Finance Minister Allays Fear Over FG’s Borrowing Plan

…says revenue growing successfully The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm over Federal Government’s borrowing as it still remains within the fiscal limits. She also explained that with the global trends in global economic growth indicated risks in spite of these the efforts made by the Buhari-led administration with the Economic Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, the economic exited recession. She said: ‘We have been very strategic in the management of our debts, revenues, infrastructure, and human capital. These plans…

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Infrastructural Devt: Minister Of Finance Heads 13-Man Scheme’s Management Committee

…Dangote, 5 investors set to execute 19 road projects in 11 states Following Federal Government’s resolve to continue with massive infrastructural development across the country under Executive Order #007 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, will chair the 13-man Scheme’s Management Committee of various road and bridge projects under the pilot phase. This was contained in the statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance on Media and Communications, Paul Ella Abechi, where Ahmed explained that President Muhammadu…

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Finance Minister Unveils FG’s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiatives

….to deploy strong coordinating mechanism The Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Wednesday, unveiled Federal Government’s Strategic Revenue Growth Initiatives (SRGI) for sustainable revenue generation in all sectors of the economy. Ahmed who did the unveiling as contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance on Media and Communications, Paul Ella Abechi, had the presence of top government officials from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies in attendance. She recalled that upon her resumption as Minister of Finance in September 2018, she took time to…

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KANO INDUSTRIALISATION PLAN: FG Okays Kano’s Multi-billion 540MW Electricity Project

The Federal Government has okayed Kano State government’s proposal of a multibillion 540 megawatt Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) for the re-industrialisation plan of the state. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed gave the Federal Government’s assurance on Tuesday, when she received the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his team in Abuja. The Minister in a statement signed by her special Adviser on media and communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, said, “Let me assure you that it is not an issue of if this project…

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States Soon To Access World Bank’s $750m Loan, Grant – FG

The Federal Government has disclosed that 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, will soon access World Bank’s $750 million loan and grant facility. This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, while addressing the 7th Community of Practice (CoP) made up of State Commissioners of Planning and Budgeting, in Abuja, with theme, ‘Achieving Realism in State and Federal Budgets for Effective Service Delivery’, as contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance on Media and Communications, Paul Ella Abechi.…

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FG Excited Over Firm’s $600m Investment In Iron Ore, Steel Production

….to generate 36MW of power The Federal Government at the weekend, expressed excitement over firm’s $600 million (N183 billion) investment in an integrated iron ore mining processing and steel production. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, during a meeting with the firm, African Natural Resources and Mines Limited, in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, led by Mr Raj Gupta. According to a statement by the Minister’s Spacial Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the investment will boost the solid minerals…

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ACCRA TO HOST republica, EUROPES LARGEST DIGITAL AND INTERNET CONFERENCE

re:publica, Europes largest conference on digital and social topics, is set to be hosted in Accra, Ghana and for the first time in Africa. The event which is set to host politicians, entrepreneurs, bloggers, scientists and activists will be held at the Round Pavilion at the Trade Fair in Accra on 14 & 15 December 2018 under the theme: NEXT LEVEL. Notable among speakers to participate at the 2 days event are Prof Nii Quaynor, Farida Bemba Nabourema, Yemisi Adegoke, Wanlov The Kubolor, Kwame A.A Opoku, Jemila Abdulai, Kwame Acheampong,…

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Kaduna Has Benefited Over N13.5bn From FG’s Social Investment Programme, Says Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has disclosed that Kaduna State since inception of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), has benefited over ₦13.5 billion, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari is leading the revolutionary process of unprecedented infrastructural development and the largest social investment programme in Nigeria’s history. Mrs Ahmed made this known at the weekend at the Federal College of Education, Zaria during the disbursement of empowerment funds to women of Zone 1 of Kaduna State, noted that the Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF),…

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Discharge Your Duties With Professionalism, Integrity, Minister Of Finance Tells TAT Commissioners:

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, on Monday urged the newly inaugurated Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) Commissioners “to discharge their duties with high level of professionalism, integrity, diligence and fairness to all parties”. The Minister of Finance, who stated this while inaugurating the new commissioners in Abuja, also implored the commissioners to avoid unnecessary delays and adjournment of cases and that their decisions should be in line with tax laws. A statement by the special adviser to the Minister of Finance on media and communications, Mr Paul Ella…

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Nigeria Supports Regional Common Tariff, Customs Union, Says FG

The Federal Government Friday, assured Ministers of member countries of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), on support for regional common tariff and customs union towards trade liberalisation, industrialisation and integration. This was stated in the welcome remarks by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, at the 4th ECOWAS Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Abuja, with theme, ‘Information Exchange and Cooperation Amongst Customs Administrations as a Concerted Response to Obstacles to the Free Movement of Goods, Security Challenges and the Resurgence of Illicit Trafficking’. She also noted…

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