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Disbursement Of N350bn To Be Guided By “Strictest Yardstick” – SGF

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Babachir David Lawal-SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, yesterday said the N350 billion to be injected into the economy by the federal government to boost economic activities, will be disbursed under the strictest conditions.

Lawal stated this at the second National Conference on Public Procurement (NACOPP) organized by Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in Abuja.

“As we are all aware, government recently committed to the injection of N350 billion into the economy to enable contractors discharge their obligations in the delivery of infrastructure. This imposes greater responsibilities to procuring entities and contractors and service providers. Every kobo disbursed will be guided by the strictest yardstick”, he said.

He noted at the conference themed; “Sustaining the Anti-Corruption Campaign Through Best Procurement Practices”, that the current administration had promised change for Nigerians without setting limits to where its policies and programmes would make an impact.

“But we know that when the dividends of democracy flourish, it benefits all”, he added.

The SGF noted that the conference was critical and would benefit the states immensely, adding; “We are confident that the states stand to benefit from a public procurement system that is transparent, competitive, and efficient and one that is founded on accountability”.

Earlier, the Acting Director-General of the BPP, Engr. Ahmed Abdu, said the bureau saved about N680 billion between 2009 and 2014 for the nation through its prior review of procurements made by ministries, departments and agencies.

Abdu also noted that the bureau had sanitized the public procurement system through the registration, categorization and classification of federal contractors, consultants and service providers on its national database in order to ensure that only bidders of similar rankings tender for the same projects and that bidders do not tender for contracts that are beyond their technical and financial capacities.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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