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Presidency: North, Southern Youths demand inclusiveness in governance



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Northern Nigeria Youth Organization and Omoluabi Coalition Group at seperate press briefing have specifically demanded for a special Ministerial Slot.

This is aimed at ensuring they get a fair share of representation in the governance structure of Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This they said will pave the way for succinct delivery of dividends of democracy, good governance, adequate security, 30% education and rule of law.

The Leadership of the Northern Nigeria Youth Organization alongside Omoluabi Coalition Group said they are unequivocally concerned to draw the attention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the need to appreciate all those that worked tirelessly for his emergence as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

They indicated that they were precipitating their particular request for the appointment of a qualified youth like Aare Barrister Oladotun Hassan the Global President, Yoruba Council Worldwide who in all thick and thin of the elections and continuously till date stood firm to fight against all manners of attacks attempted at bringing down President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement signed by Ahmed Salihu Serikin Samari and Abu Adamu Wamba, Coordinator and Secretary they mentioned that –

“We use this medium to congratulate His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the elected President of Nigeria at the 25th February polls, hence this is to show how grateful we are for your winning and emerging the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

“We came out and spoke with one voice, and we are all happy to say today that our prayers have been answered”.

“Your Excellency, our belief in you is your ability to do the talk and deliver, just as you did in Lagos State”.

“Your Excellency, we are confident in your abilities and we also want to be part of your project. And we are sure now that with your level of competence, all pending menaces of corruption, political instability, insecurity, unemployment and nosedived economy that have befallen our nation will be attended to

“We also demand immediate solution to the problems bedevilling education, youth development, agricultural revolution, and innovations amongst many others be addressed and resolved within the shortest period”.

“Your Excellency, we the undersigned Youth leaders of the North and the Northern Communities across the Federation under the auspices of the Northern Nigeria Youth Organization have therefore resolved to contribute our quota to the development of our great nation.”

“However, with the utmost respect we want to bring to your attention the fact that our organization in collaboration with many other groups, played pivotal roles as expected during the electioneering season by working with an amiable President General of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide; Aare Oba Oladotun Hassan Esq under the initiative of “Omoluabi Coalition 4 Tinubu”

“The group was established with the support of eminent personalities and Royal Fathers across the length and breadth of Nigeria; we defended, campaigned, and as well canvass for votes for the APC at the Presidential, National Assembly, and Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.

“Your Excellency, in line with your vision of a new Nigeria and we have resolved to nominate Aare Barr Oladotun Hassan for a political appointment that will suit his professional skills under your led-administration.

“Your Excellency, as your administration continues to make us proud, we urge Your Excellency to ensure to surround yourself with more experts and fellow visionaries that would at all points contribute intellectually to your success”.

“Hence, on behalf of the entire millions of Northern Youths across the world, we shall appreciate the onward consideration of these demands while we guarantee Your Excellency of our utmost commitments and loyalty to your government”.

Similarly, Tunji Balogun, Director General of the Omoluabi Coalition Group said –

“We appeal to all well meaning Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity to support our clarion call and speak up for inclusiveness of a Versatile, Competent, Proactive and Reliable nominee – Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan for appointment, he deserves it and that best represents our interest in President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Government”.

“He is a brilliant lawyer, Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Epe Branch in Lagos, Secretary General, Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Council, Nationalities, Human right crusader, and an Advocate for equitable justice, rule of law and good governance, he commands huge respect from Nigerian youths for his exemplary leadership qualities”.

“While pledging our unflinching loyalty and support to the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Yoruba Council Worldwide holds Mr. President in high esteem in anticipation of granting our request for inclusiveness”.

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Cardoso narrates how CBN under his governorship will address forex crises




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**Project ambitious $1trn GDP in 8 years 

***Vows to halt Naira free fall, embrace culture of compliance

The newly confirmed Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Olayemi Michael Cardoso, has indicated that under his watch the apex bank would adopt short term measures to address the country’s foreign exchange crisis. 

He said the Apex Bank will be repositioned to grow the size of the Nigerian economy to an ambitious value of $1 trillion in Gross Domestic Product, GDP in the next eight years.
He also vowed to embrace a culture of compliance, halt the continuous fall of the Naira in the foreign exchange market and tackle the rising inflation rate.
Cardoso and four deputy CBN governors were on Tuesday confirmed by the Senate after two hours of screening during plenary. 
Those confirmed alongside Cardoso are Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.

Speaking while responding to inquest by senators during the screening, Cardoso said the foreign exchange crisis was worrisome, and that there must be a stable exchange rate for the country to prosper. 

In addressing the forex crisis, Cardoso said the new management of the apex bank will immediately look at short term measures, which he said were operational and system related. 

He said the CBN would come up with rules that are open and transparent and that any of the players in that business understands.

Cardoso said, “On the issue of foreign exchange, which everybody has been talking about, is very worrisome. We need to have an exchange rate that is very stable to have a country that we all dream of. 

“There are two very important issues that we will have to address if we are confirmed. It is what I will term operational and system related issues. 

“We are aware that there are unsettled obligations by the CBN. Whether it is $4bn, $5bn or $7bn, I don’t know but definitely the immediate priority is to ascertain the extent.

“We need to find a way to take care of that. It will be naive for us to be expecting to succeed if we are not able to handle that side of the foreign exchange market.

“Secondly, we have to come up with rules that are transparent, that any of the players in that business understands.

“We cannot reasonably expect that serious foreign investors, portfolio investors, who generally have an impact on your market, will do so if you do not have an open, transparent system that everybody understands and can rely on.

“In setting up those guidelines, one will also have to carry stakeholders along. We should be ready to engage people, get stakeholders together and share views and promptly come up with strategies. 

“The two things, which appear simple, are far more important than they appear. 

“These two measures, which are the immediate steps that we will take, will go a long way to ease off the situation we are having right now in terms of wanting investors to come in. 

“Those that want to do business in Nigeria, they want to see this is clear, and if they don’t they will hold on to their money. 

“These are the short term measures. Once we get in, it is what we will address. I know that the impact will engender greater liquidity coming into the market. Those seeming withholding confidence will come back here. They will see that the cost is clear.”

On the issue of inflation and costs of goods, Cardoso said that the management would adopt evidence-based monetary policies.

“There is the need to significantly revamp the infrastructure in the central bank with respect to data and to ensure that our data gathering capacity is significantly enhanced so that we can make decisions based on proper data. This is key in measuring inflation.”

He further said reliable studies have shown that in the past 10 to 15 years at least 50 per cent of inflation has been as a result of money supply and deficit financing.

“This is a big problem and it’s something we have to face frontally.”

He pledged that the CBN would work in collaboration with the fiscal authorities to address deficit financing. 

Cardoso also said the economic policy proposal of the administration identified a set of physical reforms and growth patterns that is targeted to achieve $1trn GDP within 8 years. 

He said the apex bank had, for the past few years, deviated from its core mandates and not complied with the CBN Act. 

“We have seen the effect of not doing things rightly. The new management of CBN will have zero tolerance for non-compliance to guidelines,” he said. 

In his remarks, Senate President Godswill Akpabio urged the Senate Committees on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions to carry out a thorough oversight of the apex bank to ensure that things are done properly.

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Spokesperson of sports ministry bags fellowship award on sports development




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The Membership Council of the Institute of Corporate Administration has approved the conferment of Fellowship Award on the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Abuja, Mr Mohammed Manga.
Assistant Director of Press and Public Relations. Mrs Grace Njoku in a statement indicated that the award is in recognition of his dedication and commitment to public service and service delivery in the country.

According to the statement, the approval for the conferment of the Award on him by the Council follows series of evaluations of his stellar performance, hard work, upwardly mobile and visionary approach to administrative matters such as strict adherence to professionalism in the discharge of his assigned duties followed with positive results as well as public spiritedness

“The offer qualifies the spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, as a senior member of the Institute and he can thus append FCAI after his name.

“The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service and Fellowship is conferred on individuals who currently occupy supervisory, managerial or leadership positions in the public or private sector, academia or armed forces and have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavour

While presenting the Award to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar today in his office in Abuja, the Chief Accounting Officer, reminded him to see the Award as a call to higher responsibility.

“Let me first of all congratulate you on the Award of Fellowship. It is an Award well deserved, but remember, Awards are meant to spur people to do more. I therefore challenge you to redouble your efforts.
“Keep on the good work and ensure you impact this spirit to those working under you. Be focused, resolute, humble, and always uphold professionalism in the conduct of government business*, he said.

It would be recalled that the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Mohammed Manga was honoured with the Spokespersons’ Award for year 2022 by IMR’s Image Merchants Promotion Limited after he emerged top best in the Resident Information Officers’ (RIO) category to become the first to win the Spokespersons Communication Award (SCA) out of the 145 entries screened by the panel of judges.

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Tinubu names El-Rufai, Tope Fasua, others in New appointments




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President Bola Tinubu has named 18 Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants in New appointments to help execute the Federal Government’s agenda across various sectors of the economy.

The Director of Information at the Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola gave the indication in a statement released on Monday
The team, which comprises 6 Special Advisers and 12 Senior Special Assistants, will be stationed in the Vice President’s office to support the implementation of the Tinubu administration’s “Renewed Hope” agenda.

The appointments in the Vice President’s office include:

Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on NEC & Climate Change
Tope Kolade Fasua as Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Economic Matters
Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Special Adviser (SAD), General Duties
Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Special Adviser (SAD) on Political Matters
Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on PEBEC & Investment.
Others are:

Sadiq Wanka, Special Adviser (SAD) to the President on Power Infrastructure, Usman Mohammed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration & Office Coordination, Kingsley Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications
Ishaq Ahmed Ningi, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Media & Emergency Management
Peju Adebajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Investment & Privatisation
Mohammed Bulama, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political/Special Duties, Kingsley Uzoma, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Agricbusiness & Productivity Enhancement
Gimba Kakanda, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Research & Analytics
Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Job Creation & MSMEs.

The list of appointments in the Vice President’s office is completed by:

Nasir Yammama, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Innovation, Zainab Yunusa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on NEC, Mariam Temitope, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Regional Development Programmes, Bashir Maidugu, Deputy State House Counsel (Senior Special Assistant to the President).

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