Why we waged an all-out war on malaria – Buhari – The Sun Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari during the week inaugurated a 16-member Nigerian Malaria Control Council (NEMC), with Alhaji Aliko Dangote as chairman.
The President estimated that the successful implementation of the Council’s program and the savings made on the estimated economic burden of the disease would save Nigeria about 687 billion naira in 2022 and 2 trillion naira by 2030.
Buhari said that beyond improving the quality of life, health and well-being of Nigerians, the concerted strategy to fight malaria had both public health and positive benefits. economics for Nigeria.
Also on August 16, the Nigerian leader also sent his best wishes to the former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on the occasion of his 81st birthday on August 17, 2022.
Buhari joined family, friends and associates of the former ruler to celebrate another year, heralded by the benevolence and mercy of God.
The president noted the historic role of the former military president in shaping the political and economic development of the country, and his advice to future political leaders.
Buhari prayed for a longer life, good health and strength for the octogenarian.
President Buhari had also sworn in the new Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization and Taxation Commission (RMAFC), Mohammed Shehu,
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President’s swearing-in took place shortly before the start of the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Nigeria. ‘Abuja.
NAN reports that Bello’s appointment follows the resignation of incumbent President Elias Mbam, who ran in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor’s primary in Abia.
The Board has approved 2.7 billion naira as an increase for the construction of houses for the resettlement of communities affected by the construction of the Zungeru hydropower project in Niger.
It also approved N765 million as additional costs for the forensic audit of the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The President attended World Humanitarian Day 2022 in Maiduguri on Thursday, where he called on the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and its agencies to address the urgent threats posed by the explosive remnants in the Northeast region.
He affirmed the government’s commitment to reducing the effects of disasters, climate change, insurgency and the challenges of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
He also requested the ministry and its agencies to pay particular attention to emerging issues in the context of the return and rehabilitation of Nigerians displaced during the 13 years of conflict and insurgency in the region.
On Friday, the president hosted a special envoy from Chad’s transitional president, General Mahamat Idris Derby, at the State House, Abuja.
According to him, the stability of the Republic of Chad and all neighboring countries is in the interest of Nigeria.
The Nigerian leader, who spoke on the virtues of good neighbourliness, said that “common sense makes it extremely important that we take an interest in the stability of the Republic of Chad, because it is in our own interests.”
President Buhari concluded the week by receiving the Central Working Committee of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) at the State House, Abuja on Friday.
During the meeting with the management of the ASCSN, the president assured that the report of the white paper of Orosanye will be implemented, after examination.
According to him, the civil service remains the engine room of government and should attract the “best and the brightest” who will feed politicians with new ideas. (NOPE)