Gates, the Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said the implementation of the ERGP is at odds with the needs of Nigerians. The ERGP, which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017, is a medium-term plan for 2017-2020, that sets out an ambitious roadmap to achieve a seven percent growth rate for the country by 2020. It is aimed at restoring economic growth while leveraging the ingenuity and resilience of Nigerians. But Gates, while delivering a speech at the special and expanded National Economic Council on Investment in Human Capital in Abuja, suggested the plan got part of its priorities wrong. “The Nigerian government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan identifies investing in our people as one of three strategic executives, but the execution
Governor Wike said this while swearing-in four new commissioners on Thursday in the state. He asked for public officers to have a paradigm shift in the area of service to the people. According to him, the desire to amass wealth at the expense of the people remains a key cause for under development. He enjoined the new commissioners to put service before self.
The President said this less than 24 hours after over 100 of the girls who were abducted from their school on February 19, 2018, were rescued. In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Thursday, he said his administration will not relent in its efforts to bring Leah Sharibu safely back home to her parents as it has done for the other girls after she was held back by the terrorists over her decision, as reported, not to convert from Christianity to Islam. “President Muhammadu Buhari is as committed to the freedom of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity as he was to the girls’ freedom when all 110 were in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists. “The Buhari administration will not relent in efforts to bring Leah Sharibu
He said no credit should go to the Federal Government on the returned Dapchi girls, but rather believes that the disappearance and reappearance of the girls is a laughable arrangement for which some people are already smiling to the banks. According to him, ” The way and manner in which the Dapchi girls were abducted and returned is a clear demonstration that the federal government is fooling itself and not Nigerians as the whole process is shrouded in secrecy, raising more questions than answers.” “ The holes earlier picked in the way the abduction was successfully carried out has put a tag of failure on the Buhari administration especially in the area of security which it promised Nigerians it will handle well. ”The removal of military checkpoints in Dapchi ahead of the abdu
He made this known on Thursday while delivering a speech at the Expanded National Economic Council on Investment in Human Capital held in Abuja. According to him, although Nigeria has enormous potentials, they can only be maximized when the citizens are well equipped. Making reference to the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, he, therefore, urged the Federal Government to take practical steps in prioritising human capital development. “Nigeria has unmatched economic potentials but what becomes of that potential depends on the choices you make as Nigeria’s leaders. The most important choice you can make is to maximise your greatest resource – the Nigerian people. “Nigeria Will Thrive when every Nigerian Is able to thrive, If you invest in their health, education and oppo
He said this at the Expanded National Economic Council on Investment in Human Capital in Abuja on Thursday, in response to calls by other speakers asking the Federal Government to resolve challenges surrounding human capital development. Speaking further, Osinbajo noted the government was aware that people are critical to driving the economy which is why the administration is currently doing everything possible to improve the basic infrastructural elements that enhance proper human life. “Nigeria has strong economic growth and development ambitions encapsulated in our economic Recovery and growth plan which we launched in 2017. “All of those lofty ambitions can only be achieved through the determined application of human skill and effort and for that effort to be meaningful an
The President made this known on Thursday during an official visit to Zamfara State, where he held an interactive meeting with political leaders, traditional rulers, elders and victims of criminal attacks in the state. In a statement through his Spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said, “As far as I am concerned, our security agencies have recorded some successes, but they need to do much more. “They are not to oppress anyone, but they have to gather and send intelligence and warnings when something is about to happen,’’ he said. The President commended the security agencies for eliminating a dreadful criminal, “Buhari general’’, who had for many years initiated killings and destruction of properties. “Before “Buharin-daji”, who calls himself a general, there was a crimi
The enforcement of the withdrawal will now continue on April 20, 2018, and not immediately as initially announced, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement on Thursday. According, the statement, the IGP decided to shift the date for the withdrawal after meeting with the commanders of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and Special Protection Unit on Tuesday. “This is to enable the Force to carry out a thorough assessment of the current deployment and carry out appropriate withdrawal,” the statement read in part. The IGP had on Monday ordered the recall of the policemen after public outcry over the deployment of many police personnel to private individuals at the expense of other Nigerians. In view of the shift in date, the IGP direc
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, faulted the party’s reaction to the girls’ release on Thursday in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi. The abducted girls regained freedom on Wednesday, more than four weeks after the insurgents invaded the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State. Of the 110 girls snatched by Boko Haram on February 19, the government said 104 were returned by the terrorists with six unaccounted for. In its reaction, the PDP accused the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of ‘scripting’ the abduction of the schoolgirls. The party had also called on the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the incident, which it said was a scripted drama by the A
The State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Jide Egunjobi revealed this on Wednesday, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. According to Egunjobi, the beneficiaries include 871 students who will be awarded scholarship award ranging from N60,000 to N1.5 million each and 2,645 students who will get bursary award ranging from N10,000 to N150,000 each. Giving the breakdown, he said 30 Ph.D. students who are indigenes of Ekiti State and resident overseas will also get N1,500,000 each as scholarship, a total of N45 million. Also, 184 Law Students will receive N150, 000 each as bursary a total of N27.6 million while 450 undergraduate students will get N60, 000 each as scholarship, a total of N27 million. The Commissioner disclosed that the State Governor Fayose appro...