Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government plans to establish modular refineries to engage youths involved in illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta.
This, according to Osinbajo will discourage illegal refining in the region.
The acting President made this known at a stakeholders meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers chapter in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari led government was sincerely committed to ensuring that young men and women in the region were properly engaged.
Osinbajo said that the Federal Government will continue with the amnesty programme in spite of suggestions to end it, adding that more commitment had been made toward the programme than ever before.
The acting President also said that the level of work done by the Federal Government on the East/West Road in the last 18 months was much more than work done in six years.
He said that the Lagos/Calabar Rail Line through Port Harcourt was a critical infrastructural project for government.
“At the moment, we have already set aside our own part of the counterpart fund. We are waiting for a facility from China to commence the project.
“I’m sure you know how hard we fought when there were some issues over it in the National Assembly. We fought hard to include the project in the budget and it is included,” he said.
Osinbajo said that in spite of the economic challenges and lean funds, the government had been able to assist states with funds to pay salaries because of prudent management of resources.
He urged members of the APC and leaders of the Niger Delta not to use violence as a solution to issues.
No Plan To Review 2021 Spending Estimates: Minister
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has expressed that there is no plan to review the spending estimates of the 2021 budget.
She has also allayed the fears of federal civil servants that the country’s entering into recession might stall the salary payments of workers.
She made this known while speaking with journalists after the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House.
Ahmed said even the consequential adjustment in the 2020 budget wholly addressed salary matters.
Recall that the proposed 2021 budget is currently being reviewed by members of the National Assembly.
“On the 2021 budget, we are not planning to retrieve the budget or to reverse the budget beyond the work of appropriation that the National Assembly is currently doing in consultation with us,” she said.
#EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG
The federal government of Nigeria has stated that it has reached out to the United Kingdom to explain its side of the story over the #EndSARS crisis.
This follows a petition being considered by the United Kingdom to sanction officials of the Nigerian government over alleged human rights abuses during the #EndSARS protests in the country.
However, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, explained to State House Correspondents on Wednesday that Nigeria has reached out to the UK govt.
He explained that FG has presented its own side of the story to the UK govt to aid its deliberations on the matter.
This he stated after the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that a balanced view is important in such matters.
He said: “Yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and they do not speak for the UK government which acts for the United Kingdom and they have also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.
“So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. Of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also able to air their views.
“But what is important, is that a balanced picture is made available to them before they take any decision.”
Pretty Lady Who Recently Got Married Dies During Child Birth
A beautiful Ghanaian lady simply known as Nadia has lost her during childbirth months after tying the knot in a glamorous wedding ceremony earlier this year.
Ghanaian social media activist, Inusah Kate Gyamfua broke the sad news via his personal Facebook page.
It was learnt that the baby survived and has been kept in an incubator.
Hundreds of comments and reactions poured in over the post as many social media users were shocked by the news of such a fresh marriage ending in an abrupt sorrowful end.
Gyamfua shared her photo with the caption;
Baby in incubator
Such a Painful Death
See the post below;
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