Announcements Government

FG INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 15-man Inter-Ministerial Committee to organise the celebration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary.
While inaugurating the Committee in Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said the Committee was constituted to plan, organise and execute all approved activities befitting Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration on 1st October, 2022, as well as document for posterity, all planned activities for the Anniversary.
According to SGF, the Committee would also co-opt organisations and persons relevant to the successful execution of the programmes, and carry out other assignments as may be required towards the successful implementation of the programme.
He disclosed that the Committee would meet regularly to give necessary direction on all the activities earmarked for the Celebration, while sub-committees would be constituted to assist in executing specific assignments from the Inter-Ministerial Committee.
The composition of the Inter-Ministerial Committee is as follows:
i. Secretary to the Government of the Federation Chairman
ii. Minister of Information and Culture Member
iii. Minister of Interior Member
iv. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Member
v. Minister of Foreign Affairs Member
vi. Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration Member
vii. Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs Member
viii. National Security Adviser Member
ix. Special Adviser to President on Policy and Coordination Member
x. Permanent Secretary, State House Member
xi. Permanent Secretary, General Services Office​ Member
xii. Inspector-General of Police​ Member
xiii. Director-General, Department of State Services​ Member
xiv. Commander, Guards Brigade ​ Member
xv. Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office Member/ Secretary.
In another development, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, also inaugurated the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), constituted to review the implementation of the United Nations Universal Periodic outcome of the human rights situation in Nigeria within the intervening years between the last reviews.
SGF, who was represented at the event by the Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination, Dr (Mrs.) Habiba Lawal, stated that the Terms of Reference of the Inter-Ministerial Committee include preparing and submitting a draft Country Report of the Human Rights Situation in Nigeria in accordance with the United Nations Human Rights Council guidelines for the fourth review of Nigeria during the fourth review cycle of the UPR mechanism.
He added that the Committee would also assess the level of implementation of the accepted recommendations made to Nigeria by the UN Human Rights Council during the third review cycle; and take appropriate steps towards the implementation by Nigeria in preparation for the fourth review cycle.
SGF stated that since the inception of UPR, the Federal Government had fully cooperated with United Nations (UN) human rights protection mechanism by actively participating in the review process, adding that Nigeria had been reviewed on three occasions- February 2009, October 2013, and November 2018.
He expressed confidence that “the review of the implementation of our accepted recommendation of the third review cycle and the draft fourth country report would reflect the true position of the human rights situations in the country. This will provide the opportunity for the country to have an objective assessment of the gaps in the enjoyment of human rights, areas of improvement and realistic recommendations on enhancing the realization of human rights of all in the country.”
In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Shehu Ibrahim, stated that the Committee would be chaired by the Solicitor-General of the Federation/Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, and co-chaired by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to him, membership of the Committee is drawn from Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ministry of Interior, Federal Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Health, Women Affairs, Education, Justice; Nigeria Police Force, Office of the National Security Adviser, National Human Rights Commission, Nigeria Bar Association, and Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Solicitor-General of the Federation, Beatrice Jedy-Agba (Mrs), said the members would deploy their experience and expertise to deliver on the assignment, and would remain resolute till its completion

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like

Business News Technology Technology Trends Telecoms Travels

Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new Sameer facility in Nairobi

post-image

Africa Data Centres (www.AfricaDataCentres.comhas broken ground on its new facility in Nairobi; The new build will expand its existing data centre by up to 15MW of IT load; The facility will be built in the company’s leading-edge modular design.

 

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, is pleased to announce it has officially broken ground on an additional data centre facility in Nairobi. The new build will see the existing facility on the adjacent piece of land expanded up to an extra 15MW of IT load.

 

ADC’s expansion at the new site will be completed in the first half of 2024 and will bring five times more capacity than is currently installed.

 

“We believe that data centres will play a significant role in digital transformation and economic growth on our continent. Without them, the push towards a digital economy in Africa will be…

Read More
Business Economy Education Investments Technology Technology Trends

Digital Expert Academy Promotes United States – Nigeria Collaboration in Tech

post-image

United States Consul General Will Stevens joined representatives from leading American tech companies, Nigerian technology and business leaders for the official opening of the Digital Expert Academy in Lagos.

 

Founded by 21st Century Technologies, the Digital Expert Academy seeks to create opportunities to train and upskill young Nigerians in artificial intelligence, digital infrastructure, machine learning, cloud services, data science, data center management among other tech fields.

Delivering keynote remarks on the theme “Technology as an Enabler and Tool for Empowerment,” Consul General Will Stevens noted that the U.S. government is committed to supporting programs that provide youth with quality technological learning opportunities. He highlighted the importance of tech skills to Nigeria’s future prosperity and economic competitiveness.

We hope that by developing local talent in tech fields, we help accelerate medium and long-term growth in Nigeria’s and indeed Africa’s digital economy

Consul General Stevens explained that the Biden Administration’s U.S. Strategy…

Read More
Business Culture Featured Technology Technology Trends

Meet Chika Uwazie, The Lady Taking African Blockchain Ecosystem By Storm!

post-image

Good things come in different packages and that is the story of Chika! The Blockchain technology is undoubtedly the future of information technology space, there is a need for Africans to be serious players in this budding but thriving ecosystem.

Cryptocurrency has been here for sometime though yo some it is a   new thing, with nations adopting it for transaction and others making plans for it in future . In Nigeria, a delectable lady is poised and positioned to bring disruption in this ecosystem, known as Chika Uwazie, a United State born serial entrepreneur has shown that Nigerian ladies can do wonders in the blockchain with her new firm called Afropolitian .

Speaking via her social media, she tweeted that “In order for Africa to avoid the same mistakes in previous innovation eras, we need to create our own infrastructure. We have not built our own…

Read More
Announcements Business Finance Society Technology Trends

CBN launches Nigerian Domestic Card, AfriGo

post-image

CBN launches Nigerian Domestic Card, AfriGo, bans dollar charges on domestic transactions.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched the Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme, AfriGo, aimed at creating a more robust payment system that would drive financial inclusion in the country.

Launching the card virtually, this morning, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said that transaction charges on all cards would henceforth be paid in Naira, except for international transactions.

According to him, AfriGo would be cheaper and would be a matter of national pride, with potential to boost financial inclusion.

 

 

Sapientia FM

Read More
Business Economy Technology Technology Trends

Protect against Business Email Compromise – or it may cost you dearly 

post-image

Don’t let your business be punished for, and by cyber fraud 

 

As the business landscape rapidly evolves, a general awareness of security vulnerabilities is no longer enough. Cyber fraud, data and payment breach risks need to be managed urgently and strategically with the right tools, says Ryan Mer, CEO at eftsure Africa, an automated Know Your Payee™ (KYP) platform provider.  

 

South African companies are facing a surge in Business Email Compromise (BEC) and other cyberattacks, exposing gaps in organisations’ payment systems with serious financial, reputational, and legal consequences. In January 2023, leading South African law firm, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) was ordered by the High Court in Johannesburg to pay R5.5 million including interest to a property buyer, Mrs. Judith…

Read More
Business Economy

Partech Africa Report: Resilient African Tech Ecosystem Still Growing with $6.5 Billion Raised in 2022

post-image

Amid the drastic pullback in global VC funding, the African tech ecosystem stands out with 8% growth from 2021. Debt funding doubled in volume to $1.5B, accounting for nearly a quarter of the total funding. Fintech, still leading, attracted 39% of the total equity volume; Nigeria retained the top spot with 23%

 

Partech Africa, the VC fund dedicated to technology startups in Africa, has issued its annual report on Africa Tech Venture Capital. The report, which aims to provide a practical picture of the state of the ecosystem, revealed that despite the global VC downturn, the African tech ecosystem grew faster than all other markets globally.

Total funding invested into tech startups on the continent reached $6.5B, an increase of 8% vs 2021, spread across 764 deals – compared to 724 rounds in 2021. The report, consisting of disclosed and confidential deals, saw debt funding more than double in volume, reaching…

Read More
Business Gadgets Security Technology Technology Trends Telecoms

CYBER SECURITY: ZORACOMS’ NSOC CENTER AS A GAME-CHANGER IN THE NIGERIAN IT SPACE

post-image

 

In a constantly evolving digital world that is fast paced, many organizations today are going fully digital or virtual. These processes have been known to deepen corporate organizations productivity and business continuity, but there are snags such as exposure and cyber threat. Criminals today are constantly evolving and finding new ways to breach the virtual and digital security infrastructures of organizations and individuals. These breaches cost as much as bullions of dollars in damages and loses when it has to get to fintechs and , identity firms other financial institutions. Having seen this loophole in the ecosystem in the area of having skilled manpower to monitor, abate and proactive these cyber threat, Zora Communications, an indigenous information technology (IT) firm Located in Lekki Area of Lagos recently launched one of a kind facility that will offer public and private sector players the desired and required tools and manpower that…

Read More
Business Events Society Technology Technology Trends

EVENTNEWS Lagos hosts gathering of Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers 2023

post-image

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, is hosting the opening edition of Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers February 14, 2023 at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel & Towers.  Nigeria’s Digital Economy is evolving positively in spite of a diversity of challenges for organisations in the public and private sectors.

Inspired by the need to express both the challenges and the iconic actors that have emerged to drive Africa’s fastest growing digital economy, the continent’s major tech-biz publication, published since 2007, IT Edge News.Africa (www.itedgenews.africa) and its Partners will be focusing on Nigeria’s Leading Lights referencing Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers at an Industry Colloquium &Award Ceremony this February just before as the country goes to the poll to elect new political leaders.

The One Day Industry event is featuring a Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers Recognition Ceremony; an Industry Networking Lunch; Nigeria Digital Economy Special Report; and the forum on  ‘Nigeria’s Digital Economy – Myth or Fact?’

According…

Read More