The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat (NGFS) on Thursday 3rd of May, 2018 hosted the CEO and field managers of the All Babies Are Equal (ABAE) Initiative alongside the Executive Secretaries and State Immunization Officers of Jigawa, Kaduna and Zamfara State.
The objective of the meeting was to review the Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) project for Routine Immunizations (RI), discuss bottlenecks encountered during the course of the project and propose solutions to the problems identified. The CEO expressed her gratitude to the NGFS for their immersed support towards the program and expressed her team’s dedication to continuously improve immunization in the country.
A decision was reached that the NGFS would facilitate a meeting between the technical team of ABAE Initiative and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) to see how best the CCTs could be integrated in the already existing immunization scheme to boost immunization in the country.
As Obaseki releases N1.5bn Paris Fund refund to clear pension arrears Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has rolled out bumper package for workers, job seekers and pensioners in the state which includes recruitment of new hands, approval of outstanding promotions and provision of social housing for workers in the state. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki during the commemoration of the 2018 Workers’ Day at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State capital. The governor also said outstanding issues with pension arrears payment are being addressed as he has approved the release of N1.5bn from the Paris Fund Refund to liquidate the outstanding local government pension arrears. Speaking to workers on the commemoration of the 2018 Workers’ Day at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo, Benin City, the governor said the workers have been supportive and instrumental to the successes being recorded in the
By TOM CHIAHEMEN
Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru , said on Monday that despite the recession, 23 States in the country recorded overall growth of 20% in internally generated revenue (IGR) last year – from N687 billion in 2015 to N821 billion in 2016.
Okauru, who noted that this growth was far up from a 3% contraction recorded previously, pledged that the NGF Secretariat would continue to play more active roles in supporting the 36 States of the Federation to boost their IGR and other areas in public financial management.
By Harry Awurumibe.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has urged Governors of the 36 states to consider adequate funding of their information managers in order to tackle the rampaging tide of Fake News.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the ongoing Two- Day Media Conference organized by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Mohammed said that state governors need to provide adequate funding for their information managers.
The government of Kaduna State has said the uncompromising stance of the governor, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai to correct the widespread ills in the state has been a major reason he is hated by many, most especially his political opponents, who issues threats to him on daily basis.The Deputy Governor, Arch Bala Bantex made this known in Abuja during a session in the Nigeria Governors Forum Media Conference which held at the Sandralia Hotel, Jabi.
He said Kaduna was in a state of rot with ineffective governance which encourage corruption and other form of abuses before El Rufa’I became the governor,
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Abuja
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has received 2000 copies of advocacy tools to reduce maternal child mortality and other health challenges in the states across the country, from the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED).The NHED is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) appointed by Bill and Belinda Gate Foundation to work with the NGF to proffer solution for health promotion especially advocacy for Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR).