THE thirty- six state governors, under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Tuesday disclosed that as governors, they have collectively spent about N2 trillion on the Nigeria Police Force in the last decade. According to the NGF, the money spent by the governors was to augment police operations nationwide, just as it revealed that Lagos state alone under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode spent the sum of N4.76 billion on the police in 2015.
African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) has lauded the Osun State government for meeting the requirement set by the African Union Agenda 2063 programme for infrastructure development in Nigeria. The AU noted that each of the Osun social protection projects was in line with AU’s four key sectors like education, transport and road network, information and communication technology (ICT).
The Niger State Government has criminalised the thuggery and consumption of hard drugs and other illegal substances ahead of the 2019 general elections. Governor Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, signed into law a bill to “prohibit thuggery, use of intoxicants and for matters connected thereto, 2018.”
The national coordinator of the World Bank- assisted Community Social Development Project (CSDP), Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje, has stated that the project was implementing its additional finance of $250 million in the participating states including Niger.
The Kebbi State Government has given automatic employment to 45 new medical doctors of the state who graduated from university recently. Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State gave the indication in Birnin Kebbi at a dinner hosted in their honor by his wife, Dr.Zainab Atiku Bagudu at the weekend.
No fewer than 100 young Nigerians have been selected to participate in modern Chinese agriculture techniques, which is expected to increase the capacity of the beneficiaries and enhance their productivity. The beneficiaries, who are participating in a three-week overseas training course, which was facilitated by CGCOC Agriculture Development Company, in Abuja, were expected to contribute to the agricultural development programme of the Federal Government after their training.