The Federal Government in efforts to control the negative impact of trans-boundary pests on crops has approved an N13 billion intervention fund to also boost agricultural activities. The pest control project in 12 northern states of the federation is aimed at enhancing the national food security amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday assured the embattled president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in his quest for his re-election to occupy the office, saying “Nigeria is solidly behind you”. Buhari gave the assurance when he hosted Mr Adesina at the statehouse Abuja who was on a courtesy visit. Mr President reiterated his stance to Adesina that Nigeria in collaboration with other African leaders would rally round him to ensure he actualises to ambition especially that his past record is anything to go by.
On Thursday, 30th January 2020, Federal Government disclosed that only University lecturers captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) will be paid for January 2020 salary. The Government added that payment of the tertiary institutions’ lecturers will begin today, Friday, 31st January 2020.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that the unconventional monetary policies adopted by the apex bank in steering the country’s economy are yielding good results. He stated this on Friday during the 1st Convocation Lecture of the Edo University, Iyamho, entitled ‘Role of Monetary Policy:
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday, flagged-off an N10.25 billion Tomato company, in Kaduna. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Mr Emefiele said the massive Foreign Direct Investment by Tomato Jos, an American company was made possible by the economic diversification agenda of the present administration.