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  •  The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards business reforms to ensure improved business environment across the state Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi the Managing Director Nassarawa Investment and Development Agency NASIDA said this in Lafia on Saturday at the high level engagement with chief executives of ministries departments and agencies on State Action for Business Enable Reform SABER Abdullahi said that the engagement with chief executives of MDAs and members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market was aimed at solidifying collaboration towards removing unnecessary bureaucracy to deliver transparent and effective government services He said that the state government had initiated series of reforms in line with the mandate of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC and SABER to ensure improved business environment Some of the reforms he said included the establishment of a one stop shop investment promotion agency as well as a digitised land administration Others are establishment of small claims courts signing of executive order called the Nasarawa Governance Result and Efficiency Mechanism which compels MDAs to provide timeline within which they will respond to query enquiry or provide feedback He explained that the programme was organised by NASIDA with support of the PEBEC to engage chief executives of business related MDAs and members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market on the need to work towards the realisation of SABER programme This he said would enable the state to achieve the mandate of SABER programme which seeks to provide additional incentives using results based financing targeted at improving the business environment A healthy business environment is essential for economic growth wealth and employment generation as well as poverty reduction so business reforms are required Inappropriate regulation excessive and uncoordinated taxation lack of fair competition unstable policy environment impede investment and the development of markets It also stifle entrepreneurship and compel businesses to operate in the informal economy he said He noted that NASIDA s mandate was to ensure that new and old businesses thrive seamlessly And to achieve this we have taken a number of measures such as digitisation of business related MDAs to ensure that services are obtained in the most friendly and seamless manner he said Mr Ayokunnu Ojeniyi the Project Manager PEBEC Secretariat explained that the SABER programme was a three years performance based joint intervention by the World Bank technical team and the PEBEC secretariat According to Ojeniyi the intervention is to incentivise and strengthen the implementation of business enabling reforms across the states He explained that the ease of doing business mandate was articulated in the economic recovery and growth plan and subsequently retained in the national development plan aimed at generating 21 million jobs and lifting 35 million people out of poverty by 2025 I will like to congratulate Nassarawa state it s pleasing seen the level of coordination that is obtainable within the state there s work to be done so I encourage them to collaborate more This is why this engagement is very important for all the stakeholders relevant to the implementation reforms and I m very sure that Nassarawa is one of the leading states as far as this programme is concerned he said Mr Mohammed Isah the Chairman Nasarawa State House of Assembly Commitee on Capital Market Commerce and Investment and Dr Abdulkarim Kana state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice both pledged to work towards the realisation of SABER programme in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt recommits to enabling business environment
     The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards business reforms to ensure improved business environment across the state Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi the Managing Director Nassarawa Investment and Development Agency NASIDA said this in Lafia on Saturday at the high level engagement with chief executives of ministries departments and agencies on State Action for Business Enable Reform SABER Abdullahi said that the engagement with chief executives of MDAs and members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market was aimed at solidifying collaboration towards removing unnecessary bureaucracy to deliver transparent and effective government services He said that the state government had initiated series of reforms in line with the mandate of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC and SABER to ensure improved business environment Some of the reforms he said included the establishment of a one stop shop investment promotion agency as well as a digitised land administration Others are establishment of small claims courts signing of executive order called the Nasarawa Governance Result and Efficiency Mechanism which compels MDAs to provide timeline within which they will respond to query enquiry or provide feedback He explained that the programme was organised by NASIDA with support of the PEBEC to engage chief executives of business related MDAs and members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market on the need to work towards the realisation of SABER programme This he said would enable the state to achieve the mandate of SABER programme which seeks to provide additional incentives using results based financing targeted at improving the business environment A healthy business environment is essential for economic growth wealth and employment generation as well as poverty reduction so business reforms are required Inappropriate regulation excessive and uncoordinated taxation lack of fair competition unstable policy environment impede investment and the development of markets It also stifle entrepreneurship and compel businesses to operate in the informal economy he said He noted that NASIDA s mandate was to ensure that new and old businesses thrive seamlessly And to achieve this we have taken a number of measures such as digitisation of business related MDAs to ensure that services are obtained in the most friendly and seamless manner he said Mr Ayokunnu Ojeniyi the Project Manager PEBEC Secretariat explained that the SABER programme was a three years performance based joint intervention by the World Bank technical team and the PEBEC secretariat According to Ojeniyi the intervention is to incentivise and strengthen the implementation of business enabling reforms across the states He explained that the ease of doing business mandate was articulated in the economic recovery and growth plan and subsequently retained in the national development plan aimed at generating 21 million jobs and lifting 35 million people out of poverty by 2025 I will like to congratulate Nassarawa state it s pleasing seen the level of coordination that is obtainable within the state there s work to be done so I encourage them to collaborate more This is why this engagement is very important for all the stakeholders relevant to the implementation reforms and I m very sure that Nassarawa is one of the leading states as far as this programme is concerned he said Mr Mohammed Isah the Chairman Nasarawa State House of Assembly Commitee on Capital Market Commerce and Investment and Dr Abdulkarim Kana state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice both pledged to work towards the realisation of SABER programme in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt recommits to enabling business environment
    Economy2 months ago

    Nasarawa Govt recommits to enabling business environment

    The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards business reforms to ensure improved business environment across the state.

    Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Managing Director, Nassarawa Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA), said this in Lafia on Saturday at the high level engagement with chief executives of ministries, departments and agencies on State Action for Business Enable Reform (SABER).

    Abdullahi said that the engagement with chief executives of MDAs and members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market was aimed at solidifying collaboration towards removing unnecessary bureaucracy to deliver transparent and effective government services.

    He said that the state government had initiated series of reforms in line with the mandate of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and SABER to ensure improved business environment.

    Some of the reforms, he said, included the establishment of a one-stop shop investment promotion agency, as well as a digitised land administration.

    Others are establishment of small claims courts, signing of executive order called the Nasarawa Governance Result and Efficiency Mechanism, which compels MDAs to provide timeline within which they will respond to query, enquiry or provide feedback.

    He explained that the programme was organised by NASIDA with support of the PEBEC to engage chief executives of business related MDAs and members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market on the need to work towards the realisation of SABER programme.

    This, he said, would enable the state to achieve the mandate of SABER programme which seeks to provide additional incentives, using results-based financing targeted at improving the business environment.

    “A healthy business environment is essential for economic growth, wealth and employment generation, as well as poverty reduction, so business reforms are required.

    ”Inappropriate regulation, excessive and uncoordinated taxation, lack of fair competition, unstable policy environment impede investment and the development of markets.

    “It also stifle entrepreneurship and compel businesses to operate in the informal economy,” he said.

    He noted that NASIDA’s mandate was to ensure that new and old businesses thrive seamlessly.

    “And to achieve this, we have taken a number of measures such as digitisation of business related MDAs to ensure that services are obtained in the most friendly and seamless manner,” he said.

    Mr Ayokunnu Ojeniyi, the Project Manager, PEBEC Secretariat, explained that the SABER programme was a three years performance based joint intervention by the World Bank technical team and the PEBEC secretariat.

    According to Ojeniyi, the intervention is to incentivise and strengthen the implementation of business enabling reforms across the states.

    He explained that the ease of doing business mandate was articulated in the economic recovery and growth plan and subsequently retained in the national development plan aimed at generating 21 million jobs and lifting 35 million people out of poverty by 2025. “I will like to congratulate Nassarawa state, it’s pleasing seen the level of coordination that is obtainable within the state, there’s work to be done so I encourage them to collaborate more.

    “This is why this engagement is very important for all the stakeholders relevant to the implementation reforms, and I’m very sure that Nassarawa is one of the leading states as far as this programme is concerned,” he said.

    Mr Mohammed Isah, the Chairman, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Commitee on Capital Market, Commerce and Investment, and Dr Abdulkarim Kana, state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, both pledged to work towards the realisation of SABER programme in the state.


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  •  Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the state government will establish solid minerals laboratory to boost the expected revenue from the sector The governor said this at a stakeholders interactive meeting for actors in the mining sector on Thursday in Lafia Represented at the occasion by Aliyu Uban Doma Secretary to State Government SSG Sule said that the establishment of the laboratory was part of the state government initiative to add value to the minerals and ensure that the state get the needed revenue from the sector In the shortest possible time our solid minerals value chain development will stand out once the laboratory is in place and operational Apart from providing quality solid minerals related services for clients in the sector institutions of higher learning in the state will also utilise it to promote research and knowledge development Sule added The governor also promised to beef up security in all mining sites in the state to ensure smooth operation of minerals Sule said that the state government would focus attention in the sector to ensure increased revenue for the development of the state He also said that he would ensure that miners operating in the state pay all the necessary taxes to enable Nasarawa State benefit from the sector Earlier Mr Yakubu Kwanta Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources said that the meeting was aimed at getting the inputs of stakeholders on modalities to develop the sector for mutual benefits of the government and operators The commissioner said that the government wanted to sanitise the sector and block all revenue leakages in the area by ensuring that all stakeholders are on the same page Kwanta said that government had invited regulators mining companies artisanal miners mining cooperative groups mineral vendors traditional rulers and critical stakeholders of mining host communities to the meeting to proffer solution on the way forward He said that they would also be informed on the plans by the government He therefore promised that the ministry would immediately put machinery in place to ensure full implementation of government plans to turn around the sector for good Mr Yusuf Dalhatu Nasarawa State Chairman of Miners Association of Nigeria commended the government for the opportunity and initiative to develop the sector Dalhatu however said a lot needed to be done if the government wanted to succeed in the new plan to ensure that miners and mining companies get registered and licensed before they operate He said that a lot of illegal mining activities was going on in vatually all the 13 local government areas of the state as such government was loosing revenue He therefore suggested that a task force be put in place to go to mining sites and take inventory of mining companies operating and monitor their activities to ensure proper and prompt payment of taxes The highlights of the meeting include suggestions by stakeholders on what the government should do and how to do it as well as sanitise the sector to get the required revenue to develop the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Revenue: Nasarawa to establish solid minerals lab
     Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the state government will establish solid minerals laboratory to boost the expected revenue from the sector The governor said this at a stakeholders interactive meeting for actors in the mining sector on Thursday in Lafia Represented at the occasion by Aliyu Uban Doma Secretary to State Government SSG Sule said that the establishment of the laboratory was part of the state government initiative to add value to the minerals and ensure that the state get the needed revenue from the sector In the shortest possible time our solid minerals value chain development will stand out once the laboratory is in place and operational Apart from providing quality solid minerals related services for clients in the sector institutions of higher learning in the state will also utilise it to promote research and knowledge development Sule added The governor also promised to beef up security in all mining sites in the state to ensure smooth operation of minerals Sule said that the state government would focus attention in the sector to ensure increased revenue for the development of the state He also said that he would ensure that miners operating in the state pay all the necessary taxes to enable Nasarawa State benefit from the sector Earlier Mr Yakubu Kwanta Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources said that the meeting was aimed at getting the inputs of stakeholders on modalities to develop the sector for mutual benefits of the government and operators The commissioner said that the government wanted to sanitise the sector and block all revenue leakages in the area by ensuring that all stakeholders are on the same page Kwanta said that government had invited regulators mining companies artisanal miners mining cooperative groups mineral vendors traditional rulers and critical stakeholders of mining host communities to the meeting to proffer solution on the way forward He said that they would also be informed on the plans by the government He therefore promised that the ministry would immediately put machinery in place to ensure full implementation of government plans to turn around the sector for good Mr Yusuf Dalhatu Nasarawa State Chairman of Miners Association of Nigeria commended the government for the opportunity and initiative to develop the sector Dalhatu however said a lot needed to be done if the government wanted to succeed in the new plan to ensure that miners and mining companies get registered and licensed before they operate He said that a lot of illegal mining activities was going on in vatually all the 13 local government areas of the state as such government was loosing revenue He therefore suggested that a task force be put in place to go to mining sites and take inventory of mining companies operating and monitor their activities to ensure proper and prompt payment of taxes The highlights of the meeting include suggestions by stakeholders on what the government should do and how to do it as well as sanitise the sector to get the required revenue to develop the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Revenue: Nasarawa to establish solid minerals lab
    General news2 months ago

    Revenue: Nasarawa to establish solid minerals lab

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the state government will establish solid minerals laboratory to boost the expected revenue from the sector.

    The governor said this at a stakeholders interactive meeting for actors in the mining sector on Thursday in Lafia.

    Represented at the occasion by Aliyu Uban-Doma, Secretary to State Government (SSG), Sule said that the establishment of the laboratory was part of the state government initiative to add value to the minerals and ensure that the state get the needed revenue from the sector.

    “In the shortest possible time, our solid minerals value chain development will stand out, once the laboratory is in place and operational.

    “Apart from providing quality solid minerals related services for clients in the sector, institutions of higher learning in the state will also utilise it to promote research and knowledge development,” Sule added.

    The governor also promised to beef up security in all mining sites in the state to ensure smooth operation of minerals.

    Sule said that the state government would focus attention in the sector to ensure increased revenue for the development of the state.

    He also said that he would ensure that miners operating in the state pay all the necessary taxes to enable Nasarawa State benefit from the sector.

    Earlier, Mr Yakubu Kwanta, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said that the meeting was aimed at getting the inputs of stakeholders on modalities to develop the sector for mutual benefits of the government and operators.

    The commissioner said that the government wanted to sanitise the sector and block all revenue leakages in the area by ensuring that all stakeholders are on the same page.

    Kwanta said that government had invited regulators, mining companies, artisanal miners, mining cooperative groups, mineral vendors, traditional rulers and critical stakeholders of mining host communities to the meeting to proffer solution on the way forward.

    He said that they would also be informed on the plans by the government.

    He, therefore, promised that the ministry would immediately put machinery in place to ensure full implementation of government plans to turn around the sector for good.

    Mr Yusuf Dalhatu, Nasarawa State Chairman of Miners Association of Nigeria, commended the government for the opportunity and initiative to develop the sector.

    Dalhatu, however, said a lot needed to be done if the government wanted to succeed in the new plan to ensure that miners and mining companies get registered and licensed before they operate.

    He said that a lot of illegal mining activities was going on in vatually all the 13 local government areas of the state as such, government was loosing revenue.

    He, therefore suggested that a task force be put in place to go to mining sites and take inventory of mining companies operating and monitor their activities to ensure proper and prompt payment of taxes.

    The highlights of the meeting include suggestions by stakeholders on what the government should do and how to do it, as well as sanitise the sector to get the required revenue to develop the state.


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  •  A non governmental organisation The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP has advocated increased budgetary allocation to the relevant ministries and agencies to tackle climate change in Nassarawa State Mr David Michael Executive Director of GIFSEP said this at the training of 35 communities and Civil Society Organisations CSOs on climate activists on Thursday in Lafia He said that this would enable the ministries and agencies to champion the course of climate change and tackled its impacts in the state According to him increased funding for relevant ministries Environment and Natural Resources Agriculture and Water Resources Women Affairs Youths and Sport become necessary to tackle climate change related impacts in the state One of the ways we feel that climate change can be tackle is through appropriate financial provision to be increased in the relevant ministries and agencies for adaptation building and planning Essentially climate change is impacting on us as it already evident with the severe flooding the entire nation is witnessing Nassarawa state is not an exception Flood had destroyed farmlands in Doma Nasarawa Toto Awe even part of Lafia Local Government Area in the state he said He noted that the destruction of farmlands by flood had led to severe economy lost thereby increasing poverty hence the need to build resilience and adaptation strategies to mitigate impacts of climate change on the communities Michael said that the training of communities activists and CSOs on lobby was to enable them to respectfully engage with policy makers for climate action in the state He explained that the programme was a continuation of African Activists for Climate Justice Project being implemented by GIFSEP in Nasarawa State with support from Oxfam in Nigeria Hadiza Attah climate change activist and a participant commended GIFSEP for the training Attah said that she would utilise the knowledge of the lobby training to engage policy makers to make policies that would help in building resilience and support climate campaign Also speaking Obadiah Solomon Ovye Development Practitioner and Climate Enthusiast a participant said going forward he would engage more in activism and more partnership as well as using the lobby training to engage his representatives to achieve a collective solution to climate change issues NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate Change: NGO advocates increased budgetary allocation in Nasarawa
     A non governmental organisation The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP has advocated increased budgetary allocation to the relevant ministries and agencies to tackle climate change in Nassarawa State Mr David Michael Executive Director of GIFSEP said this at the training of 35 communities and Civil Society Organisations CSOs on climate activists on Thursday in Lafia He said that this would enable the ministries and agencies to champion the course of climate change and tackled its impacts in the state According to him increased funding for relevant ministries Environment and Natural Resources Agriculture and Water Resources Women Affairs Youths and Sport become necessary to tackle climate change related impacts in the state One of the ways we feel that climate change can be tackle is through appropriate financial provision to be increased in the relevant ministries and agencies for adaptation building and planning Essentially climate change is impacting on us as it already evident with the severe flooding the entire nation is witnessing Nassarawa state is not an exception Flood had destroyed farmlands in Doma Nasarawa Toto Awe even part of Lafia Local Government Area in the state he said He noted that the destruction of farmlands by flood had led to severe economy lost thereby increasing poverty hence the need to build resilience and adaptation strategies to mitigate impacts of climate change on the communities Michael said that the training of communities activists and CSOs on lobby was to enable them to respectfully engage with policy makers for climate action in the state He explained that the programme was a continuation of African Activists for Climate Justice Project being implemented by GIFSEP in Nasarawa State with support from Oxfam in Nigeria Hadiza Attah climate change activist and a participant commended GIFSEP for the training Attah said that she would utilise the knowledge of the lobby training to engage policy makers to make policies that would help in building resilience and support climate campaign Also speaking Obadiah Solomon Ovye Development Practitioner and Climate Enthusiast a participant said going forward he would engage more in activism and more partnership as well as using the lobby training to engage his representatives to achieve a collective solution to climate change issues NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate Change: NGO advocates increased budgetary allocation in Nasarawa
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    Climate Change: NGO advocates increased budgetary allocation in Nasarawa

    A non-governmental organisation –The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) —  has advocated increased budgetary allocation to the relevant ministries and agencies to tackle climate change in Nassarawa State.

    Mr David Michael, Executive Director of GIFSEP, said this at the training of 35 communities and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on climate activists on Thursday in Lafia.

    He said that this would enable the ministries and agencies to champion the course of climate change and tackled its impacts in the state.

    According to him, increased funding for relevant ministries; Environment and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Water Resources, Women Affairs, Youths and Sport become necessary to tackle climate change related impacts in the state.

    “One of the ways we feel that climate change can be tackle is through appropriate financial provision to be increased in the relevant ministries and agencies for adaptation building and planning.

    “Essentially, climate change is impacting on us as it already evident with the severe flooding the entire nation is witnessing; Nassarawa state is not an exception.

    “Flood had destroyed farmlands in Doma, Nasarawa, Toto, Awe even part of Lafia Local Government Area in the state,” he said.

    He noted that the destruction of farmlands by flood had led to severe economy lost thereby increasing poverty, hence the need to build resilience and adaptation strategies to mitigate impacts of climate change on the communities.

    Michael said that the training of communities’ activists and CSOs on lobby was to enable them to respectfully engage with policy makers for climate action in the state.

    He explained that the programme was a continuation of African Activists for Climate Justice Project, being implemented by GIFSEP in Nasarawa State, with support from Oxfam in Nigeria.

    Hadiza Attah, climate change activist and a participant, commended GIFSEP for the training.

    Attah said that she would utilise the knowledge of the lobby training to engage policy makers to make policies that would help in building resilience and support climate campaign.

    Also speaking, Obadiah Solomon-Ovye, Development Practitioner and Climate Enthusiast, a participant, said going forward he would engage more in activism and more partnership as well as using the lobby training to engage his representatives to achieve a collective solution to climate change issues.


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  •  NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Works has urged contractors handling roads construction and other projects in the state to ensure that quality jobs are delivered Mr Abdulaziz Danladi the chairman of the committee made the call when the committee began inspection of projects in Lafia Doma and Awe local government areas on Thursday Danladi expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of work at the ongoing construction of 24km Idadu Agashi road in Doma Local Government Area of the state in spite of the huge amount of money released to the contractor by the state government He urged the contractor handling the work to improve on the standard of work and speed up to justify the N1 2 billion released out of N2 7 billion contracts sum The house also called on the contractor handling the ongoing construction of N24 2 million Police Station at the 500 Housing Unit Doma Road Lafia to redouble efforts The house advised the state government particularly Ministry of Works to step up its monitoring team to ensure contractors meet up with contracts specifications We are not happy with the quality of works done so far by the contractors handling construction of a Police Station at 500 Housing unit Doma Road Lafia Idadu Agbashi road and we advise them to improve on their works as we will not tolerate sub standard work We are out to see things for yourselves with the view of correcting any abnormality if discovered We are not here to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done to justify government huge investment in projects execution These projects were awarded by the government to improve on the lives of our people and boost the socio economic activities of our people We urge contractors to improve on the quality of works as what we want is quality and standard works for the project s durability This contractor handling Idadu Agbashi road we are meant to understand that government has released N1 2 billion but see where we are the pace of the work so far has not justified that he said On his part Mr Uba Mohammed the Contractor handling the construction of Police Station at 500 Housing Unit Doma Road Lafia said that the government awarded the contract at the sum of N24 2 million and has recently released N10 million The contractor pledged to ensure that work is done according to specifications Mr Wang Zengxiang the Contractor handling 24 km Idadu Agbashi road said that the company had recieved N1 2 billion out of N2 7 billion contract sum for the construction of the road Mr Housam Malaab the contractor handling 22km Adudu Azara road said that the contract sum for the project is NN3 2 billion More than N500million was released to us the duration for the project is 12months from August 2022 to August 2023 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N5.9bn projects: Nasarawa assembly warns contractors against poor works
     NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Works has urged contractors handling roads construction and other projects in the state to ensure that quality jobs are delivered Mr Abdulaziz Danladi the chairman of the committee made the call when the committee began inspection of projects in Lafia Doma and Awe local government areas on Thursday Danladi expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of work at the ongoing construction of 24km Idadu Agashi road in Doma Local Government Area of the state in spite of the huge amount of money released to the contractor by the state government He urged the contractor handling the work to improve on the standard of work and speed up to justify the N1 2 billion released out of N2 7 billion contracts sum The house also called on the contractor handling the ongoing construction of N24 2 million Police Station at the 500 Housing Unit Doma Road Lafia to redouble efforts The house advised the state government particularly Ministry of Works to step up its monitoring team to ensure contractors meet up with contracts specifications We are not happy with the quality of works done so far by the contractors handling construction of a Police Station at 500 Housing unit Doma Road Lafia Idadu Agbashi road and we advise them to improve on their works as we will not tolerate sub standard work We are out to see things for yourselves with the view of correcting any abnormality if discovered We are not here to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done to justify government huge investment in projects execution These projects were awarded by the government to improve on the lives of our people and boost the socio economic activities of our people We urge contractors to improve on the quality of works as what we want is quality and standard works for the project s durability This contractor handling Idadu Agbashi road we are meant to understand that government has released N1 2 billion but see where we are the pace of the work so far has not justified that he said On his part Mr Uba Mohammed the Contractor handling the construction of Police Station at 500 Housing Unit Doma Road Lafia said that the government awarded the contract at the sum of N24 2 million and has recently released N10 million The contractor pledged to ensure that work is done according to specifications Mr Wang Zengxiang the Contractor handling 24 km Idadu Agbashi road said that the company had recieved N1 2 billion out of N2 7 billion contract sum for the construction of the road Mr Housam Malaab the contractor handling 22km Adudu Azara road said that the contract sum for the project is NN3 2 billion More than N500million was released to us the duration for the project is 12months from August 2022 to August 2023 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N5.9bn projects: Nasarawa assembly warns contractors against poor works
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    N5.9bn projects: Nasarawa assembly warns contractors against poor works

    NAN) The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Works has urged contractors handling roads construction and other projects in the state to ensure that quality jobs are delivered.

    Mr Abdulaziz Danladi, the chairman of the committee, made the call when the committee began inspection of projects in Lafia, Doma and Awe local government areas on Thursday.

    Danladi expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of work at the ongoing construction of 24km Idadu-Agashi road in Doma Local Government Area of the state in spite of the huge amount of money released to the contractor by the state government.

    He urged the contractor handling the work to improve on the standard of work and speed up to justify the N1.2 billion released out of N2.7 billion contracts sum.

    The house also called on the contractor handling the ongoing construction of N24.2 million Police Station at the 500 Housing Unit Doma Road, Lafia, to redouble efforts.

    The house advised the state government, particularly Ministry of Works, to step up its monitoring team to ensure contractors meet up with contracts specifications.

    “We are not happy with the quality of works done so far by the contractors handling construction of a Police Station at 500 Housing unit Doma Road Lafia, Idadu-Agbashi road and we advise them to improve on their works as we will not tolerate sub-standard work.

    “We are out to see things for yourselves with the view of correcting any abnormality, if discovered.

    “We are not here to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done to justify government huge investment in projects execution.

    “These projects were awarded by the government to improve on the lives of our people and boost the socio economic activities of our people.

    “We urge contractors to improve on the quality of works as what we want is quality and standard works for the project’s durability.

    “This contractor handling Idadu-Agbashi road, we are meant to understand that government has released N1.2 billion but see where we are, the pace of the work so far has not justified that,” he said.

    On his part, Mr Uba Mohammed, the Contractor handling the construction of Police Station at 500 Housing Unit, Doma Road, Lafia, said that the government awarded the contract at the sum of N24.2 million and has recently released N10 million.

    The contractor pledged to ensure that work is done according to specifications.

    Mr Wang Zengxiang, the Contractor handling 24 km Idadu-Agbashi road, said that the company had recieved N1.2 billion out of N2.7 billion contract sum for the construction of the road.

    Mr Housam Malaab, the contractor handling 22km Adudu-Azara road, said that the contract sum for the project is NN3. 2 billion.

    “More than N500million was released to us, the duration for the project is 12months from August 2022 to August 2023,” he said.


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  •  The Nasarawa State Government says all is set to commence the disbursement of over N218 million to 8 000 indigenous students studying in various tertiary institutions within and outside the state Mrs Sa adatu Yahya Executive Secretary Nasarawa State Scholarship Board disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Lafia Nasarawa State capital She explained that the disbursement would be done in two phases beginning from Thursday to Nov 4 at various centres across the state The executive secretary of the Scholarship Board said Gov Abdullahi Sule of the state had already given approval and released over N100 million for the first phase of the payment Immediately after the conclusion of the first phase on Nov 4 and subsequent submission of report to the governor the second phase will begin I am happy to inform the students that the governor has reviewed the bursary allowances upwards due to the current economic challenges Law students would now be paid N300 000 each as against N100 000 while other undergraduates from N10 000 to N20 000 People living with disability who are students would get N30 000 as against the N20 000 they were given before she added The executive secretary said the increment for other categories of undergraduates was captured in the current payment scheduled to commence on Thursday except for students in Law schools She explained that the law students would benefit from the subsequent payment because their approval came after the fund for this exercise was released Mrs Yahya added that the board was going to distribute verve cards to the shortlisted candidates after a screening to enable them to access their money in the bank She said that the government had introduced the verve cards technology in the payment of bursary to ensure accountability and transparency in the process The Executive Secretary added that the government had previously completed the payment of the bursary for 2016 to 2020 and that the current one was for 20212022 She added that the exercise would be done in the three Senatorial Zones of the state and urged the beneficiaries to come along with originals and photocopies of their credentials She said the screening beginning from 9 00 a m to 3 30 p m daily would commence from Nasarawa North Senatorial Zone from Oct 20 24 Nasarawa West Oct 25 27 while Nasarawa South would hold on Oct 31 to Nov 4 The executive secretary therefore advised the students to conduct themselves well while the exercise lasted to ensure smooth disbursement She also said that government was currently sponsoring some of its indigenes in different courses in Philippines India Cyprus and Turkey NewsSourceCredit NAN
    8,000 Nasarawa students to benefit from N218m bursary allowance – Board
     The Nasarawa State Government says all is set to commence the disbursement of over N218 million to 8 000 indigenous students studying in various tertiary institutions within and outside the state Mrs Sa adatu Yahya Executive Secretary Nasarawa State Scholarship Board disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Lafia Nasarawa State capital She explained that the disbursement would be done in two phases beginning from Thursday to Nov 4 at various centres across the state The executive secretary of the Scholarship Board said Gov Abdullahi Sule of the state had already given approval and released over N100 million for the first phase of the payment Immediately after the conclusion of the first phase on Nov 4 and subsequent submission of report to the governor the second phase will begin I am happy to inform the students that the governor has reviewed the bursary allowances upwards due to the current economic challenges Law students would now be paid N300 000 each as against N100 000 while other undergraduates from N10 000 to N20 000 People living with disability who are students would get N30 000 as against the N20 000 they were given before she added The executive secretary said the increment for other categories of undergraduates was captured in the current payment scheduled to commence on Thursday except for students in Law schools She explained that the law students would benefit from the subsequent payment because their approval came after the fund for this exercise was released Mrs Yahya added that the board was going to distribute verve cards to the shortlisted candidates after a screening to enable them to access their money in the bank She said that the government had introduced the verve cards technology in the payment of bursary to ensure accountability and transparency in the process The Executive Secretary added that the government had previously completed the payment of the bursary for 2016 to 2020 and that the current one was for 20212022 She added that the exercise would be done in the three Senatorial Zones of the state and urged the beneficiaries to come along with originals and photocopies of their credentials She said the screening beginning from 9 00 a m to 3 30 p m daily would commence from Nasarawa North Senatorial Zone from Oct 20 24 Nasarawa West Oct 25 27 while Nasarawa South would hold on Oct 31 to Nov 4 The executive secretary therefore advised the students to conduct themselves well while the exercise lasted to ensure smooth disbursement She also said that government was currently sponsoring some of its indigenes in different courses in Philippines India Cyprus and Turkey NewsSourceCredit NAN
    8,000 Nasarawa students to benefit from N218m bursary allowance – Board
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    8,000 Nasarawa students to benefit from N218m bursary allowance – Board

    The Nasarawa State Government says all is set to commence the disbursement of over N218 million to 8,000 indigenous students studying in various tertiary institutions within and outside the state.

    Mrs Sa’adatu Yahya, Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Scholarship Board, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.

    She explained that the disbursement would be done in two phases, beginning from Thursday to Nov. 4, at various centres across the state.

    The executive secretary of the Scholarship Board said Gov. Abdullahi Sule of the state had already given approval and released over N100 million for the first phase of the payment.

    “Immediately after the conclusion of the first phase on Nov. 4 and subsequent submission of report to the governor, the second phase will begin.

    “I am happy to inform the students that the governor has reviewed the bursary allowances upwards due to the current economic challenges.

    “Law students would now be paid N300, 000 each, as against N100,000 while  other undergraduates from N10,000 to N20,000.“People living with disability who are students would get N30,000 as against the N20,000 they were given before,” she added.

    The executive secretary said the increment for other categories of undergraduates was captured in the current payment scheduled to commence on Thursday except for students in Law schools.

    She explained that the law students would benefit from the subsequent payment, because their approval came after the fund for this exercise was released.

    Mrs Yahya added that the board was going to distribute verve cards to the shortlisted candidates, after a screening, to enable them to access their money in the bank.

    She said that the government had introduced the verve cards technology in the payment of bursary to ensure accountability and transparency in the process.

    The Executive Secretary added that the government had previously completed the payment of the bursary for 2016 to 2020, and that the current one was for 20212022.She added that the exercise would be done in the three Senatorial Zones of the state and urged the beneficiaries to come along with originals and photocopies of their credentials.

    She said the screening, beginning from 9:00 a.

    m. to 3:30 p.

    m. daily, would commence from Nasarawa North Senatorial Zone from Oct. 20-24, Nasarawa West Oct. 25-27, while Nasarawa South would hold on Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 .

    The executive secretary therefore advised the students to conduct themselves well while the exercise lasted to ensure smooth disbursement.

    She also said that government was currently sponsoring some of its indigenes in different courses in Philippines, India, Cyprus and Turkey.

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  •  A group Peace Achievers International Summit has recognised Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State as the best governor in peace building and community relations A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday said that Sule was represented by his Director General Strategic Communication Mr Yakubu Lamai who received the award in Abuja Lamai quoted the governor as assuring the citizens of the state of continuous commitment to improving on the lives of the youth and other people He said the governor urged the youths and other Nigerians to participate actively in the 2023 general elections He said that the governor noted that as a peacemaker his administration would continue to enlighten the public with facts evidence and massive investments in security and peace building The statement said that the Project Director of the Peace Summit Amb Kingsley Amafibe reminded the public that it is not by accident that Sule is selected to receive the prestigious award for the second time in two years Going by available evidence Sule has demonstrated in three years that he is an exemplary governor NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sule recognised in peace building, community relations
     A group Peace Achievers International Summit has recognised Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State as the best governor in peace building and community relations A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday said that Sule was represented by his Director General Strategic Communication Mr Yakubu Lamai who received the award in Abuja Lamai quoted the governor as assuring the citizens of the state of continuous commitment to improving on the lives of the youth and other people He said the governor urged the youths and other Nigerians to participate actively in the 2023 general elections He said that the governor noted that as a peacemaker his administration would continue to enlighten the public with facts evidence and massive investments in security and peace building The statement said that the Project Director of the Peace Summit Amb Kingsley Amafibe reminded the public that it is not by accident that Sule is selected to receive the prestigious award for the second time in two years Going by available evidence Sule has demonstrated in three years that he is an exemplary governor NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sule recognised in peace building, community relations
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    Sule recognised in peace building, community relations

    A group — Peace Achievers International Summit — has recognised Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State as the best governor in peace building and community relations.A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday said that Sule was represented by his Director-General, Strategic Communication, Mr Yakubu Lamai, who received the award in Abuja.Lamai quoted the governor as assuring the citizens of the state of continuous commitment to improving on the lives of the youth and other people.He said the governor urged the youths and other Nigerians to participate actively in the 2023 general elections.He said that the governor noted that as a peacemaker, his administration would continue to enlighten the public with facts, evidence and massive investments in security and peace building.The statement said that the Project Director of the Peace Summit, Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, reminded the public that, it “is not by accident that Sule is selected to receive the prestigious award for the second time in two years.“Going by available evidence, Sule has demonstrated in three years that he is an exemplary governor”.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday voted in favour of Local Government legislative and judicial autonomy among other bills Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the House announced this in Lafia during the Presentation of the Transmission of Constitution Fifth Alteration Bills 2022 The speaker also announced that the House has voted against independent candidacy According to him out of the 66 bills sent to the House by the National Assembly for Alteration it had voted in favour of 65 bills and voted against one The bills voted in favour included A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to Abrogate the State Joint Local Government Account Also to provide for a Special Account into which shall be paid all allocations due to Local Government Council s from the Federation Account and from the Government of the State and for Related Matters A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to Establish Local Government Council as Tier of Government and Guarantee Their Democratic Existence Tenure and for Related Matters A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for the Financial Independence of State Houses of Assembly and States Judiciary and for Related Matters among other bills that we voted in favour We voted against A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for Independent Candidacy in Presidential Governorship National Assembly State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Council Elections and for Related Matters he added The speaker directed the Clerk of the House to immediately produce a clean copy of the bills and submit the same to the National Assembly within 24 hours Earlier Alhaji Tanko Tunga the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the alterations of the bills which was seconded by Mr Daniel Ogazi the Deputy Majority Leader NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly votes in favour of LG, legislative, judicial autonomy
     NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday voted in favour of Local Government legislative and judicial autonomy among other bills Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the House announced this in Lafia during the Presentation of the Transmission of Constitution Fifth Alteration Bills 2022 The speaker also announced that the House has voted against independent candidacy According to him out of the 66 bills sent to the House by the National Assembly for Alteration it had voted in favour of 65 bills and voted against one The bills voted in favour included A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to Abrogate the State Joint Local Government Account Also to provide for a Special Account into which shall be paid all allocations due to Local Government Council s from the Federation Account and from the Government of the State and for Related Matters A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to Establish Local Government Council as Tier of Government and Guarantee Their Democratic Existence Tenure and for Related Matters A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for the Financial Independence of State Houses of Assembly and States Judiciary and for Related Matters among other bills that we voted in favour We voted against A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for Independent Candidacy in Presidential Governorship National Assembly State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Council Elections and for Related Matters he added The speaker directed the Clerk of the House to immediately produce a clean copy of the bills and submit the same to the National Assembly within 24 hours Earlier Alhaji Tanko Tunga the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the alterations of the bills which was seconded by Mr Daniel Ogazi the Deputy Majority Leader NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly votes in favour of LG, legislative, judicial autonomy
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    Nasarawa Assembly votes in favour of LG, legislative, judicial autonomy

    NAN) The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday voted in favour of Local Government, legislative and judicial autonomy, among other bills.

    Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced this in Lafia during the Presentation of the Transmission of Constitution ( Fifth Alteration) Bills, 2022. The speaker also announced that the House has voted against independent candidacy.

    According to him, out of the 66 bills sent to the House by the National Assembly for Alteration, it had voted in favour of 65 bills and voted against one.

    “The bills voted in favour included: A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Abrogate the State Joint Local Government Account.

    ”Also, to provide for a Special Account into which shall be paid all allocations due to Local Government Council’s from the Federation Account and from the Government of the State and for Related Matters.

    “A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Establish Local Government Council as Tier of Government and Guarantee Their Democratic Existence , Tenure , and for Related Matters ” A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to provide for the Financial Independence of State Houses of Assembly and States Judiciary and for Related Matters, among other bills that we voted in favour.

    ” We voted against A Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999 to provide for Independent Candidacy in Presidential , Governorship, National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Council Elections, and for Related Matters,” he added.

    The speaker directed the Clerk of the House to immediately produce a clean copy of the bills and submit the same to the National Assembly within 24 hours.

    Earlier, Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the alterations of the bills, which was seconded by Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader.


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  •  The National Directorate of Employment NDE in Nasarawa State says it has started the Basic Business Training BBT for 30 beneficiaries of Enviropreneurship Development Scheme EDS in the state Mr Chris Bamsida the State Coordinator of NDE made this known at the flag off of Basic Business Training BBT for the graduated trainees of the scheme in Lafia Bamsida said that the EDS was aimed at inculcating entrepreneurial skills in the beneficiaries to enable them to contribute their quotas positively to the development of the state and the country at large He said This auspicious event is aimed at conducting the Basic Business Training BBT for 30 beneficiaries of the Enviropreneurship Development Scheme EDS want to use this medium to congratulate the beneficiaries of the EDS for the successful completion of three months intensive training in the skill of conversion of Waste to Wealth urge you to utilise your new skills and also seize the opportunity of available waste in our communities to create wealth and generate self employment The operation of your skills will also enhance safe environment for healthy living The training procedure will be interactive and participatory The curriculum is also simplified with competent resource persons to tutor the participants During the training participants will be introduced to for entrepreneurs forms of business sources of funds record keeping management of workers costing of marketing business ethics business failure causes and prevention etc Bamsida therefore urged the participants to give their necessary cooperation with high level of discipline and commitment during the training Truancy will not be condoned want to assure you that any consideration after the training will be on merit he said Bamsida also called on the beneficiaries to develop sustainable business skills in the informal sector of the economy to improve the quality of lives in their homes He appealed to philanthropists politicians non governmental organisations governments among others to come to the aid of the beneficiaries to facilitate their skills practice call on interested bodies to collaborate with the Directorate in order to generate more employment opportunities This is the only means by which we can curtail the scourge of social vices associated with unemployment in Nasarawa State Bamsida added The NDE coordinator appreciated Gov Abdullahi Sule for creating conducive environment for the Directorate to operate in the state I thank the Director General of NDE Malam Abubakar Nuhu for considering Nasarawa State for programmes implementation he said Responding Mercy Orshio who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries thanked NDE for the gesture Orshio promised to take the training with all seriousness NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE begins training of 30 beneficiaries on Enviropreneurship Development Scheme
     The National Directorate of Employment NDE in Nasarawa State says it has started the Basic Business Training BBT for 30 beneficiaries of Enviropreneurship Development Scheme EDS in the state Mr Chris Bamsida the State Coordinator of NDE made this known at the flag off of Basic Business Training BBT for the graduated trainees of the scheme in Lafia Bamsida said that the EDS was aimed at inculcating entrepreneurial skills in the beneficiaries to enable them to contribute their quotas positively to the development of the state and the country at large He said This auspicious event is aimed at conducting the Basic Business Training BBT for 30 beneficiaries of the Enviropreneurship Development Scheme EDS want to use this medium to congratulate the beneficiaries of the EDS for the successful completion of three months intensive training in the skill of conversion of Waste to Wealth urge you to utilise your new skills and also seize the opportunity of available waste in our communities to create wealth and generate self employment The operation of your skills will also enhance safe environment for healthy living The training procedure will be interactive and participatory The curriculum is also simplified with competent resource persons to tutor the participants During the training participants will be introduced to for entrepreneurs forms of business sources of funds record keeping management of workers costing of marketing business ethics business failure causes and prevention etc Bamsida therefore urged the participants to give their necessary cooperation with high level of discipline and commitment during the training Truancy will not be condoned want to assure you that any consideration after the training will be on merit he said Bamsida also called on the beneficiaries to develop sustainable business skills in the informal sector of the economy to improve the quality of lives in their homes He appealed to philanthropists politicians non governmental organisations governments among others to come to the aid of the beneficiaries to facilitate their skills practice call on interested bodies to collaborate with the Directorate in order to generate more employment opportunities This is the only means by which we can curtail the scourge of social vices associated with unemployment in Nasarawa State Bamsida added The NDE coordinator appreciated Gov Abdullahi Sule for creating conducive environment for the Directorate to operate in the state I thank the Director General of NDE Malam Abubakar Nuhu for considering Nasarawa State for programmes implementation he said Responding Mercy Orshio who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries thanked NDE for the gesture Orshio promised to take the training with all seriousness NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDE begins training of 30 beneficiaries on Enviropreneurship Development Scheme
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    NDE begins training of 30 beneficiaries on Enviropreneurship Development Scheme

    The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State says it has started the Basic Business Training (BBT) for 30 beneficiaries of Enviropreneurship Development Scheme ( EDS) in the state.

    Mr Chris Bamsida, the State Coordinator of NDE, made this known at the flag off of Basic Business Training (BBT) for the graduated trainees of the scheme in Lafia.

    Bamsida said that the EDS was aimed at inculcating entrepreneurial skills in the beneficiaries to enable them to contribute their quotas positively to the development of the state and the country at large.

    He said: “This auspicious event is aimed at conducting the Basic Business Training (BBT) for 30 beneficiaries of the Enviropreneurship Development Scheme (EDS).

    “| want to use this medium to congratulate the beneficiaries of the EDS for the successful completion of three months intensive training in the skill of conversion of ‘Waste to Wealth’.

    “| urge you to utilise your new skills and also seize the opportunity of available waste in our communities to create wealth and generate self employment.

    “The operation of your skills will also enhance safe environment for healthy living.

    “The training procedure will be interactive and participatory.

    The curriculum is also simplified, with competent resource persons to tutor the participants.

    “During the training, participants will be introduced to for entrepreneurs, forms of business, sources of funds, record keeping, management of workers, costing of , marketing, business ethics, business failure causes and prevention etc.

    ” Bamsida, therefore, urged the participants to give their necessary cooperation with high level of discipline and commitment during the training.

    “Truancy will not be condoned.

    | want to assure you that any consideration after the training will be on merit,” he said.

    Bamsida also called on the  beneficiaries to develop sustainable business skills in the informal sector of the economy to improve the quality of lives in their homes.

    He appealed to philanthropists, politicians, non-governmental organisations, governments, among others to come to the aid of the beneficiaries to facilitate their skills practice.

    “| call on interested bodies to collaborate with the Directorate in order to generate more employment opportunities.

    “This is the only means by which we can curtail the scourge of social vices associated with unemployment in Nasarawa State,” Bamsida added.

    The NDE coordinator appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for creating conducive environment for the Directorate to operate in the state.

    “I thank the Director-General of NDE, Malam Abubakar Nuhu, for considering Nasarawa State for programmes implementation,” he said.

    Responding, Mercy Orshio, who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries, thanked NDE for the gesture.

    Orshio promised to take the training with all seriousness.

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  •  NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says the State Youth Development Commission Bill will address youths unemployment and restiveness in the State Mr Musa Iyimoga the Chairman House Committee on Youth and Sports Development said this during a meeting with management of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and Actionaid Nigeria in Lafia on Monday Iyimoga ZLP Doma North said that the bill if passed into law would also harness youths potentials and give them sense of belonging in the state The lawmaker said that the meeting was to brainstorm on the proposed bill as it awaits third reading The Nasarawa State Development Commission Bill has scaled into first and second reading at the floor of the House And it has been committed to this committee to work on it By God s grace I will present the report of the bill this week before the House in which it will be passed into third reading he said The lawmaker commended the Deputy Speaker Mr Nehemiah Dandaura for intiating and sponsoring the bill On his part Mr Nehemiah Dandaura the Deputy Speaker of the House who is the sponsor of the bill explained that it would create job and empowerment opportunities for the youths This bill will help in the creation of jobs and youth empowerment It will also address the problem of youth unemployment in the state The bill will stimulate economic growth and will attract counterpart funding There are donor agencies that are willing to come to the state to invest and support the youths he noted On his part Mr Isaac Lucky the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development commended the House for having the youths of the state at heart He said that Gov Abdullahi Sule was committed in addressing youth unemployment through his various policies and programmes The commissioner said that the bill would also boost the standard of living of the youths Mrs Ene Obi the Country Director Actionaid Nigeria appreciated the deputy speaker for sponsoring the bill and the House for passing it into second reading Ene who was represented by Mr Aliyu Adamu the Programme Officer of Actionaid Nigeria also said that the bill would give room for youth participation and inclusion in governance The country director said that the unemployment in the state and the country at large was at alarming rate hence the need for all hands to he on deck to tackle it for the overall development of the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Youth development Bill to address unemployment, restiveness – Legislature
     NAN The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says the State Youth Development Commission Bill will address youths unemployment and restiveness in the State Mr Musa Iyimoga the Chairman House Committee on Youth and Sports Development said this during a meeting with management of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and Actionaid Nigeria in Lafia on Monday Iyimoga ZLP Doma North said that the bill if passed into law would also harness youths potentials and give them sense of belonging in the state The lawmaker said that the meeting was to brainstorm on the proposed bill as it awaits third reading The Nasarawa State Development Commission Bill has scaled into first and second reading at the floor of the House And it has been committed to this committee to work on it By God s grace I will present the report of the bill this week before the House in which it will be passed into third reading he said The lawmaker commended the Deputy Speaker Mr Nehemiah Dandaura for intiating and sponsoring the bill On his part Mr Nehemiah Dandaura the Deputy Speaker of the House who is the sponsor of the bill explained that it would create job and empowerment opportunities for the youths This bill will help in the creation of jobs and youth empowerment It will also address the problem of youth unemployment in the state The bill will stimulate economic growth and will attract counterpart funding There are donor agencies that are willing to come to the state to invest and support the youths he noted On his part Mr Isaac Lucky the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development commended the House for having the youths of the state at heart He said that Gov Abdullahi Sule was committed in addressing youth unemployment through his various policies and programmes The commissioner said that the bill would also boost the standard of living of the youths Mrs Ene Obi the Country Director Actionaid Nigeria appreciated the deputy speaker for sponsoring the bill and the House for passing it into second reading Ene who was represented by Mr Aliyu Adamu the Programme Officer of Actionaid Nigeria also said that the bill would give room for youth participation and inclusion in governance The country director said that the unemployment in the state and the country at large was at alarming rate hence the need for all hands to he on deck to tackle it for the overall development of the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Youth development Bill to address unemployment, restiveness – Legislature
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    Youth development Bill to address unemployment, restiveness – Legislature

    NAN) The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says the State Youth Development Commission Bill will address youths unemployment and restiveness in the State.

    Mr Musa Iyimoga, the Chairman, House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, said this during a meeting with management of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and Actionaid Nigeria in Lafia on Monday.

    Iyimoga (ZLP-Doma North) said that the bill, if passed into law, would also harness youths potentials and give them sense of belonging in the state.

    The lawmaker said that the meeting was to brainstorm on the proposed bill as it awaits third reading.

    “The Nasarawa State Development Commission Bill has scaled into first and second reading at the floor of the House.

    “And it has been committed to this committee to work on it.

    “By God’s grace, I will present the report of the bill this week before the House in which it will be passed into third reading,” he said.

    The lawmaker commended the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nehemiah Dandaura, for intiating and sponsoring the bill.

    On his part, Mr Nehemiah  Dandaura, the Deputy Speaker of the House, who is the sponsor of the bill, explained that it would create job and empowerment opportunities for the youths.

    ”This bill will help in the creation of jobs and youth empowerment.

    It will also address the problem of youth unemployment in the state.

    ”The bill will stimulate economic growth and will attract counterpart funding.

    “There are donor agencies that are willing to come to the state to invest and support the youths,” he noted.

    On his part, Mr Isaac Lucky, the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, commended the House for having the youths of the state at heart.

    He said that Gov. Abdullahi Sule was committed in addressing youth unemployment through his various policies and programmes.

    The commissioner said that the bill would also boost the standard of living of the youths.

    Mrs Ene Obi, the Country Director, Actionaid Nigeria, appreciated the deputy speaker for sponsoring the bill and the House for passing it into second reading.

    Ene, who was represented by Mr Aliyu Adamu, the Programme Officer of Actionaid Nigeria, also said that the bill would give room for youth participation and inclusion in governance.

    The country director said that the unemployment in the state and the country at large was at alarming rate, hence the need for all hands to he on deck to tackle it for the overall development of the country.


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  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged the local government areas and the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of competent and qualified primary school teachers in the state The house said that the call was necessary due to the falling standard of primary education in the state Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the house made the call after Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman House Committee on Education raised the issue on the matters of public importance during the house proceedings in Lafia on Monday The speaker said if competent and qualified teachers are employed to man the affairs of primary schools it would go a long way in reviving the falling standard of primary education in the state Abdullahi said that the state government was doing well by providing structures across primary schools in the state but it would amount to nothing if there are no qualified and competent teachers I want to appreciate Assemblyman Ogazi for bringing this matter and to also appreciate the House Committee on Education for their efforts in monitoring education sector I also want to commend all members for your contributions on this subject matter Our resolution is that we urge the state government to declare a state of emergency in primary education and That the local government areas in conjunction with the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of primary school teachers in the state he said The speaker urged members and other people especially public office holders to send their children to public schools to ensure that the sector is revived I believe we all attended public schools and if we send our children to public schools it will revive the system and ensure quality education in the state he said Earlier the Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman House Committee on Education while raising the issue on the matters of public interest said that there was urgent need for government to employ primary school teachers in order to arrest the situation in the primary schools Mr Speaker and my honourable colleagues in the course of our oversight function we discovered that from 2011 to 2021 we have 3 665 primary school teachers who have died or retired And there have never been employment of primary school teachers since 2011 to 2021 The level of primary education is devastating the state government is doing well in the area of infrastructure but there are no teachers in the primary schools If nothing is done the standard of primary education will continue to be affected negatively It is in view of this that I call for the employment of primary schools teachers in the state in order to address the situation he said In their contributions Messers Peter Akwe Suleiman Yakubu Azara John Osewu and Mohammed Okpoku appreciated Ogazi for raising the issue They also lamented on lack of teachers in primary schools and called on government to employ primary school teachers considering the fact that primary education is the foundation of all educations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Assembly advises state, LGs to employ qualified teachers for pupils
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged the local government areas and the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of competent and qualified primary school teachers in the state The house said that the call was necessary due to the falling standard of primary education in the state Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the house made the call after Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman House Committee on Education raised the issue on the matters of public importance during the house proceedings in Lafia on Monday The speaker said if competent and qualified teachers are employed to man the affairs of primary schools it would go a long way in reviving the falling standard of primary education in the state Abdullahi said that the state government was doing well by providing structures across primary schools in the state but it would amount to nothing if there are no qualified and competent teachers I want to appreciate Assemblyman Ogazi for bringing this matter and to also appreciate the House Committee on Education for their efforts in monitoring education sector I also want to commend all members for your contributions on this subject matter Our resolution is that we urge the state government to declare a state of emergency in primary education and That the local government areas in conjunction with the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of primary school teachers in the state he said The speaker urged members and other people especially public office holders to send their children to public schools to ensure that the sector is revived I believe we all attended public schools and if we send our children to public schools it will revive the system and ensure quality education in the state he said Earlier the Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman House Committee on Education while raising the issue on the matters of public interest said that there was urgent need for government to employ primary school teachers in order to arrest the situation in the primary schools Mr Speaker and my honourable colleagues in the course of our oversight function we discovered that from 2011 to 2021 we have 3 665 primary school teachers who have died or retired And there have never been employment of primary school teachers since 2011 to 2021 The level of primary education is devastating the state government is doing well in the area of infrastructure but there are no teachers in the primary schools If nothing is done the standard of primary education will continue to be affected negatively It is in view of this that I call for the employment of primary schools teachers in the state in order to address the situation he said In their contributions Messers Peter Akwe Suleiman Yakubu Azara John Osewu and Mohammed Okpoku appreciated Ogazi for raising the issue They also lamented on lack of teachers in primary schools and called on government to employ primary school teachers considering the fact that primary education is the foundation of all educations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Assembly advises state, LGs to employ qualified teachers for pupils
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    Assembly advises state, LGs to employ qualified teachers for pupils

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged the local government areas and the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of competent and qualified primary school teachers in the state.

    The house said that the call was necessary due to the falling standard of primary education in the state.

    Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the house made the call after Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, raised the issue on the matters of public importance during the house proceedings in Lafia on Monday.

    The speaker said if competent and qualified teachers are employed to man the affairs of primary schools, it would go a long way in reviving the falling standard of primary education in the state.

    Abdullahi said that the state government was doing well by providing structures across primary schools in the state but it would amount to nothing, if there are no qualified and competent teachers.

    “I want to appreciate Assemblyman Ogazi for bringing this matter and to also appreciate the House Committee on Education for their efforts in monitoring education sector.

    “I also want to commend all members for your contributions on this subject matter.

    “Our resolution is that we urge the state government to declare a state of emergency in primary education and “That the local government areas in conjunction with the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of primary school teachers in the state,” he said.

    The speaker urged members and other people, especially public office holders, to send their children to public schools to ensure that the sector is revived.

    “I believe, we all attended public schools, and if we send our children to public schools, it will revive the system and ensure quality education in the state,” he said.

    Earlier, the Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman House Committee on Education, while raising the issue on the matters of public interest said that there was urgent need for government to employ primary school teachers in order to arrest the situation in the primary schools.

    “Mr Speaker and my honourable colleagues, in the course of our oversight function, we discovered that from 2011 to 2021, we have 3,665 primary school teachers, who have died or retired.

    “And there have never been employment of primary school teachers since 2011 to 2021. “The level of primary education is devastating; the state government is doing well in the area of infrastructure but there are no teachers in the primary schools.

    “If nothing is done, the standard of primary education will continue to be affected negatively.

    “It is in view of this that I call for the employment of primary schools teachers in the state in order to address the situation,” he said.

    In their contributions, Messers Peter Akwe, Suleiman Yakubu-Azara, John Osewu and Mohammed Okpoku, appreciated Ogazi for raising the issue.

    They also lamented on lack of teachers in primary schools and called on government to employ primary school teachers, considering the fact that primary education is the foundation of all educations.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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