APC Denies Postponing NEC Meeting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted report being peddling around that it has postponed the Party’s National Electoral Committee, NEC  meeting.

There was a report on Thursday that the party’s National Caucus and NEC meetings, scheduled for October 30 and 31 respectively, had been postponed.

The party’s  publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, however, denied the report.

“I am really surprised because there is no such thing. The caucus meeting is still holding on the 30th and NEC on the 31st,” he said.

Governors To FG: Handover Federal Roads To States

The governors of the 36 state of the federation in Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to handover some of the roads belonging to the Federal Government to them to fix.

 

The demand was announced Thursday by the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, at the end of the monthly meeting of National Economic Council, NEC, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja..

Mr. Umahi said the failure of most federal Roads in the country was of concern to governors.

 

Mr. Umahi said NEC has “recommended release of some federal government roads to state governors for prompt rehabilitation”.

 

He also said the NEC directed the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to come up with modalities that will reduce pressure on the roads in order to preserve their quality.

 

The governors of Kwara and Kebbi State, Abdulfatah Ahmed and Atiku Bagudu, who also briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said the council also deliberated on how to increase the export of agricultural produce from Nigeria.

Mr. Ahmed said a national committee on export promotion had also been put in place by the council.

 

Here are Pictures from the Meeting presided over by Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

 

Photo Credit: Bayo Omoboriowo

Pres. Buhari Grants State Govts Relief From Monthly Deductions Regarding CBN Salary Assistance Loans

CBN Governor Godwon Emefiele reported to the National Executive Council, NEC,  that a total sum of N689.5 billion has now been disbursed as salary assistance loan to States and additional N310 billion disbursed as Excess Crude Account-backed loans to States.

Regarding the salary assistance loans, the Finance Minister informed Council that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of monthly deduction at source for this month, and no such deductions would be made this month from the FAAC allocations to the States.

This is meant by the President to give the States some financial relief at a time the FAAC allocations are dwindling due to the drop in oil prices.

· The Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo added that the President will continue to review the situation of the States on an ongoing basis and take appropriate relief measures as necessary and possible.

Photonews: Ogbeni Aregbesola, Other Governors At The Just Concluded NEC Retreat In Abuja

Find photos of Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governors Ibikunle Amosun, Adams Oshiomhole and Nasir Elrufai of Ogun, Edo and Kaduna respectively during the recently concluded National Executive Council (NEC) retreat which held in Abuja between 21st to 22nd of March, 2016.

Find photos from the event below:

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