The Federal Government said, yesterday, that its reforms in critical institutions of governance were yielding positive results.
The FG cited the sectors that have witnessed transformation to include the electoral system, power, agriculture and the ports. Others include rail transport, pensions and the rule of law.
Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah, disclosed this at the inauguration of the 24-man steering committee on Public Service Reforms by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim.
Abah said that in the transport sector, trains were back and for the first time in 30 years, 30,000 passengers had been moved in two months.
He also said over 200 communities were now connected by rail, while one million litres of fuel are now being moved daily by rail.
Abah further stated that the reforms had resulted in airports being refurbished for the first time in decades; NAFDAC laboratories getting accredited in line with the highest international standards and improved stability of electricity supply in the country.
He further stated that fertilizer fraud had been drastically reduced and more than 1,664 kilometres key roads rehabilitated.
Abah, who is also the secretary of the committee, said the mandate of the committee includes providing technical leadership for reforms at the level of planning, design and implementation; initiating action on reform at different levels; monitoring, evaluating and implementing of the reforms for impact and effectiveness among others.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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