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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday restated the Federal Government s commitment towards providing durable solutions to Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country Represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari Buhari restated the commitment in Abuja in commemoration of the National Day of IDPs The National Day of IDPs has its theme The journey so far future of durable solutions While empathising with Nigerians who were recently displaced by flood the president expressed government s readiness to rehabilitate communities affected by humanitarian crisis The Federal Government will continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to promote the return of IDPs to their respective communities in safety and dignity through enhanced security As well as providing them with access to social services such as education of their children health and the availability of means of livelihood he said On her part the Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons NCFRMI Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim said that the National Day of IDPs was aimed at celebrating the resilience of IDPs Sulaiman Ibrahim said that the day was in commemoration of the adoption of the African Union convention also known as Kampala convention on Oct 23 2009 It serves as a platform to advocate for durable solutions for IDPs she said Sulaiman Ibrahim said it was in furtherance of the government s commitment the Commission s Exit Camp Strategy the National IDPs Policy the implementation plan of the IDP Policy the national action on durable solutions She said domestication of the convention would support the drive towards the provision of durable solutions while building resilience in the host communities to ensure that all persons of concern develop better coping mechanism The commissioner expressed the commission s continued support to ensure that the most durable and sustainable solutions were put in place for reintegration rehabilitation and resettlement of persons of concern into the society She also called on Nigerians to join the government on the journey so far saying no government could do it alone The Commission is therefore committed to facilitating access to social services and amenities in host communities camps and settlements in collaboration with all stakeholders by putting frameworks that will boost their level of availability and accessibility Also the Commission s various project drivers have been developed to boost economic prosperity and national security among other proprammes Sulaiman Ibrahim said Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development FMHADMSD reassured Nigerians of the government s preparedness to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of natural disaster Umar Farouq said that the government would continue to provide succor to ensure that the citizens were able to rebuild their lives She said that the Ministry commenced the process of review and validation of the national policy on internally displaced persons in collaboration with all relevant actors charged with the responsibility of protection assistance and durable solutions for IDPs According to her the policy provides a framework for national responsibility towards prevention and protection of citizens and in some cases non citizens from incidences of arbitrary and other forms of internal displacement As well as ensure their rehabilitation return re integration and relocation after displacement she said Mr Gilbert Mutai the Assistant Representative Operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR while commending the Federal Government for its commitment towards persons of concern said that the number of IDPs in Nigeria is 3 2 million Mutai assured of the UNHCR s support to build the capacity of persons of concern to ensure their self reliance usefulness to the society However one of the IDPs Mr Bitrus Yusuf appealed to the government and individuals to assist them in providing social amenities like clinic formal education for their children as well as material support for their livelihoods The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights at the occasion were distribution of starter packs and presentation of awards to some IPDs and humanitarian actors NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IDPs’ National day: FG restates commitment to providing durable solutions
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday restated the Federal Government s commitment towards providing durable solutions to Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the country Represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari Buhari restated the commitment in Abuja in commemoration of the National Day of IDPs The National Day of IDPs has its theme The journey so far future of durable solutions While empathising with Nigerians who were recently displaced by flood the president expressed government s readiness to rehabilitate communities affected by humanitarian crisis The Federal Government will continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to promote the return of IDPs to their respective communities in safety and dignity through enhanced security As well as providing them with access to social services such as education of their children health and the availability of means of livelihood he said On her part the Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons NCFRMI Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim said that the National Day of IDPs was aimed at celebrating the resilience of IDPs Sulaiman Ibrahim said that the day was in commemoration of the adoption of the African Union convention also known as Kampala convention on Oct 23 2009 It serves as a platform to advocate for durable solutions for IDPs she said Sulaiman Ibrahim said it was in furtherance of the government s commitment the Commission s Exit Camp Strategy the National IDPs Policy the implementation plan of the IDP Policy the national action on durable solutions She said domestication of the convention would support the drive towards the provision of durable solutions while building resilience in the host communities to ensure that all persons of concern develop better coping mechanism The commissioner expressed the commission s continued support to ensure that the most durable and sustainable solutions were put in place for reintegration rehabilitation and resettlement of persons of concern into the society She also called on Nigerians to join the government on the journey so far saying no government could do it alone The Commission is therefore committed to facilitating access to social services and amenities in host communities camps and settlements in collaboration with all stakeholders by putting frameworks that will boost their level of availability and accessibility Also the Commission s various project drivers have been developed to boost economic prosperity and national security among other proprammes Sulaiman Ibrahim said Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development FMHADMSD reassured Nigerians of the government s preparedness to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of natural disaster Umar Farouq said that the government would continue to provide succor to ensure that the citizens were able to rebuild their lives She said that the Ministry commenced the process of review and validation of the national policy on internally displaced persons in collaboration with all relevant actors charged with the responsibility of protection assistance and durable solutions for IDPs According to her the policy provides a framework for national responsibility towards prevention and protection of citizens and in some cases non citizens from incidences of arbitrary and other forms of internal displacement As well as ensure their rehabilitation return re integration and relocation after displacement she said Mr Gilbert Mutai the Assistant Representative Operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR while commending the Federal Government for its commitment towards persons of concern said that the number of IDPs in Nigeria is 3 2 million Mutai assured of the UNHCR s support to build the capacity of persons of concern to ensure their self reliance usefulness to the society However one of the IDPs Mr Bitrus Yusuf appealed to the government and individuals to assist them in providing social amenities like clinic formal education for their children as well as material support for their livelihoods The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights at the occasion were distribution of starter packs and presentation of awards to some IPDs and humanitarian actors NewsSourceCredit NAN
    IDPs’ National day: FG restates commitment to providing durable solutions
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    IDPs’ National day: FG restates commitment to providing durable solutions

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday restated the Federal Government’s commitment towards providing durable solutions to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.  

    Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Buhari restated the commitment in Abuja in commemoration of the National Day of IDPs.   The National Day of IDPs has its theme “The journey so far, future of durable solutions”.  

    While empathising with Nigerians who were recently displaced by flood, the president expressed government’s readiness to rehabilitate communities affected by humanitarian crisis.

    “The Federal Government will continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to promote the return of IDPs to their respective communities in safety and dignity through enhanced security.

    “As well as providing them with access to social services such as education of their children, health and the availability of means of livelihood,” he said.  

    On her part, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim said that the National Day of IDPs was aimed at celebrating the resilience of IDPs.   Sulaiman-Ibrahim said that the day was in commemoration of the adoption of the African Union convention also known as ‘Kampala convention on Oct. 23, 2009.   “It serves as a platform to advocate for durable solutions for IDPs,” she said.   

    Sulaiman-Ibrahim said it was in furtherance of the government’s commitment, the Commission’s Exit Camp Strategy, the National IDPs Policy, the implementation plan of the IDP Policy, the national action on durable solutions.  

    She said domestication of the convention would support the drive towards the provision of durable solutions while building resilience in the host communities to ensure that all persons of concern develop better coping mechanism.

    The commissioner expressed the commission’s continued support to ensure that the most durable and sustainable solutions were put in place for reintegration, rehabilitation and resettlement of persons of concern into the society.

    She also called on Nigerians to join the government on the journey so far, saying no government could do it alone.  

    “The Commission is therefore committed to facilitating access to social services and amenities in host communities, camps and settlements in collaboration with all stakeholders by putting frameworks that will boost their level of availability and accessibility.

    “Also, the Commission’s various project drivers have been developed to boost economic prosperity and national security among other proprammes,” Sulaiman-Ibrahim said.  

    Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the Minister, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), reassured Nigerians of the government’s preparedness to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of natural disaster.  

    Umar-Farouq said that the government would continue to provide succor to ensure that the citizens were able to rebuild their lives.  

    She said that the Ministry commenced the process of review and validation of the national policy on internally displaced persons in collaboration with all relevant actors charged with the responsibility of protection, assistance and durable solutions for IDPs.   According to her, the policy provides a framework for national responsibility towards prevention and protection of citizens and, in some cases, non-citizens, from incidences of arbitrary and other forms of internal displacement.  

    “As well as ensure their rehabilitation, return, re-integration and relocation after displacement,” she said.  

    Mr Gilbert Mutai, the Assistant Representative, Operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR), while commending the Federal Government for its commitment towards persons of concern said that the number of IDPs in Nigeria is 3.2 million.  

    Mutai assured of the UNHCR’s support to build the capacity of persons of concern to ensure their self-reliance usefulness to the society.

    However, one of the IDPs, Mr Bitrus Yusuf, appealed to the government and individuals to assist them in providing social amenities like, clinic, formal education for their children as well as material support for their livelihoods.     

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the highlights at the occasion were distribution of starter packs and presentation of awards to some IPDs and humanitarian actors.


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  •  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over a hybrid meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the State House Council Chambers Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is away in the UK for routine medical check up The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari are attending the meeting Before the commencement of the meeting Mustapha notified the cabinet of the death of Nigeria s first Minister of Aviation Chief Mbazulike Amaechi The council then observed a minute silence in honour of the late Amaechi who died on Nov 1 at the age of 92 Ministers physically present at the meeting are those of Industry Trade and Investments Niyi Adebayo Interior Rauf Aregbesola Sports and Youth Development Sunday Dare and Science and Technology Adeleke Mamora Others are those of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola and Agriculture and Rural Development Mahmood Abubakar Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investments Mariam Katagum and Minister of State for Health Ekumankama Joseph Nkama are also at the meeting At the last meeting on Oct 27 FEC ratified the UN Water Convention on the Protection and use of Trans Border Water Course and International Lakes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo presides as FEC honours late Amaechi
     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over a hybrid meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the State House Council Chambers Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is away in the UK for routine medical check up The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari are attending the meeting Before the commencement of the meeting Mustapha notified the cabinet of the death of Nigeria s first Minister of Aviation Chief Mbazulike Amaechi The council then observed a minute silence in honour of the late Amaechi who died on Nov 1 at the age of 92 Ministers physically present at the meeting are those of Industry Trade and Investments Niyi Adebayo Interior Rauf Aregbesola Sports and Youth Development Sunday Dare and Science and Technology Adeleke Mamora Others are those of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola and Agriculture and Rural Development Mahmood Abubakar Minister of State for Industry Trade and Investments Mariam Katagum and Minister of State for Health Ekumankama Joseph Nkama are also at the meeting At the last meeting on Oct 27 FEC ratified the UN Water Convention on the Protection and use of Trans Border Water Course and International Lakes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbajo presides as FEC honours late Amaechi
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    Osinbajo presides as FEC honours late Amaechi

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over a hybrid meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House Council Chambers, Abuja.

    President Muhammadu Buhari is away in the UK for routine medical check-up.

    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, are attending the meeting.

    Before the commencement of the meeting, Mustapha notified the cabinet of the death of Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi.

    The council then observed a minute silence in honour of the late Amaechi, who died on Nov. 1, at the age of 92. Ministers physically present at the meeting are those of Industry, Trade and Investments, Niyi Adebayo, Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare and Science and Technology, Adeleke Mamora.

    Others are those of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Agriculture and Rural Development, Mahmood Abubakar.

    Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investments, Mariam Katagum; and Minister of State for Health, Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, are also at the meeting.

    At the last meeting on Oct. 27, FEC ratified the UN Water Convention on the Protection and use of Trans-Border Water Course and International Lakes.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Water Resources to lead and coordinate with relevant ministries and state governments to develop a Comprehensive Plan of Action for Preventing Flood Disaster in Nigeria The President s media aide Malam Garba Shehu in a statement on Monday in Abuja gave the names of the affected ministries to include environment and transportation Shehu said the president s directive which was conveyed to the minister in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari said the plan should be presented to him in 90 days According to the presidential aide President Buhari is regularly receiving updates on the flooding situation in the country He reported the president as restating his commitment to address the challenges caused by the disaster in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood Prevention: Buhari gives Minister 90 days to produce Masterplan
     President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Water Resources to lead and coordinate with relevant ministries and state governments to develop a Comprehensive Plan of Action for Preventing Flood Disaster in Nigeria The President s media aide Malam Garba Shehu in a statement on Monday in Abuja gave the names of the affected ministries to include environment and transportation Shehu said the president s directive which was conveyed to the minister in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari said the plan should be presented to him in 90 days According to the presidential aide President Buhari is regularly receiving updates on the flooding situation in the country He reported the president as restating his commitment to address the challenges caused by the disaster in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood Prevention: Buhari gives Minister 90 days to produce Masterplan
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    Flood Prevention: Buhari gives Minister 90 days to produce Masterplan

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Water Resources to lead and coordinate with relevant ministries and state governments to develop a Comprehensive Plan of Action for Preventing Flood Disaster in Nigeria.

    The President’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, gave the names of the affected ministries to include environment and transportation.

    Shehu said the president’s directive, which was conveyed to the minister in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, said the plan should be presented to him in 90 days.

    According to the presidential aide, President Buhari is regularly receiving updates on the flooding situation in the country.

    He reported the president as restating his commitment to address the challenges caused by the disaster in the country.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the recovery and stabilisation of North East Buhari made the reiterated this on Saturday in Ngarannam village of Mafa LGA of Borno He was inaugurating 500 houses constructed for displaced persons by United Nations Development Programme UNDP under Regional Stabilisation Facility and another 304 units constructed by Borno Government Buhari represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari lauded the international community for its sustained support in addressing the humanitarian crisis in north east I bring greetings from Buhari who asked me to commend Gov Babagana Zulum for his leadership commitment and dedication not only for the return of displaced persons to thier homes in safety and dignity but to the welfare of the entire people of the state Mr President also asked me to reaffirm his commitment and that of FG to recovery and stabilisation of Borno State and that of north east geopolitical zone whose people have suffered for long and too deeply as victims of violent extremism and terrorism He also asked me to express appreciation to the international community especially the UN Country team and the governments of Germany and Netherlands for their commitment to the recovery and reconstruction of Borno and also to the stabilisation the region in the greater interest of the country Gambari said the event symbolised in concrete and practical terms the shift from dependence on relief and humanitarian assistance to recovery and restoration of normal life with means of livelihood He said Buhari had promised that by the end of his administration in May next year peace would be restored in north east and the security challenges in other areas would be resolved or reduced to the bearest minimum Gov Babagana Zulum said the accomodation would go a long way to boost the state s stabilisation and development efforts It is an example of how we want to ultimately see people from each of our 27 LGAs settle back in thier communities Zulum said He noted that each of the resettled households would be given cash food and non food items and livestock to start up businesses Those who graced the occassion and presented goodwill messages included Resident Representative of UNDP Mohammed Yahya and German Ambassador to Nigeria Annett Guether Head of EU Delegation Mrs Cecile Tassin Pelzer and Executive Secretary Lake Chad Basin Commission Amb Mamman Nuhu also graced the event NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari reaffirms FG’s commitment to stabilise North East
     President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the recovery and stabilisation of North East Buhari made the reiterated this on Saturday in Ngarannam village of Mafa LGA of Borno He was inaugurating 500 houses constructed for displaced persons by United Nations Development Programme UNDP under Regional Stabilisation Facility and another 304 units constructed by Borno Government Buhari represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari lauded the international community for its sustained support in addressing the humanitarian crisis in north east I bring greetings from Buhari who asked me to commend Gov Babagana Zulum for his leadership commitment and dedication not only for the return of displaced persons to thier homes in safety and dignity but to the welfare of the entire people of the state Mr President also asked me to reaffirm his commitment and that of FG to recovery and stabilisation of Borno State and that of north east geopolitical zone whose people have suffered for long and too deeply as victims of violent extremism and terrorism He also asked me to express appreciation to the international community especially the UN Country team and the governments of Germany and Netherlands for their commitment to the recovery and reconstruction of Borno and also to the stabilisation the region in the greater interest of the country Gambari said the event symbolised in concrete and practical terms the shift from dependence on relief and humanitarian assistance to recovery and restoration of normal life with means of livelihood He said Buhari had promised that by the end of his administration in May next year peace would be restored in north east and the security challenges in other areas would be resolved or reduced to the bearest minimum Gov Babagana Zulum said the accomodation would go a long way to boost the state s stabilisation and development efforts It is an example of how we want to ultimately see people from each of our 27 LGAs settle back in thier communities Zulum said He noted that each of the resettled households would be given cash food and non food items and livestock to start up businesses Those who graced the occassion and presented goodwill messages included Resident Representative of UNDP Mohammed Yahya and German Ambassador to Nigeria Annett Guether Head of EU Delegation Mrs Cecile Tassin Pelzer and Executive Secretary Lake Chad Basin Commission Amb Mamman Nuhu also graced the event NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari reaffirms FG’s commitment to stabilise North East
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    Buhari reaffirms FG’s commitment to stabilise North East

    President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the recovery and stabilisation of North East. Buhari made the reiterated this on Saturday in Ngarannam village of Mafa LGA of Borno.  

    He was inaugurating 500 houses constructed for displaced persons by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under Regional Stabilisation Facility and another 304 units constructed by Borno Government.

    Buhari, represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, lauded the international community for its sustained support in addressing the humanitarian crisis in north east.

    “I bring greetings from Buhari who asked me to commend Gov. Babagana Zulum for his leadership, commitment and dedication not only for the return of displaced persons to thier homes in safety and dignity, but to the welfare of the entire people of the state.

    “Mr President also asked me to reaffirm his commitment and that of FG to recovery and stabilisation of Borno State and that of north east geopolitical zone whose people have suffered for long and too deeply as victims of violent extremism and terrorism.

    “He also asked me to express appreciation to the international community, especially the UN Country team and the governments of Germany and Netherlands for their commitment to the recovery and reconstruction of Borno and also to the stabilisation the region in the greater interest of the country.

    ” Gambari said the event symbolised, in concrete and practical terms, the shift from dependence on relief and humanitarian assistance, to recovery and restoration of normal life with means of livelihood.

    He said Buhari had promised that by the end of his administration in May next year, peace would be restored in north east and the security challenges in other areas would be resolved or reduced to the  bearest minimum.

    Gov. Babagana Zulum said the accomodation would go a long way to boost the state’s stabilisation and development efforts.

    “It is an example of how we want to ultimately see people from each of our 27 LGAs settle back in thier communities,” Zulum said.

    He noted that each of the resettled households would be given cash, food and non food items and livestock to start up businesses.

    Those who graced the occassion and presented goodwill messages included Resident Representative of UNDP, Mohammed Yahya and German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Guether.

    Head of EU Delegation, Mrs Cecile Tassin Pelzer and Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission, Amb. Mamman Nuhu, also graced the event.


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  •  President Muhammadu has charged nations of ECOWAS to deploy Science Technology and Innovation STI in addressing various challenges such as diseases and catastrophes ravaging people of the sub region The president gave the charge while declaring open the maiden edition of African Research and Innovation Forum FARI 2022 in Abuja on Monday Represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari Chief Of Staff to the President Buhari said the West African sub region stood to gain a lot through the utilisation of STI Citing malaria as a disease that ravages people of the region he said if not effectively managed the disease would deplete the productive work force of the region We should not also forget how during COVID 19 pandemic many nations resorted to a form of nationalism regarding vaccine manufacturing and distribution and its availability It is my firm belief that we must take ownership collectively and prevent such a situation from ever re occurring the president said Buhari said that in line with the mandate of action plan on STI for the ECOWAS review there was need for researchers to acquire state of the art equipment and materials He said this would strengthen the capacity of the region to serve as a catalyst for regional cooperation and integration through policy harmonization advocacy trade liberalization and facilitation in all sectors of the ecosystem STI is recognised as the driver of Nigeria s national development plan 2021 2025 The utlilisation and promotion of innovative applications with other social economic development indicators will lead to rapid industralisation of the region the president said He added that the FARI being first in the region in the area of STI would proffer solutions to myriad challenges affecting the region as well as offering researchers opportunity to work together for a better future Buhari said the application of STI in all facets of life would equally bring to fore the prospects for the much needed solutions to challenges Dr Adeleke Mamora the STI Minister said the theme of the forum Towards the Economic Transformation of the West African Region through Competitiveness in Research and Innovation was apt The minister said it would assist in the process for indigenisation of the member states in the sub region Just about a month ago the flag off of the FARI logo was launched to sensitise the entire ECOWAS region on the forum of experts The idea of having this forum was initiated in 2016 when the Ministes in charge of STI met in Ghana and deliberated on the need to have a forum of researchers and innovators he said Mamora said the meeting was to exchange and share ideas on the scientific and technical organisation aimed at improving public understanding of the role of STI for the socio economic development of the region He said that the experts forum was also targeted at improving the sub region s scientific and technological research including drawing up regular frame work for dialogue between all the scientific actors Accordingly he further said it was an avenue for robust networking between and among actors of research and development and the private sector Mamora said that STI was continually changing the social and economic landscape on a global scale with new discoveries and the West African sub region could not afford to be left behind We must leverage STI to give our people a new lease of life Mamora said Dr Dimitri Sanga UNESCO s Director Dakar and Abuja Regional Offices disclosed that according to UNESCO Science Report 2021 the clock was ticking for all countries including Africa to reach their SDGs by 2030 Represented by Dr Lamine Sow UNESCO s Senior Programme Specialist he said countries were convinced that their future economic competitiveness would depend on how quickly they transition to digital and green societies driven by STI Sanga said UNESCO supports member states efforts to reform and upgrade national STI systems and governance among others Ultimately stronger STI systems would enable African nations to attain greater inclusivity and resilience through enhanced capacity to achieve the SDGs and the African Union 2063 Development Agenda he added Dr Omar Touray ECOWAS president in his speech thanked Buhari s government for its commitment and tireless efforts in the implementation of the sub regional priorities especially regional integration He said this was also reflected in hosting of the first edition of the African Forum for Research and Innovation He added that among other areas he touched on that he was delighted to see a subject as important as science and technology given the appropriate consideration to enhance the well being of the region nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari tasks ECOWAS on utilisation of STI in addressing catastrophes
     President Muhammadu has charged nations of ECOWAS to deploy Science Technology and Innovation STI in addressing various challenges such as diseases and catastrophes ravaging people of the sub region The president gave the charge while declaring open the maiden edition of African Research and Innovation Forum FARI 2022 in Abuja on Monday Represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari Chief Of Staff to the President Buhari said the West African sub region stood to gain a lot through the utilisation of STI Citing malaria as a disease that ravages people of the region he said if not effectively managed the disease would deplete the productive work force of the region We should not also forget how during COVID 19 pandemic many nations resorted to a form of nationalism regarding vaccine manufacturing and distribution and its availability It is my firm belief that we must take ownership collectively and prevent such a situation from ever re occurring the president said Buhari said that in line with the mandate of action plan on STI for the ECOWAS review there was need for researchers to acquire state of the art equipment and materials He said this would strengthen the capacity of the region to serve as a catalyst for regional cooperation and integration through policy harmonization advocacy trade liberalization and facilitation in all sectors of the ecosystem STI is recognised as the driver of Nigeria s national development plan 2021 2025 The utlilisation and promotion of innovative applications with other social economic development indicators will lead to rapid industralisation of the region the president said He added that the FARI being first in the region in the area of STI would proffer solutions to myriad challenges affecting the region as well as offering researchers opportunity to work together for a better future Buhari said the application of STI in all facets of life would equally bring to fore the prospects for the much needed solutions to challenges Dr Adeleke Mamora the STI Minister said the theme of the forum Towards the Economic Transformation of the West African Region through Competitiveness in Research and Innovation was apt The minister said it would assist in the process for indigenisation of the member states in the sub region Just about a month ago the flag off of the FARI logo was launched to sensitise the entire ECOWAS region on the forum of experts The idea of having this forum was initiated in 2016 when the Ministes in charge of STI met in Ghana and deliberated on the need to have a forum of researchers and innovators he said Mamora said the meeting was to exchange and share ideas on the scientific and technical organisation aimed at improving public understanding of the role of STI for the socio economic development of the region He said that the experts forum was also targeted at improving the sub region s scientific and technological research including drawing up regular frame work for dialogue between all the scientific actors Accordingly he further said it was an avenue for robust networking between and among actors of research and development and the private sector Mamora said that STI was continually changing the social and economic landscape on a global scale with new discoveries and the West African sub region could not afford to be left behind We must leverage STI to give our people a new lease of life Mamora said Dr Dimitri Sanga UNESCO s Director Dakar and Abuja Regional Offices disclosed that according to UNESCO Science Report 2021 the clock was ticking for all countries including Africa to reach their SDGs by 2030 Represented by Dr Lamine Sow UNESCO s Senior Programme Specialist he said countries were convinced that their future economic competitiveness would depend on how quickly they transition to digital and green societies driven by STI Sanga said UNESCO supports member states efforts to reform and upgrade national STI systems and governance among others Ultimately stronger STI systems would enable African nations to attain greater inclusivity and resilience through enhanced capacity to achieve the SDGs and the African Union 2063 Development Agenda he added Dr Omar Touray ECOWAS president in his speech thanked Buhari s government for its commitment and tireless efforts in the implementation of the sub regional priorities especially regional integration He said this was also reflected in hosting of the first edition of the African Forum for Research and Innovation He added that among other areas he touched on that he was delighted to see a subject as important as science and technology given the appropriate consideration to enhance the well being of the region nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari tasks ECOWAS on utilisation of STI in addressing catastrophes
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    Buhari tasks ECOWAS on utilisation of STI in addressing catastrophes

    President Muhammadu has charged nations of ECOWAS to deploy Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in addressing various challenges such as diseases and catastrophes ravaging people of the sub region.

    The president gave the charge while declaring open the maiden edition of African Research and Innovation Forum (FARI) 2022 in Abuja on Monday.

    Represented by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief Of Staff to the President, Buhari said the West African sub region stood to gain a lot through the utilisation of STI.

    Citing malaria as a disease that ravages people of the region, he said, “if not effectively managed, the disease would deplete the productive work force of the region.

    “We should not also forget how during COVID-19 pandemic, many nations resorted to a form of nationalism regarding vaccine manufacturing and distribution and its availability.

    “It is my firm belief that we must take ownership collectively and prevent such a situation from ever re-occurring,’’ the president said.

    Buhari said that in line with the mandate of action plan on STI for the ECOWAS review, there was need for researchers to acquire state-of- the- art equipment and materials.

    He said this would strengthen the capacity of the region to serve as a catalyst for regional cooperation and integration through policy harmonization, advocacy, trade liberalization and facilitation in all sectors of the ecosystem.

    “STI is recognised as the driver of Nigeria’s national development plan 2021-2025. “The utlilisation and promotion of innovative applications with other social economic development indicators will lead to rapid industralisation of the region,’’ the president said.

    He added that the FARI being first in the region in the area of STI, would proffer solutions to myriad challenges affecting the region, as well as offering researchers opportunity to work together for a better future.

    Buhari said the application of STI in all facets of life would equally bring to fore the prospects for the much-needed solutions to challenges.

    Dr Adeleke Mamora, the STI Minister, said the theme of the forum: ‘Towards the Economic Transformation of the West African Region through Competitiveness in Research and Innovation’’, was apt.

    The minister said it would assist in the process for indigenisation of the member states in the sub region.

    “ Just about a month ago, the flag-off of the FARI logo was launched to sensitise the entire ECOWAS region on the forum of experts.

    “ The idea of having this forum was initiated in 2016 when the Ministes in charge of STI met in Ghana and deliberated on the need to have a forum of researchers and innovators,*he said.

    Mamora said the meeting was to  exchange and share ideas on the scientific and technical organisation, aimed at improving public understanding of the role of STI for the socio-economic development  of the region.

    He said that the experts’ forum was also targeted at improving the sub region’s scientific and technological research including drawing up regular frame work for dialogue between all the scientific actors.

    Accordingly, he further said it was an avenue for robust networking between and among actors of research and development and the private sector.

    Mamora said that STI was continually changing the social and economic landscape on a global scale with new discoveries and the West African sub region could not afford to be left behind.

    “ We must leverage STI to give our people a new lease of life,’’ Mamora said.

    Dr Dimitri Sanga, UNESCO’s Director, Dakar and Abuja Regional Offices, disclosed that according to UNESCO Science Report 2021, the clock was ticking for all countries including Africa to reach their SDGs by 2030. Represented by Dr Lamine Sow, UNESCO’s Senior Programme Specialist, he said countries were convinced that their future economic competitiveness would depend on how quickly they transition to digital and green societies driven by STI.

    Sanga said UNESCO supports member states’ efforts to reform and upgrade national STI systems and governance among others.

    “Ultimately, stronger STI systems would enable African nations to attain greater inclusivity and resilience through enhanced capacity to achieve the SDGs and the African Union 2063 Development Agenda,’’he added.

    Dr Omar Touray, ECOWAS president, in his speech, thanked Buhari’s government for its commitment and tireless efforts in the implementation of the sub-regional priorities especially regional integration.

    He said this was also reflected in hosting of the first edition of the African Forum for Research and Innovation.

    He added that among other areas he touched on, that he was delighted to see a subject as important as science and technology given the appropriate consideration to enhance the well-being of the region.

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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo former President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that others in attendance of the retreat are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari and cabinet Ministers Service and security chiefs Permanent Secretaries and top government functionaries are also attending the retreat NAN reports the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Bola Tinubu and other presidential aides also attended the opening ceremony of the event Kenyatta is expected to present a keynote address as participants are expected to deliberate on the overview of the third year scorecard and summary of performance during the retreat NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari Presides over 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat
     President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo former President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that others in attendance of the retreat are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari and cabinet Ministers Service and security chiefs Permanent Secretaries and top government functionaries are also attending the retreat NAN reports the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Bola Tinubu and other presidential aides also attended the opening ceremony of the event Kenyatta is expected to present a keynote address as participants are expected to deliberate on the overview of the third year scorecard and summary of performance during the retreat NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari Presides over 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat
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    Buhari Presides over 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat

    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat with the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, former President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that others in attendance of the retreat are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and cabinet Ministers.

    Service and security chiefs, Permanent Secretaries and top government functionaries are also attending the retreat.

    NAN reports the candidate of the All Progressives Congress ((APC), Bola Tinubu and other presidential aides also attended the opening ceremony of the event.

    Kenyatta, is expected to present a keynote address as participants are expected to deliberate on the overview of the third year scorecard and summary of performance during the retreat.


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  •  The National Security Council says it ordered the reopening of the Obajana Cement Company for the sake of peace and Nigeria s economic prosperity The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cement company was initially closed down following disagreements between the Kogi government and management of the company headed by Aliko Dangote NAN however reports that at the course of the week the meeting of the security council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the reopening of the company after agreement was reached between the two disputing parties Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting the Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi confirmed that an agreement had been reached to ensure the re opening of the Company to give room for peace in the state An agreement has been reached between the Kogi government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the state Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved he said Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday s ruling of the Court of Appeal which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government The minister said that council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted The meeting also noted with delight the successes being recorded from ongoing onslaught against terrorists and other criminals across the country NAN reports that the security agencies have been recording what has been described as impressive results against terrorists and other criminals in the North East North West and other parts of the country A terrorist kingpin Ali Dogo popularly known as Yellow and 30 of his fighters were neutralised in airstrikes by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch on Oct 8 2022 at a location in Kaduna State Yellow and his fighters fled military onslaught from their location in Niger to take refuge in one Alhaji Gwarzo s house at Yadi in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna state when they were bombed Similar fruitful results were being recorded by the military in the fight against terrorist groups and oil thieves in other parts of the country in recent times President Buhari had earlier on Tuesday conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians noting that the affected citizens distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated He also assured that he would hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders assuring that his administration would continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country On Oct 11 Buhari administered judicial oath of office on Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council chamber of the State House Abuja The swearing in of Ariwoola followed his confirmation by the Senate on Sept 21 three months after his appointment by the president Ariwoola an indigene of Iseyin in Oyo State was appointed as acting CJN on June 27 following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad on health grounds On the same day the president also presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the Council Chamber of the State House Abuja The Council approved N11 8 billion for the procurement of equipment and setting up of a fire fighting trucks maintenance centre in Katsina State and an aircraft maintenance centre in Abuja It also endorsed the completion of the ongoing construction of Enugu Onitsha expressway by MTN Nigeria PLC telecommunication company at the cost of N202 8billion via the Tax Credit Scheme of the federal government The President participated in a virtual meeting of the Heads of State and Government of member states of the Gulf of Guinea Commission GGC on Oct 13 The meeting was convened to review progress on efforts to deal with the maritime challenges in the region GGC is an international body that was established by the Treaty signed in Libreville Gabon on July 3 2001 comprising Angola Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo joined the Gulf of Guinea Commission in 2008 At the GGC meeting Buhari appealed member states to remit their outstanding Annual Assessed Contributions to the Secretariat to meet the Commission s objectives According to the president the continued non payment by the majority has greatly affected the ability of the Commission to fulfill the mandate for which it was established in 2001 President Xi Jinping of the People s Republic of China also commiserated with President Buhari on the recent boat mishap in Anambra Over 40 people were reported to have died in the accident which happened on Friday Oct 7 at Umunankwo in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Security Council ordered reopening of Obajana Cement Coy
     The National Security Council says it ordered the reopening of the Obajana Cement Company for the sake of peace and Nigeria s economic prosperity The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cement company was initially closed down following disagreements between the Kogi government and management of the company headed by Aliko Dangote NAN however reports that at the course of the week the meeting of the security council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the reopening of the company after agreement was reached between the two disputing parties Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting the Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi confirmed that an agreement had been reached to ensure the re opening of the Company to give room for peace in the state An agreement has been reached between the Kogi government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the state Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved he said Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday s ruling of the Court of Appeal which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government The minister said that council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted The meeting also noted with delight the successes being recorded from ongoing onslaught against terrorists and other criminals across the country NAN reports that the security agencies have been recording what has been described as impressive results against terrorists and other criminals in the North East North West and other parts of the country A terrorist kingpin Ali Dogo popularly known as Yellow and 30 of his fighters were neutralised in airstrikes by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch on Oct 8 2022 at a location in Kaduna State Yellow and his fighters fled military onslaught from their location in Niger to take refuge in one Alhaji Gwarzo s house at Yadi in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna state when they were bombed Similar fruitful results were being recorded by the military in the fight against terrorist groups and oil thieves in other parts of the country in recent times President Buhari had earlier on Tuesday conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians noting that the affected citizens distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated He also assured that he would hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders assuring that his administration would continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country On Oct 11 Buhari administered judicial oath of office on Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council chamber of the State House Abuja The swearing in of Ariwoola followed his confirmation by the Senate on Sept 21 three months after his appointment by the president Ariwoola an indigene of Iseyin in Oyo State was appointed as acting CJN on June 27 following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad on health grounds On the same day the president also presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC at the Council Chamber of the State House Abuja The Council approved N11 8 billion for the procurement of equipment and setting up of a fire fighting trucks maintenance centre in Katsina State and an aircraft maintenance centre in Abuja It also endorsed the completion of the ongoing construction of Enugu Onitsha expressway by MTN Nigeria PLC telecommunication company at the cost of N202 8billion via the Tax Credit Scheme of the federal government The President participated in a virtual meeting of the Heads of State and Government of member states of the Gulf of Guinea Commission GGC on Oct 13 The meeting was convened to review progress on efforts to deal with the maritime challenges in the region GGC is an international body that was established by the Treaty signed in Libreville Gabon on July 3 2001 comprising Angola Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo joined the Gulf of Guinea Commission in 2008 At the GGC meeting Buhari appealed member states to remit their outstanding Annual Assessed Contributions to the Secretariat to meet the Commission s objectives According to the president the continued non payment by the majority has greatly affected the ability of the Commission to fulfill the mandate for which it was established in 2001 President Xi Jinping of the People s Republic of China also commiserated with President Buhari on the recent boat mishap in Anambra Over 40 people were reported to have died in the accident which happened on Friday Oct 7 at Umunankwo in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Security Council ordered reopening of Obajana Cement Coy
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    Why Security Council ordered reopening of Obajana Cement Coy

    The National Security Council says it ordered the reopening of the Obajana Cement Company for the sake of peace and Nigeria’s economic prosperity.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cement company was initially closed down following disagreements between the Kogi government and management of the company, headed by Aliko Dangote.

    NAN, however, reports that, at the course of the week, the meeting of the security council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered the reopening of the company after agreement was reached between the two disputing parties.

    Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, confirmed that an agreement had been reached to ensure the re-opening of the Company to give room for peace in the state.

    “An agreement has been reached between the Kogi government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re-open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the state.

    ”Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed.

    ”We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved,” he said.

    Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

    He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal , which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.

    The minister said that council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted.

    The meeting also noted with delight the successes being recorded from ongoing onslaught against terrorists and other criminals across the country.

    NAN reports that the security agencies have been recording what has been described as ‘impressive results’ against terrorists and other criminals in the North East, North West and other parts of the country.

    A terrorist kingpin, Ali Dogo, popularly known as Yellow and 30 of his fighters were neutralised in airstrikes by the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch on Oct. 8, 2022 at a location in Kaduna State.

    Yellow and his fighters fled military onslaught from their location in Niger, to take refuge in one Alhaji Gwarzo’s house at Yadi in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna state, when they were bombed.

    Similar fruitful results were being recorded by the military in the fight against terrorist groups and oil thieves in other parts of the country in recent times.

    President Buhari had earlier on Tuesday conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non-Nigerians, noting that the affected citizens distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity.

    According to him, citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated.

    He also assured that he would hand over a ”Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders,” assuring that his administration would continue to root out all forms of banditry, criminality, terrorism and insurgency in the country.

    On Oct. 11, Buhari administered judicial oath of office on Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council chamber of the State House, Abuja.

    The swearing in of Ariwoola followed his confirmation by the Senate on Sept. 21 three months after his appointment by the president.

    Ariwoola, an indigene of Iseyin in Oyo State, was appointed as acting CJN on June 27, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds.

    On the same day, the president also presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

    The Council approved N11.8 billion for the procurement of equipment and setting up of a fire fighting trucks maintenance centre in Katsina State and an aircraft maintenance centre in Abuja.

    It also endorsed the completion of the ongoing construction of Enugu-Onitsha expressway by MTN Nigeria PLC, telecommunication company, at the cost of N202.8billion via the Tax Credit Scheme of the federal government.

    The President participated in a virtual meeting of the Heads of State and Government of member states of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC), on Oct. 13. The meeting was convened to review progress on efforts to deal with the maritime challenges in the region.

    GGC is an international body that was established by the Treaty signed in Libreville, Gabon, on July 3, 2001, comprising Angola, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Sao Tome and Principe.

    Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo joined the Gulf of Guinea Commission in 2008. At the GGC meeting, Buhari appealed member states to remit their outstanding Annual Assessed Contributions to the Secretariat to meet the Commission’s objectives.

    According to the president, the continued non-payment by the majority has greatly affected the ability of the Commission to fulfill the mandate for which it was established in 2001. President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China also commiserated with President Buhari on the recent boat mishap in Anambra.

    Over 40 people were reported to have died in the accident which happened on Friday, Oct. 7, at Umunankwo in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra.


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  •  The National Security Council has ordered nation s security agencies to ensure the immediate stoppage of all illegal mining activities across Nigeria The Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari which gave the order at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Friday also directed the National Security Adviser to the President retired Maj Gen Babagana Monguno to investigate cases of oil theft in the Niger Delta areas Ministers of Interior Rauf Aregbesola and his Police Affairs counterpart Maigari Dingyadi disclosed these when they briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday According to Dingyadi security and intelligence agencies have also been directed to enforce the order on the total ban on illegal mining activities in the country He said All security agencies have been ordered to check illegal mining all over the country Illegal mining operations and activities in the country are ordered to be stopped and all security and intelligence agencies are to enforce this Aregbesola further maintained that the Security Council was committed to ensuring a free and transparent electoral process as Nigeria prepares for its general elections next year He therefore urged politicians to pursue their democratic ambitions with decorum and in accordance with the laws of the land That is the decision of the council We are committed to ensuring a transparent free and fair electoral process in the coming elections and all the processes leading to it So we enjoin all political parties individuals and Nigerians to pursue their democratic rights and interest with decorum All security forces and agencies are advised to maintain the law he said On cases of crude oil theft the Minister said the National Security Adviser was advised to put together a strong team in conjunction with the Secretary to Government of the Federation to investigate all reported incidents of vandalisation of gas and oil pipelines in the country According to him the team is to determine the rate of illegalities involved and perpetrators of such acts that are grossly affecting the economy of the nation and report back to the council Chief of Defence Staff Gen Lucky Irabor who also briefed the correspondents stressed that the military would sustain its tempo of fighting oil theft and other criminals in the country Activities of the Armed Forces and other security agencies within the oil and gas base were also commended but with the directive to sustain the pressure and it is our resolve to deal decisively with those who have been involved in those illegal acts he said He revealed that a total of 101 combatants comprising members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province ISWAP groups have been moved from detention facilities for de radicalization Council was also briefed that a total of 101 ex combatants were taken to Operation Safe Corridor and are currently undergoing the process of de radicalization at the centre These were people that have been in detention for several years some of whom had served their jail terms Others were awaiting trial but because of the long time they have been detained and in line with the procedures for handling anyone who have been involved with terrorism they have to be moved to the centre he said The Minister of police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi who also addressed the correspondents after the meeting said an agreement had been reached to ensure the re opening of the Cement Company in Ogbajana Kogi to give room for peace in the State He said An agreement has been reached between the Kogi State government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the State Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved he added Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday s ruling of the Court of Appeal which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Nigerian Government The minister said that Council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted He said The issue of Kanu has also been raised and council was briefed on the state of things on the matter And it was observed that Kanu was discharged but he is not acquitted So government is considering the appropriate action to be taken on the matter and Nigerians will be notified of the position that will be finally taken on the matter in due course NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Security Council orders immediate stop to illegal mining activities, oil theft
     The National Security Council has ordered nation s security agencies to ensure the immediate stoppage of all illegal mining activities across Nigeria The Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari which gave the order at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Friday also directed the National Security Adviser to the President retired Maj Gen Babagana Monguno to investigate cases of oil theft in the Niger Delta areas Ministers of Interior Rauf Aregbesola and his Police Affairs counterpart Maigari Dingyadi disclosed these when they briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday According to Dingyadi security and intelligence agencies have also been directed to enforce the order on the total ban on illegal mining activities in the country He said All security agencies have been ordered to check illegal mining all over the country Illegal mining operations and activities in the country are ordered to be stopped and all security and intelligence agencies are to enforce this Aregbesola further maintained that the Security Council was committed to ensuring a free and transparent electoral process as Nigeria prepares for its general elections next year He therefore urged politicians to pursue their democratic ambitions with decorum and in accordance with the laws of the land That is the decision of the council We are committed to ensuring a transparent free and fair electoral process in the coming elections and all the processes leading to it So we enjoin all political parties individuals and Nigerians to pursue their democratic rights and interest with decorum All security forces and agencies are advised to maintain the law he said On cases of crude oil theft the Minister said the National Security Adviser was advised to put together a strong team in conjunction with the Secretary to Government of the Federation to investigate all reported incidents of vandalisation of gas and oil pipelines in the country According to him the team is to determine the rate of illegalities involved and perpetrators of such acts that are grossly affecting the economy of the nation and report back to the council Chief of Defence Staff Gen Lucky Irabor who also briefed the correspondents stressed that the military would sustain its tempo of fighting oil theft and other criminals in the country Activities of the Armed Forces and other security agencies within the oil and gas base were also commended but with the directive to sustain the pressure and it is our resolve to deal decisively with those who have been involved in those illegal acts he said He revealed that a total of 101 combatants comprising members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province ISWAP groups have been moved from detention facilities for de radicalization Council was also briefed that a total of 101 ex combatants were taken to Operation Safe Corridor and are currently undergoing the process of de radicalization at the centre These were people that have been in detention for several years some of whom had served their jail terms Others were awaiting trial but because of the long time they have been detained and in line with the procedures for handling anyone who have been involved with terrorism they have to be moved to the centre he said The Minister of police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi who also addressed the correspondents after the meeting said an agreement had been reached to ensure the re opening of the Cement Company in Ogbajana Kogi to give room for peace in the State He said An agreement has been reached between the Kogi State government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the State Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved he added Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday s ruling of the Court of Appeal which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Nigerian Government The minister said that Council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted He said The issue of Kanu has also been raised and council was briefed on the state of things on the matter And it was observed that Kanu was discharged but he is not acquitted So government is considering the appropriate action to be taken on the matter and Nigerians will be notified of the position that will be finally taken on the matter in due course NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Security Council orders immediate stop to illegal mining activities, oil theft
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Security Council orders immediate stop to illegal mining activities, oil theft

    The National Security Council has ordered nation’s security agencies to ensure the immediate stoppage of all illegal mining activities across Nigeria.

    The Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, which gave the order at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Friday also directed the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno to investigate cases of oil theft in the Niger Delta areas.  

    Ministers of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and his  Police Affairs counterpart,  Maigari Dingyadi disclosed these when they  briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held in Abuja on Friday.

    According to Dingyadi, security and intelligence agencies have also been directed to enforce the order on the total ban on illegal mining activities in the country.

    He said: “All security agencies have been ordered to check illegal mining all over the country.

    ”Illegal mining operations and activities in the country are ordered to be stopped and all security and intelligence agencies are to enforce this.

    ” Aregbesola further maintained that the Security Council was committed to ensuring a free and transparent electoral process as Nigeria prepares for its general elections next year.

    He, therefore, urged politicians to pursue their democratic ambitions with decorum and in accordance with the laws of the land.

    “That is the decision of the council.

    We are committed to ensuring a transparent free and fair electoral process in the coming elections and all the processes leading to it.

    ”So, we enjoin all political parties, individuals and Nigerians to pursue their democratic rights and interest with decorum.

    All security forces and agencies are advised to maintain the law,” he said.

    On cases of crude oil theft, the Minister said the National Security Adviser was advised to put together a strong team in conjunction with the Secretary to Government of the Federation, to investigate all reported incidents of vandalisation of gas and oil pipelines in the country, According to him, the team is to determine the rate of illegalities involved and perpetrators of such acts that are grossly affecting the economy of the nation and report back to the council.

    Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, who also briefed the correspondents, stressed that the military would sustain its tempo of fighting oil theft and other criminals in the country.

    “Activities of the Armed Forces and other security agencies within the oil and gas base were also commended but with the directive to sustain the pressure and it is our resolve to deal decisively with those who have been involved in those illegal acts,” he said.

    He revealed that a total of 101 combatants comprising members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) groups have been moved from detention facilities for de-radicalization.

    “Council was also briefed that a total of 101 ex-combatants were taken to Operation Safe Corridor and are currently undergoing the process of de-radicalization at the centre.

    ”These were people that have been in detention for several years; some of whom had served their jail terms.

    ”Others were awaiting trial but because of the long time they have been detained and in line with the procedures for handling anyone who have been involved with terrorism, they have to be moved to the centre,” he said.

    The Minister of police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, who also addressed the correspondents after the meeting, said an agreement had been reached to ensure the re-opening of the Cement Company in Ogbajana, Kogi, to give room for peace in the State.

    He said: ”An agreement has been reached between the Kogi State government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re-open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the State.

    ”Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed.

    ”We do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved,”  he added.

    Dingyadi said the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

    He said the Council also reacted to the Thursday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal , which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Nigerian Government.

    The minister said that Council was briefed and it observed that Kanu was discharged and not acquitted.

    He said: “The issue of Kanu has also been raised and council was briefed on the state of things on the matter.

    ”And it was observed that Kanu was discharged but he is not acquitted.

    ”So, government is considering the appropriate action to be taken on the matter and Nigerians will be notified of the position that will be finally taken on the matter in due course.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged members of the All Progressives Congress Women Presidential Campaign Team to work hard in ensuring victory for the party in the 2023 general elections The president who made the call at the inauguration of the APC Women team in Abuja on Monday said the call had become imperative in view of the fact that there was no alternative to APC electoral victory in the 2023 presidential election Buhari who was represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari enjoined members of the team to take the party to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy for smooth victory in the elections He described the inauguration of the APC women presidential campaign committee as the most crucial component of the 2023 campaign To this end I call on all members of this committee to take on this great responsibility as a testament of your selfless service to the APC I strongly believe that this committee will take the APC to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy to ensure a PCS victory in the 2023 election because there is no alternative to our victory he said The president who congratulated all members of the committee and the leadership of the party for the laudable initiative wished the team a successful campaign season He however warned that the team must always be guided by the fact that their mission would involve going round the whole wards in the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation campaigning for the party The mission that lays ahead for the Committee s is very clear and time is not on your side As this lunch is being hosted in Abuja we must remember that the real work lies in far places away from Abuja The task at hand lies in over 1000 wards and 774 local governments across the country where a party faithful will have to make a case before fellow citizens on our party s candidate by articulating the vision and the programme for the country The campaign should therefore resist the temptation for it to be turned into an Abuja activity he added The president also lauded the Nigerian women for their sacrifices and loyalty to the party He said Throughout my political journey and my tenure as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria women have remained the most loyal the most supportive group in my mission for a better Nigeria Buhari therefore charged the women to extend the same support he had been enjoying from them to the party s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu and the vice presidential candidate kashim Shettima as well as other APC candidates during and after the 2023 general elections The president also directed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in conjunction with the Minister of Women Affairs to work closely with the office of the First Lady and the National Assembly to ensure the passage of bills aimed at creating level playing field for Nigerian women The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC Women Presidential campaignTeam is being headed by the wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No alternative to APC victory in 2023, says President Buhari
     President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged members of the All Progressives Congress Women Presidential Campaign Team to work hard in ensuring victory for the party in the 2023 general elections The president who made the call at the inauguration of the APC Women team in Abuja on Monday said the call had become imperative in view of the fact that there was no alternative to APC electoral victory in the 2023 presidential election Buhari who was represented by his Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari enjoined members of the team to take the party to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy for smooth victory in the elections He described the inauguration of the APC women presidential campaign committee as the most crucial component of the 2023 campaign To this end I call on all members of this committee to take on this great responsibility as a testament of your selfless service to the APC I strongly believe that this committee will take the APC to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy to ensure a PCS victory in the 2023 election because there is no alternative to our victory he said The president who congratulated all members of the committee and the leadership of the party for the laudable initiative wished the team a successful campaign season He however warned that the team must always be guided by the fact that their mission would involve going round the whole wards in the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation campaigning for the party The mission that lays ahead for the Committee s is very clear and time is not on your side As this lunch is being hosted in Abuja we must remember that the real work lies in far places away from Abuja The task at hand lies in over 1000 wards and 774 local governments across the country where a party faithful will have to make a case before fellow citizens on our party s candidate by articulating the vision and the programme for the country The campaign should therefore resist the temptation for it to be turned into an Abuja activity he added The president also lauded the Nigerian women for their sacrifices and loyalty to the party He said Throughout my political journey and my tenure as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria women have remained the most loyal the most supportive group in my mission for a better Nigeria Buhari therefore charged the women to extend the same support he had been enjoying from them to the party s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu and the vice presidential candidate kashim Shettima as well as other APC candidates during and after the 2023 general elections The president also directed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in conjunction with the Minister of Women Affairs to work closely with the office of the First Lady and the National Assembly to ensure the passage of bills aimed at creating level playing field for Nigerian women The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC Women Presidential campaignTeam is being headed by the wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No alternative to APC victory in 2023, says President Buhari
    General news2 months ago

    No alternative to APC victory in 2023, says President Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged members of the All Progressives Congress Women Presidential Campaign Team to work hard in ensuring victory for the party in the 2023 general elections.

    The president, who made the call at the inauguration of the APC Women team in Abuja on Monday, said the call had become imperative in view of the fact that there was no alternative to APC electoral victory in the 2023 presidential election.

    Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari enjoined members of the team to take the party to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy for smooth victory in the elections.

    He described the inauguration of the APC women presidential campaign committee as the most crucial component of the 2023 campaign.

    ”To this end, I call on all members of this committee to take on this great responsibility as a testament of your selfless service to the APC.

    ”I strongly believe that this committee will take the APC to greater heights by developing and implementing a collective an inclusive party strategy to ensure a PCS victory in the 2023 election, because there is no alternative to our victory,” he said.

    The president, who congratulated all members of the committee and the leadership of the party for the laudable initiative, wished the team a successful campaign season.

    He, however, warned that the team must always be guided by the fact that their mission would involve going round the whole wards in the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation campaigning for the party.

    ”The mission that lays ahead for the Committee’s is very clear, and time is not on your side.

    As this lunch is being hosted in Abuja, we must remember that the real work lies in far places, away from Abuja.

    ”The task at hand lies in over 1000 wards, and 774 local governments across the country where a party faithful will have to make a case before fellow citizens on our party’s candidate by articulating the vision and the programme for the country.

    ”The campaign should therefore resist the temptation for it to be turned into an Abuja activity,” he added.

    The president also lauded the Nigerian women for their sacrifices and loyalty to the party He said: ”Throughout my political journey, and my tenure, as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, women have remained the most loyal, the most supportive group in my mission for a better Nigeria.

    ” Buhari, therefore, charged the women to extend the same support he had been enjoying from them to the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and the vice presidential candidate, kashim Shettima, as well as other APC candidates during and after the 2023 general elections.

    The president also directed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in conjunction with the Minister of Women Affairs, to work closely with the office of the First Lady and the National Assembly to ensure the passage of bills aimed at creating level playing field for Nigerian women.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC Women Presidential campaignTeam is being headed by the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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