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FG Spends N1.5bn On Poor In Kebbi
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Faruk, said in the last five years, federal government has spent over N1.5 billion on the disbursement of Conditional Cash Transfer fund to 76,804 poor and vulnerable households in Kebbi State.
The minister made the disclosure on Thursday at the flag off of federal government’s special cash grant for rural women in Birnin Kebbi.
She stated that, since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, attention had been paid to taking care of the poor and that informed the decision of the federal government to introduce the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with a view to promoting social inclusion.
Be Fair In Your Criticism Of My Administration, Buhari Tells Elite
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration by looking at the situation of the country before the assumption of the current government.
President Buhari made the call on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Reverend Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission.
The President said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources. We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite, when they want to criticise will use to compare notes.”
Schools Resumption: FG Says After Consultation, 18th January Stands
The Minister of Education, Malam adamu Adamu has said schools resumption date of 18th January 2021 stands.
He said the decision was reached after due consultations with relevant stakeholders and having taken comprehensive appraisal of the situation to review the proposed date.
This was contained in a statement from the federal ministry of education, signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations Ben Bem Goong.
Troops Killed 2,403 Terrorists, Bandits, Kidnappers In 9 Months – Presidency
The Presidency Thursday said various nits of the Nigerian Armed Forces, in coordinated operations, across the country between March 18 and December 30, 2020 had eliminated over 2,403 terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and criminals of other sorts.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, stated this in “a checklist of successes of the Nigerian Armed Forces”, released to State House reporters in commemoration of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
He said this was in addition to terrorists and bandits killed during air strikes by the Nigeria Air Force.
No Harm Should Befall Kukah – CAN Warns
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, to stop their unlawful action.
It also urged security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the cleric. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola, gave the warning in a statement Thursday.
He said the CAN had been watching the unfolding scenario since Bishop Kukah spoke his mind on the state of the nation in his Christmas homily and how some groups of people had been threatening him with ﬁre and brimstone.
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