The much awaited 2018 budget has been signed into law. The #9.12 trillion naira appropriation bill was signed in the absence of the Senate president Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the house of representative, Yakubu Dogara.
The budget was signed by the president at 12pm Wednesday the 20th of June 2018 at the inner chamber room of the presidential villa, Abuja. The president while signing the bill said he was constrained to sign the budget in order to keep the economy running and not to be stagnated. The president in his remark chided the national assembly for cutting the estimate of the budget most especially in key areas which would better the economy for the common man. he further said he would forward supplementary budget back to the national assembly to make up the figures they omitted.
“My Administration Have Made Great Progress” – Pres. Buhari Says
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that his administration is working hard to change Nigeria for Nigerians in the area of infrastructure.
According to Buhari who made this known via his Twitter handle, he said his administration would do everything required to achieve this.
See Tweet Below;
We are determined to change the narrative for Nigerians in the area of infrastructure. We will do everything required to make this happen, including partnering with the States, private sector and development partners. We have made great progress & will continue in this direction.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 23, 2019
“Except For Newspapers, I Have No Knowledge Of My Ministry” – Aregbesola Admits
Former Osun state governor and Newly-inaugurated Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has announced his decision to formally resume work with immediate effect at the Ministry next Monday, conceding that he lacks knowledge of how the ministry operates as the little he knows about it was what he gleaned from the pages of newspapers.
Aregbesola who disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja during his maiden visit to the ministry told top officials of the ministry that apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the Newspapers, he had no idea of its policies and operations. “My relationship with the ministry is distant.
What I know about the ministry is what I read in the Newspapers,” Aregbesola confessed.
The former governor thereafter directed the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Barr. Georgina Ehuriah to continue overseeing affairs until next Monday when he would formally resume work.
“It Took Me Over A Year To Understand My Job As Education Minister”– Adamu Adamu Reveals
Newly inaugurated minister of education, Adamu Adamu has revealed that it took him over a year to understand how the Federal Ministry of Education works after previously serving and being retained as head of the same agency by President Buhari.
He made this confessional statement while speaking to newsmen after being inaugurated alongside other Ministers, Adamu said he had to understand what education meant when he first got to the ministry.
He, however, added that he is returning home to his “family” after heading the Ministry for over three and a half years.
“We had labored over time on the strategic plan for the education and only to the point of implementation then we had to leave.
I had the opportunity to remind President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation was expecting so much from him.
“When we were sent here the first tenure, it took me one and half year to understand the ministry, it also took me as a surprise when I was re-assigned to the ministry of education. I had thought I would be sent to another ministry where I would have to learn all over again.
Now, I know that I am coming back to a family. You all are my teachers and hopefully, we will work well together again.“The reality is the confidence I reposed in the Permanent Secretary.
When I came here I had to get the idea of what education is and I could only see what is happening here after a year and a half” he said.
Also speaking on some his achievement in his first tenure as Minister of Education, Adamu said he worked hand-in-hand with the former Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwukah, to put together the Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP 2016-2019) to the point of implementation before their tenure ended on May 2019.
President Buhari retained Adamu Adamu as the main Education minister and named Mr. Nwajuiba as the minister of state for education. Before his appointment, Nwajuiba was Board of the Tertiary Education Trustfund (TETFund), Chairman.
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