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FG Deploys, Redeploys Permanent Secretaries

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FG redeploys 13 permanent secretaries
The Federal Government on Friday redeployed 13 permanent secretaries and deployed the 12 new ones inaugurated on Wednesday.
Fifteen out of the nation’s 40 permanent secretaries will, however, remain in their current stations.
The circular conveying the redeployment and deployment was signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.
The circular dated August 28, 2020, was marked HCSF/CMO/AOD/012/V.III/39.
It read, “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the deployment and re-deployment of the under listed permanent secretaries.
“Accordingly, handing and taking over processes should be completed on the effective dates indicated.”
For the 12 new permanent secretaries inaugurated by the President on Wednesday, Babangida Hussaini was posted to the Ministry of Defence; Yerim Tarfa to Ministry of Labour and Employment; Bayayo Ardo to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Adaora Anyanwutaku to Ministry of Women Affairs; Anthonia Ekpa to Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Oluwatoyin Akinlade to Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
Others are Aliyu Mohammed -Special Services (Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Emmanuel Meribale -Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation- Service Policies and Strategy Office; Monilola Udoh -Federal Civil Service Commission, Mamman Mahmuda -OHCSF – Career Management Office; Bashir Alkali -Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; and Shuaib Belgore -Ministry of Interior.
For the 13 permanent secretaries that were redeployed, Chinyeaka Ohaa moves from Federal Capital Territory to Ministry of Power; William Alo from Ministry of Labour and Employment to Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs; Olusade Adesola from Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to FCT; Esther Jack from Ministry of Power to Ministry of Water Resources; and Akpan Sunday from Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to Ministry of Science and Technology.
Others are Ernest Umakhihe from OHCSF- Common Services Office to Ministry of Works and Housing; Abel Olumuyiwa from FCSC to Ministry of Environment; Maurice Mbaeri from Ministry of Police Affairs to OSGF -General Services Office; and Festus Daudu from Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs to OHCSF -Common Service Office.
The rest are Magdalene Ajani from OHCSF-Service Policies and Strategy Office to Ministry of Transportation; Nebolisa Anako from Police Service Commission to Ministry of Information and Culture; Aliyu Ahmed from Ministry of Finance (Special Duties) to Ministry of Finance; and Temitope Fashedemi from OHCSF Special Duties Office to Ministry of Police Affairs.

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Tragedy Averted As Fire Guts Petrol Station In Lagos

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Fire on Wednesday gutted a filling station, Yerevan Oil, in the Ogba area of Aguda, Lagos.
immediately the fire started, emergency responders, who stormed the station discovered that it was caused by fuel spillage from a tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol.
The spokesperson, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, said the fire was extinguished by officials of the agency and the Lagos State Fire Service.
Okunbor stated, “The LASEMA Response Team in swift response earlier this morning extinguished the fire at the Yerevan Oil, a filling station located on Ajayi Road in Ogba Aguda, Lagos State.
“On arrival, investigation by the LASEMA Response Team revealed that the fire outbreak occurred as a result of spillage from the tanker laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit.
“However, the inferno was quickly extinguished due to the prompt response of the agency’s team in conjunction with the Lagos State Fire team.
“The leaky valve, which is the source of the inferno, has been shut off; the fire has been extinguished, while blanketing of the truck and entire area is ongoing to avert any secondary incident.”

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Eidul – Mawlid : FG Declares Thursday, October 29 Public Holiday

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FG DECLARES THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION
The FG has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The Minister admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end”
Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, he urged all Nigerians & the youth in particular, to embrace peace & cooperate with the President @MBuhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.
Ogbeni Aregbesola who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it. For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process. He wishes all Muslims a happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and all Nigerians a Happy Holiday.
SIGNED
Mohammed Manga
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister
27th October, 2020

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We Got $26. 94 Billion Development Assistance In Six Years – Finance Minister

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The Minister of State for Finance and National Planning, Clement Agba, has disclosed that Nigeria got $26.94 billion foreign assistance inflows into various sectors in the last six years.
He disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners.
He said the funds were provided to undertake various interventions across the country by foreign donors, International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and other bodies.
Agba said $ 2.339 billion was received in 2015, $1.150 billion in 2016, $ 774.933 million in 2017, $22.016 obtained in 2018, $655.642 million received in 2019 while $5.639 million was received in 2020.
The minister said the funds were donated by the European Development Fund (EDF); United Nations Development Systems (UNDS); China through the Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China signed since1972.
Others are; Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Department for International Development DFID; United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ).
He, however, disclosed that the ministry did not receive the funds from the donors but it was involved in the coordination of the projects between the donors and the beneficiaries which are mostly the states and others.
“The implication of this is that donors do not give us the funds for management, rather donors work with the sectoral stakeholders to fund the project directly after identifying the needs by the MDAs/States in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
“For the purpose of clarification, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is responsible for coordinating Nigeria’s multilateral and bilateral economic cooperation,” he said.
Speaking, Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Kabiru Idris, said the Committee had received many petitions, alleging widespread misappropriation, misuse, and diversion of donors’ funds.
He said the petitions also alleged falsification of performance reports for the purpose of obtaining more funds from donor agencies/organisations.
“Also, in line with its mandate, the Committee received a referral from the House of Representatives, mandating it to investigate the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) so as to ascertain their sources of funding, their bases of operations and locations.
“This was after it had deliberated on a motion titled “Need for Special Intervention in the Protracted Situation in the Country,” he said.

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