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KWCSDA Flags Off Two Day Workshop for N Cares Implentors

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A 2 day Staff orientation and domestication exercise for the implementation units of Nigeria Covid-19 action recovery economic stimulus N Cares on Generic operation organised by the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency has been flagged off in Ilorin.

Declaring open the workshop, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Alhaji Folorunsho Abdulrazaq represented by the Director of Planning, Alhaji Issa N. Ibrahim said the world Bank in Conjunction with the state Government facilitated the workshop to sensitise on the proper implementation of NG-Cares Programme of the state Government.

Alhaji Issa Ibrahim who stressed the Importance of the NG- CARES Programme to include assisting the less Privileged, Vulnerable people and business owners badly affected by Covid-19 to Cushion its effects.

He believed the workshop will afford the implementors the right modalities to adopt to implement the programme without fair or favour.

Earlier, the General Manager of the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency KWCSDA, Engr. (Mrs) Amamat Oluwatoyin Haruna applauded the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRasaq for allowing the state to Participate in the NG-CARES, noting that the Nigeria Covid-19 action recovery economic stimulus (NG-CARES) Programme is meant to improve and Increase food Security, enhance the capability of Small and Medium enterprise in order to reduce the rate of Poverty occasioned by Covid-19.

Engr Amamat added that the NG-CARES is also established to expand access to livelihood Support, food Security and grant for poor vulnerable household and firms who are seriously affected by the effects of the Covid-19.

She reiterated the Present administration’s commitement to alleviate and reduce Poverty through the Programme, noting a whopping sum of ten million naira has been spent on the Programme before but with the persistent effects of Covid-19, more will also be Spent saying KWCSDA will focused on infrastructure, water, Education, Health ,Sanitation and Nutrition.

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LG Autonomy: Supreme Court Judgment A Distraction -Governor Makinde

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“They said there is a judgment of the Supreme Court on local government autonomy. I think it is just a distraction. We must face the real issue that we have.

“The issue that we have is that we are not producing enough. We are not productive. Maybe it may be part of the problem, we want to have value for what is being shared but our problem is productivity.

“How much are those LGAs generating within their domains? Can they survive without handouts from Abuja? Handouts from Abuja, is that the way to go? Is it sustainable?” -Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo At Audience With NUJ

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians

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Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).

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The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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