e recruitment portal had been opened and urged the stakeholders to enlighten their people on the need to apply NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Census: Commission presents list of localities to Kwara
     The National Population Commission NPC has presented the list of localities to the 16 local government councils of Kwara in preparation for the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal NPC Commissioner representing in Kwara Alhaji AbdulRazak Gidado presented the localities list on Thursday in Ilorin Gidado said that the commission in collaboration with other state stakeholders considered the final list of localities for the 2023 Population and Housing Census to the grassroots for corrections or addition The objective of the gathering is to display all the localities demarcated during the Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD on LGA basis showing the coverage and location on interactive maps This compilation is presented to all the LGAs stakeholders in the state and the soft copy of the locality list will also be given to the Local Government Chairmen he said The commissioner explained that the compendium of locality in census taking is a tool for census data as well as for national planning and development The 2023 census results will be released up to the lowest level of the census entities which could be as small as a camp he said The commissioner said that the EAD exercise collected data on all localities with a standard definition of locality as a distinct population cluster in which the inhabitants live in neighbouring sets of living quarters It includes fishing camps hamlets mining camps ranches farms market towns villages towns cities and many other population clusters that meet the criteria specified Gidado said The state Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Alhaji Mohammed Saifudeen said that 2023 Census would be the best among previous ones The commissioner represented by Alhaji AbdulRasheed Jabata however urged NPC to involve village heads traditional councils and family heads during the census saying that they know their terrain better He also advised that the commission should allow stakeholders to sensitise their people and inform them of the exercise before time in order to achieve great success Malam Attahiru Madami the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kwara assured of his status of integrity and that no amount of money could buy his conscience Madami said that population count was very important to him saying that through census Nigeria will be able to plan appropriately and know the number of its citizens Prince Olajide Ashonibare the state Chairman of All Local Government Chairmen in the State ALGON commended NPC for the programme and promised to support the 2023 census exercise Local governments are deeply concerned about population census and I promise on behalf of 16 chairmen in Kwara to give the required support to NPC officials he said NAN reports that the state Director of NPC Alhaji Saheed Adebayo explained that the workshop had taken place at the national level and now cascaded to all states of the federation including Kwara Adebayo also informed the forum that the NPC e recruitment portal had been opened and urged the stakeholders to enlighten their people on the need to apply NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Census: Commission presents list of localities to Kwara
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    2023 Census: Commission presents list of localities to Kwara

    The National Population Commission (NPC) has presented the list of localities to the 16 local government councils of Kwara, in preparation for the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal NPC Commissioner representing in Kwara, Alhaji AbdulRazak Gidado, presented the localities list on Thursday in Ilorin.

    Gidado said that the commission, in collaboration with other state stakeholders, considered the final list of localities for the 2023 Population and Housing Census to the grassroots for corrections or addition.

    “The objective of the gathering is to display all the localities demarcated during the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) on LGA basis, showing the coverage and location on interactive maps.

    “This compilation is presented to all the LGAs stakeholders in the state and the soft copy of the locality list will also be given to the Local Government Chairmen,” he said.

    The commissioner explained that the compendium of locality in census taking is a tool for census data, as well as for national planning and development.

    “The 2023 census results will be released up to the lowest level of the census entities which could be as small as a camp,” he said.

    The commissioner said that the EAD exercise collected data on all localities with a standard definition of locality as a distinct population cluster in which the inhabitants live in neighbouring sets of living quarters.

    “It includes fishing camps, hamlets, mining camps, ranches, farms, market towns, villages, towns, cities and many other population clusters that meet the criteria specified,” Gidado said.

    The state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Alhaji Mohammed Saifudeen, said that 2023 Census would be the best among previous ones.

    The commissioner, represented by Alhaji AbdulRasheed Jabata, however, urged NPC to involve village heads, traditional councils and family heads during the census, saying that they know their terrain better.

    He also advised that the commission should allow stakeholders to sensitise their people and inform them of the exercise before time, in order to achieve great success.

    Malam Attahiru Madami, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara, assured of his status of integrity and that no amount of money could buy his conscience.

    Madami said that population count was very important to him, saying that through census, Nigeria will be able to plan appropriately and know the number of its citizens.

    Prince Olajide Ashonibare, the state Chairman of All Local Government Chairmen in the State (ALGON), commended NPC for the programme and promised to support the 2023 census exercise.

    “Local governments are deeply concerned about population census and I promise, on behalf of 16 chairmen in Kwara, to give the required support to NPC officials,” he said.

    NAN reports that the state Director of NPC, Alhaji Saheed Adebayo, explained that the workshop had taken place at the national level and now cascaded to all states of the federation, including Kwara.

    Adebayo also informed the forum that the NPC e-recruitment portal had been opened and urged the stakeholders to enlighten their people on the need to apply.


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  •  The National Population Commission NPC has unveiled the Plateau compendium of localities ahead of the 2023 population and housing census The commission presented the compendium at a two day state level workshop on compendium of localities on Thursday at Government House Jos The workshop was organised by the commission in collaboration with other stakeholders to finalise and present to the grassroots the final list of localities for the 2023 population and housing census No fewer thsn 4 336 localities consisting of sub primary primary secondary and tertiary localities have been mapped out for the 2023 census in the state Speaking at the event the State Director of NPC in Plateau Mr Pam Deme said that the workshop was organised to present their pre censual activities to the state stakeholders He said that the workshop was also to create an interface where stakeholders could ask pertinent questions on the Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD exercise to enable them to enlighten their community members In his remarks the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr Fidelis Tapgun said that the census exercise was not a tool for politics but to facilitate proper planning and budget for the country for development purposes This is not politics but the need to get it right The census will ensure proper planning and budgeting for provisions to be made accordingly he said He urged the stakeholders to cooperate with NPC for the success of the census exercise while assuring them of the ministry s cooperation in the discharge of their duties In his remarks a traditional ruler in the state the Gwom Rwey Ropp Da Edward Bot assured NPC of the cooperation of traditional rulers for the success of the exercise describing it as critical to development Also speaking Mr Alexander Nantuaam the Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON in Plateau assured the commission of their support in providing logistics and security for its workers He said that the presentation of the compendium would enable the chairmen to review the document in their respective councils and seek clarifications and appropriate action on grey areas The Federal Commissioner for NPC in Plateau Mrs Cecilia Dapoet urged the stakeholders to ensure the cooperation and involvement of their community members during the exercise while being vigilante You are here because you are capable of mobilising and educating your people she said He assured Nigerians of NPC s commitment to deliver accurate reliable and acceptable data toward sustainable national development while appealing for cooperation to enable it to perform the exercise professionally News Agency of Nigeria reports that soft copies of the compendium was presented to the chairman of ALGON in the state and other chairmen at the event Participants at the workshop included chairmen of local governments traditional rulers National Orientation Agency and other relevant government agencies among other relevant stakeholders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Census: NPC unveils compendium of localities in Plateau
     The National Population Commission NPC has unveiled the Plateau compendium of localities ahead of the 2023 population and housing census The commission presented the compendium at a two day state level workshop on compendium of localities on Thursday at Government House Jos The workshop was organised by the commission in collaboration with other stakeholders to finalise and present to the grassroots the final list of localities for the 2023 population and housing census No fewer thsn 4 336 localities consisting of sub primary primary secondary and tertiary localities have been mapped out for the 2023 census in the state Speaking at the event the State Director of NPC in Plateau Mr Pam Deme said that the workshop was organised to present their pre censual activities to the state stakeholders He said that the workshop was also to create an interface where stakeholders could ask pertinent questions on the Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD exercise to enable them to enlighten their community members In his remarks the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr Fidelis Tapgun said that the census exercise was not a tool for politics but to facilitate proper planning and budget for the country for development purposes This is not politics but the need to get it right The census will ensure proper planning and budgeting for provisions to be made accordingly he said He urged the stakeholders to cooperate with NPC for the success of the census exercise while assuring them of the ministry s cooperation in the discharge of their duties In his remarks a traditional ruler in the state the Gwom Rwey Ropp Da Edward Bot assured NPC of the cooperation of traditional rulers for the success of the exercise describing it as critical to development Also speaking Mr Alexander Nantuaam the Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON in Plateau assured the commission of their support in providing logistics and security for its workers He said that the presentation of the compendium would enable the chairmen to review the document in their respective councils and seek clarifications and appropriate action on grey areas The Federal Commissioner for NPC in Plateau Mrs Cecilia Dapoet urged the stakeholders to ensure the cooperation and involvement of their community members during the exercise while being vigilante You are here because you are capable of mobilising and educating your people she said He assured Nigerians of NPC s commitment to deliver accurate reliable and acceptable data toward sustainable national development while appealing for cooperation to enable it to perform the exercise professionally News Agency of Nigeria reports that soft copies of the compendium was presented to the chairman of ALGON in the state and other chairmen at the event Participants at the workshop included chairmen of local governments traditional rulers National Orientation Agency and other relevant government agencies among other relevant stakeholders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Census: NPC unveils compendium of localities in Plateau
    General news4 weeks ago

    2023 Census: NPC unveils compendium of localities in Plateau

    The National Population Commission (NPC) has unveiled the Plateau compendium of localities ahead of the 2023 population and housing census.

    The commission presented the compendium at a two-day state level workshop on compendium of localities on Thursday at Government House, Jos. The workshop was organised by the commission in collaboration with other stakeholders to finalise and present to the grassroots the final list of localities for the 2023 population and housing census.

    No fewer thsn 4,336 localities consisting of sub- primary, primary, secondary and tertiary localities have been mapped out for the 2023 census in the state.

    Speaking at the event, the State Director of NPC in Plateau, Mr Pam Deme, said that the workshop was organised to present their pre-censual activities to the state stakeholders.

    He said that the workshop was also to create an interface where stakeholders could ask pertinent questions on the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise, to enable them to enlighten their community members.

    In his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Fidelis Tapgun, said that the census exercise was not a tool for politics but to facilitate proper planning and budget for the country for development purposes.

    “This is not politics but the need to get it right .

    The census will ensure proper planning and budgeting for provisions to be made accordingly,” he said.

    He urged the stakeholders to cooperate with NPC for the success of the census exercise, while assuring them of the ministry’s cooperation in the discharge of their duties.

    In his remarks, a traditional ruler in the state, the Gwom Rwey Ropp, Da Edward Bot, assured NPC of the cooperation of traditional rulers for the success of the exercise, describing it as critical to development.

    Also speaking, Mr Alexander Nantuaam, the Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Plateau, assured the commission of their support in providing logistics and security for its workers.

    He said that the presentation of the compendium would enable the chairmen to review the document in their respective councils, and seek clarifications and appropriate action on grey areas.

    The Federal Commissioner for NPC in Plateau, Mrs Cecilia Dapoet, urged the stakeholders to ensure the cooperation and involvement of their community members during the exercise while being vigilante.

    “You are here because you are capable of mobilising and educating your people,” she said .

    He assured Nigerians of NPC’s commitment to deliver accurate, reliable and acceptable data toward sustainable national development, while appealing for cooperation to enable it to perform the exercise professionally.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that soft copies of the compendium was presented to the chairman of ALGON in the state and other chairmen at the event.

    Participants at the workshop included chairmen of local governments, traditional rulers, National Orientation Agency and other relevant government agencies, among other relevant stakeholders
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  •  Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs has called on executive and legislative arms of local government areas of the state to work in synergy for peace development Alhaji Muhammed Alkali the Chairman of the committee made the call on Thursday at a meeting with Chairman Doma Local Government Area Mr Ahmed Usman and his councillors Alkali APC Lafia North said that development in the local government areas will continue to suffer a setback if the chairmen and their councilors are not working in synergy With the ongoing lingering crisis between Doma chairman and his councillors if not resolved as quickly as possible it will be difficult for the local government area to move forward and develop There is the need for the two arms to work together for the peace progress and development of Doma Local Government Both of you cannot stand independently and expect that development will be achieved in Doma The chairman needs the councillors and the councillors need the chairman It is in view of this that I call on you to work together and in synergy for speedy development to achieve in the area he said Alkali also urged the Chairman and his councillors to resolve their crisis in the interest of APC and for the victory of Gov Abdullahi Sule come 2023 The campaign has already commenced if you are not working together I do not know how you will collectively mobilise the people for the re election of Sule in Doma he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance Alhaji Aminu Muazu Maifata ALGON Chairman and Chairman Lafia Local Government Area Mr Danlami Idris Chairman Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area and Mr Igbabo Albert Rabo Speaker Doma Local Government Legislative Council among other councillors NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly seeks synergy between arms of govt in LGs 
     Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs has called on executive and legislative arms of local government areas of the state to work in synergy for peace development Alhaji Muhammed Alkali the Chairman of the committee made the call on Thursday at a meeting with Chairman Doma Local Government Area Mr Ahmed Usman and his councillors Alkali APC Lafia North said that development in the local government areas will continue to suffer a setback if the chairmen and their councilors are not working in synergy With the ongoing lingering crisis between Doma chairman and his councillors if not resolved as quickly as possible it will be difficult for the local government area to move forward and develop There is the need for the two arms to work together for the peace progress and development of Doma Local Government Both of you cannot stand independently and expect that development will be achieved in Doma The chairman needs the councillors and the councillors need the chairman It is in view of this that I call on you to work together and in synergy for speedy development to achieve in the area he said Alkali also urged the Chairman and his councillors to resolve their crisis in the interest of APC and for the victory of Gov Abdullahi Sule come 2023 The campaign has already commenced if you are not working together I do not know how you will collectively mobilise the people for the re election of Sule in Doma he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance Alhaji Aminu Muazu Maifata ALGON Chairman and Chairman Lafia Local Government Area Mr Danlami Idris Chairman Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area and Mr Igbabo Albert Rabo Speaker Doma Local Government Legislative Council among other councillors NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly seeks synergy between arms of govt in LGs 
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    Nasarawa Assembly seeks synergy between arms of govt in LGs 

    Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, has called on executive and legislative arms of local government areas of the state to work in synergy for peace, development.

    Alhaji Muhammed Alkali, the Chairman of the committee, made the call on Thursday at a meeting with Chairman, Doma Local Government Area, Mr Ahmed Usman and his councillors.

    Alkali (APC- Lafia North) said that development in the local government areas will continue to suffer a setback, if the chairmen and their councilors are not working in synergy.

    “With the ongoing lingering crisis between Doma chairman and his councillors, if not resolved as quickly as possible, it will be difficult for the local government area to move forward and develop.

    “There is the need for the two arms to work together for the peace, progress and development of Doma Local Government “Both of you cannot stand independently and expect that development will be achieved in Doma. “The chairman needs the councillors and the councillors need the chairman.

    “It is in view of this that I call on you to work together and in synergy for speedy development to achieve in the area,” he said.

    Alkali also urged the Chairman and his councillors to resolve their crisis in the interest of APC and for the victory of Gov. Abdullahi Sule come 2023. ” The campaign has already commenced, if you are not working together, I do not know how you will collectively mobilise the people for the re-election of  Sule in Doma,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance Alhaji Aminu Muazu Maifata, ALGON Chairman and Chairman, Lafia Local Government Area, Mr Danlami Idris, Chairman, Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area and Mr Igbabo Albert-Rabo, Speaker, Doma Local Government Legislative Council, among other councillors.


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  •  The Minister of Water Resources Mr Suleiman Adamu says efforts are on to use the FCT as an Open Defecation Free ODF model for other states to learn from Adamu who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja said that the approach was to consolidate on current progress in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign secretariat He said the FCT administration had supported the approach with the donation of 80 locations to be used for the construction of public toilets within the nations capital He said a lot of work was being done in the Kuje Area council to get it open defecation free before the end of 2022 In the FCT the FCT administration has just given us about 80 locations for people to build public toilets so that we start with the FCT and then the Clean Nigeria Campaign also we have taken a position that we are going to put a lot of support on FCT I think we are now working on Kuje area council hopefully we will get it open defecation free before the end of the year I hope So we are going to make the FCT as a model for the rest of the country that is our new approach now We have also had a lot of engagement with ALGON we have the National Orientation Agency a lot is going on and I hope before the end of the year we will begin to see something Regarding open defecation at least in the FCT very soon it s going to be a thing of the past because its private sector driven and the FCT has given the land people will build the toilets themselves and they will charge the fee for people to use it for whatever shower and the rest of it He noted that with strong political will and investments in sanitation it had a huge potential to promote socio economic development in the country According to him the Nigerian Government has shown the biggest commitment with the declaration of a state of emergency in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene sector The minister however called on all tiers of government to demonstrate strong political will for Nigeria to meet its open defecation free target by 2025 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in February the FCT Rural Water Supply Sanitation Agency RUWASA called for collaboration to build 2 000 toilets in public places to enable the FCT to achieve open defecation free status in the six area councils by 2025 The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister of State Mohammed Usman noted that the administration is making all efforts to ensure that Abuja and its environs is open defecation free by 2025 Noting that some communities in the FCT are already attaining the status he urged RUWASA to increase the tempo to ensure that more communities are free of the menace He said that 40 per cent of FCT residents still defecate in the open He stressed the need for all stakeholders the private sector to collaborate with the administration in realising its objective www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to use FCT as open defecation-free model
     The Minister of Water Resources Mr Suleiman Adamu says efforts are on to use the FCT as an Open Defecation Free ODF model for other states to learn from Adamu who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja said that the approach was to consolidate on current progress in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign secretariat He said the FCT administration had supported the approach with the donation of 80 locations to be used for the construction of public toilets within the nations capital He said a lot of work was being done in the Kuje Area council to get it open defecation free before the end of 2022 In the FCT the FCT administration has just given us about 80 locations for people to build public toilets so that we start with the FCT and then the Clean Nigeria Campaign also we have taken a position that we are going to put a lot of support on FCT I think we are now working on Kuje area council hopefully we will get it open defecation free before the end of the year I hope So we are going to make the FCT as a model for the rest of the country that is our new approach now We have also had a lot of engagement with ALGON we have the National Orientation Agency a lot is going on and I hope before the end of the year we will begin to see something Regarding open defecation at least in the FCT very soon it s going to be a thing of the past because its private sector driven and the FCT has given the land people will build the toilets themselves and they will charge the fee for people to use it for whatever shower and the rest of it He noted that with strong political will and investments in sanitation it had a huge potential to promote socio economic development in the country According to him the Nigerian Government has shown the biggest commitment with the declaration of a state of emergency in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene sector The minister however called on all tiers of government to demonstrate strong political will for Nigeria to meet its open defecation free target by 2025 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in February the FCT Rural Water Supply Sanitation Agency RUWASA called for collaboration to build 2 000 toilets in public places to enable the FCT to achieve open defecation free status in the six area councils by 2025 The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister of State Mohammed Usman noted that the administration is making all efforts to ensure that Abuja and its environs is open defecation free by 2025 Noting that some communities in the FCT are already attaining the status he urged RUWASA to increase the tempo to ensure that more communities are free of the menace He said that 40 per cent of FCT residents still defecate in the open He stressed the need for all stakeholders the private sector to collaborate with the administration in realising its objective www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to use FCT as open defecation-free model
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    FG to use FCT as open defecation-free model

    The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says efforts are  on to use the FCT as an Open Defecation-Free (ODF) model for other states to learn from.

    Adamu, who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said that the approach was to consolidate on current progress, in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign secretariat.

    He said the FCT administration had supported the approach with the donation of 80 locations to be used for the construction of public toilets within the nations’ capital.

    He said a lot of work was being done in the Kuje Area council to get it open defecation-free before the end of 2022. “In the FCT, the FCT administration has just given us about 80 locations for people to build public toilets so that we start with the FCT, and then the Clean Nigeria Campaign also, we have taken a position that we are going to put a lot of support on FCT.

    “I think we are now working on Kuje area council, hopefully, we will get it open defecation free, before the end of the year, I hope.

    So we are going to make the FCT as a model for the rest of the country, that is our new approach now.

    “We have also had a lot of engagement with ALGON, we have the National Orientation Agency, a lot is going on, and I hope before the end of the year, we will begin to see something.

    “Regarding open defecation at least in the FCT, very soon, it’s going to be a thing of the past, because its private sector-driven and the FCT has given the land, people will build the toilets themselves and they will charge the fee for people to use it for whatever, shower, and the rest of it.

    ’’ He noted that with strong political will and investments in sanitation, it had a huge potential to promote socio-economic development in the country.

    According to him, the Nigerian Government has shown the biggest commitment with the declaration of a state of emergency in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.

    The minister however called on all tiers of government to demonstrate strong political will for Nigeria to meet its open defecation-free target by 2025. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in February, the FCT Rural Water Supply Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) called for collaboration to build 2, 000 toilets in public places to enable the FCT to achieve open defecation-free status in the six area councils by 2025. The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister of State Mohammed Usman noted that the administration is making all efforts to ensure that Abuja and its environs is open defecation-free by 2025. Noting that some communities in the FCT are already attaining the status, he urged RUWASA to increase the tempo to ensure that more communities are free of the menace.

    He said that 40 per cent of FCT residents still defecate in the open.

    He stressed the need for all stakeholders, the private sector, to collaborate with the administration in realising its objective. 

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  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC has called on stakeholders to promote the contents of National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP and Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking initiative CEPTi The ICPC Chairman Prof Bolaji Owasanoye made the appeal on Tuesday in Sokoto at a one day sensitisation dialogue organised by ICPC in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency NOA and the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Owasanoye said the participants were considered important toward the full implementation of the ICPC s projects in recognition of their proximity to people Represented by Mrs Hannatu Mohammed a Board Member the ICPC chairman said the efforts was part of the commission s drive toward the emergence of a new and better Nigeria Therefore as leaders closer to the grassroots people your pivotal roles in the fight against corruption demonstrated in the implementation of our strategies are highly invaluable As such your various roles and how to support these platforms were expantiated in details at the sensitisation dialogue proper he said The ICPC chairman further thanked the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa ad Abubakar III for his fatherly role in ensuring the acceptability of the initiatives He commented the Sokoto State Government and the NOA for their support and cooperation toward the success of the dialogue The Sultan of Sokoto who was represented by Alhaji Jabbi Kilgore the District Head of Kilgore said the Sultanate Council is fully aware of the ICPC s project and would continue to be part of the exercise He appreciated ICPC for their commitment to anti corruption fight in the country adding that the commission s activities will no doubt aid in achieving the required goal in fighting corruption This activity will moreover address the security agencies commitment toward fighting insecurity indiscipline as well as behavioral change among the society he said The state Commissioner for Local Government Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu also appreciated ICPC for its commitment in fighting corruption Maigwandu represented by Alhaji Shehu Garba the Director Administration in the ministry assured that the state government would continue to support ICPC toward the success of its mandate Alhaji Mustapha Shehu the Chairman Sokoto North Local Government Council who spoke on behalf of the 23 LGAs chairmen said the dialogue came at the right time Shehu who is also the state chapter Chairman of ALGON urged the National Assembly to enact a law in which implementation of constituency projects must involve states and LGAs This is in order to make the projects more beneficial to the general public without any discrimination of which political party one belongs to he said Earlier Mr Garba Idris the Resident Anti Corruption Commission ICPC Sokoto Office stated that the gesture is in order to sensitise the society on the ownership of government project executed in their constituencies The programme is aimed at fighting corruption by sensitising the stakeholders in order to fight corruption in public procurement and achieve value for money in government projects he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the training include local government chairmen traditional and religious leaders as well as Civil Society Organisations CSOs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC sensitises stakeholders on integrity policies, project tracking in Sokoto
     The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC has called on stakeholders to promote the contents of National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP and Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking initiative CEPTi The ICPC Chairman Prof Bolaji Owasanoye made the appeal on Tuesday in Sokoto at a one day sensitisation dialogue organised by ICPC in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency NOA and the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Owasanoye said the participants were considered important toward the full implementation of the ICPC s projects in recognition of their proximity to people Represented by Mrs Hannatu Mohammed a Board Member the ICPC chairman said the efforts was part of the commission s drive toward the emergence of a new and better Nigeria Therefore as leaders closer to the grassroots people your pivotal roles in the fight against corruption demonstrated in the implementation of our strategies are highly invaluable As such your various roles and how to support these platforms were expantiated in details at the sensitisation dialogue proper he said The ICPC chairman further thanked the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa ad Abubakar III for his fatherly role in ensuring the acceptability of the initiatives He commented the Sokoto State Government and the NOA for their support and cooperation toward the success of the dialogue The Sultan of Sokoto who was represented by Alhaji Jabbi Kilgore the District Head of Kilgore said the Sultanate Council is fully aware of the ICPC s project and would continue to be part of the exercise He appreciated ICPC for their commitment to anti corruption fight in the country adding that the commission s activities will no doubt aid in achieving the required goal in fighting corruption This activity will moreover address the security agencies commitment toward fighting insecurity indiscipline as well as behavioral change among the society he said The state Commissioner for Local Government Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu also appreciated ICPC for its commitment in fighting corruption Maigwandu represented by Alhaji Shehu Garba the Director Administration in the ministry assured that the state government would continue to support ICPC toward the success of its mandate Alhaji Mustapha Shehu the Chairman Sokoto North Local Government Council who spoke on behalf of the 23 LGAs chairmen said the dialogue came at the right time Shehu who is also the state chapter Chairman of ALGON urged the National Assembly to enact a law in which implementation of constituency projects must involve states and LGAs This is in order to make the projects more beneficial to the general public without any discrimination of which political party one belongs to he said Earlier Mr Garba Idris the Resident Anti Corruption Commission ICPC Sokoto Office stated that the gesture is in order to sensitise the society on the ownership of government project executed in their constituencies The programme is aimed at fighting corruption by sensitising the stakeholders in order to fight corruption in public procurement and achieve value for money in government projects he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the training include local government chairmen traditional and religious leaders as well as Civil Society Organisations CSOs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC sensitises stakeholders on integrity policies, project tracking in Sokoto
    General news2 months ago

    ICPC sensitises stakeholders on integrity policies, project tracking in Sokoto

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called on stakeholders to promote the contents of National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP), and Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking initiative (CEPTi).

    The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made the appeal on Tuesday in Sokoto at a one-day sensitisation dialogue organised by ICPC in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

    Owasanoye said the participants were considered important toward the full implementation of the ICPC’s projects in recognition of their proximity to people.

    Represented by Mrs Hannatu Mohammed, a Board Member,  the ICPC chairman said the efforts was part of the commission’s drive toward the emergence of a new and better Nigeria.

    “Therefore, as leaders closer to the grassroots people your pivotal roles in the fight against corruption, demonstrated in the implementation of our strategies are highly invaluable.

    “As such your various roles and how to support these platforms were expantiated in details at the sensitisation dialogue proper,” he said.

    The ICPC chairman further thanked the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, for his fatherly role in ensuring the acceptability of the initiatives.

    He commented the Sokoto State Government and the NOA for their support and cooperation toward the success of the dialogue.

    The Sultan of Sokoto,  who was represented by Alhaji Jabbi Kilgore, the District Head of Kilgore, said the Sultanate Council is fully aware of the ICPC’s project and would continue to be part of the exercise.

    He appreciated ICPC for their commitment to anti-corruption fight in the country, adding that the commission’s activities will no doubt aid in achieving the required goal in fighting corruption.

    “This activity will moreover address the security agencies commitment toward fighting insecurity, indiscipline as well as behavioral change among the society,” he said.

    The state Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, also appreciated ICPC for its commitment in fighting corruption.

    Maigwandu, represented by Alhaji Shehu Garba, the Director Administration in the ministry, assured that the state government would continue to support ICPC toward the success of its mandate.

    Alhaji Mustapha Shehu, the Chairman, Sokoto North Local Government Council, who spoke on behalf of the 23 LGAs chairmen, said the dialogue came at the right time.

    Shehu, who is also the state chapter Chairman of ALGON, urged the National Assembly to enact a law in which implementation of constituency projects must involve states and LGAs. “This is in order to make the projects more beneficial to the general public without any discrimination of which political party one belongs to,” he said.

    Earlier, Mr Garba Idris, the Resident Anti-Corruption Commission, ICPC Sokoto Office, stated that the gesture is in order to sensitise the society on the ownership of government project executed in their constituencies.

    “The programme is aimed at fighting corruption by sensitising the stakeholders in order to fight corruption in public procurement and achieve value for money in government projects,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the training include local government chairmen, traditional and religious leaders as well as Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).


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  •  The Clean Nigeria Steering Committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved measures to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025 Osinbajo s spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said the committee approved measures to accelerate access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH The committee virtually approved prayers contained in the Clean Nigeria Use the Toilet Campaign 2022 mid year report The Minister of Water Resources Engr Suleiman Adamu had earlier made a presentation on the ongoing Clean Nigeria campaign He said that the slow advancement in the finalisation and roll out of the Tax Credit Scheme and Blue Bond Programme as part of challenges affecting the country wide campaign The prayers to the steering committee approved during the meeting include support strong advocacy to policy makers at subnational level for prioritisation and funding of campaign implementation Support strong advocacy on public private partnership for sanitation services improvement in public places Support of Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning on the finalization of the issuance of the Blue Bond Support of Federal Ministry of Justice Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on the finalization of Tax Credit Scheme under the Executive Order 009 Federal Ministries of Education Environment and Health to accelerate the initiative of Schools WASH and Health WASH program towards improving access to Sanitation and Hygiene facilities in schools and Healthcare centres Members of steering committee to champion the delivery of their respective LGAs as Open Defecation Free in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat Speaking while approving the prayers contained in the report Osinbajo said the recommendations captured the gaps and the sort of support required I think that we are making steady progress but there is need for us to do a bit more because only 18 per cent of our people have access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene in public places He said that performances in schools and public places must improve The vice president called on stakeholders to do more with the sub nationals The states hold the aces to make the required efforts to make substantial progress The fact that more states have Open Defecation Free ODF status means we are on course Other officials present at the meeting included the Minister of Environment Mr Mohammed Abdullahi Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr Folashade Yemi Esan and representatives of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON Representatives of UNICEF the Organised Private Sector Water Sanitation and Hygiene OPS WASH and the Diaspora Commission also attended the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo-led committee approves measures to end open defecation  
     The Clean Nigeria Steering Committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved measures to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025 Osinbajo s spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said the committee approved measures to accelerate access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH The committee virtually approved prayers contained in the Clean Nigeria Use the Toilet Campaign 2022 mid year report The Minister of Water Resources Engr Suleiman Adamu had earlier made a presentation on the ongoing Clean Nigeria campaign He said that the slow advancement in the finalisation and roll out of the Tax Credit Scheme and Blue Bond Programme as part of challenges affecting the country wide campaign The prayers to the steering committee approved during the meeting include support strong advocacy to policy makers at subnational level for prioritisation and funding of campaign implementation Support strong advocacy on public private partnership for sanitation services improvement in public places Support of Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning on the finalization of the issuance of the Blue Bond Support of Federal Ministry of Justice Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on the finalization of Tax Credit Scheme under the Executive Order 009 Federal Ministries of Education Environment and Health to accelerate the initiative of Schools WASH and Health WASH program towards improving access to Sanitation and Hygiene facilities in schools and Healthcare centres Members of steering committee to champion the delivery of their respective LGAs as Open Defecation Free in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat Speaking while approving the prayers contained in the report Osinbajo said the recommendations captured the gaps and the sort of support required I think that we are making steady progress but there is need for us to do a bit more because only 18 per cent of our people have access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene in public places He said that performances in schools and public places must improve The vice president called on stakeholders to do more with the sub nationals The states hold the aces to make the required efforts to make substantial progress The fact that more states have Open Defecation Free ODF status means we are on course Other officials present at the meeting included the Minister of Environment Mr Mohammed Abdullahi Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr Folashade Yemi Esan and representatives of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON Representatives of UNICEF the Organised Private Sector Water Sanitation and Hygiene OPS WASH and the Diaspora Commission also attended the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo-led committee approves measures to end open defecation  
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    Osinbajo-led committee approves measures to end open defecation  

    The Clean Nigeria Steering Committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved measures to end open defecation in Nigeria by 2025. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the committee approved measures to accelerate access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

    The committee virtually approved prayers contained in the “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet Campaign”, 2022 mid-year report.

    The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, had earlier made a presentation on the ongoing Clean Nigeria campaign.

    He said that the slow advancement in the finalisation and roll out of the Tax Credit Scheme and Blue Bond Programme as part of challenges affecting the country-wide campaign.

    The prayers to the steering committee approved during the meeting include support strong advocacy to policy makers at subnational level for prioritisation and funding of campaign implementation “ Support strong advocacy on public private partnership for sanitation services improvement in public places “Support of Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning on the finalization of the issuance of the Blue Bond “Support of Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on the finalization of Tax Credit Scheme under the Executive Order 009 “Federal Ministries of Education, Environment and Health to accelerate the initiative of Schools WASH and Health WASH program towards improving access to Sanitation and Hygiene facilities in schools and Healthcare centres “Members of steering committee to champion the delivery of their respective LGAs as Open Defecation Free in collaboration with the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat.

    ’’ Speaking while approving the prayers contained in the report,  Osinbajo said the recommendations captured the gaps and the sort of support required.

    “I think that we are making steady progress but there is need for us to do a bit more because only 18 per cent of our people have access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in public places.

    ” He said that performances in schools and public places must improve.

    The vice president called on stakeholders to do more with the sub-nationals.

    “The states hold the aces to make the required efforts to make substantial progress.

    “The fact that more states have Open Defecation Free (ODF) status means we are on course.

    ” Other officials present at the meeting included the Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan and representatives of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON).

    Representatives of UNICEF, the Organised Private Sector Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (OPS WASH), and the Diaspora Commission also attended the meeting.


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  •  Oyo State Government says it engaged the service of a consultant in the management of waste to enhance maintenance of clean healthy environment and make the state habitable Mr Abiodun Oni the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources made this known on Wednesday at a stakeholders meeting organised by the state government in partnership with Mottainai Recycling Ltd The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting held with traders and artisans was aimed at proffering collective solutions to waste management problems According to Oni the present administration in Oyo State is harnessing opportunities in public and private waste management to drive sustainable city and urban circular economy He said that the state government meant to make life bearable for residents with the involvement of a consultant Mottainai Recycling Ltd We have had challenges of cleaning the city and in our determination to keep our cities clean made us to engage the stakeholders as well This new initiative will make our environment clean while we also target a waste to wealth initiative he said The commissioner explaining that traders would pay a little token to get their waste cleared with the new initiative urged the traders to cooperate with the consultant for the purpose of engaging the company to be materialised He further explained that the initiative was launched thereby resulting in overhauling of the state s solid waste management system We must be able to challenge the people and communities who produced majority of the waste to exercise greater responsibility in the disposal of their waste while also exploring funding strategies to address the issues Oni said The commissioner implored every trader and artisan operating in the state to embrace the new waste management of zero waste zero budget initiative In his remarks the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun said that government alone could not make the state clean without involving all the stakeholders Olatunbosun appealed to all major stakeholders and residents to support the state government in its efforts to make the state clean Also the Managing Director Mottainai Recycling Mr Ade Adewuyi said the new initiative would allow residents of the state to pay little or nothing for waste management Adewuyi said his firm was set to sort and buy wastes from waste creators and generators in the state On behalf of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON Mr Kazeem Gbadamosi the Chairman Lagelu Local Government called on the consultant to partner with the council s management for effective delivery Gbadamosi said that waste management should be a collective responsibility of all urging residents to cooperate with the new consultant Commenting a Market Leader Mrs Labake Lawal enjoined the state government to consider the reintroduction of the weekly environmental sanitation Lawal said that market leadership was ready to work with the state government and the new consultant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We engage consultant in waste management for clean, healthy environment- Oyo Govt
     Oyo State Government says it engaged the service of a consultant in the management of waste to enhance maintenance of clean healthy environment and make the state habitable Mr Abiodun Oni the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources made this known on Wednesday at a stakeholders meeting organised by the state government in partnership with Mottainai Recycling Ltd The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting held with traders and artisans was aimed at proffering collective solutions to waste management problems According to Oni the present administration in Oyo State is harnessing opportunities in public and private waste management to drive sustainable city and urban circular economy He said that the state government meant to make life bearable for residents with the involvement of a consultant Mottainai Recycling Ltd We have had challenges of cleaning the city and in our determination to keep our cities clean made us to engage the stakeholders as well This new initiative will make our environment clean while we also target a waste to wealth initiative he said The commissioner explaining that traders would pay a little token to get their waste cleared with the new initiative urged the traders to cooperate with the consultant for the purpose of engaging the company to be materialised He further explained that the initiative was launched thereby resulting in overhauling of the state s solid waste management system We must be able to challenge the people and communities who produced majority of the waste to exercise greater responsibility in the disposal of their waste while also exploring funding strategies to address the issues Oni said The commissioner implored every trader and artisan operating in the state to embrace the new waste management of zero waste zero budget initiative In his remarks the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun said that government alone could not make the state clean without involving all the stakeholders Olatunbosun appealed to all major stakeholders and residents to support the state government in its efforts to make the state clean Also the Managing Director Mottainai Recycling Mr Ade Adewuyi said the new initiative would allow residents of the state to pay little or nothing for waste management Adewuyi said his firm was set to sort and buy wastes from waste creators and generators in the state On behalf of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON Mr Kazeem Gbadamosi the Chairman Lagelu Local Government called on the consultant to partner with the council s management for effective delivery Gbadamosi said that waste management should be a collective responsibility of all urging residents to cooperate with the new consultant Commenting a Market Leader Mrs Labake Lawal enjoined the state government to consider the reintroduction of the weekly environmental sanitation Lawal said that market leadership was ready to work with the state government and the new consultant NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We engage consultant in waste management for clean, healthy environment- Oyo Govt
    Environment4 months ago

    We engage consultant in waste management for clean, healthy environment- Oyo Govt

    Oyo State Government says it engaged the service of a consultant in the management of waste to enhance maintenance of clean, healthy environment and make the state habitable.

    Mr Abiodun Oni, the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, made this known on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the state government in partnership with Mottainai Recycling Ltd. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting held with traders and artisans was aimed at proffering collective solutions to waste management problems.

    According to Oni, the present administration in Oyo State is harnessing opportunities in public and private waste management to drive sustainable city and urban circular economy.

    He said that the state government meant to make life bearable for residents with the involvement of a consultant -Mottainai Recycling Ltd. “We have had challenges of cleaning the city and in our determination to keep our cities clean made us to engage the stakeholders as well.

    “This new initiative will make our environment clean, while we also target a waste to wealth initiative,” he said.

    The commissioner, explaining that traders would pay a little token to get their waste cleared with the new initiative, urged the traders to cooperate with the consultant for the purpose of engaging the company to be materialised.

    He further explained that the initiative was launched, thereby, resulting in overhauling of the state’s solid waste management system.

    “We must be able to challenge the people and communities who produced majority of the waste to exercise greater responsibility in the disposal of their waste, while also exploring funding strategies to address the issues,” Oni said.

    The commissioner implored every trader and artisan operating in the state to embrace the “new waste management of zero waste, zero budget initiative”.

    In his remarks, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said that government alone could not make the state clean without involving all the stakeholders.

    Olatunbosun appealed to all major stakeholders and residents to support the state government in its efforts to make the state clean.

    Also, the Managing Director, Mottainai Recycling, Mr Ade Adewuyi, said the new initiative would allow residents of the state to pay little or nothing for waste management.

    Adewuyi said his firm was set to sort and buy wastes from waste creators and generators in the state.

    On behalf of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr Kazeem Gbadamosi, the Chairman, Lagelu Local Government, called on the consultant to partner with the council’s management for effective delivery.

    Gbadamosi said that waste management should be a collective responsibility of all, urging residents to cooperate with the new consultant.

    Commenting, a Market Leader, Mrs Labake Lawal, enjoined the state government to consider the reintroduction of the weekly environmental sanitation.

    Lawal said that market leadership was ready to work with the state government and the new consultant.


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  •  The proposed National Youth Service Corps NYSC Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance improvement construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps The scheme s Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja According to him the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme s stakeholders He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the Local Government Association of Nigeria ALGON Statutorily the plan so to speak has a tripartite financing agreement the federal state and local governments each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities Over the years the plan has partnered with government and non government institutions alike in the area of seed capital provision This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED program which is a direct answer to the oft asked rhetorical question After NYSC what s next said Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing with civil society academia among others fully represented was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command as was erroneously reported in certain sectors The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson
     The proposed National Youth Service Corps NYSC Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance improvement construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps The scheme s Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja According to him the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme s stakeholders He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the Local Government Association of Nigeria ALGON Statutorily the plan so to speak has a tripartite financing agreement the federal state and local governments each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities Over the years the plan has partnered with government and non government institutions alike in the area of seed capital provision This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED program which is a direct answer to the oft asked rhetorical question After NYSC what s next said Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing with civil society academia among others fully represented was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command as was erroneously reported in certain sectors The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson
    General news5 months ago

    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson

    The proposed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance; improvement, construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps.

    The scheme's Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    According to him, the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme's stakeholders.

    He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting.

    He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Local Government Association of Nigeria (ALGON).

    ”Statutorily, the plan, so to speak, has a tripartite financing agreement: the federal, state and local governments, each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities.

    “Over the years, the plan has partnered with government and non-government institutions alike in the area of ​​seed capital provision.

    "This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program, which is a direct answer to the oft-asked rhetorical question: After NYSC, what's next?" , said.

    Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses.

    He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing, with civil society, academia, among others, fully represented, was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command, as was erroneously reported in certain sectors.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund.


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  •  A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday adjourned the money laundering trial of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode and others until Oct 27 and Oct 28 Fani Kayode is charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance Nenandi Usman and Yusuf Danjuma a former Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON Also charged is a company Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Ltd The EFCC preferred a 17 count charge bordering on N4 6 billion money laundering against them before a former judge Justice Mohammed Aikawa The defendants had each pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bails Trial had began before Justice Aikawa and witnesses were still being led in evidence before Aikawa was transferred out of the Lagos division The charge was consequently re assigned to a new judge Justice Daniel Osaigor and they were consequently re arraigned on Jan 24 Trial has since commenced in the case and witnesses are still giving evidences before the court In the charge the defendants were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015 in Lagos They were alleged to have at various times unlawfully retained over N4 6 billion which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful acts of stealing and corruption Meanwhile in counts 15 to17 Fani Kayode and one Olubode Oke who is said to be at large were alleged to have made cash payments of about N30 million in excess of the amount allowed by law without going through a financial institution The said payments were alleged to have been made to one Paste Poster Co PPC of No 125 Lewis St Lagos in excess of amounts allowed by law The anti graft agency said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 15 3 4 16 2 b and 16 5 of the Money laundering prohibition Amendment Act 2012 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court adjourns Fani-Kayode, others trial until Oct. 27
     A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday adjourned the money laundering trial of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode and others until Oct 27 and Oct 28 Fani Kayode is charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance Nenandi Usman and Yusuf Danjuma a former Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON Also charged is a company Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Ltd The EFCC preferred a 17 count charge bordering on N4 6 billion money laundering against them before a former judge Justice Mohammed Aikawa The defendants had each pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bails Trial had began before Justice Aikawa and witnesses were still being led in evidence before Aikawa was transferred out of the Lagos division The charge was consequently re assigned to a new judge Justice Daniel Osaigor and they were consequently re arraigned on Jan 24 Trial has since commenced in the case and witnesses are still giving evidences before the court In the charge the defendants were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015 in Lagos They were alleged to have at various times unlawfully retained over N4 6 billion which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful acts of stealing and corruption Meanwhile in counts 15 to17 Fani Kayode and one Olubode Oke who is said to be at large were alleged to have made cash payments of about N30 million in excess of the amount allowed by law without going through a financial institution The said payments were alleged to have been made to one Paste Poster Co PPC of No 125 Lewis St Lagos in excess of amounts allowed by law The anti graft agency said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 15 3 4 16 2 b and 16 5 of the Money laundering prohibition Amendment Act 2012 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court adjourns Fani-Kayode, others trial until Oct. 27
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    Court adjourns Fani-Kayode, others trial until Oct. 27

    A Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday adjourned the money laundering trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and others until Oct. 27 and Oct. 28.

    Fani-Kayode is charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman and Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON).

    Also charged is a company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Ltd.

    The EFCC preferred a 17-count charge bordering on N4.6 billion money laundering against them before a former judge, Justice Mohammed Aikawa.

    The defendants had each pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bails.

    Trial had began before Justice Aikawa and witnesses were still being led in evidence, before Aikawa was transferred out of the Lagos division.

    The charge was consequently, re-assigned to a new judge, Justice Daniel Osaigor and they were consequently, re-arraigned on Jan. 24.

    Trial has since commenced in the case and witnesses are still giving evidences before the court.

    In the charge, the defendants were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015 in Lagos.

    They were alleged to have at various times, unlawfully retained over N4.6 billion which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful acts of stealing and corruption.

    Meanwhile in counts 15 to17 Fani-Kayode and one Olubode Oke, who is said to be at large, were alleged to have made cash payments of about N30 million, in excess of the amount allowed by law without going through a financial institution.

    The said payments were alleged to have been made to one Paste Poster Co (PPC) of No 125 Lewis St., Lagos, in excess of amounts allowed by law.

    The anti graft agency said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 15 (3) (4), 16 (2) (b), and 16 (5) of the Money laundering (prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012.

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  •  Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Mr Ademola Ojo a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON as his new Deputy Chief of Staff A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media Moses Alao issued in Ibadan on Friday indicated that Makinde also appointed Mr Wale Ajani as the Director General Oyo State Liaison Offices Lagos and Abuja The governor while congratulating the new appointees charged them to discharge their duties with diligence dedication and loyalty to the state The new deputy chief of staff rose to the peak of his career and retired as an Area Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in 1999 He served as caretaker chairman of Ibarapa Central Local Government Igboora from 2000 to 2003 and was later elected as the executive chairman of the council for two terms The new DG Oyo State Liaison Offices Lagos and Abuja holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos and an LL B Law degree from the University of Abuja His work experience cuts across the fields of software development and youth development among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Makinde appoints new Deputy CoS, DG Liaison Offices
     Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Mr Ademola Ojo a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON as his new Deputy Chief of Staff A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media Moses Alao issued in Ibadan on Friday indicated that Makinde also appointed Mr Wale Ajani as the Director General Oyo State Liaison Offices Lagos and Abuja The governor while congratulating the new appointees charged them to discharge their duties with diligence dedication and loyalty to the state The new deputy chief of staff rose to the peak of his career and retired as an Area Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in 1999 He served as caretaker chairman of Ibarapa Central Local Government Igboora from 2000 to 2003 and was later elected as the executive chairman of the council for two terms The new DG Oyo State Liaison Offices Lagos and Abuja holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos and an LL B Law degree from the University of Abuja His work experience cuts across the fields of software development and youth development among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Makinde appoints new Deputy CoS, DG Liaison Offices
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    Makinde appoints new Deputy CoS, DG Liaison Offices

    Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has appointed Mr Ademola Ojo, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), as his new Deputy Chief of Staff.

    A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media, Moses Alao, issued in Ibadan on Friday, indicated that Makinde also appointed Mr Wale Ajani as the Director-General, Oyo State Liaison Offices, Lagos and Abuja.

    The governor, while congratulating the new appointees, charged them to discharge their duties with diligence, dedication and loyalty to the state.

    The new deputy chief of staff rose to the peak of his career and retired as an Area Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in 1999.

    He served as caretaker chairman of Ibarapa Central Local Government, Igboora, from 2000 to 2003; and was later elected as the executive chairman of the council for two terms.

    The new DG, Oyo State Liaison Offices, Lagos and Abuja, holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos and an LL.B Law degree from the University of Abuja.

    His work experience cuts across the fields of software development and youth development, among others.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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