Author: Taye Paul Olubayo

BudgIT tenders apology to Lagos Government over data misrepresentation in its Fiscal Sustainability Ranking

BudgIT’s State of States report is a snapshot of the fiscal health of all 36 States in the country and it uses four metrics or stress tests to provide a fair overall Fiscal Sustainability Ranking of all the states. A previous graphic on the ability of states to meet their recurrent expenditure is hereby retracted. According to Mr. Gabriel Okeowo, BudgIT’s CEO and Principal Lead, “No single metric, when isolated, provides a fair assessment of any state; and none of the tests we used evaluates state’s fiscals for insolvency.” We are compelled to also use this medium to tender...

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Event: Dignitaries grace the book launch of Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah-Arisa, unveiled her autobiography titled “On Merit” which set to help boost the morale of the Federal Public Servants, not only to improve productivity and service delivery to Nigerians but to encourage them to always strive for their career progression, strictly on merit. The book comprises of many aspects of life and how women can survive in the cooperate world. It focuses on women as managers and as leaders. In attendance at the book launch were dignitaries like Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Boss Mustapha, to mention but a few....

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LAGOS TO SETUP E-COMMERCE HUB FOR AGRIC PRODUCERS TO CREATE EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

The Lagos State Government says it is planning to set up an e-commerce hub or platform for agriculture producers to sell farm produce for export purposes. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who stated this during the inspection tour of venues for the Eko City Framers Market (Ileya Edition) at St. Georges Primary School, Falomo, Lagos and Opebi Primary School, Opebi, noted that the hub will be centrally located to allow certification of produce take place in a single location. She said, “We are trying to setup hubs or platforms where we are able to get...

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LAGOS TO EMPOWER 2,743 FARMERS IN ITS AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME

No fewer than 2,743 farmers in Lagos State would ‪next week Tuesday‬ receive inputs and productive assets under the State Government 2020 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this today in Lagos, explained that farmers, agro-processors, fishermen, butchers and marketers would all benefit from the empowerment programme as productive assets peculiar to all the agricultural value chains would be made available to them at no cost. According to her, the Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme has been designed as a means of channelling the needed support to small-holder farmers...

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Ize Iyamu will Bring Development, Job Creation to Edo State – Hajiya Maryam Abubakar

…explains why women should participate in upcoming polls …says Esan Agenda is a scam Hajiya Maryam Abubakar is the immediate past commissioner for budget and planning in Edo state. A retired banker, she took the plunge into politics in 2013 and is a respected women leader in the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress. In this interview, she speaks on the upcoming Edo state gubernatorial election, women’s inclusion in politics and the supposed Esan agenda, among others. Excerpts;   Could you please introduce yourself? My name is Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, immediate past commissioner for budget and economic...

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