Former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo on the occasion of his 67th birthday.
In a goodwill message to Chief Nwodo, the former President described the Ohanaeze leader as the voice and conscience of Ndigbo. He also praised Nwodo as a patriot who had served the nation meritoriously in different capacities.
He said: “It is with joy that I join your family, well-wishers and Ndigbo to celebrate as you mark your 67th birthday.
“You are a patriotic Nigerian who has served our dear nation meritoriously at different political dispensations as Minister of Civil Aviation as well as Information, Culture and Tourism.
“As President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, you competently serve as the voice and conscience of Ndigbo around the world and you have remained steadfast on the course of national unity, justice, equity and social inclusion.
“As you celebrate, my family and I wish you more fruitful years; fill with joy, peace and love.”
JUST IN: FG Suspends Reconstruction Of Enugu International Airport
The Federal Government, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of the ongoing reconstruction work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this after an inspection tour of the project.
He arrived the airport aboard a police chopper, with only few officials.
Sirika said the project, which had gone beyond 90 percent, would have been delivered before Easter.
“But considering that the construction workers have downed tools owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government hereby officially announce suspension of procurement.
“The work would have been completed in 6-7 days, but the workers left to be with their families in view of the social distancing,” the minister declared.
Davido’s Father, Adedeji Adeleke Donates N1 BILLION To Help Nigeria Fight COVID-19
To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, billionaire business magnate, founder and president of Adeleke University has donated the sum of N1billion to the Federal Government.
Mr Adeleke, who is the father of popular superstar singer, Davido donated N500million worth of food stuff across Osun State and N500million to the Nigerian government.
The donation was announced by publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
”DR ADEDEJI ADELEKE CONVID-19 DONATION… Dr Deji Adeleke (aka BABA OLOWO) Donates N500milliion worth of food stuff across Osun State and N500million to FG. MAY GOD REPLENISH SIR…”
COVID-19: We Have Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households — FG
Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, says the Federal government has begun cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Farouk announced this at a press conference in Abuja. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country. She however did not disclose the amount of cash that is being transferred to the poor.
“In Mr. President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.
“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.” she said
Lagos and Abuja are currently on lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. As of this morning, Nigeria has 131 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
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