Thursday, 21 August 2014

Committee applauds Jonathan for supporting Armed Forces welfare

The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation,  Mrs Binta Muazu, says President Goodluck Jonathan has great concern for the welfare of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, bearing in mind the completed accommodation intervention projects.

Muazu stated this during the inspection of the arrival hall for new recruits of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Wey in Lagos.

She said that part of the President's transformation agenda was for the armed forces to have befitting accommodation.

Funtua Dry Port commissioned, to create jobs, increase economic activities

The biggest dry port in Northern Nigeria, which was acquired in Katsina State under former President Obasanjo’s Public-Private Partnership, was commissioned on Monday, August 18, by the owner of the acquiring company, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab.
According to the Daily Trust Newspaper report, Mutallab said the port, which is situated in Funtua, would provide job opportunities for the youths, aside its tremendous economic benefits for states in the North West and the entire Northern region.

Federal Ministry of Finance underfunding Nigeria Customs Service- NAGAFF

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has condemned what it describes as the deliberate underfunding of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) by the Federal Ministry of Finance. It also called for a partial autonomy of the service, to enable it meet its responsibilities.

In a letter with ref: NAGAFF/HQ/101/36 dated August 5, 2014, addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan, the association said the underfunding of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) had affected the Service in its core function of  trade facilitation , in addition to increasing its security watch on the nation’s borders.