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Lockdown: Government Spends Over N500 Million To Feed Children

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has said that Federal Government has spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.

She announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive.

The three states are FCT, Lagos and Ogun.

According to her, each takes home ration was valued at N4,200 and that the figure was arrived at with proper consultation.

The minister said that the figure generated from statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

She further said that according to statistics from the NBS and CBN, a typical household in Nigeria has 5.6 to six members in its household, with three to four dependents and as such it is assumed that each household has three children.

The minister further explained that based on the original design of the Home Grown School Feeding programme, long before it was domiciled in the ministry, every child on the programme receives a meal a day.

She said each meal cost N70 per child and when 20 school days per month is taken, it means a child eats food worth N1,400 per month.

She further said that to ensure transparency in the process, the ministry has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) as technical partners and has also invited government agencies like the EFCC, CCB, ICPC, DSS and some NGOs to monitor the process.

An investigation into the programme revealed that the FCT, 29,609 households were impacted, 37,589 households in Lagos and 60,391 in Ogun, making a total of 124,589 households impacted between May 14, and July 6.

So if 124,589 households received take-home rations valued at N4,200, the amount will be N523,273,800.

Sallah Celebration: Buhari Gifts Two Cows To Corps Members In Hometown

President Muhammadu Buhari has donated two cows to Corps Members serving in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State to enable them celebrate Eid-El-Kabir.

The representative of the President, Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura, while making the presentation expressed satisfaction with the performance of Corps Members in Daura.

The president representative commended the corps members for selflessly contributing towards the socio – economic development of Katsina State and the nation at large for which he is grateful, admonishing them to continue on that positive stead.

Speaking on behalf of the Corps Members, NYSC Katsina State Coordinator, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya expressed gratitude to the President for the donation, as well as his fatherly care to all Corps Members which is a great source of motivation. He restated the commitment of Corps Members towards nation building.

Due to the Covid-19 guidelines, Buhari who use to celebrate Sallah in his home country, celebrated this year’s Eid in the State House in Abuja with just his family.

Buhari Rejoices As Review Committee Clears Adesina’s Name Off Ethical Misconduct

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a congratulatory statement to the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwunmi Adesina following his exoneration by an independent review panel from 16 allegations of ethical misconduct levelled against him as the chief executive of the AfDB and urged him to remain steadfast in pursuing the goal of the institution.

were on Tuesday excited, following the clearance of African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina by an independent review panel.
Dr. Adesina was exonerated from 16 allegations of ethical misconduct levelled against him as the chief executive of the AfDB.
Congratulating the AfDB boss for coming out clean of all allegations, President Buhari said the bill of health given to him has validated his competence to further lead the organisation.

In the statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, the President said he warmly rejoices with President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on the clearing of all allegations against him by an anonymous group, and further validation of his competence and integrity to lead the institution.

President Buhari also congratulates AfDB Board of Directors, the Ethics Committee and members of staff for their courage, maturity and patience in following through the process of investigations, and acceptance of Report of Panel of High-Level Independent Experts, which reviewed the Report of Ethics Committee of AfDB, and Dr Adesina’s response.

He also commends the eminent personalities, consisting of Mary Robinson, Justice Hassan B. Jallow and Leonard F. McCarthy, who handled the review of the report of the Ethics Committee, and their professionalism in rejecting support services, and providing a unanimous report.

Buhari further said that he believes the conclusion of the review should finally draw a curtain on the allegations that created distractions for the entire institution for a period, and serve as impetus for more diligence in handling responsibilities, while fuelling the zeal to deliver on the promises of a greater Africa.

He concluded by urging Dr Adesina to remain steadfast, dedicated and resolute in pursuing his noble goals for the institution, especially with the now expected second term in office, assuring him of the prayers and support of Nigerians.

Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent APC Stalwarts, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has named railway stations along the Lagos – Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta- Warri corridors after “ deserving citizens who contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large ”.

This was contained in a statement by the Ministry of Transportation on Monday titled, ‘ Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians ’ .

According to the statement signed by the ministry ’ s Director, Press and Public Relations , Eric Ojiekwe , the minister disclosed that the Apapa Station has been named after the All Progressives Congress stalwart , Bola Tinubu ; the Abeokuta Station named after respectable Nobel Laureate , Prof Wole Soyinka, while the Ajaokuta Station was conferred on Olusola Saraki, the late father of former Senate President , Bukola Saraki.

Also honoured were; Mobolaji Johnson ( Ebute Metta Station ) , Babatunde Fashola (Agege Station ), Lateef Jakande ( Agbado Station ), Yemi Osinbajo ( Kajola Station ) , Funmilayo Ransome – Kuti ( Papalanto Station ) , Segun Osoba ( Olodo Station ), and Micheal Ibru ( Opara Station ).

Others include ; Ladoka Akintola ( Omio- Adio Station ), Obafemi Awolowo ( Ibadan Station ) , Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre ) , Adamu Attah ( Itakpe Station ) , Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo Station ) , George Innih ( Agenebode Station ) , Anthony Enahoro ( Uromi Station ) , Tom Ikimi ( Ekehen Station ) , Samuel Ogbemudia ( Igbanke Station ) , David Ejoor (Abraka Station ), Alfred Rewane ( Ujevwu Station ) and Mike Akhigbe ( Railway Village, Agbor ) .

Recall that earlier Buhari approved that the name of the railway station in Agbor , Delta State , be called Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex .

‘Buhari Won’t Resign’ Presidency Replies PDP

The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari won’t not resign from duty as against the call of resignation by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) due to the amount of corruption being unravel in his administration.

Reacting to the main opposition party’s call, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said in a statement in Abuja on Friday night, that the administration cannot be stopped from its crusade against corruption.

It said the President is determined to continue the crusade against corruption, both legacy and recently unearthed cases, that are found to be shabbily handled, and in some cases unattended to by past administrations.

The statement further said that the PDP cannot scare the government from probing the grave allegations made against MDAs and their chiefs because, failure to do so will amount to a historic betrayal of public trust.

Shehu said in the statement that PDP cannot subject Nigeria’s democracy to subterranean attacks and continue to pretend that they are well-meaning. He added that the PDP statement observed that the PDP is suffering from what it called “undemocratic pandemic” at a time the world is grappling with coronavirus.

The statement as well said that based on the statement issued by the embattled chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, it is clear that they would have liked the President to not investigate but to cover things up: to not wake the sleeping lion as voiced by another of their leaders.

Shehu concluded that the PDP government which exited the stage five years ago through a democratic election by voters dissatisfied with corruption on an industrial scale, policy paralysis, obsolete and decaying essential infrastructure appears to have forgotten the reason for their stunning defeat and seem hell-bent on the fooling the nation, yet again for another ride to power.

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