Todays Highlights-Thursday march 22nd

By on March 22, 2018

THURS 22 MAR: #GovtAtWorkNG

#President Muhammadu Buhari was in Gusau, Zamfara State, in continuation of his tour of the five states worst hit by recent outbreaks of violence and insecurity. He held a Town Hall Meeting with community, traditional leaders and other stakeholders.

*President Muhammadu Buhari hosted to dinner the visiting President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, at the State House, Abuja.

*Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the Expanded Meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), with the theme: ‘Human Capital Development’, at the State House, Abuja. Special guests Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates delivered papers. Governors, Ministers, top government officials and representatives of international organizations and donor organizations, were also present.

*Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication meeting, at the State House, Abuja. The status of Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization in Nigeria, as well as State Oversight & funding for the programmes were the focus of the meeting.

ALSO…

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.

Countdown: 9 days until the end of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). Visit www.vaids.gov.ng for more information.

NOTE: 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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