Enugu domesticates food, nutrition policy to tackle widening poverty

  Nigeria’s poverty rate jumps 40% UNICEF: 7m children could face severe malnourishment 1-in-3 Nigerian children suffering chronic malnutrition Nigeria 6th world’s lowest in World Bank HCI Enugu mulls 6 months maternity leave for lactating mothers   Enugu State government is moving on with the domestication of the national policy on food and nutrition with […]

Legislators welcome PIB’s midstream gas infrastructure fund

  But Nigeria’s gas utilization extremely low, 63% still flared Only improved infrastructure can ensure better utilization, say experts     The House of Representatives committee on gas resources said it is quite satisfied with provisions of the newly passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2020, particularly as it relates to gas resources development. Nicholas Mutu, […]

Sirika promises delivery of 10bn Enugu airport upgrade by Easter

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s minister of aviation is promising Nigerian airport users that the Federal Government would deliver on reopening the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu before this Easter, contrary to fears recently expressed by the House of Representatives committee on aviation that the airport would not be ready after all. The major south-eastern gateway was […]

How salaries commission saved FG over N400bn from DTA fraud, others

The National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), has disclosed that it has saved the federal government over N400 billion by stopping duty tour allowance (DTA) fraud and other illegal allowances in public institutions. Richard Egbule, the chairman of NSIWC, in Abuja, said many government agencies were in the habit of giving their workers allowances […]