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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASEPRESIDENT TINUBU: NIGERIA HAS SUFFICIENT MANPOWER FOR ECONOMIC, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTPresident Bola Tinubu says Nigeria has the requisite and sufficient manpower to spur development across all sectors of the economy.Receiving a report titled, ‘Industrialisation, Energy Security, and Climate Change: Issues, Challenges and Prospects,’ submitted by the Senior Executive Course 45 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), in Abuja, on Friday, the President said his administration will review the document and integrate salient recommendations into ongoing policies and programmes within the Renewed Hope Agenda.Commending the report’s wealth of research and recommendations, President Tinubu said: ”I give you credit for a good job done. This report will be treated with all seriousness. You have fished out the issues. You have noted the challenges, and you have recommended very constructive solutions and showed the roadmap to achieve sustainable development goals for our country. Definitely, our hope is renewed.”Who says that we do not have it as a country? Commitment to research and development; that high level of inquisitiveness, the manpower needed is here."Earlier, the Director-General of the Institute, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said during the ten-month period of the course, participants engaged in a series of lectures and seminars, brainstorming sessions, as well as study tours to 13 countries and seven states in Nigeria.He said the Senior Executive Course 45 comprised of 97 participants drawn from federal and sub-national governments, security and intelligence agencies, civil society, private sector, and labour unions.”As an apex institution for policy research and strategic studies in Nigeria, the National Institute is entrusted with a solemn duty of charting the course of our national development.”Our mandate encompasses the rigorous analysis of complex policy issues, the formulation of forward-thinking strategies, and the cultivation of visionary leaders capable of steering Nigeria towards a prosperous and sustainable future," Prof. Omotayo said.Chief Ajuri NgelaleSpecial Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity)December 8, 2023 … See MoreSee Less
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASEVP SHETTIMA TO NEW NCP MEMBERS: Be At The Forefront Of Executing Tinubu’s Renewed Hope AgendaVice President Kashim Shettima has implored new members of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) to station themselves on the frontline of actualising the renewed hope agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration. The Council members, according to him, must do this by championing great reforms through disruptive minds and ideas, even as he noted that every great reform commences with a disruptive thinker, which he said the President symbolises. The Vice President who stated this on Friday while inaugurating the newly constituted NCP in his conference room at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said President Tinubu’s choice of the Council’s membership is a reminder of what it can achieve with fresh ideas. Noting that membership of the Council is as crucial as its mission, VP Shettima who is also Chairman of the Council observed that the diverse talents and great depth of experience of persons approved as members of the Council by President Tinubu speak volume of their ability to deliver. He stated: "Membership in this distinguished council symbolizes more than mere participation; it signifies a steadfast commitment and a resolute belief in our shared vision for a Nigeria brimming with opportunities, growth, and empowerment. It represents our collective pledge to propel the economy forward, build robust infrastructure, forge pathways to employment, and nurture an environment where productivity flourishes. "By his approval, Mr. President has entrusted us with the strategic national assignment of piloting the nation’s economic sector reform, privatization, commercialization, and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program for the next four years. "Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, today’s inauguration invites us to take a front seat in the effort to actualize the Renewed Hope agenda of this government. Every great reform starts with a disruptive thinker, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands as a testament to this fact, reminding us of what we can achieve by infusing fresh ideas into this Council. "This gathering underscores our drive towards economic rejuvenation and liberalization by unlocking the immense potential of Nigeria’s economy, with reforms, PPPs, and privatization at the forefront." Senator Shettima reminded members of the Council that their appointment is a privilege to serve the nation by contributing to the socio-economic development the Tinubu administration has promised to deliver. He urged them not to rest on their oars in "ensuring accelerated growth of the economy, providing infrastructure, creating jobs, and providing an enabling environment for productive activities to flourish", as they leverage on the nation’s enormous resources for the benefit of Nigerians. The Vice President pointed out that their duty is to execute the statutory responsibilities of the Council in line with the Public Enterprises (Privatization and Commercialization) Act 1999. He listed the Council’s objectives to include "approving policies on privatization and commercialization, approving guidelines and criteria for the valuation of public enterprises and choice of strategic investors, approving the prices for shares or assets of the public enterprises to be offered for privatization, approving the legal and regulatory framework for the reform of public enterprises." Others are "reviewing, from time to time, the socio-economic effect of the privatization and commercialization program and deciding on appropriate remedies, appointing committees comprising persons from the private and public sectors with requisite technical competence to advise on the privatization and commercialization of specific public enterprises." With him as Chairman, and Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, as Vice Chairman, the VP named members of the newly inaugurated NCP to include Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN); Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Minister Industries, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Anite; Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. George Akume, and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Olayemi Cardoso. Others are Special Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs, Dr. Tope Fasua; Mr. Oluwole Oshin (Private Member); Mal. Mohammed Mustapha (Private Member); Mr. Olayiwola Yahaya (Private Member); Mr. Akwa Effion Okon (Private Member), and Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh, as Secretary. In his response, Minister of Finance and Vice Chairman of the Council, Edun, thanked the Chairman of the Council, Vice President Shettima, for inaugurating the Council. The Minister noted that a cursory look at the 2024 appropriation bill and budget estimate indicate that privatization is among areas the government is relying on to fund the budget and grow the economy. "But we do have the scope to go back to the National Assembly in the event that we find that we can actually do more. “I would just like to thank the Chairman, National Council on privatization, His Excellency Kashim Shettima, GCON and to thank all of you as members in advance for the critical tasks that we have to carry out. "And I will just end this brief vote of thanks, if I may, by reemphasising the strategy, the policy and, indeed, the objective of Mr. President, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,". Edun stated.Stanley NkwochaSenior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications(Office of The Vice President)8th December, 2023 … See MoreSee Less
♻️BREAKING: NNPC Limited says substation 1 of the 210,000 Barrel Payday Port Harcourt refinery has been energized and will power 14 other substations according to a video released by the company on the level of progress made in the refinery’s rehabilitation project. … See MoreSee Less
♻️Governor Uba Sani Has Pledged To Ensure Justice For The Victims Of The Airstrike Attack In Tudun Biri Village, Kaduna State.He Also Promises To Provide Continued Support To The Affected Families And The Community. … See MoreSee Less