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Accurate Population Data Essential For National Development Says Tinubu 

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PRESIDENT TINUBU MOURNS NIGERIA'S GLOBAL TROPHY-WINNING COACH, SEBASTIAN BRODERICKS-IMASUEN

PRESIDENT TINUBU: ACCURATE POPULATION DATA ESSENTIAL FOR TAILORED, INNOVATIVE, AND PERMANENT SOLUTIONS TO NATION’S CHALLENGES

 

 

 

 

President Bola Tinubu says accurate information on the size, characteristics, and distribution of the nation’s population is imperative both for planning and for the effective delivery of public services to Nigerians.

 

 

 

Speaking at the launch of the Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System, and the National Geospatial Data Repository at the State House, on Wednesday, President Tinubu said Nigeria’s population remains the greatest asset the nation wields in the broader mission to become one of the largest economies in the world.

 

 

Accurate Population Data Essential For National Development Says Tinubu 

He said the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system is the basic building block of an identity ecosystem, adding that, “it will help to improve service delivery to all Nigerians and shall ultimately become a vital source of identity data across federal agencies such as NIMC, NIS, Road Safety, INEC, Police, EFCC and other security outfits.

“The system will also improve the ability of our federal agencies to generate vital statistics on important population events and migration, further enabling the government to design well-tailored, effective and efficient policies that are capable of meeting the specific needs of the Nigerian people.

“It is my hope that the current drive to re-position this vital registration system will provide the basis for the 100% attainment of our Year 2030 SDG targets in respect of real-time identity management and population data.

“Our population remains the greatest asset of the nation in the development process. Collecting accurate and reliable information on the size, distribution, composition, and characteristics of the population is an essential governance activity that is also consistent with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration. The Commission will therefore be supported in the conduct of the next census,” the President affirmed.

Commending the National Population Commission (NPC) for the initiative, President Tinubu asked the commission to deploy its cutting edge technology, especially the geo-spatial data that has been collected through the Enumeration Area Demarcation in implementing the eCRVS.

“Coming at a time when the Commission has made substantial progress in its quest to deliver the first digital population and housing census, it is my hope that the result of the census will provide the nation with much-needed data for development planning and the enthronement of good governance.

“It is, therefore, my great pleasure to launch the VITAL REG system and the National Geo-Spatial Data Repository to the greater glory of God, our unity, and the collective prosperity of our great country.

“I am also pleased to inaugurate the National Coordination Committee of CRVS under the Chairmanship of the National Population Commission, which is composed of stakeholders across relevant federal ministries and agencies,” the President said.

President Tinubu further implored members of the Committee to demonstrate maximum commitment and hard work in ensuring a huge success of the new electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (eCRVS) system for the progress, peace and development of the country.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
November 8, 2023

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador EO Okafor mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire AANI family, extends heartfelt congratulations to our Muslim members and the entire Nigerian Muslim community. Eid Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time of joyous celebration, It is imperative for all Nigerians to live in peace, embracing the spirit of tolerance, respect, and compassion towards one another.

AANI wishes to commend the resilience and unwavering commitment of Nigerians to our beloved country despite the current economic challenges. We urge the populace to maintain their faith in the nation and implore leaders at all levels to strive tirelessly to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of all citizens. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our military and security forces for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Furthermore, AANI reiterates its support for the Government and all individuals and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and prosperous future for Nigeria. We encourage our members to continue being beacons of hope, generously offering their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to positively impact our country.

As we celebrate this significant religious occasion, we wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Eid. May the lessons of Eid al-Adha—faith in God, tolerance, respect, compassion towards others, and the spirit of sacrifice—guide us towards creating a better society.

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Sarkin Yakin Kanwan Katsina

AANI National Publicity Secretary

Saturday, 15th June 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

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– as Sanwo-Olu’s wife visits Lagos Assembly

 

 

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Friday led a team of young boys to the House of Assembly as part of a mentorship programme she initiated for the boy-child.

The First Lady, who arrived with the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, was received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and members at a special plenary session held to encourage the children.

Advising the young boys, Dr. Obasa, a lawyer, recalled how, as a young student, he got challenged to love Literature after he attended a theatre performance where someone quoted from one of William Shakespeare’s works without looking at a book or paper.

He advised the children and explained the roles of the legislature in the lives of Lagos State and its residents as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I want you to resolve to be true leaders of tomorrow. And to do this, you must say no to crime. A criminal can never be a leader.

“So try to be good children and students. You have learnt from my colleagues and I today. We all started as youth. All it takes is to be good boys and law-abiding citizens,” he advised.

The Speaker noted that the House takes the welfare of every resident important.

“In the next 25 years, let us hear the impact of this visit from you,” he urged adding that the child’s right law passed by the House protects children of the state just.

He advised the children to ensure that they are able to speak their mother-tongue effectively.

Addressing the House, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the young boys, under the aegis of the Lagos State Boy Child Initiative, were selected from public and private schools as well as orphanages and correctional facilities.

She noted that focus has mostly been on the girl child adding that the initiative is aimed, among others, to mentor young boys, raise awareness about the rights of the boy child and make them useful to society.

Commending the First Lady, lawmakers who spoke at plenary urged the boys to keep the memory of the visit and apply the advice that they received.

 

Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A socio-cultural organisation, Yoruba Commitment Forum, YCF has called on the Federal Government to permanently put a check on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubalnd.

 

 

 

 

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

The group made this known in a statement yesterday, stressing that food shortage in the country would continue unabated if farmers in Yorubaland whose source of livelihood is farming is being destroyed by criminal Fulani herdsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full text of the Press Release is highlighted below:

 

 

 

NIGERIA’S HEADACHES, FOOD INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND

 

There is a looming danger, a Sword of Damocles, hanging on the neck of Nigerians. That imminent danger is serious food crisis, as an euphemism. It is none other than famine, shone of its half speak. Though it is an impending national crisis but its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.

 

We have observed that for about seven (7) years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. Neither the Governments, any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned.

 

When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught but none came from the Federal Government led by a Fulani man.

 

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, or rather inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

Before the current bad situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the Government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe. We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this,why not here in YORUBALAND?

 

Secondly, Governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without Government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured.

 

Signed.

 

Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi

 

Barr Akeem Aponmade

 

Barr Femi Mokikan

 

Otunba Niyi Sodiya

 

Dr Kayode Olunuga

 

Mrs Buky Tunde Oshunrinde

 

Mrs Sola Maja

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