3b8c4034dae15137f8c296890e811f19
Connect with us

News

Nigeria To Start Production of Helicopters, Hardware Equipment For Defence – NASENI

Published

on

Spread the love

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has said that it would commence mass production of helicopters, anti-ballistic missiles and bullet proof vests and other locally fabricated equipment for the Nigerian military.

This was revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna Friday in Abuja, after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to update him on the financial status of the agency.

He said NASENI would consolidate on production of the hardware from the one percent statutory allocation coming to the organisation from the federation account.

According to him, the inspiration to manufacture helicopters and other equipment locally was drawn from Belgium and Indonesia which he said, experts have been trained preparatory for mass production.

ALSO READ  Hon Kabiru bemoan security architecture as he tasks the youth to be hardworking

Haruna said, they have understudy those countries, revealing further that helicopters which were successfully produced are awaiting approval by the
Nigerian Aviation Authority and international approving body to fly.

Prof. Haruna noted that President Buhari has instructed NASENI to mass produce helicopters after the Ministry’s approval, stressing that Buhari has ordered the relocation of production site to the Nigerian Aviation School in Zaria, Kaduna State, which already has most of the facilities, like run-way and others, on the ground.
 
NASENI, he said, has capacity to produce bigger aircraft, but didn’t disclose, if the agency was propelled by the alarming insecurity in Nigeria to produce the combat equipment.

He revealed that NASENI was in partnership with INNOSON motors, a manufacturing firm for the mass production of tricycles

ALSO READ  Buba Mourns Joda's Passing, Describes His Death as Loss of an Institution in Human Frame

He further revealed that the Federal government of Nigeria will explore mass production of smart solar panels to boost power supplies in the country at a cost of N24 billion

He however lamented that paucity of funds wouldn’t have been an issue if the statutory 1 per cent funding is gotten from the federation allocations before sharing to the constituent states.

nigeria whistle blower policy
National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)

Author Profile

Abdulrahman Obaje
Abdulrahman Obaje
Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

Continue Reading

News

ICDA North Central: Prince Oruma Sues for Igala Unity

Published

on

Spread the love

The Igala Cultural Development Association, ICDA North Central Coordinator, Prince Musa Oruma has charges every Igala sons and daughters to remain united.

This is contained in a press release signed by his Advisor on Press and Publicity Prince Abdulrahman Adejoh Obaje, and made available to journalists in Zamfara State, Thursday.

Prince Oruma said, “There is need for Igala Nation to reclaim her lost glory and we can only achieve this if all igala sons and daughter should be committed to unity of all and sundry.”

ALSO READ  Infrastructure Elects Nigerian as Chairman

“I am ever committed to bringing cohesion to the North-Central ICDA and that is why we have gone round all the states in the north-central to ensure that we are all on the same page.

“I implore all the chairmen to be present at the inauguration of the advisory think tank slated for December 18th, 2022, so that we can have the round-table stakeholders discussion as earlier discussed.

ALSO READ  Hon Kabiru bemoan security architecture as he tasks the youth to be hardworking

Prince Oruma further call on every ICDA leader to eschew bitterness and work for the betterment of Igala Nation.

Author Profile

Abdulrahman Obaje
Abdulrahman Obaje
Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

Continue Reading

News

Girls’ Education: Kano Govt Disburses N1bn For Projects – Official

Published

on

Spread the love

The Kano State Government has so far released more than N1.02 billion for girls’ education related projects in its 2022 budget.

Hajiya Mairo Bello, the Co-chair, Girl Education Partnership, an NGO, made this known in Kano on Saturday, at the dissemination of the Kano State 2022 girl education budget performance with citizens and relevant stakeholders.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dissemination was supported by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), a governance programme of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Bello explained that while N868.6 million was released for girls’ specific budget lines, N155.5 million were released for both boys and girls related education projects.

She said that of the N868. 6 million, N32.9 million was for feeding, N116.6 million for transitional examination, N177.6 million for National Examination Council, and N90 million for National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies examination.

Others, she said, included N12 million for the State Agency for Mass Education, while N132 million was released for renovations of girls’ secondary schools.

She added that N12.5 million was also released for repairs of shuttle buses for transportation of girls to school, under the state’s Girl Education Project.

She particularly commended the state government for the release of 12.5 million for the repair of 20 shuttle buses for the transportation of girls to schools within the metropolitan towns of the state.

ALSO READ  Kogi State University Alumni Association (Worldwide) Appreciates Gov. Bello

She explained that the development was the result of consistent advocacy to government agencies by citizens groups to push for increased investment on girls’ education.

“This is a milestone for us, because the shuttle buses will support in transporting girls from poor households to school at no cost.

“This will significantly increase girls’ access to education by removing transportation and distance barriers.

“It also provides security as a safety measure by taking the girls from their homes to school and returning them back to their houses safely.

“This, in the long run, will increase girls’ school enrolment, retention, transition, and completion,” she said.

She said that an analysis of the 2021 budget supported by PERL, shows that only three per cent of the total state budget was specific to girls’ interventions.

This, she said, prompted the citizens group to conduct series of advocacies to relevant government agencies to increase budgetary allocation for specific girls’ education interventions.

According to her, the advocacy yielded significant results with the creation of budget lines for girls’ education projects in the state.

ALSO READ  Hon Kabiru bemoan security architecture as he tasks the youth to be hardworking

Bello said that one of the budget lines was N20 million for the purchase of 10 shuttle buses for Girl Education within eight metropolitan local government areas and repair of 20 grounded vehicles for the girl education pppproject.

“Another budget line was N20 million for the construction of and rehabilitation of toilets for children and students with special needs in girls’ schools across the three Senatorial Zones in the state.

“A total of N50 million was also allocated to enhance inclusive education for girls with disabilities across the state and N120 million for the recruitment of female teachers for basic and secondary schools.

“Similarly, N15 million was allocated for the construction of blocks of classrooms, provision of furniture, instructional materials, and supply of buses for girls in primary and secondary schools,” she said.

She explained that of all the allocations amounting to N225 million, N12.5 million had been released for repair of shuttle buses.

She also said that a memo for the release of N100 million for the recruitment of female teachers and N19.6 million for the renovation of toilet facilities in girls’ schools were being processed for releases.

Earlier, Hajiya Hajara Suleiman, PERL State Partnership Facilitator in the state, said that the objective of the meeting was to provide an overview and update on the girl education budget.

ALSO READ  Autopsy Result Confirmed Earlier Reports of Brutal Murder of Journalist By Police

She added that the meeting was also organised to disseminate findings from the relevant ministries, departments and agencies with girl specific education projects.

“The meeting was also organised to identify possible ways for further engagement with stakeholders that will facilitate budget releases and implementation of girls’ education projects,” Suleiman said.

NAN

Author Profile

Abdulrahman Obaje
Abdulrahman Obaje
Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

Continue Reading

News

Several Persons Trapped As 7-storey Building Collapses at Lekki

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Six persons are reportedly trapped as a seven-storey building collapses at Lekki, Lagos State.

Zonal Coordinator South West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.

Farinloye said that the building located at Oba Idowu Oniru Street, Lekki, was under construction when it collapsed.

ALSO READ  Gov. Mohammed orders payment of Bauchi workers’ salaries ahead Eid-El Fitri celebrations

He said that six persons were apparently trapped under the rubbles of the building.

Emergency responders included the Nigerian Police Force, NEMA and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Operations are ongoing as at the time of report.

Author Profile

Editor
ALSO READ  Hon Kabiru bemoan security architecture as he tasks the youth to be hardworking
Latest entries
ALSO READ  Infrastructure Elects Nigerian as Chairman

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Copyright © 2021 Informavores Nigeria Communication Enterprises | Powered by ObajeSoft Inc