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  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has reiterated commitment towards tackling redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system with a view to improving performance and service delivery The Director Human Resources Management of FCTA Malam Muhammad Bashir in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said the administration had step up efforts to ensure the implementation Standard Operating Procedures SOP Bashir said in furtherance to ongoing reforms drive to ensure efficient service delivery the administration had organised a five day SOP training programme for its staff of all grade levels and across Secretariats Departments and Agencies SDA s He said that the 50 staff were exposed to intensive drilling on knowledge and operating skills about the SOP and its implementation in the FCTA According to him this will help tackle redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system thereby improving performance and service delivery The training is aimed at boosting the capacity of the staff which cut across all the FCTA SDAs irrespective of grade levels to change their psyche and mode of operation That s the psyche of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to change the entire system of the service from analogue to digital This SOP system that we are adopting is what is going to move the service to the higher level of service delivery Also the Director Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement Department of FCTA Dr Jumai Ahmadu disclosed that only two per cent of the entire FCTA SDAs had been exposed to the SOP training programme which makes heavy the burden on the SOP trained staff Ahmadu said that in June the FCTA deployed SOP to enable improvement of performance and ensure that the staff keow what they were supposed to do in the system In the process it was realised that there is the need to have in house resource to enable the administration effectively cascade it down to all SDAs We have over 50 departments in the FCTA so what we just witnessed was training of our 50 SOP champions that would be the resource that we are going to use to deploy to other departments And it will be less expensive to the administration to teach other staff in the system how to develop their SOPs she said She said the administration would identify other staff that would be trained in future Just like we identified the 50 trainees from the over 300 that were trained in May we are going to have more as the exercise unfolds because we want to have a crop of people in the system that we can always draw from to train others she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA tackles redundancy, bureaucratic bottlenecks in service
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has reiterated commitment towards tackling redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system with a view to improving performance and service delivery The Director Human Resources Management of FCTA Malam Muhammad Bashir in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said the administration had step up efforts to ensure the implementation Standard Operating Procedures SOP Bashir said in furtherance to ongoing reforms drive to ensure efficient service delivery the administration had organised a five day SOP training programme for its staff of all grade levels and across Secretariats Departments and Agencies SDA s He said that the 50 staff were exposed to intensive drilling on knowledge and operating skills about the SOP and its implementation in the FCTA According to him this will help tackle redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system thereby improving performance and service delivery The training is aimed at boosting the capacity of the staff which cut across all the FCTA SDAs irrespective of grade levels to change their psyche and mode of operation That s the psyche of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to change the entire system of the service from analogue to digital This SOP system that we are adopting is what is going to move the service to the higher level of service delivery Also the Director Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement Department of FCTA Dr Jumai Ahmadu disclosed that only two per cent of the entire FCTA SDAs had been exposed to the SOP training programme which makes heavy the burden on the SOP trained staff Ahmadu said that in June the FCTA deployed SOP to enable improvement of performance and ensure that the staff keow what they were supposed to do in the system In the process it was realised that there is the need to have in house resource to enable the administration effectively cascade it down to all SDAs We have over 50 departments in the FCTA so what we just witnessed was training of our 50 SOP champions that would be the resource that we are going to use to deploy to other departments And it will be less expensive to the administration to teach other staff in the system how to develop their SOPs she said She said the administration would identify other staff that would be trained in future Just like we identified the 50 trainees from the over 300 that were trained in May we are going to have more as the exercise unfolds because we want to have a crop of people in the system that we can always draw from to train others she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA tackles redundancy, bureaucratic bottlenecks in service
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    FCTA tackles redundancy, bureaucratic bottlenecks in service

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated  commitment towards tackling redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system with a view to improving performance and service delivery.

    The Director, Human Resources Management of FCTA, Malam Muhammad Bashir, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the administration had step up efforts to ensure the implementation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

    Bashir said in furtherance to ongoing reforms drive to ensure efficient service delivery, the administration had organised a five-day SOP training programme for its staff of all grade levels and across Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDA’s).

    He said that the 50 staff were exposed to intensive drilling on knowledge and operating skills about the SOP and its implementation in the FCTA.

    According to him, this will help tackle redundancy and bureaucratic bottlenecks in the system, thereby, improving performance and service delivery.

    ” The training is aimed at boosting the capacity of the staff, which cut across all the FCTA SDAs, irrespective of grade levels, to change their psyche and mode of operation.

    ” That’s the psyche of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, to change the entire system of the service from analogue to digital.

    This SOP system that we are adopting is what is going to move the service to the higher level of service delivery.

    ” Also, the Director, Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement Department of FCTA, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, disclosed that only two per cent of the entire FCTA SDAs had been exposed to the SOP training programme, “which makes heavy the burden on the SOP trained staff”.

    Ahmadu said that in June, the FCTA deployed SOP to enable improvement of performance and ensure that the staff keow what they were supposed to do in the system.

    “In the process, it was realised that there is the need to have in-house resource to enable the administration effectively cascade it down to all SDAs. “We have over 50 departments in the FCTA, so what we just witnessed was training of our 50 SOP champions that would be the resource that we are going to use to deploy to other departments.

    “And it will be less expensive to the administration to teach other staff in the system  how to develop their SOPs,” she said She said the administration would identify other staff that would be trained in future.

    “Just like we identified the 50 trainees from the over 300 that were trained in May, we are going to have more as the exercise unfolds, because we want to have a crop of people in the system that we can always draw from to train others,” she said.


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  •  The Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria HuCaPAN umbrella organisation of Private Employment Agencies in Nigeria says it is partnering with the Federal Government to promote safe and regular labour migration HuCaPAN President Olufemi Ogunlowo said in a statement in Abuja that the agreement was reached at a courtesy visit by the association s leadership to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment The HuCaPAN team was led by its Executive Secretary Jide Af l b and were received by Ms Kachollom Daju the Permanent Secretary in the ministry The HuCaPAN team expressed optimism that its partnership with the ministry would yield positive results and lead to a safe orderly and regular labour migration in Nigeria As you are aware the Federal Government has suspended international recruitment issuance and renewal of international recruitment licenses since 2018 After a series of meetings and follow ups with the ministry Standard Operating Procedures SOP for private employment agencies in Nigeria was drafted and launched recently Following the launch HuCaPAN organised Webinar for private employment agencies in Nigeria on the SOP It was thereafter that the ministry requested international recruiters to renew their licences We are confident that the speedy process of renewal applications by our members will help to promote regular labour migration in Nigeria Ogunlowo said He noted that when deployed the SOP which was drafted by the government with critical stakeholders input would help in no small measures in containing the activities of human traffickers and unlicensed agencies According to him HuCaPAN will continue to campaign against labour casualisation at home and abroad as it believes that it is against the principle of decent work Ogunlowo said the association was being guided by HuCaPAN Constitution and the Code of Conduct for private employment agencies in Nigeria which was reviewed in 2021 with technical support from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment He said the Code of Conduct was reviewed with the assistance of International Labour Organisation ILO and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA and other social partners To further promote decent work agenda in Nigeria we shall be true to our mantra anywhere a Nigerian is found working must have a decent work he said In her response the permanent secretary Ms Kachollom appreciated the good work being done by HuCaPAN toward promoting decent jobs for Nigerians She said the government was interested in ensuring that those seeking jobs overseas do so in a decent way without posing any threat to themselves and the government She said that the government was also concerned about the welfare of all Nigerians both at home and abroad This is the reason the Ministry with other relevant agencies and stakeholders have come up with the SOP so that private employment agencies will operate within the confines of the policies and internationally acceptable standards she said She urged HuCaPAN to use the proposed private employment agencies chief executives conference to expatiate on the rudiments of the procedure and roles of various stakeholders in the labour migration governance and management in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, HuCaPAN partner on safe labour migration
     The Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria HuCaPAN umbrella organisation of Private Employment Agencies in Nigeria says it is partnering with the Federal Government to promote safe and regular labour migration HuCaPAN President Olufemi Ogunlowo said in a statement in Abuja that the agreement was reached at a courtesy visit by the association s leadership to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment The HuCaPAN team was led by its Executive Secretary Jide Af l b and were received by Ms Kachollom Daju the Permanent Secretary in the ministry The HuCaPAN team expressed optimism that its partnership with the ministry would yield positive results and lead to a safe orderly and regular labour migration in Nigeria As you are aware the Federal Government has suspended international recruitment issuance and renewal of international recruitment licenses since 2018 After a series of meetings and follow ups with the ministry Standard Operating Procedures SOP for private employment agencies in Nigeria was drafted and launched recently Following the launch HuCaPAN organised Webinar for private employment agencies in Nigeria on the SOP It was thereafter that the ministry requested international recruiters to renew their licences We are confident that the speedy process of renewal applications by our members will help to promote regular labour migration in Nigeria Ogunlowo said He noted that when deployed the SOP which was drafted by the government with critical stakeholders input would help in no small measures in containing the activities of human traffickers and unlicensed agencies According to him HuCaPAN will continue to campaign against labour casualisation at home and abroad as it believes that it is against the principle of decent work Ogunlowo said the association was being guided by HuCaPAN Constitution and the Code of Conduct for private employment agencies in Nigeria which was reviewed in 2021 with technical support from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment He said the Code of Conduct was reviewed with the assistance of International Labour Organisation ILO and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA and other social partners To further promote decent work agenda in Nigeria we shall be true to our mantra anywhere a Nigerian is found working must have a decent work he said In her response the permanent secretary Ms Kachollom appreciated the good work being done by HuCaPAN toward promoting decent jobs for Nigerians She said the government was interested in ensuring that those seeking jobs overseas do so in a decent way without posing any threat to themselves and the government She said that the government was also concerned about the welfare of all Nigerians both at home and abroad This is the reason the Ministry with other relevant agencies and stakeholders have come up with the SOP so that private employment agencies will operate within the confines of the policies and internationally acceptable standards she said She urged HuCaPAN to use the proposed private employment agencies chief executives conference to expatiate on the rudiments of the procedure and roles of various stakeholders in the labour migration governance and management in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, HuCaPAN partner on safe labour migration
    General news2 months ago

    FG, HuCaPAN partner on safe labour migration

    The Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN),  umbrella organisation of  Private Employment Agencies in Nigeria, says it is partnering with the Federal Government to promote safe and regular labour migration.

    HuCaPAN President, Olufemi Ogunlowo, said in a statement in Abuja that the agreement was reached at  a courtesy visit by the association’s leadership to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

    The HuCaPAN team was led by its  Executive Secretary, Jide Afọlábí, and were received by Ms Kachollom Daju, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry.

    The HuCaPAN team expressed optimism that its partnership with the ministry would yield positive results and lead to a safe, orderly and regular labour migration in Nigeria.

    “As you are aware, the Federal Government has suspended international recruitment; issuance and renewal of international recruitment licenses since 2018.“After a series of meetings and follow-ups with the ministry, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for private employment agencies in Nigeria was drafted and launched recently.

    “Following the launch, HuCaPAN organised Webinar for private employment agencies in Nigeria on the SOP.

    “It was thereafter, that the ministry requested international recruiters to renew their licences.

    We are confident that the speedy process of renewal applications by our members will  help to promote regular labour migration in Nigeria,” Ogunlowo said.

    He noted that when deployed, the SOP, which was drafted by the government with critical stakeholders’ input, would help in no small measures in containing the activities of human traffickers and unlicensed agenciesAccording to him, HuCaPAN will continue to campaign against labour casualisation at home and abroad as it believes that it is against the principle of decent work.

    Ogunlowo said  the association was being guided by HuCaPAN Constitution and the Code of Conduct for private employment agencies in Nigeria which was reviewed in 2021 with technical support from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

    He said the Code of Conduct was reviewed with the assistance of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) and other social partners.

    “To further promote decent work agenda in Nigeria, we shall be true to our mantra – anywhere a Nigerian is found working; must have a decent work,” he said.

    In her response, the permanent secretary, Ms Kachollom, appreciated the good work being done by HuCaPAN toward promoting decent jobs for Nigerians.

    She said  the government was interested in ensuring that those seeking jobs overseas do so in a decent way without posing any threat to themselves and the government.

    She said that the government was also concerned about the welfare of all Nigerians both at home and abroad.

    “This is the reason the Ministry with other relevant agencies and stakeholders have come up with the SOP so that private employment agencies will operate within the confines of the policies and internationally acceptable standards,” she said.

    She urged HuCaPAN to use the proposed private employment agencies chief executives conference to expatiate on the rudiments of the procedure and roles of various stakeholders in the labour migration governance and management in Nigeria.

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  •  The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC says it will adopt new approach in the administration of licences and leases especially as it concerns acreage allocation to attain the objectives set by the Petroleum Industry Act PIA The Chief Executive Officer CEO of NUPRC Mr Gbenga Komolafe said in a statement on Friday that the new approach would optimise value in the new acreage management and administration of allocation principles enunciated in the PIA To position the Commission on a performance centred paradigm for acreage management a new strategy of acreage allocation management and administration based on a holistic assessment of the prior performance of all licences and leases awarded prior to the PIA is required he said According to Komolafe the commission will seek to identify the areas of regulatory under performance in acreage management and administration leading to failure of licensees and lessees inability to carry out licence and lease performance obligations The commission would also seek to identify other issues including acquisition of data drilling of wells and maturing of identified leads and prospects within the licence or lease span The CEO in a memo to senior management staff of the commission also listed the aspects of the new strategy to include review assignee performance and contributions to licences and lessees and review compliance performance in reporting milestones by licensees and lessees and the administration of regulatory consequence mechanisms Other aspect of the new strategy would include to review loss allocation by licensees and lessees under the PIA These include production cost and revenue as well as performance review of existing multi client arrangements and streamlining ongoing activities to the PIA The assessment framework will require all existing licences and lessees to undergo a performance assessment audit of operation of licences and leases based on a framework to be developed by Lease and focussed on OPLs OMLs Marginal Fields and Multi client arrangements Evaluation is expected to cover the following Compliance with environmental requirements and with work programme commitments compliance with revenue payment obligations and reporting obligations Others are audit of operation systems and third party provider activities and assessment of assignee roles and performance obligations In the new dispensation there will be need for a team with representation from relevant departments to achieve performance schematic of existing licences and leases identify oversight weakness identify licencee and lessee centred failures in regulatory reporting requirements and other performance indices Also in the new dispensation there will be improved oversight mechanism in line with the objective of the PIA and aspects of new strategy as well as develop fresh Standard Operating Procedures SOP for acreage management and lease administration in line with the PIA The team which will be made up of a member each from Exploration and Acreage Management Development amp Production Health Safety Environment and Community Economic Regulation and Strategic Planning and the Legal Secretary Departments is expected to submit a final report by Aug 30 the statement further quoted Komolafe as saying NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NUPRC adopts new approach in acreage management, lease administration
     The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC says it will adopt new approach in the administration of licences and leases especially as it concerns acreage allocation to attain the objectives set by the Petroleum Industry Act PIA The Chief Executive Officer CEO of NUPRC Mr Gbenga Komolafe said in a statement on Friday that the new approach would optimise value in the new acreage management and administration of allocation principles enunciated in the PIA To position the Commission on a performance centred paradigm for acreage management a new strategy of acreage allocation management and administration based on a holistic assessment of the prior performance of all licences and leases awarded prior to the PIA is required he said According to Komolafe the commission will seek to identify the areas of regulatory under performance in acreage management and administration leading to failure of licensees and lessees inability to carry out licence and lease performance obligations The commission would also seek to identify other issues including acquisition of data drilling of wells and maturing of identified leads and prospects within the licence or lease span The CEO in a memo to senior management staff of the commission also listed the aspects of the new strategy to include review assignee performance and contributions to licences and lessees and review compliance performance in reporting milestones by licensees and lessees and the administration of regulatory consequence mechanisms Other aspect of the new strategy would include to review loss allocation by licensees and lessees under the PIA These include production cost and revenue as well as performance review of existing multi client arrangements and streamlining ongoing activities to the PIA The assessment framework will require all existing licences and lessees to undergo a performance assessment audit of operation of licences and leases based on a framework to be developed by Lease and focussed on OPLs OMLs Marginal Fields and Multi client arrangements Evaluation is expected to cover the following Compliance with environmental requirements and with work programme commitments compliance with revenue payment obligations and reporting obligations Others are audit of operation systems and third party provider activities and assessment of assignee roles and performance obligations In the new dispensation there will be need for a team with representation from relevant departments to achieve performance schematic of existing licences and leases identify oversight weakness identify licencee and lessee centred failures in regulatory reporting requirements and other performance indices Also in the new dispensation there will be improved oversight mechanism in line with the objective of the PIA and aspects of new strategy as well as develop fresh Standard Operating Procedures SOP for acreage management and lease administration in line with the PIA The team which will be made up of a member each from Exploration and Acreage Management Development amp Production Health Safety Environment and Community Economic Regulation and Strategic Planning and the Legal Secretary Departments is expected to submit a final report by Aug 30 the statement further quoted Komolafe as saying NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NUPRC adopts new approach in acreage management, lease administration
    General news2 months ago

    NUPRC adopts new approach in acreage management, lease administration

    The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) says it will adopt new approach in the administration of licences and leases, especially as it concerns acreage allocation, to attain the objectives set by the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NUPRC, Mr Gbenga Komolafe, said in a statement on Friday that the new approach would optimise value in the new acreage management and administration of allocation principles enunciated in the PIA.

    “To position the Commission on a performance centred paradigm for acreage management, a new strategy of acreage allocation, management and administration based on a holistic assessment of the prior performance of all licences and leases awarded prior to the PIA is required,” he said.

    According to Komolafe, the commission will seek to identify the areas of regulatory under performance in acreage management and administration, leading to failure of licensees and lessees inability to carry out licence and lease performance obligations.

    The commission would also seek to identify other issues, including acquisition of data, drilling of wells and maturing of identified leads and prospects within the licence or lease span.

    The CEO in a memo to senior management staff of the commission, also listed the aspects of the new strategy to include review assignee performance and contributions to licences and lessees and review compliance performance in reporting milestones by licensees and lessees and the administration of regulatory consequence mechanisms.

    Other aspect of the new strategy would include to review loss allocation by licensees and lessees under the PIA.

    These include production, cost and revenue, as well as performance review of existing multi-client arrangements and streamlining ongoing activities to the PIA.

    “The assessment framework will require all existing licences and lessees to undergo a performance assessment audit of operation of licences and leases based on a framework to be developed by Lease and focussed on OPLs, OMLs, Marginal Fields and Multi client arrangements.

    “Evaluation is expected to cover the following: Compliance with environmental requirements and with work programme commitments, compliance with revenue payment obligations and reporting obligations.

    Others are audit of operation systems and third-party provider activities and assessment of assignee roles and performance obligations.

    ” “In the new dispensation, there will be need for a team with representation from relevant departments to achieve performance schematic of existing licences and leases; identify oversight weakness, identify licencee and lessee centred failures in regulatory reporting requirements and other performance indices.

    “Also in the new dispensation, there will be improved oversight mechanism in line with the objective of the PIA and aspects of new strategy as well as develop fresh Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for acreage management and lease administration in line with the PIA.

    “The team, which will be made up of a member each from Exploration and Acreage Management: Development & Production; Health, Safety, Environment and Community; Economic Regulation and Strategic Planning and the Legal Secretary Departments, is expected to submit a final report by Aug. 30.” the statement further quoted Komolafe as saying.


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  •  Nigeria at the ongoing first International Migration Review Forum IMRF has reiterated its commitment to implementing the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration GCM The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the goal of the IMFR is to review the progress made at the local national regional and global levels in implementing the GCM GCM enumerates 23 objectives for state action bolstered by specific commitments that seek to address challenges related to today s migration The quadrennial IMRF hosted by the president of the UN General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York consisted of four interactive multi stakeholders round tables a policy dialogue and a plenary Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs Ms Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim said Nigeria was committed to implementing CGM through existing policies processes and institutions Delivering Nigeria s statement at IMRF Roundtable two Suleiman Ibrahim said there was need for a commitment by all stakeholders to ensure that a right based approach was deployed pre departure and post arrival of returnees Members states must commit to improving partnership and cooperation in facilitating safe and dignified reintegration through the development of Memorandum of Understandings between host countries and country of origin Likewise we wish to urge international partners to sustain support to both host and origin countries to develop stronger structures and frameworks that enhance sustainable reintegration of returnees she said Speaking on implementing the objective four of CGM Suleiman Ibrahim said Nigeria had embarked on birth registration of children of migrants born in IDPs camps and host countries The commissioner said the effort had helped to reduce vulnerabilities and increase protection of migrant children to ensure they were included in national development plans and programmes She said regrading Nigeria s implementation of Objective 21 namely to ensure sustainable reintegration of returned migrants the government of Nigeria had taken several steps Nigeria has embarked on development of socio economic activities programmes such as Trade Union Information on Return and Reintegration for Migrant Workers in Nigeria and Standard Operating Procedures SOP on Return Readmission and Reintegration The country has also established Reintegration Committees in seven states in Nigeria Case Management Expert Team and signed bilateral agreement to ensure sustainable reintegration the commissioner said In carrying out these activities Suleiman Ibrahim said the country endured a few challenges and inadequate collaboration with some host countries including insufficient or lack of information sharing and reluctance of some countries to enter into agreements with the Nigerian government There is also the challenge of mismatch of data with regards to identifying nationalities of returnees for seamless readmission she said The IMRF which started on Tuesday ends on Friday IOM is the coordinator of the UN Network on migration which ensures effective and coherent system wide support for the implementation of the GCM and supports the organisation of the four day IMRF Chaired by the president of the UN General Assembly the Forum is a chance to consolidate collaborative action and recognise the invaluable contributions migrants make to societies It provides an opportunity to identify remaining challenges and emerging migration issues requiring the attention of the international community NAN
    Nigeria reiterates commitment to implementing GCM agreement in New York
     Nigeria at the ongoing first International Migration Review Forum IMRF has reiterated its commitment to implementing the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration GCM The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the goal of the IMFR is to review the progress made at the local national regional and global levels in implementing the GCM GCM enumerates 23 objectives for state action bolstered by specific commitments that seek to address challenges related to today s migration The quadrennial IMRF hosted by the president of the UN General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York consisted of four interactive multi stakeholders round tables a policy dialogue and a plenary Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs Ms Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim said Nigeria was committed to implementing CGM through existing policies processes and institutions Delivering Nigeria s statement at IMRF Roundtable two Suleiman Ibrahim said there was need for a commitment by all stakeholders to ensure that a right based approach was deployed pre departure and post arrival of returnees Members states must commit to improving partnership and cooperation in facilitating safe and dignified reintegration through the development of Memorandum of Understandings between host countries and country of origin Likewise we wish to urge international partners to sustain support to both host and origin countries to develop stronger structures and frameworks that enhance sustainable reintegration of returnees she said Speaking on implementing the objective four of CGM Suleiman Ibrahim said Nigeria had embarked on birth registration of children of migrants born in IDPs camps and host countries The commissioner said the effort had helped to reduce vulnerabilities and increase protection of migrant children to ensure they were included in national development plans and programmes She said regrading Nigeria s implementation of Objective 21 namely to ensure sustainable reintegration of returned migrants the government of Nigeria had taken several steps Nigeria has embarked on development of socio economic activities programmes such as Trade Union Information on Return and Reintegration for Migrant Workers in Nigeria and Standard Operating Procedures SOP on Return Readmission and Reintegration The country has also established Reintegration Committees in seven states in Nigeria Case Management Expert Team and signed bilateral agreement to ensure sustainable reintegration the commissioner said In carrying out these activities Suleiman Ibrahim said the country endured a few challenges and inadequate collaboration with some host countries including insufficient or lack of information sharing and reluctance of some countries to enter into agreements with the Nigerian government There is also the challenge of mismatch of data with regards to identifying nationalities of returnees for seamless readmission she said The IMRF which started on Tuesday ends on Friday IOM is the coordinator of the UN Network on migration which ensures effective and coherent system wide support for the implementation of the GCM and supports the organisation of the four day IMRF Chaired by the president of the UN General Assembly the Forum is a chance to consolidate collaborative action and recognise the invaluable contributions migrants make to societies It provides an opportunity to identify remaining challenges and emerging migration issues requiring the attention of the international community NAN
    Nigeria reiterates commitment to implementing GCM agreement in New York
    Foreign5 months ago

    Nigeria reiterates commitment to implementing GCM agreement in New York

    Nigeria, at the ongoing first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), has reiterated its commitment to implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

    The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the goal of the IMFR is to review the progress made at the local, national, regional and global levels in implementing the GCM.

    GCM enumerates 23 objectives for state action, bolstered by specific commitments, that seek to address challenges related to today’s migration.

    The quadrennial IMRF, hosted by the president of the UN General Assembly, at UN headquarters in New York, consisted of four interactive multi-stakeholders round tables, a policy dialogue, and a plenary.

    Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Ms Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, said Nigeria was committed to implementing CGM through existing policies, processes and institutions.

    Delivering Nigeria’s statement at IMRF Roundtable two, Suleiman-Ibrahim, said there was need for a commitment by all stakeholders to ensure that a right-based approach was deployed pre-departure and post arrival of returnees.

    “Members states must commit to improving partnership and cooperation in facilitating safe and dignified reintegration through the development of Memorandum of Understandings between host countries and country of origin.

    “Likewise, we wish to urge international partners to sustain support to both host and origin countries to develop stronger structures and frameworks that enhance sustainable reintegration of returnees,” she said.

    Speaking on implementing the objective four of CGM, Suleiman-Ibrahim said Nigeria had embarked on birth registration of children of migrants born in IDPs camps and host countries.

    The commissioner said the effort had helped to reduce vulnerabilities and increase protection of migrant children to ensure they were included in national development plans and programmes.

    She said regrading Nigeria’s implementation of Objective 21; namely, to ensure sustainable reintegration of returned migrants, the government of Nigeria had taken several steps.

    “Nigeria has embarked on development of socio-economic activities programmes such as Trade Union Information on Return and Reintegration for Migrant Workers in Nigeria and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Return, Readmission and Reintegration.

    “The country has also established Reintegration Committees in seven states in Nigeria; Case Management Expert Team and signed bilateral agreement to ensure sustainable reintegration,” the commissioner said.

    In carrying out these activities, Suleiman-Ibrahim said the country endured a few challenges and inadequate collaboration with some host countries, including insufficient or lack of information sharing and reluctance of some countries to enter into agreements with the Nigerian government.

    “There is also the challenge of mismatch of data with regards to identifying nationalities of returnees for seamless readmission,” she said.

    The IMRF, which started on Tuesday, ends on Friday.

    IOM is the coordinator of the UN Network on migration, which ensures effective and coherent system-wide support for the implementation of the GCM and supports the organisation of the four-day IMRF.

    Chaired by the president of the UN General Assembly, the Forum is a chance to consolidate collaborative action and recognise the invaluable contributions migrants make to societies.

    It provides an opportunity to identify remaining challenges, and emerging migration issues requiring the attention of the international community. (

    (NAN)

  •  The Federal Government has launched Standard Operating Procedures SOP to engender efficiency quality output increased productivity and uniformity of performance in the planning arm of the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning Mr Clement Agba the Minister of State for Finance Budget and National Planning said this on Monday in Abuja during the launching and a five day workshop on the SOP the national planning arm of the ministry Agba said SOP would also eliminate duplication miscommunication and failure to comply with processes procedures and regulations This is not just a vague aspiration because with SOPs you can achieve the same results without sacrificing growth SOP provides the ethical and professional principles and step by step guidance on providing appropriate services This will be important during the technical sessions of the ongoing Medium Term National Development Plan that will commence from 2021 to 2025 and the long term perspective plan which is Agenda 2050 he said Agba said that the keystone value which imbued effort was to ensure that the SOP was an essential prerequisite for any quality initiative because studies showed that SOPs had significant potential to enable provider organisations to improve quality without increasing costs Also SOP is an important document in terms of quality measures and evaluation I am confident that the successful delivery of the implementation will usher in a new dawn in the reform drive of the ministry and the public sector in general I have no doubt in my mind that this workshop will build the capacity of our staff to achieve the expected results he said Edited By Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    SOP will increase productivity, reduce duplication, miscommunication – minister
     The Federal Government has launched Standard Operating Procedures SOP to engender efficiency quality output increased productivity and uniformity of performance in the planning arm of the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning Mr Clement Agba the Minister of State for Finance Budget and National Planning said this on Monday in Abuja during the launching and a five day workshop on the SOP the national planning arm of the ministry Agba said SOP would also eliminate duplication miscommunication and failure to comply with processes procedures and regulations This is not just a vague aspiration because with SOPs you can achieve the same results without sacrificing growth SOP provides the ethical and professional principles and step by step guidance on providing appropriate services This will be important during the technical sessions of the ongoing Medium Term National Development Plan that will commence from 2021 to 2025 and the long term perspective plan which is Agenda 2050 he said Agba said that the keystone value which imbued effort was to ensure that the SOP was an essential prerequisite for any quality initiative because studies showed that SOPs had significant potential to enable provider organisations to improve quality without increasing costs Also SOP is an important document in terms of quality measures and evaluation I am confident that the successful delivery of the implementation will usher in a new dawn in the reform drive of the ministry and the public sector in general I have no doubt in my mind that this workshop will build the capacity of our staff to achieve the expected results he said Edited By Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    SOP will increase productivity, reduce duplication, miscommunication – minister
    Economy2 years ago

    SOP will increase productivity, reduce duplication, miscommunication – minister

    The Federal Government has launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to engender efficiency, quality output, increased productivity and uniformity of performance in the planning arm of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

    Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning said this on Monday in Abuja during the launching and a five-day workshop on the SOP, the national planning arm of the ministry.

    Agba said SOP would also eliminate duplication, miscommunication and failure to comply with processes, procedures and regulations.

    “This is not just a vague aspiration because with SOPs you can achieve the same results without sacrificing growth.

    SOP provides the ethical and professional principles and step-by-step guidance on providing appropriate services.

    “This will be important during the technical sessions of the ongoing Medium Term National Development Plan that will commence from 2021 to 2025 and the long term perspective plan, which is Agenda 2050,’’ he said.

    Agba said that the keystone value, which imbued effort was to ensure that the SOP was an essential prerequisite for any quality initiative because studies showed that SOPs had significant potential to enable provider organisations to improve quality without increasing costs.

    “Also, SOP is an important document in terms of quality measures and evaluation.

    “I am confident that the successful delivery of the implementation will usher in a new dawn in the reform drive of the ministry and the public sector in general.

    “I have no doubt in my mind that this workshop will build the capacity of our staff to achieve the expected results,” he said.


    Edited By: Grace Yussuf
    Source: NAN

  •   Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has put all airline operators Air Navigation Service Providers ANSP and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus The General Manager Public Affairs Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General NCAA Capt Sidi Abdullahi The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines especially those operating international and regional flights all designated point of entries POEs and travelling public Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines all operators were therefore required to carry out the following Pilots in Command PIC of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control ATC any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 4 In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration Gen Dec in line with Nig CARs 18 8 17 4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations IHR 2005 Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 5 The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry he said Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig CARs 7 9 1 11 and 7 9 1 12 He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association IATA and their airlines Standard Operating Procedures SOP in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans PHECPs Routine measures train staff provide appropriate space stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival he said Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry POE International Airport He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices SARPs as enumerated above Adurogboye however warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the novel Coronavirus 2019 nCov broke out in Wuhan City Hubei Province in China recently The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing Coughing sneezing etc Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand Republic of Korea United States of America and Japan
    Coronavirus: NCAA puts airlines, others on alert
      Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has put all airline operators Air Navigation Service Providers ANSP and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus The General Manager Public Affairs Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General NCAA Capt Sidi Abdullahi The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines especially those operating international and regional flights all designated point of entries POEs and travelling public Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines all operators were therefore required to carry out the following Pilots in Command PIC of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control ATC any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 4 In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration Gen Dec in line with Nig CARs 18 8 17 4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations IHR 2005 Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 5 The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry he said Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig CARs 7 9 1 11 and 7 9 1 12 He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association IATA and their airlines Standard Operating Procedures SOP in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans PHECPs Routine measures train staff provide appropriate space stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival he said Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry POE International Airport He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices SARPs as enumerated above Adurogboye however warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the novel Coronavirus 2019 nCov broke out in Wuhan City Hubei Province in China recently The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing Coughing sneezing etc Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand Republic of Korea United States of America and Japan
    Coronavirus: NCAA puts airlines, others on alert
    General news3 years ago

    Coronavirus: NCAA puts airlines, others on alert

    Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put all airline operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus.

    The General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday.

    Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General, NCAA, Capt. Sidi Abdullahi.

    The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines, especially those operating international and regional flights, all designated point of entries (POEs) and travelling public.

    Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines, all operators were therefore required to carry out the following:

    “Pilots in Command (PIC) of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig. CARs 18.8.22.4.

    “In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft, the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration (Gen Dec) in line with Nig. CARs 18.8.17.4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

    “Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services (PHS) on arrival at the designated point of entry.

    “Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig.CARs 18.8.22.5.

    “The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services (PHS) on arrival at the designated point of entry,” he said.

    Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits, Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig.CARs 7.9.1.11 and 7.9.1.12.

    He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft.

    Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and their airlines’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft.

    “They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly.

    “Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self-report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country.

    “Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans (PHECPs).

    “Routine measures, train staff, provide appropriate space, stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE.

    “The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival,” he said.

    Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities.

    He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised.

    The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry (POE) – International Airport.

    He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as enumerated above.

    Adurogboye, however, warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) broke out in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China recently.

    The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing (Coughing, sneezing etc.).

    Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand, Republic of Korea, United States of America and Japan .

  •  Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has put all airline operators Air Navigation Service Providers ANSP and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus The General Manager Public Affairs Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General NCAA Capt Sidi Abdullahi The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines especially those operating international and regional flights all designated point of entries POEs and travelling public Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines all operators were therefore required to carry out the following Pilots in Command PIC of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control ATC any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 4 In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration Gen Dec in line with Nig CARs 18 8 17 4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations IHR 2005 Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 5 The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry he said Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig CARs 7 9 1 11 and 7 9 1 12 He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association IATA and their airlines Standard Operating Procedures SOP in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans PHECPs Routine measures train staff provide appropriate space stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival he said Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry POE International Airport He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices SARPs as enumerated above Adurogboye however warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority The Nigeria News Agency reports that the novel Coronavirus 2019 nCov broke out in Wuhan City Hubei Province in China recently The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing Coughing sneezing etc Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand Republic of Korea United States of America and Japan Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz
    NCAA puts airlines, others on alert over CoronaVirus outbreak
     Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has put all airline operators Air Navigation Service Providers ANSP and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus The General Manager Public Affairs Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General NCAA Capt Sidi Abdullahi The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines especially those operating international and regional flights all designated point of entries POEs and travelling public Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines all operators were therefore required to carry out the following Pilots in Command PIC of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control ATC any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 4 In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration Gen Dec in line with Nig CARs 18 8 17 4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations IHR 2005 Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig CARs 18 8 22 5 The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services PHS on arrival at the designated point of entry he said Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig CARs 7 9 1 11 and 7 9 1 12 He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association IATA and their airlines Standard Operating Procedures SOP in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans PHECPs Routine measures train staff provide appropriate space stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival he said Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry POE International Airport He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices SARPs as enumerated above Adurogboye however warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority The Nigeria News Agency reports that the novel Coronavirus 2019 nCov broke out in Wuhan City Hubei Province in China recently The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing Coughing sneezing etc Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand Republic of Korea United States of America and Japan Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ismail Abdulaziz
    NCAA puts airlines, others on alert over CoronaVirus outbreak
    Health3 years ago

    NCAA puts airlines, others on alert over CoronaVirus outbreak

    Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put all airline operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus.The General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday.Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General, NCAA, Capt. Sidi Abdullahi.The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines, especially those operating international and regional flights, all designated point of entries (POEs) and travelling public.Adurogboye said in the letter sent to the airlines, all operators were therefore required to carry out the following:“Pilots in Command (PIC) of aircraft are to report to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) any suspected cases of communicable disease on board an aircraft in line with Nig. CARs 18.8.22.4.“In case of a suspected case of communicable disease on board an aircraft, the aircrew are to fill the aircraft General Declaration (Gen Dec) in line with Nig. CARs 18.8.17.4 and Annex 8 of International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).“Completed aircraft General Declaration are to be submitted to the Port Health Services (PHS) on arrival at the designated point of entry.“Sick passengers on board an aircraft are to be required by the crew to fill a Passenger Locator form in line with Nig.CARs 18.8.22.5.“The completed Passenger Locator Forms are to be submitted to Port Health Services (PHS) on arrival at the designated point of entry,” he said.Adurogboye explained that airlines must have onboard the appropriate number of First Aid Kits, Universal Precaution kits and Emergency Medical kits according to the provisions of Nig.CARs 7.9.1.11 and 7.9.1.12.He said airlines must update the knowledge of their crew members in the handling of communicable disease on board an aircraft.Adurogboye said cabin crew should follow the operational procedures recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and their airlines’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in handling possible cases of communicable diseases on board an aircraft.“They are to ensure that passengers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection exercises cough etiquette maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues and wash hands thoroughly.“Passengers should be encouraged by the crew to self-report if they feel ill while airlines are to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country.“Designated points of entries are to ensure stakeholders collaboration in the handling of a suspected case of communicable disease in line with their respective Public Health Emergency Contigency Plans (PHECPs).“Routine measures, train staff, provide appropriate space, stockpiling of adequate equipment including Personal Protective Equipment should be in place at POE.“The equipment will be used in assessing and managing ill travellers detected before travel on board aircraft and on arrival,” he said.Adurogboye said the procedures were in place for communicating information on ill travellers between aircraft and POE and between POEs and National Health Authorities.He said safe transportation of symptomatic passengers to hospitals or designated facilities for clinical assessment and treatment was organised.The NCAA official said airlines and POEs were to report to it in writing any suspected case of communicable disease observed in flight or at any Point of Entry (POE) – International Airport.He said the authority therefore expected strict compliance to the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as enumerated above.Adurogboye, however, warned that failure to adhere to these guidelines would be viewed seriously by the authority.The Nigeria News Agency reports that the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) broke out in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China recently.The clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing (Coughing, sneezing etc.).Presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand, Republic of Korea, United States of America and Japan .Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz

  •  The Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority KEPA has sealed 119 gas outlets in the state to ensure safety of lives and properties Mr Jibrin Lawal General Manager of the agency made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency Thursday in Kaduna Lawal said the closure was in line with Gov Nasir El Rufai s directive following a gas explosion on Jan 4 in which eight persons died and four were injured in the state NAN reports that on Jan 7 Gov El Rufai ordered the closure of all illegal gas retail outlets located in residential areas across the state with immediate effect The directive came two days after an explosion occurred at an illegal gas retail shop in Sabon Tasha area of Chikun local government Lawal said that gas refilling was a high risk activity that should not be allowed to operate in residential areas According to him a total of 77 licensed gas re fill station operators were sealed until safety measures are met while 42 unlicensed were sealed as regulatory measures to avert danger 77 licensed gas plants were found mostly in petrol filling station that did not meet up to safety standards as required by the agency for them to operate He said the agency would continue to inspect gas facilities to ensure that they comply with Standard Operating Procedures SOP Lawal commended residents for bringing in complaints on locations of refilling outlets while assuring that the exercise would be a continuous process to ensure that the environment was safe He said that the agency was working on providing industrial sites across the state to relocate gas refiling outlets from residential areas Lawal said the exercise was being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Resources DPR Standards Organisation of Nigeria and some other relevant stakeholders Edited by Edith Bolokor Sadiya Hamza
    KEPA seals 119 illegal gas outlets in Kaduna
     The Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority KEPA has sealed 119 gas outlets in the state to ensure safety of lives and properties Mr Jibrin Lawal General Manager of the agency made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency Thursday in Kaduna Lawal said the closure was in line with Gov Nasir El Rufai s directive following a gas explosion on Jan 4 in which eight persons died and four were injured in the state NAN reports that on Jan 7 Gov El Rufai ordered the closure of all illegal gas retail outlets located in residential areas across the state with immediate effect The directive came two days after an explosion occurred at an illegal gas retail shop in Sabon Tasha area of Chikun local government Lawal said that gas refilling was a high risk activity that should not be allowed to operate in residential areas According to him a total of 77 licensed gas re fill station operators were sealed until safety measures are met while 42 unlicensed were sealed as regulatory measures to avert danger 77 licensed gas plants were found mostly in petrol filling station that did not meet up to safety standards as required by the agency for them to operate He said the agency would continue to inspect gas facilities to ensure that they comply with Standard Operating Procedures SOP Lawal commended residents for bringing in complaints on locations of refilling outlets while assuring that the exercise would be a continuous process to ensure that the environment was safe He said that the agency was working on providing industrial sites across the state to relocate gas refiling outlets from residential areas Lawal said the exercise was being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Resources DPR Standards Organisation of Nigeria and some other relevant stakeholders Edited by Edith Bolokor Sadiya Hamza
    KEPA seals 119 illegal gas outlets in Kaduna
    General news3 years ago

    KEPA seals 119 illegal gas outlets in Kaduna

    The Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) has sealed 119 gas outlets in the state to ensure safety of lives and properties.

    Mr Jibrin Lawal, General Manager of the agency made this known in an interview with the  Nigeria News Agency Thursday  in Kaduna.

    Lawal said

    the closure was in line with Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s directive, following a gas explosion on Jan.4, in which

    eight

    persons died and four were injured in the state.

    NAN reports that on Jan. 7, Gov. El-Rufai, ordered the closure of all illegal gas retail outlets located in residential areas across the state with immediate effect.

    The directive came two days after an explosion occurred at an illegal gas retail shop in Sabon Tasha area of Chikun local government.

    Lawal said that gas refilling was a high risk-activity that should not be allowed to operate in residential areas. 

    According to him, a total of 77 licensed gas re-fill station operators were sealed until safety measures are met while 42 unlicensed were sealed as regulatory measures to avert danger.

     “77 licensed gas plants were found mostly in petrol filling station that did not meet up to safety standards as required by the agency for them to operate.”

    He said the agency would continue to inspect gas facilities to ensure that they comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

    Lawal commended residents

    for bringing in complaints on locations of refilling outlets while assuring that

    the exercise would be a continuous process to ensure that the environment was safe.

    He said that the agency was working on providing industrial sites across the state to relocate gas refiling outlets from residential areas.

    Lawal said the exercise was being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Standards Organisation of Nigeria and some other relevant stakeholders.



    Edited by: Edith Bolokor/Sadiya Hamza