In an efforts to boost rice and cassava production in Nigeria, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday said that the Federal Government would establish 10 integrated rice mills and six cassava plants in 16 states.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC has disclosed that under the revised Export Expansion Grant (EEG) which will soon be announced by the Ministry of Finance, beneficiary companies will be mandated to give employment opportunity to at least one unemployed graduate to qualify for the grant certification.
Following the recommendations of the Governance and Ethics Committee of Total, which met on Wednesday, the Board of Directors has finally named Thierry Desmarest as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Desmarest is currently a member of the Board and Honorary Chairman of the Board.
Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors’ Forum on Wednesday said they would meet with President Goodluck Jonathan over the dwindling federal revenue allocations to the 36 states of the federation.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has signed into law, ‘The Delta State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency Bill’ to consolidate its micro credit activities targeted at the poor.
In a bid to position the state as an investment hub in terms of service delivery, the Cross River State Government has set up a state-of-the-art survey and town planning department with a status of an extra-ministerial outfit.
With the prices of oil falling in recent times at the international market, the minister of finance and the co-coordinating minister of the economy Dr.Okonjo-Iweala stressed that there was a contingency plan to avoid shocks that were likely to come with the fall in oil prices.