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National Road Safety Strategy approved by National Economic Council

NEC has announced the approval of a National Road Safety Strategy policy aimed at reducing road accidents and also improve road infrastructure.

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National Road Safety Strategy approved by National Economic Council

The National Economic Council announced the approval of a National Road Safety Strategy policy and also a strategy document which would be implemented by relevant stakeholders.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clem Agba, on Thursday after a National Economic Council meeting with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.

The Minister disclosed that the new policy is aimed at reducing road accidents in Nigeria and also improve Nigeria’s road infrastructure nationwide.

“At today’s NEC meeting, I presented the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 for NEC’s consideration.

“So, we sought the consideration and the endorsement of the National Economic Council for the National Road Safety Strategy as a national policy and strategy document for implementation by stakeholders in order to reduce crashes on the roads and road infrastructure development across all states of the federation and the FCT.

“The outline of the implementation approach as specified in the strategy document took account of planning, coordination, execution, design, regulations, and standards, which are deemed necessary to support activities in the National Road Safety Strategy.

“How to create awareness amongst our people, research and training, the funding mechanism and also monitoring and evaluation mechanism; that is it on the National Road Safety Strategy, which was approved by NEC.”

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The Minister also revealed balances in the Stabilization Account and Development of Natural Resources Account.

“For the Stabilization Account, we currently have a balance of N48.9 billion. For the Natural Resource Account, we have a balance of N155. 5 billion,” he said.

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Lagos State seeks investors in aquatic and livestock agriculture value chain

The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap.

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Lagos State begins recruitment for Agripreneurship programme, Sanwo-Olu confirms Abisola Olusanya as new Agriculture commissioner

The Lagos State Government announced it is seeking private sector collaboration for Agriculture sector value chain development in livestock feed mills, fisheries and red meat.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap, as the State identified the 3 main sectors for value chain disruption.

She also added that investment in the sectors would also develop jobs for the industry and boost the State’s GDP growth, through Private Sector collaboration as Lagos residents consume over N5 trillion worth of food annually.

“The objective is to stimulate and encourage more public-private partnerships in the three value chains,” she said.

“When you consider this pool of transactions happening in Lagos, it shows that we are the market. For instance, we demand over 400,000 metric tons of fish on an annual basis.

“But our fishermen and our aquaculture farmers are only able to produce just about 174,000 metric tons with deficit of 200,000 metric tons,” she added.

She also disclosed that the state has 9,000 artisanal fishermen, and bringing more youths into the space will increase the level of fish and seafood being harnessed from our water bodies. Looking at the transactional value on an annual basis, the fisheries sector is worth well over N120billion according to her.

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In case you missed it: Nigeria exported agricultural products worth N321.5 billion in 2020, representing a 19.16% increase when compared to N269.8 billion recorded in 2019 and a 6.27% increase compared to N302.28 billion recorded in 2018.

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#DigitalSkillsTraining: FG announces conclusion of selection process

Only successful applicants that are contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue.

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President Buhari to address Nigerians on Lekki toll plaza shootings after investigation , Youth Investment Fund:  Ministry of Finance and CBN to launch provision of funds- Minister, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports launch DEEL initiative

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports disclosed that the selection process for the upcoming Digital Skills Training has been concluded for the #DigitalSkillsTraining from April 11th to 30th, 2021.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sport on Sunday evening.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development wishes to inform the general public and all Nigerian Youths that the selection process has been concluded for successful applicants for the #DigitalSkillsTraining scheduled for April 11 to 30, 2021,” the statement said.

The Ministry added that only successful applicants that were contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue. Those who were not successful but arrive at the training would not be admitted.

Upcoming #DigitalSkillsTraining Programmes of the Ministry will be widely publicized on youthandsport.gov.ng , on : noya.ng and on the Ministry’s social media handles,” the statement added.

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Recall that Nairametrics reported in November 2020, that the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development announced it will scale up its digital skills training to cover 500,000 youths across the country after securing funding under the COVID-19 stimulus budget.

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