The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, says Nigerian governors do not want workers to down tool on the issue of minimum wage. Fayemi who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari should rather be an incentive that will boost the productivity of Nigerian workers.
Ebonyi state government weekend cautioned residents against cutting down trees the state, stressing that trees are important in environmental beautification. Secretary to the state government Dr. Kenneth Ugbala said in Abakaliki while addressing members of a non -governmental organization, Environment and Earth Care Ambassadors (EECA) during their sensitization on climate change in the capital city.
The two-day event themed “Universal Health Coverage” – The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Healthcare Funding and Support”, is organised by Premium Times in partnership with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale), the Project Pink Blue and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the autonomy of the local governments in Nigeria is not backed by law. In this interactive session with some journalists in Lagos, he said the nation is running a two instead of a three-tier of government. He spoke on various issues including his administration’s development strides in Ekiti in the last one year.
The Borno Government said it had planted about 11,500 trees to effectively address the problems of deforestation and erosion in the state capital. The Commisioner of Environment, Mr. Kabor Wanori, disclosed this on Sunday while launching a tree planting exercise in Bulumkutu area in Maiduguri metropolis.
Health experts and cancer survivors have called on governments across all strata to make cancer screening and prevention services free and available to Nigerians at the primary healthcare centres. This advice was given in Abuja on Tuesday, during one of the panel sessions at the ongoing annual National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times.