Aso Villa News Today March 20th

By on March 20, 2018

 

TUES 20 MAR: #GovtAtWorkNG

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

President Muhammadu Buhari met with former Vice President, Muhammed Namadi Sambo today, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the Keynote Address at the Ogun State Investors’ Forum, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

INFORMATION:

President Muhammadu Buhari extended sincere congratulations to President Vladimir Putin of Russia on his victory in the recent presidential election in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari saluted German Chancellor, Angela Merkel on her re-election for another term.

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his trip to Kigali, Rwanda to attend an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union on Tuesday, March 20 2018, to sign the framework agreement for establishing the Continental Free Trade Area. This is to allow more time for input from Nigerian stakeholders.

President Muhammadu Buhari will next week inaugurate a Food Security Council. The Council, which the President will personally chair, will work closely with the private sector to ensure alignment of all related policies, as well as bring greater efficiency to Nigeria’s farming, fisheries and livestock production.

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was awarded a Winning Prize at the 7th Annual WSIS Prizes Contest—for the NIPOST Address Verification System (AVS). Post Master General Bisi Adegbuyi received the Award in Geneva, Switzerland.

Countdown: 12 days until the end of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). Visit www.vaids.gov.ng for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Tax Office, do not panic. Ask them to send you a WRITTEN notice. Do not provide any details like your address or bank details. They might be fraudsters.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a guide on what you need to know to protect yourself from Lassa fever. Read here: http://ncdc.gov.ng/advisory/

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