Africa emits less than 1% of global carbon—Osinbajo Africa emits less than 1% of global carbon—Osinbajo Carbon By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, Sept. 22, 22 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says African countries account for less than one per cent of cumulative global carbon emissions.
Osinbajo disclosed this in his keynote address at the 60th Anniversary Dinner of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday in Lagos.
The OPTS is a sub group of LCCI, which is the umbrella association of oil and gas companies who have come together to promote their common interests.
Osinbajo, who spoke on the topic: `Nigeria Transitioning to Green Energy,’ said that most hostile impacts of climate change on the continent were triggered by activities of wealthier nations.
The vice president said that most countries including Nigeria agreed that there was need to reduce global emissions to zero in Nigeria’s case by 2060. “ We are major victims of the effects of climate change, but there are a few important issues that we have flagged to our wealthier brother-countries in the global north.
“The first is that we, in the developing world are faced with two, not one crisis; one is climate change and the other is extreme poverty, the cause and consequence of which is energy poverty.
“Or the fact that lack of access to electricity for millions is a cause of deepening poverty.
“The second is that African countries are the least emitters of carbon today – less than one per cent of cumulative CO2 emissions and even if we triple electricity consumption in African countries (aside from South Africa) solely through the use of natural gas this would add just 0.6 per cent to global emissions.
“So, a lot of the flooding and adverse weather events that we are experiencing here are from emissions caused by the wealthier countries.
’’ The vice president said thirdly, the defunding of gas projects to force gas rich countries like Nigeria to stop using gas and use renewables instead was faulty.
According to him, the proposals to ban the funding of fossil fuel projects make no distinction between upstream oil and coal exploration and gas power plants for grid balancing.
He said that no economy in the world had been known to use renewables solely to industrialise as solar power simply did not have the base load capacity yet for industry.
“Fourthly, stopping the use of gas means that we cannot use Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) for clean cooking stoves to replace the use of kerosene, firewood and charcoal which are dirtier fuels that are widely used for cooking and other domestic purposes, particularly in the rural areas.
“ The use of firewood means cutting down trees and of course desertification and then the loss of our carbon sinks.
`The fifth is the double standards that wealthier countries have adopted on this issue.
“Today in the wake of the energy crisis, many European nations have made recent announcements to increase or extend their use of coal fired power generation through 2023, and potentially beyond.
“ This is in violation of their climate commitments, and analysis suggests that this will raise power sector emissions of the EU by 4 per cent — a significant amount given the high base denominator of EU emissions.
’’ Osinbajo said that the sixth and perhaps most crucial point was that Nigeria must take quick and informed actions in its national interest.
He said that the country must take the threat of no investments in fossil fuels including gas seriously.
“For an example, many European and other global North countries are setting aggressive targets for use of electric vehicles and the banning of combustion engine vehicles.
“ Soon there may be only a few countries using combustion engines; it is also evident that while the Russia- Ukrainian war has shown the hypocrisy in not allowing public funding for fossil fuel projects, the wealthier nations are still of the view that this is the correct policy and that even if public funding is to be allowed financing should not go beyond 2035. “So far our response has been the Energy Transition Plan–a comprehensive, data-driven and evidence-based plan, designed to deal with the twin crises of climate change and energy poverty.
“ We anchored the plan on key objectives, including lifting 100 million people out of poverty in a decade, driving economic growth, bringing modern energy services to the full population and managing the expected long-term job loss in the oil sector due to global decarbonisation,’’ he said.
He said that the plan recognised the role natural gas must play in the short term to facilitate the establishment of base load energy capacity and address the nation’s clean cooking deficit in the form of LPG.
The vice president urged the private sector to step up its participation in the transition to green energy journey.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Dr Micheal-Olawale-Cole, the President, LCCI, said The OPTS was one of the outstanding members of the LCCI.
Represented by LCCI’s Vice President, Mr Gabriel Idohosa, Olawale-Cole said that OPTS had grown into an elite in the industry.
He said that LCCI was happy to lead OPTS’s for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill and then for the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act. The LCCI boss also submitted that fuel subsidy should be removed as it was not sustainable.
The highlight of the event was the handing over of plaques to former chairmen of OPTS by the vice president.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says there are about 265 illegal refineries in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) corridor alone as Nigeria continues to grapple with oil theft.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Sylva spoke at the 60th Anniversary of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday in Lagos.
The minister, represented by Mr Kamaru Busari, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, said vandalism and oil theft had resulted in Nigeria producing less than one million barrels of crude oil per day.
Sylva said the country’s inability to meet its Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quota had deprived it of the much needed oil revenue when oil prices were very high in the international market.
He said, nevertheless, the government was engaging host communities, security agencies and deploying technology to address the issue in order to boost investors’ confidence in the sector.
On his part, Malam Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPCL), said the company was not unmindful of the current challenges, particularly security in the operational areas and cash call arrears settlement.
Kyari, represented by Mr Dapo Segun, Deputy General Manager, Treasury, NNPCL, however, maintained that the company was resilient and would work with other stakeholders to overcome the security challenges.
He said: “We have deployed creative solutions to tackle security challenges in the operational areas.
“Technological intervention for both monitoring and prompt intervention would also be set up.
The tackling of the menace is a top priority for NNPCL.
“Also, our new governance framework provides us autonomy and opportunity for self-accounting hence cash-call settlement including arrears would be settled and handled promptly going forward.
” Earlier in his address of welcome, Mr Rick Kennedy, Chairman OPTS, said OPTS had made significant contributions to the development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry over the past 60 years.
Kennedy, represented by Mr Osagie Okunbor, Vice Chairman, OPTS, said OPTS members had demonstrated resilience and commitment in the face of economic, security, environmental and funding challenges.
He said: “We have continued to make significant contributions to Nigeria’s development.
“As a group, OPTS member companies account about 90 per cent of Nigeria oil production and contributes significantly to the domestic and export gas production and supply.
“Over the last decade, OPTS member companies accounted for 40-60 per cent of government revenue and 85 to 95 per cent of export earnings.
“OPTS member companies are also proud to have paid tens of billions of dollars in taxes, levies, royalties, rents, and license fees to the Nigerian government.
” Kennedy, who is also the Managing Director, Chevron -Africa Business Unit, said the OPTS companies had also created over 600,000 direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians.
Also, Mr Bunmi Toyobo, Executive Director,OPTS, thanked the 29 companies who were members of the OPTS for their contributions to its achievements in the past 60 years.
“This celebration is to demonstrate our abiding faith in Nigeria as a group and belief in the boundless growth potential of our country, given the enabling environment,” he said.
Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) started its week on a positive note as its corporate services unit achieved ISO certifications in Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and Quality Management System (QMS).
NNPC's corporate services unit known as National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), acquired the certifications as part of its commitment to deploy automation and set global standards for the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
It also launched an electronic materials management solution (e-MMS), a platform aimed at improving synergy between operators in the upstream to save costs, improve production and ensure process standardization across the industry.
Speaking at the event at NNPC Towers, Abuja, NNPC Ltd Board Chair Senator Margery Chuba-Okadigbo said the new NNPC was focused on strategic positioning that would enable it to compete globally.
He noted that NAPIMS' achievement of ISO certifications in BCMS and QMS further attests to the company's commitment to the principles of the Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda.
He stressed that automating the system would reduce costs, ensure smooth inventory sharing among industry players, and encourage the revenue-generating auction system.
In his comments, NNPC GMD/CEO Malam Mele Kyari stated that the company's operation was experiencing massive disruption in the form of pipeline vandalism.
He said that the significant ISO certifications around NNPC's business and e-MMS solution can respond positively by providing containment measures to address industry challenges.
Kyari said that with the current situations around the world, there was a need for NNPC to harness today's abundant hydrocarbon resources to build tomorrow's energy.
He stressed that the NNPC would continue to prioritize the development and utilization of gas on its way to becoming a world-class energy company.
Also speaking at the event, Group Chief Executive Officer, Upstream, Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, noted that NNPC Upstream identified standardization and digitization processes as key elements needed to achieve cost optimization, production and national reserve aspirations. .Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye
Tombomieye said that the Directorate would continue to bring automation in line with industry best practices to eliminate the impact of discretion in decision-making processes.
He stated that NAPIMS had become the first government-run organization in West Africa to receive ISO-22301:2019 certification for Business Continuity Management from RINA, Italy.
Some of the industry stakeholders at the event included the representative of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Famous Eseduwo, the Director of Human Resources of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Cosmas Iwueze, who represented the President of OPTS, Mr. Rick Kennedy.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, pledges his support for NNPC initiatives to move the oil and gas sector forward.
Mr. Bala Wunti, Group General Manager of NAPIMS, said that acquiring the certifications had become a means and not an end because the objective was to institutionalize the best processes and standards to achieve profitability and value creation for the benefit of of the Nigerians.
He said that the e-MMS solution provides a transparent exchange platform that leverages data management to serve the material asset needs of players in the oil and gas business, adding that the milestones achieved in the areas of certification and automation were the result of functional collaboration and support from all stakeholders.
The highlight of the event was the virtual and physical presentation of the Director of ISO certificates, RINA, Mr. Alessandro Momei and Mr. Richard Omale of the 3FM Solution, respectively.
Still in the week under review, NNPC Ltd. reaffirmed its commitment to invest heavily in infrastructure development, especially roads, with a view to building a vibrant national economy.
The company stated this at the 7th edition of the Africa Road Builders Trophee Babacar Ndiaye conference held in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Abuja.
Speaking on the theme of the conference, “Building Roads, Building Economies”. President Muhammadu Buhari, Representative of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), emphasized the importance of road construction for the Nigerian economy.
He listed the efforts of the Federal Government in the development of road infrastructure throughout the country.
In his presentation, the GMD/CEO, NNPC Ltd. Malam Mele Kyari, who was represented by the Executive Director of Downstream, Mr. Yemi Adetunji, said that NNPC was committed to building a strong economy for Nigeria.
Kyari said it was doing so by intervening in the construction of critical highways across the country under the federal government's Road Infrastructure Development and Renovation Investment Tax Credit Scheme.
He said the intervention was in fulfillment of his main mandate to ensure energy security through the efficient distribution of petroleum products throughout the country, an activity that relies heavily on road transport.
Stakeholders such as the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and the Federal Highway Safety Corps (FRSC) made presentations on ongoing road projects.
The Federal Internal Revenue Services (FIRS), Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (NLNG), Dangote Group and other partners also made presentations highlighting projects aimed at creating jobs and promoting economic activities in the country.
The highlight of the event was President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement as the winner of the 2021 Great Builder Super Prize, the Babacar Ndiaye Trophy during the inaugural Africa Road Builders conference held in Cairo, Egypt in May 2021.
The Africa Road Builders Trophy is named after Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) from 1985 to 1995, who initiated the conference.
The conference is sponsored by (AfDB), to promote the development of road and transport infrastructure in Africa, as well as to encourage African countries to improve roads and transport.
It is also organized to celebrate good examples and reward an African Head of State who achieved exemplary road and transport success in their countries each year.
In another development, Nasarawa Keffi State University (NSUK) described NNPC Ltd. GMD/CEO Kyari as an innovative and transformational leader.
This commendation was presented at the 6th Combined Convocation Ceremony at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where Kyari was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Presenting the award to Kyari, the university's Chancellor and Emir of Keffi, His Royal Highness Alhaji Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, said the NNPC chief had shown excellent leadership in the oil and gas industry through his transformation of the company into a lucrative entity. .
Kyari was represented by the Executive Director of Corporate Services, Hajiya Aisha Farida Katagum.
Also, on the occasion was the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who as a special guest of honor launched the N4 billion endowment fund for some projects in the university.
The projects include: Research Centers in Chemistry and Production, Fice and Business Studies, Sugar, ICT, Agricultural Value Chain and Climate Change.
The Vice President reiterated the need to coordinate efforts in the advancement of science and technological research while applauding the zeal and determination of the University to venture into innovation and robotics.NNPC GMD/CEO, Malam Mele Kyari
Other dignitaries who were honored with doctoral degrees alongside Kyari include: Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, Immediate Past Governor of Nasarawa State Tanko Almakura, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Peter Eloka and Alhaji Ali Abdulrazak Balarabe.
The Governor of Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule, who congratulated all the graduates and awardees for the well-deserved recognition, assured the citizens of the government's commitment to the development of education in the state.
Other dignitaries at the event included the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, members of the state and federal legislature and traditional rulers.
Present to congratulate the GMD were the Managing Director of PPMC, Mr. Isiyaku Abdullahi; NMSL MD, Dr. Mohammed Zango; GGM/SBA to GMD, Mr. Abubakar Nuhu Mohammed; GGM, GPAD, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad; GM, Shared Services, FES, Mr. Ahmed Ardo; and GMD Business Advisor Ahmed Ibrahim.
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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said he has inaugurated a three-level committee to help develop a roadmap for implementing a gas-powered economy in the county.Sylva revealed this at the 4th Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) underway in Abuja on Thursday. The theme of the conference is "From crisis to opportunities, a new approach to the future of hydrocarbons" The minister specified that the committees include a committee of sponsors, a steering committee and a work team. “From the feedback I have received, the stakeholders and the Nigerian people fully support the government's natural gas agenda and the quest to use the resources to turn the country around. “We cannot afford any delay and we have to strike the iron while it is hot. “I want to believe that the roadmap and action plan to meet the expectations of a gas-fueled economy by 2030 drawn up from the previous meeting are part of the session's agenda. “In this regard, I inaugurated on June 2 the three-level structures to develop this roadmap made up of a committee of sponsors, a. steering committee and a work team. . “The Sponsors Committee will be chaired by the Minister of State for Petroleum, the Director General of the NNPC, the President of the Oil Producting Trade (OPTS), the Director General of the NLNG, the Director of the Petroleum Resources Department. (DPR) and a representative of the Minister of Finance as a member, ”he said. According to him, a consultant will provide program and project management services across all three levels. He added that the final roadmap would be a combination of all the previous efforts and work of the ministry, NNPC, DPR, Nigeria Standards Organization (SON), NIPS, among others, and would be coordinated by the consultant in a consolidated report. “I want to see a holistic roadmap and action plan that provides the appropriate leverage to move forward in achieving the decade of the gas vision. “The critical milestone that must be reached must be clearly indicated with short, medium and long term strategies. There should be defined and detailed activities, actions, timetables and shared responsibilities, ”he added. He assured that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources was ready to play its role and carry out its shared responsibility. He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had shown enough zeal to leave no doubt that his vision of using the country's vast natural gas resources to lift Nigeria into the league of major industrialized countries during the next decade is not a question of rhetoric. “I don't expect everything about this trip to go smoothly, however, with the kind of determination that I have seen so far demonstrated by his administration on natural gas issues, he does. there is no challenge along the way that will be too difficult to overcome, ”he added (NAN)(NAN)
The Kaduna State Government on Thursday dismissed reports that motorists and travelers have stopped using the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan made the denial during a visit to some communities along the highway.
He said troops have been deployed to conduct aggressive patrol, while government and security agencies have been meeting with communities along the road to solicit their support for timely information on the activities of bandits and other criminals.
“Vehicular movement is active on the double lane road, as commercial activities are also visible in local markets in Akilubu, Rijana, Kateri, Jere, Doka, Sabon Gayan and other communities surrounding the main road.
“Ground troops of the ‘Operation Thunder Strike’ (OPTS) and Police Operatives of the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ are presently carrying out aggressive fighting patrols on the route, that stretches through three local government areas.”
Aruwan added that a state government team and Coordinator of OPTS, Col. Ibrahim Gambari have been touring the route soliciting support from communities for the security agencies.
In one of such engagement on Thursday with religious, traditional and community leaders at Akilubu village, the commissioner urged them to provide credible information and actionable intelligence, to enable security agencies deal decisively with bandits.
“As you are all witnessing, troops have been taking the battle to the bandits and this is made possible because they got credible intelligence.
“So, please cooperate with them and support them so that we will get it right and maintain security on the road.”
Aruwan told journalists during the visit that, “contrary to reports that motorists and travelers have abandoned the road, you can see for yourselves that motorists are plying both sides of the dual carriageway.”
He assured that the state government would continue to work with the military, police and all agencies in the battle against bandits in the state.
Edited By: Emmanuel Okara)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed determination to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) within six months.
Gbajabiamila said this when he played host to a delegation of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) under the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday in Abuja.
Gbajabiamila said that the House would ensure that it passed a PIB that would be satisfactory to all, stating that there were two things that the House would do.
“First, the House is determined to pass the bill within the next six months, or probably less, because the clock has already started running from the time it was presented.
“Two, the House is determined to pass a PIB that is satisfactory to all, I know it is difficult to satisfy everybody, but we will try our best to satisfy everybody,” he said.
Gbajabiamila also said that the House would ensure that it carried all stakeholders along in working on the draft legislation until its passage.
He expressed concern that the PIB in its present form would not make the Nigerian oil and gas industry competitive globally.
He stated that the PIB had been long coming because of the various interests, adding that it was difficult to pass a bill that addressed the interests of everyone as the PIB would involve local content.
According to him, I am very concerned about what you said, that the PIB as it is does not allow Nigeria to compete favourably in the global market, we are not competitive, yet there is the presence of oil majors here.
He said “We need to look at it, but I think it will be difficult to tell members that we should go back to the old arrangement that we had.
Earlier, Sangster had raised concern over the present form of the PIB, which he said if passed the way it is, it would negatively affect Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global market.
He noted that in the past, the African continent attracted about $70 billion of investment in the oil and gas industry but that only about $3billion came to Nigeria in spite of being a major player continentally.
He said that the petroleum industry had the capacity to create thousands of jobs in the next 10 years.
He encouraged the House to reach out to other sources to have a better analysis of the PIB.
Edited By: Donald Ugwu
The Kaduna State Government has said that only five people are kidnapped during Sunday’s attack on commuters along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
The Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Monday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said that the figure was disclosed to government officials by relations of the kidnapped victims.
He said that the government had forwarded the information to the relevant security agencies.
According to him, only two people were killed during the attack contrary to earlier media reports that claimed that scores were killed.
The commissioner recalled that nine people were rescued on Sunday by troops from the kidnappers.
“The government is appealing to the media to be conscious and circumspect, and aid security efforts towards containing banditry, rather than unwittingly giving more life to the criminal activities of the armed bandits.
“As at this moment, the Doka General Hospital, Military, Police and Federal Road Safety Corps have separately confirmed that two persons lost their lives, contrary to the reports being circulated which claimed that almost a score were killed.”
He also debunked claims that the military and other security operatives had abandoned the route.
“To uphold such a narrative would amount to a denial of the huge sacrifices being made by security personnel, with several paying the supreme price while patrolling the route.
“There is indeed presence of troops at strategic locations on the route, comprising Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS), a response squad of the Defence Headquarters with both ground and air components, having operational headquarters with a functional helipad at Kateri town.
“There is also a team from the Inspector General of Police Operation Puff Adder with two outfits, Special Tactical Squad and Intelligence Response Team, complementing operations with technical support.”
He said in spite of Sunday’s setback, the state government would continue to support and encourage security operatives on the frontlines as they worked to protect citizens and their right to live and travel in peace.
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The Kaduna State Government says troops on internal security operations have rescued nine persons kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday afternoon.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said that the government received operational feedback that the victims were rescued by troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS).
He explained that the troops on routine patrol along Akilubu-Gidan Busa axis of the Kaduna-Abuja road, received a distress call around 4p.m., indicating that bandits had blocked the highway.
“The bandits opened fire on a bus, forcing the driver to halt.
“On getting to the location, the realised that bandits had already kidnapped nine persons from an 18-seater bus with registration No. Kaduna: MKA-151,” he said.
According to him, the troops immediately mobilised and engaged the bandits in a firefight and in the process rescued the nine persons.
“Regrettably, the driver and a passenger seated close to him lost their lives.
“The Kaduna state government wishes to send its condolence to their families and pray for God to grant them eternal rest,” he said.
He said the government will continue to work hard, in collaboration with the Federal Government to improve the security situation on the highway.
Aruwan said that the government was also working in collaboration with Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano State government, as well as the military, the police, Department of State Service and relevant stakeholders towards enhancing security in the region.
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The Presidency says it has concluded arrangements to air a documentary on verifiable achievements of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on June 14 and 15.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
Adesina stated that the documentary programme was part of activities to commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of the Buhari administration.
According to the presidential aide, the documentary will be aired on Channels Television on Saturday, June 13 at 7p.m as well as on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Sunday, June 14 at 7p.m.
He said : ”To commemorate the Fifth Year Anniversary of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, a documentary on verifiable achievements of the administration within the period will be on Channels Television on Saturday, June 13 at 7p.m as well as on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Sunday, June 14 at 7p.m.”
NAN reports that the Presidency also listed the achievements of the Buhari administration with pictorial evidences in the past five years as follows:
The Presidential Fertiliser Initiative:
Making Business Work
Support for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: The Administration has launched a series of funding and capacity development initiatives designed to support MSMEs:
Ease of Doing Business Reform Successes:
MONETARY, FISCAL, TRADE, IMMIGRATION, CONSUMER PROTECTION REFORMS
The new Visa Policy incorporates the following reforms:
President Buhari in 2019 assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) Bill, the first legislation in Nigeria’s history focused on curbing anti-competition practices; and the establishment of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Between 2017 and now, Nigeria has issued its first ever:
Domestic Borrowing Costs:
FISCAL SUPPORT TO STATES
Oil and Gas:
INVESTING IN PEOPLE
Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP):
Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP):
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT):
Grants and Disbursements: The Federal Government has disbursed more than 170 billion Naira in UBE Matching Grants to States and the FCT since 2015, 8 billion Naira in Special Education Grant to States and private providers of Special Education, and 34 billion Naira from the Teachers Professional Development Fund to States and the FCT.
Approval for the establishment of the following:
Transfer of Almajiri Schools built by the previous administration to State Governments and credible Scholars of Islamic Education, for efficient administration and impact.
Sports and Creative Industry
Creative Industry Support
NEW VISION FOR THE NIGER DELTA
The Buhari administration’s ‘New Vision for the Niger Delta’ brings together a robust set of promises, solutions, targets and initiatives aimed at ensuring that the people of the Niger Delta benefit maximally from the region’s oil wealth.
The New Vision offers a detailed response to the 16-point Demand Agenda submitted to President Buhari by the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) in November 2016.
Tangible results of the New Vision so far include:
ANTI-CORRUPTION & TRANSPARENCY
FISCAL REFORMS; PLUGGING LEAKAGES
New Whistleblowing Policy:
Increased Oversight of MDAs
The Buhari Administration is addressing the issue of poor levels of remittance of operating surpluses by MDAs. From remitting only N51 million between 2010 and 2016, JAMB has gone on to remit more than 20 billion Naira to the Federal Government since 2017.
The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA):
Expansion of TSA Coverage:
Expansion of IPPIS Coverage
In spite of great opposition, the Buhari Administration has expanded IPPIS coverage to the Armed Forces, as well as Federal Universities and other academic institutions.
Deployment of BVN for Payroll and Social Investment Programmes:
Creation of Asset Tracking and Management Project
Replacement of old Cash-Based Accounting System with an Accruals-Based System:
Enlistment into Open Government Partnership (OGP):
Creation of Efficiency Unit (EU) to spearhead the efficient use of government resources, and ensure reduction in Recurrent Expenditure:
Establishment of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC)
Domestic Legislation & International Agreements
North Central and North West
DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Re-establishment of Nigeria’s position and influence in the regional and global arena. Fragile/broken relations with the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and with neighbouring countries (Chad, Niger, Cameroon) have been revived and strengthened since June 2015.
Nigeria’s prominent participation in the London Anti-Corruption Summit and the Commonwealth Conference on Tackling Corruption, in May, 2016 in London.
Major outcomes/results/manifestations of Nigeria’s renewed visibility and respect on the International Stage:
UNITED STATES (USA)
UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
The SA-Nigeria Bi-National Commission was in 2019 elevated from Vice Presidential to Presidential Level, as a symbol of a renewed commitment to cooperation between Africa’s two largest economies.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE):
“In Nigeria, we are taking a two-step approach. First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners to ensure their families get through this very difficult time in dignity and with hope and peace of mind.” – President Buhari
President Buhari has also approved the following:
The Presidency has listed the achievements of the Buhari administration in the last five years, saying “where the lofty goals are yet to be attained, it is work in progress, and eyes are firmly fixed on the ball, no distraction’’.A factsheet released by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday, maintained that the government swept into office on the wings of Change, and that change has been wrought in nearly all phases of national life.According to the presidential aide, the three umbrella areas on which government based its interventionist agenda are: security, reviving the economy (with particular emphasis on job creation, especially for youths), and fighting corruption.“In these three areas, where we are today cannot be compared with where we used to be.“By May 2015, insecurity had badly fractured the fabric of the nation. No one could wager that the country would survive the next month, not to talk of another year.“Bombs went off like firecrackers, insurgents ran riot round the country, other forms of crime and criminality held sway. Life was nasty, brutish and short,’’ he added.Adesina also narrated how over five years, the battle had been taken to insurgents and criminals across the country, saying “they are being extinguished by the day, and very close to complete extirpation’’.He said: “The economy, long dependent on a mono product – petroleum, is being retooled, refocused, with diversification as a task that must be accomplished.“Agriculture has been given a fillip, manufacturing has got a shot in the arm, and solid minerals are contributing a large chunk to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).’’According to Adesina, the country is very close to food security, with rice, beans, maize, millet, and all sorts of grain no longer imported, adding that “we now eat what we grow’’.On the war against corruption, the presidential aide said: “No quarter is asked, and none is given. Commit the crime, do the term. No retreat, no surrender.’’Adesina further maintained that: “Facts speak for themselves. And that is what we present at this auspicious season of the fifth anniversary of the Buhari administration.“Facts are stubborn things, no matter how anybody tries to deny, distort or deride them.’’Attached below is the five-year Fact Sheet of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.AGRICULTURE