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  •  Buhari directs ministry to address menace of explosive remnants in N East
    Buhari directs ministry to address menace of explosive remnants in N/East
     Buhari directs ministry to address menace of explosive remnants in N East
    Buhari directs ministry to address menace of explosive remnants in N/East
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    Buhari directs ministry to address menace of explosive remnants in N/East

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and its agencies to address urgent threats posed by explosive remnants in the North East region.

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, said Buhari issued the directive on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 2022, in Maiduguri, Borno, on Thursday.

    He affirmed government’s commitment to reducing the effect of disasters, climate change, insurgency and challenges of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

    He also directed the Ministry and its agencies to pay particular attention to emerging issues amid the return and rehabilitation of Nigerians displaced in the 13-year conflict and insurgency in the region.

    He said: ”The emerging issues include the increasing number of orphans and widows.

    ”From our experience in the unfortunate Civil War, I know the threat that unexploded ordnances can pose to returnees even after the conflict has ended as we saw in the latest IED incident in Bama just last week.

    ”I urge the Ministry and its agencies as well as State Governments and the Special Committee I have set up under the Chairmanship of the Vice President to come up with specific programmes and projects.

    ”These projects would respond to these emerging challenges of explosive ordnance as well as that of children orphaned by insurgency.

    ” On the fight against insurgency, Buhari reiterated his directive to security agencies to take the fight to the hideouts of the criminal elements and ensure ”they are completely eliminated.

    ” He said: ”The Men and Officers of Operation Lafiya Dole, security agencies and the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), are very much appreciated for their commitment to the fight against insurgency.

    ”I commend their professionalism and tactical penetration to the hideout of the criminal elements, leading to appreciable improvement of the security situation in this North East Region, without which the resettlement of the IDP’s would not be possible.

    ”I, therefore, implore you not to relent in your efforts, continue to take the fight to their hideouts and ensure they are completely eliminated.

    ”I also implore you to ensure adequate security for farmers in their farming activities.

    agricultural activities are most needed for settlement and development of the rural areas and this can only be achieved if the farmers are sure of their safety.

    ” On World Humanitarian Day, commemorated annually on August 19,  Buhari commended all humanitarian aid workers that provide the much-needed assistance to those afflicted by the conflict.

    He praised humanitarian aid workers across the globe for distinguishing themselves through their courage, commitment and drive to help their fellow humans in need – often at extreme personal risk to themselves.

    ”This typifies the nature of humanitarian work and sacrifice, and it is a great testimony for the theme of this year’s World Humanitarian Day which is “It Takes a Village,” he said.

    The president led other guests at the event in Maiduguri to observe a minute of silence in memory of all who lost their lives in disasters and humanitarian workers who died in the line of duty.

    ‘‘On this 2022 World Humanitarian Day and every other day, we stand and shall continue to stand in solidarity with humanitarian aid workers and recognize their tremendous service and sacrifice.

    ”We celebrate their tireless efforts to save lives, preserve human dignity, and alleviate suffering.

    Their selfless commitment and actions stand as an example to us all.

    ”We will also make sure that they have our backing by ensuring that the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Social Development facilitates their work,” he pledged,” he said.

    Buhari also used the occasion to appreciate retired Gen. Theophilus Danjuma for his support to Borno Government in rehabilitating many IDPs in the North East. He described Danjuma’s humanitarian assistance as significant and patriotic, urging other Nigerians and organisations with the means to support humanitarian work.

    The president also thanked the UNDP, the European Union, the government of USA, United Kingdom and Germany, as well as other foreign establishments for their support in complementing the Administration’s effort to stabilize the North East Region.

    He urged all relevant public, private and international agencies to support government’s drive to rehabilitate IDPs, care for victims of insurgency as well as commitment to ”on-going processes concerning Boko members willing to surrender.

    ” In his welcome address, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno said “the state is enjoying relative peace and stability, thanks to the sacrifices of gallant soldiers, security agencies, local vigilantes and the MNJTF.

    ’’ He commended the president for his leadership and the successes recorded so far in the war against terror in the region.

    The governor also hailed the establishment of North East Development Commission (NEDC) and the ongoing installation of a 50MW power generation plant to provide electricity in the State.

    He also thanked the president for the recent approval of N15billion for the repatriation of citizens from the North East living in Chad, Niger and Cameroon as a result of the displacement caused by the insurgency.

    Citing figures from Aid Worker Security Database, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq disclosed that since 2016, 35 aid workers lost their lives, 22 wounded and 28 kidnapped.

    She added that since the beginning of this year, six aid workers were kidnapped in the country.

    On the choice of Borno for this year’s event, the minister explained that it was meant to highlight the humanitarian situation and plight of IDPs in the region and to inspire the much needed change.

    While in Borno,  Buhari inaugurated the Bulunkutu Teachers’ Quarters on Airport road and Molai 500 low-cost housing estate for IDPs constructed by the State Government with support of the Federal Government.

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  •  Buhari condoles with family of renowned journalist Duro Onabule
    Buhari condoles with family of renowned journalist, Duro Onabule
     Buhari condoles with family of renowned journalist Duro Onabule
    Buhari condoles with family of renowned journalist, Duro Onabule
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    Buhari condoles with family of renowned journalist, Duro Onabule

    BuPresident Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with family of veteran journalist and former Chief Press Secretary to military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Duro Onabule, who passed on Tuesday at 83. In a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja, the president condoled with the former military leader, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Nigerian Guild of Editors over the sad loss.

    Buhari noted the commendable contributions of the respected journalist to the development of Nigeria.

    He particularly lauded him for his role in stimulating robust debates with insightful articles while working variously as Editor of National Concord and Chairman, Board of Directors of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

    Buhari prayed that the almighty God would receive the soul of the departed and comfort his family.

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  •  Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Centre
    Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre
     Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Centre
    Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre
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    Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre

    Buhari appoints Yaminu Musa as CoordPresident Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa as the pioneer Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

    The NCTC is established in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) as the coordinating body for the harmonization of all counter terrorism and terrorism financing efforts in the country.

    The NCTC is equally charged with the coordination of counter terrorism policies, strategies, plans and support in the performance of the functions of the National Security Adviser (NSA), as provided in the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022. Before his appointment, Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017. He was responsible for the review of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST), and the creation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE).

    Buhari signed into law NACTEST and PCVE in 2016  and 2017 respectively.

    The retired Naval senior officer had also served as the Nigerian representative at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for the last 3 years.

    ”His appointment is to take effect immediately and to run for an initial term of 5 years,” Adesina further revealed.


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  •  Buhari congratulates William Ruto on election as President of Kenya
    Buhari congratulates William Ruto on election as President of Kenya
     Buhari congratulates William Ruto on election as President of Kenya
    Buhari congratulates William Ruto on election as President of Kenya
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    Buhari congratulates William Ruto on election as President of Kenya

    Buhari conPresident Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Kenya, William Ruto, on his victory in the General Elections on Tuesday.

    In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, the president also commended the people of Kenya for the peaceful and transparent outcome of the elections.

    He said this had again demonstrated that the democratic process, values and principles remain the best way for the people to select their leaders and hold them accountable.

    According to him, Nigeria values Kenya as a strategic partner in the fight against terrorism and violence extremism.

    He believed that the partnership was buoyed by a long history of friendship, economic and trade ties.

    Buhari also said that effective collaboration through international organisations such as the African Union, the United Nations and the Commonwealth was responsible for the mutual ties.

    While wishing Deputy President, Ruto a successful inauguration and tenure in office, the president said he looked forward to more fruitful and robust engagements between the two countries.

    He observed that the two countries shared priorities such as enhancing peace and security on the continent, democracy, and greater economic prosperity and social development.

    The Nigerian leader saluted President Kenyatta for his statesmanship and exemplary leadership to the people of Kenya in the past nine years.

    He also lauded him for the profound legacies of his administration on infrastructure, education, healthcare reforms and tourism as well as strong influence and support on regional security. 


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  •  My passion zeal to improve Nigerians livelihood unstoppable Buhari
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
     My passion zeal to improve Nigerians livelihood unstoppable Buhari
    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari
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    My passion, zeal to improve Nigerians’ livelihood unstoppable – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week reiterated the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of the citizens in spite of the harsh socio-economic realities.

    He said that the passion and zeal for improving the livelihood of Nigerians had not dwindled, calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians.

    The president gave the assurance when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    He, however, urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country.

    The president said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.

    The president, who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources, had also consented to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited by Seplat Energy Offshore Ltd., a Nigerian outfit.

    ExxonMobil, the parent company had earlier entered into a landmark Sale and Purchase Agreement with Seplat Energy to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from Exxon Mobil Corporation of the U.

    S.A.The agreement would also enable Seplat Energy to acquire share capital from Mobil Development Nigeria Inc., and Mobil Exploration Nigeria Inc., both registered in Delaware, USA.

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman stated on Monday in Abuja that the president’s consent was in consonance with Nigeria’s drive for increased indigenous participation in the energy sector.

    Also on Monday, the president congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition, finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze.

    On the same day,  Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate for confirmation as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts, for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.

    Buhari, in a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo, who occupied the position until his demise.

    The president also received the new Executive Members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    At the meeting with the NMA officials, Buhari disclosed that the Federal Government had disbursed N100 billion to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors as loans to expand their capital base.

    He said it was also meant to boost local production of medicines and medical consumables.

    Buhari stated that the loan was extended through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s support to the private pharmaceutical sector.

    The president also announced the appointment of former Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr Habiba Muda-Lawal, as Special Adviser to him on Policy and Coordination. 

    Buhari also hosted the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, Simon Lalong, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

    Lalong, who is also the Governor of Plateau, said he was in the Presidential Villa to thank the president for approving the University of Jos as a national cancer centre.

    He also lauded Buahri for granting presidential pardon to the former Governor of the state, Joshua Dariye.

    According to him, the people of the State will remain grateful to the president for delivering a lot of democratic dividends to the State.

    Also on Wednesday, President Buhari joined members of staff and political appointees in the State House in congratulating the Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar, on his 59th birthday.

    The president congratulated Umar, his family, friends and professional colleagues on the auspicious occasion.

    Buhari appreciated Umar’s efforts, sacrifices and dedication to effective management of the State House. 

    Buhari unveiled the 2023 National Population and Housing Census Project Document, aimed at promoting robust and informed national conversation on procedures for the census.

    He unveiled the document at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 census, organised by the National Population Commission (NPC), in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.

    Buhari also hosted representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja, on Thursday.

    According to the president, the Federal Government was doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.

    He said, ”since the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on  March 28, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains.

    ” Buhari also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees.

    The president, therefore, condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones.

    Buhari also on Thursday received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray and his Management Team, telling them the kind of sub-regional body West African leaders desire and must have.

    Buhari, also on Friday in Abuja, received the Management of BUA Group at the State House led by the Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu.

    He also inaugurated the National Crisis Management Doctrine (NCMD), to bridge the gap created by extensive deployment of security services through fostering collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    The NCMD, which was developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), in coordination with relevant MDAs, would ensure greater successes in tackling national crisis.

    The president concluded the week with a closed-door meeting with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo in the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday.

    Uzodinma, who spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting thanked the president for graciously granting his request that the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri be converted to Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Teaching Hospital.

    He also disclosed that he sought president’s approval for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to become Federal University of Education, Owerri The governor spoke extensively on the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

    HE urged the media to pay more attention to issues like the depletion of the country’s crude oil output and the unsettling security situation in the country.


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  •  Train Attack Buhari receives victims families assures safe return of abductees
    Train Attack: Buhari receives victims’ families, assures safe return of abductees
     Train Attack Buhari receives victims families assures safe return of abductees
    Train Attack: Buhari receives victims’ families, assures safe return of abductees
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    Train Attack: Buhari receives victims’ families, assures safe return of abductees

    President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government is doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s media aide, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said Buhari gave the assurance when he met with representatives of victims of Kaduna train abduction in Abuja on Thursday.

    He said since the “terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements” on  March 28, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains.

    The president, therefore, condoled with the families of the victims and those who lost their loved ones.

    He told representatives of the families that in the immediate aftermath of the incident several actions had been taken by government to bring succour to the affected families and to prevent a recurrence in the country.

    He also explained his reason for discarding the use of lethal military force in extracting the remaining abductees.

    ‘‘I have been informed that at last count, there remain about 31 people in the hands of the kidnappers, and our determination is to work towards returning these 31 people to their families.

    ‘‘It is understandable that emotions typically run high, we have received several suggestions about the deployment of lethal military force in extracting those still being held in captivity.

    ‘‘This option has indeed been considered and evaluated.

    ‘‘However, the condition to guarantee a successful outcome and minimise potential collateral damage could not be assured and therefore that course of action had to be reluctantly discarded.

    ”My primary concern is to get everyone released safe and unhurt,’’ he said.

    On his recent instruction to security and law enforcement agencies to bring an end to inhumane action against innocent Nigerians, the Buhari expressed delight, saying: ‘‘Judging by the available reports to me and news that have begun emerging in the last few days, I will say they have heard this instruction and are responding appropriately.

    ‘‘In the past couple of days, you must have heard about the number of terrorists neutralised by the military, and number of hostages freed.

    These efforts will not stop or reduce.

    ‘‘We must take the fight to the terrorists and demonstrate that there is no hiding place for them within the borders of our country.

    ‘‘Each one of them will be hunted, and pursued and spoken to in the language that they understand,’’ he stated.

    The president also used the occasion to commend the bravery and gallant actions taken by members of the Police Force who were onboard the train on that fateful day.

    ‘‘It is clear that their actions saved many lives and by making the ultimate sacrifice, they must be recognised for their bravery,’’ he said.

    Buhari added that he had never doubted the ability or confidence of those who had presented themselves to defend the country and the Kaduna train incident had reinforced the belief and faith of the nation in this special group of Nigerians.

    ‘‘I also would like to use this opportunity to say that we are cognizant of events that have unsettled our citizens in various parts of our nation and in the Capital.

    ‘‘I would like to comfort those who were traumatised by these tragic events and pledge that our response is to protect all Nigerians wherever they are.

    ‘‘My dear country men and women, we thank God that none of the released prisoners died due to the severe trauma they passed through in the hands of the terrorists,’’ he maintained.

    This, according to him, has shown that the efforts of government in securing their release were not in vain as government continues to do its best to secure the release of the remaining abductees.

    He assured that government would continue to ensure the overall security of all citizens in the country.

    The Minister of Transportation, Mr Jaji Sambo, said in the first week of his resumption in the ministry, he met with the relatives of the victims of the Kaduna train attack.

    According to him, he updated them of all the efforts the government is making to ensure safe return of their loved ones.

    He described the audience with the President as a manifestation of the efforts by this administration to secure the release of all captives and proof that ‘‘government is not resting on its oars’’.

    A representative of the victims of the train abduction, Alhaji Sabiu Mohammed, however appealed to the federal government to assist the families in the release of their remaining loved ones still in captivity.

    ‘‘Please, we want to see our loved ones and many have found themselves in very critical situations.

    “We do not have the money that they (kidnappers) are demanding.

    “Please, Mr President, we know you are doing your best…please, please we want to see our loved ones,’’ he said.

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  •  Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 103
    Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 103
     Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 103
    Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 103
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    Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 103

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family and friends of renowned accountant, Chief Akintola Williams, to celebrate his 103rd birthday.

    In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja, the president appreciated God for Williams’ grace of long life, strength and impact, particularly in service to the country.

    Buhari felicitated with Williams for scoring many firsts, which brought the spotlight to Nigeria and Africa.

    He said Williams was the first Nigerian to qualify as a chartered accountant in England in 1949, and starting the first indigenous chartered accounting firm in Africa in 1952. He noted other historic achievements of the chartered accountant in establishing Association of Accountants in Nigeria in 1960 with the goal of training accountants.

    The president also acknowledged Williams as a founding member and first President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and full involvement in setting up the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

    Buhari also noted the many recognitions and awards he had received, including appointment as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1997. The president, who rejoiced with the chartered accountant, prayed for his wellbeing.


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  •  President Buhari celebrates Baba Adini of Lagos Sheikh Abou at 100
    President Buhari celebrates Baba Adini of Lagos, Sheikh Abou, at 100
     President Buhari celebrates Baba Adini of Lagos Sheikh Abou at 100
    President Buhari celebrates Baba Adini of Lagos, Sheikh Abou, at 100
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    President Buhari celebrates Baba Adini of Lagos, Sheikh Abou, at 100

    President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with revered Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abdul Hafeez Abou, on his centenary celebration.

    He rejoiced with his family members, friends and associates for the mercies of God upon His servant.

    President Buhari acknowledged the role of the religious leader in promoting peace, unity and progress among Muslims and their neighbours in Lagos and across the country.

    His congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina.

    The president also lauded the Baba Adini of Lagos for propagating the truth of the Holy Quran, and relating it to practical life issues, especially on leadership and national development.

    According to him, the wise counsel of the scholar provides guidance to political leaders and inspires the youth on the right path to fruitful living and yielding to the will of Almighty God. He stated that the grace for long life and strength for the Baba Adini could only come from God as reward for piety, humility and living for the good of others and for society The president joined the Muslim faithful in praying for good health and more strength for the religious leader.


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  •  Buhari greets ace Journalist Yusuf Alli at 60
    Buhari greets ace Journalist, Yusuf Alli at 60
     Buhari greets ace Journalist Yusuf Alli at 60
    Buhari greets ace Journalist, Yusuf Alli at 60
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    Buhari greets ace Journalist, Yusuf Alli at 60

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the media in celebrating with Alhaji Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operations of The Nation Newspaper, on his 60th birthday.

    In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja, Buhari extolled the journalist for his dedication to duty, devotion to nation building and determination to promote democratic values.

    The president noted contributions of the journalist to “political developments in the country, as a reporter and editor, regularly updating the public on germane issues with his hallmark of fairness, balance and clarity, which endear many readers to his reports’’.

    Buhari joined the Nigerian Union of Journalists, and Nigerian Guild of Editors in rejoicing with the prolific reporter and editor, whose interest in humanity recently saw to his investiture as 11th President of Rotary Club of Abuja in Maitama.

    The president prayed that the almighty God would guide the celebrator in his service to the nation, and bless his family.

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  •  Buhari salutes Minister of Labour Chris Ngige at 70
    Buhari salutes Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige at 70
     Buhari salutes Minister of Labour Chris Ngige at 70
    Buhari salutes Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige at 70
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    Buhari salutes Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige at 70

    President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on his 70th birthday, rejoicing with the political leader on many strides and achievements.

    The president, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja stated that Ngige’s achievements included impact on governance at both state and national levels.

    Buhari noted ”the passion, zeal and diligence that the minister brings into every responsibility”.

    According to the president, Ngige started as a civil servant, with distinguished record of work at National Assembly and State House Clinics, before venturing into politics in 1999, where he served as party chieftain, governor and senator.

    The president affirmed that Ngige’s penchant for excellence drives his interest to always motivate and breed leaders, leaving a legacy of hardwork in Anambra State as a governor, with landmark achievements in Infrastructure development.

    He added that Ngige’s inclusive governance in Anambra had greatly inspired grassroots participation, and accountability that was dubbed “Anambra people’s money working for the people’’.

    Buhari also acknowledged the foresight, sacrifice and insight of Ngige in labour laws, creating employment opportunities, and stimulating a healthy working relationship between employers and employed.

    He said these virtues had led to various negotiations between unions and government, and putting the interest of workers first, especially for their wages, salaries and allowances.

    The president prayed for the wellbeing of the minister and his family.


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