Achievements and activities in the Progressive States for the month of May

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Achievements and activities in the Progressive states for the month of May are highlighted below;

SectorStateInitiative
HealthJigawaEstablish 287 primary healthcare centres ( target=”_blank”>http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/203740-jigawa-govt-establish-287-primary-healthcare-centres.html)Summaryhaving absorbed 119 midwives from the Sure-P and Midwives Service Scheme of the National Health Care Development Agency, the state governor is looking  to establishing Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) in each of the 287 political wards of the state
KadunaEl-Rufai Provides N180, 000 Subsidy for Kidney Patients In Kaduna (http://leadership.ng/news/529803/el-rufai-provides-n180000-subsidy-kidney-patients-kaduna)
Summarywith concerns for patients who with kidney problems who have to pay N200, 000 to get treatment, the governor provides subsidy to ensure that patients get treatment at the cost of N20, 000.
Niger500 Niger Residents To Enjoy Free Eye Treatment(http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/500-niger-residents-to-enjoy-free-eye-treatment.212584/SummaryThe governor is partnering with the Saudi Government to provide treatment to indigenes in a 5day eye treatment exercise. The programme will focus on removing cataracts and other services to reduce blindness in the state.
KatsinaKatsina state govt establishes special TB Centre (https://www.today.ng/news/national/123672/katsina-state-govt-establishes-special-centre)
SummaryThe centre is to provide special treatment to patients so as to curb the spread of the deadly disease among citizens as the disease is airborne.
YobeYobe Deputy Governor Leads State Immunisation Campaign Team – Channels Television (http://www.channelstv.com/2016/05/15/197241/)
Summary: in a discussion with the Emir of Machina, District and Village Heads as well as opinion leaders of the area, the Deputy Governor intimated the group on the need to educate their subjects on the importance of immunisation.
EconomyLagosLagos rakes in N101.69bn in 1st quarter (Leadership (P19)
Summarywith this revenue, the state made a surplusN4.85 billion
Lagos Officially an oil Producing State.(http://guardian.ng/news/lagos-officially-oil-producing-state-says-ambode/)
Summary: With the commencement of crude oil production in Badagry Local Government by Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd and by the virtue of the provision of Section 162, Sub-Section 2 of Nigerian Constitution, Lagos State has become an oil producing State. The declaration was made in Lagos on Monday by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode when the management of the company led by the Group Managing Director, Mr Tunde Folawiyo paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House.
AdamawaAdamawa govt. Unveils micro credit scheme to boost economy, People’s Daily (P8)
Summarythe governor is to inject N1 Billion into the economy of the state in order to revive it through the Micro Finance Scheme.
KanoKano State will fund 2017 budget with IGR – Ganduje (https://www.today.ng/news/national/124483/kano-fund-2017-budget-igr-ganduje)
Summaryin the effort to ensure that the state’s expenditure for 2017 is covered by its Internally Generated Revenue, Governor Ganduje says it will utilise all previously neglected resources.
KwaraFlags Off Sugar Cane Plantation At BUA’s LASUCO (http://leadership.ng/news/530228/ahmed-flags-off-sugar-cane-plantation-buas-lasuco)
Summaryin the bid to diversify the economy through agriculture, Kwara State Government is turning to the cultivation of sugar cane, with which it has ushered in its planting season.
Kano, Nasarawa, Borno, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, ZamfaraNorth West Governors receive experts report on region’s economic revival (http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/203457-north-west-governors-receive-experts-report-regions-economic-revival.html)SummaryThis developmental cooperation meeting between a delegation of the19-member Northern States Governors’ Forum and President of the IDB took place at the Bank’s headquarters in Jedda, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in which there were talks of reviving their economies especially through agriculture.
Why N’West Govs met on agric action plan – TambuwalSummary: The meeting was coordinated by the UsmanBugaje-led Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), had presentations from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture, Sassakawa Global 2000 and the Nigerian Export and Import Bank and participation by the North West Governors was to seek ways of competitive advantage in key areas and ways to exploit it for the development of the region and its people.
KanoKano new public infrastructure meant to attract foreign investors – Gandujehttps://www.today.ng/news/national/122534/nwest-govs-met-agric-action-plan-tambuwal
Summary: These infrastructures include the construction of Gidan Boss Road, Sharada/Mabobi Underpass, the Ultra-Modern Skills Acquisition Centre, and the first phase of the 2,000 housing units at Amana City.
AgricultureKadunaSeeks Kenya’s Intervention On Tomato Blight (http://leadership.ng/news/529642/kaduna-state-govt-seeks-kenyas-intervention-tomato-blight)
Summarythe state government has swiftly responded to the blight attack on tomatoes in its state as it has approached Kenya, where it is believed to have a plant extract that can kill the blight causing insect.
El-Rufai declares ‘state of emergency’ on tomatoes (http://dailypost.ng/2016/05/24/el-rufai-declares-state-of-emergency-on-tomatoes/)
Summarythis was due to the infestation of blight on the tomatoes produced in the state which ensure quick actions in seeking solutions
KanoDistributes Agric Loan to Commercial Farmers (http://leadership.ng/news/529788/kano-govt-distributes-agric-loan-commercial-farmers)
SummaryThis exercise was embarked on to boost the business of the farmers and so far, over 27 Farmers and Commodity Associations have benefitted.
TransportationLagosLight Rail: Lagos Procures $14.6m Rail Coaches to Phase-Out Danfos, Others (http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/light-rail-lagos-procures-14-6m-rail-coaches/)
Summary: building on the vision of the previous administration, the Lagos State Government aims to phase out rickety public vehicles with the introduction of monorails, which will not only be new in terms of outward appearance but also in the level of comfort to commuters.
Social WelfareZamfaraRegisters over 25,000 Farmers’ Cooperatives for Agric Programme (https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/05/zamfara-registers-over-25000-farmers-cooperatives-for-agric-programme/)
Summary:  it was reported that Zamfara state Government had registered farmer for its Agricultural Comprehensive Revolution Programme. The Commissioner for Agriculture noted that thousands of farmers across the 14 local government areas of the state would be enrolled through their various cooperative bodies.
JigawaAbout 1.5m children immunised against polio in Jigawa (https://www.today.ng/news/national/126052/1-children-immunised-polio-jigawa
Summary: A total of 1,5489,489 million children were immunised against poliomyelitis and other killer diseases during the just concluded immunisation exercise in Jigawa state, the executive Secretary, state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Kabir Ibrahim, has disclosed. The success which they recorded was a result of the political will of the state government under Governor Muhammad BadaruAbubakar.
PlateauGovernor Lalong pays 13 months’ salary (https://www.today.ng/news/national/122747/paid-13-months-backlog-salaries-owed-workers-lalong)
Summary:  Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has said that the priority of his administration is to provide good governance to the people of the state.Against this background, he said he has cleared the 13 months backlog of salaries owed workers by the previous administrations in 10 months.The governor gave the clarification during this year’s annual Kiim Tehi Festival at Tunkus in Mikang local government area of the state.
Ogun160-unit workers’ estate ready (http://thenationonlineng.net/ogun-160-unit-workers-estate-ready/
SummaryThe Ogun State government has completed 160 units of two- and three-bedroom detached and semi-detached bungalows for its employees.
KwaraWater Scarcity: Kwara To Drill 938 Boreholes (http://leadership.ng/news/529167/water-scarcity-kwara-drill-938-boreholesSummarySpeaking at a stakeholders meeting between borehole drilling companies and the Kwara State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) held in Ilorin, the state capital, at the instance of Ibiwoye’s office and RUWASSA, the special adviser said the effort was towards making potable water available across the state.
SecurityBornoBorno Govt. Seeks Partnership with UN, Netherlands to Resettle IDPs (https://www.channelstv.com/2016/05/21/198077/
Summary: Governor KashimShettima had talks with officials of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs as well as the Netherlands Embassy who were both interested in supporting Nigeria. The recovery of many communities hitherto captured by insurgents in Borno State has turned the focus of the government and donor agencies from merely provision of relief materials to rehabilitation and resettlement.
Rebuilding Northeast: Gov Shettima Addresses International Donors at Istanbul Summit (http://www.leadership.ng/news/529177/rebuilding-northeast-gov-shettima-addresses-international-donors-istanbul-summit
SummaryGovernor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima,  joined world policy leaders and other financial partners in Istanbul, Turkey at the ongoing summit on rebuilding of the ravaged Northeast Nigeria.The Focus of the visit is to attract partnership from the International Donors, to compliment ongoing efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari let administration and the borno state Government towards rebuilding communities across 27 Local Government Areas
BenueGov Ortom offers N5m reward for whereabouts of kidnapped cleric(http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/gov-ortom-offers-n5m-reward-whereabouts-kidnapped-cleric/)
SummaryFather Adeyi was four weeks ago kidnapped in Okpokwu local government area of the state, by unknown armed men while on his way to Otukpo after an official assignment.  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has offered a N5 million reward to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Rev. Fr. John Adeyi, the kidnapped Vicar General of Otukpo Catholic Diocese.
KadunaInsecurity: Kaduna to Purchase CCTVs, Drones (http://nigeriana.org/news/government-politics/insecurity-kaduna-purchase-cctvs-drones/)
Summary: The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said plans were afoot to purchase Closed-Circuit Televisions as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to tackle crime in the state. The Coordinator of an anti-crime initiative, “Operation Yaki”, Col. Yakubu Yusufu, who said this in Kaduna while briefing newsmen, explained that security operatives would be trained in the fresh onslaught against crime in the state. He said the fresh onslaught would check crime and give the masses a sense of security, thereby enhancing socio-economic activities.
GrantsEdoNigeria: 10,000 Benefit From Edo Govt. N2 Billion Micro Credit Scheme (http://allafrica.com/stories/201605180047.html)
SummaryThe economy of Edo State has received a major boost as the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has injected N2 billion into the economy through the presentation of cheques to 10,000 beneficiaries of the state micro, small and medium enterprise development fund (MSMEDF).
KadunaBoI disburses N48.44m loan to empower Kaduna State entrepreneurs (http://www.financialwatchngr.com/2016/05/19/boi-disburses-n48-44m-loan-empower-kaduna-state-entrepreneurs/)
Summary:The Acting Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Mr WaheedOlagunju, said that the bank disbursed N48.44million loan to beneficiaries of the Kaduna Start up Entrepreneurship Programme (KADSTEP) for empowerment.
KatsinaBoI gives 40 Katsina MSMEs N11.4bn loan (https://www.today.ng/business/122415/boi-40-katsina-msmes-n11-4bn-loan)SummaryThe Bank of Industry has provided a total loan of N11.4bn to about 40 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Katsina State to finance their operations.The Acting Managing Director, BoI, Mr. Waheed Olagunju, who stated this while inaugurating the bank’s office in the state, noted that through the loan, about 30,000 direct jobs had been created in the state.
OgunOgun  state Gets Germany Support (https://www.today.ng/news/national/122438/german-govt-commits-boost-construction-agricultural-sector…)
Summary: The German Government has committed three million Pounds to assist Ogun Government in developing its agricultural and construction sectors through demand-oriented vocational training programme.The Programme Head, Mr Horst Bauernfeind, made this known in Abeokuta on Sunday at a news conference.
SokotoBoI, Sokoto sign N2bn financing deal for MSMEs (http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/movie/216093/boi-sokoto-sign-n2bn-financing-deal-for-msmes.html)
Summary:The Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Sokoto State Government have signed an agreement to float a N2 billion-matching fund for onward lending to small enterprises in the state.
The acting Managing Director, BoI, Mr. WaheedOlagunju, said under the partnership, both parties would be required to provide N1 billion each for lending to entrepreneurs.
Fiscal ResponsibilityBenue Benue Governor, Ortom, signs 2016 appropriation bill of N150.7bn into law (http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/north-central/203483-benue-governor-ortom-signs-2016-appropri…)
Summary:Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom, has signed the state’s 2016 Appropriation Bill of N150.7 billion to law.Mr. Ortom said the estimates comprised N66.5 billion votes for recurrent expenditure and N84.1 billion budgeted for capital projects. He said his administration was committed to holistic implementation of the budget and directed the Office of Budget Implementation to ensure blockage of financial leakages.
KogiGov. Bello Signs N99.9bn Budget For Kogi(http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/bello-signs-n99-9bn-kogi-budget-law/)Summary: Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi singed the state’s 2016 appropriation bill of N99.9 billion into law. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State It comprised N41.71 billion as capital and N58.228 billion as recurrent expenditure. Assenting to the bill in Lokoja, Bello described the bill as budget of change and promised its full implementation.
Plateau2016 Budget: Gov. Lalong Assures Full Implementation (http://leadership.ng/news/525591/2016-budget-gov-lalong-assures-full-implementation)
SummaryThe total budget for the 2016 fiscal year was N154billion with a recurrent expenditure of N73billion.
Urban DevelopmentLagosLagos awards contracts for four new master plans (https://www.today.ng/news/national/122833/lagos-awards-contracts-master-plans)
Summaryfor the purpose of changing the pattern and scope of the physical growth of Lagos State as a region, there had been various into consideration spatial order, design, land use and infrastructural proposals for either immediate or future development
Lagos earmarks N36bn to tackle ocean surge (https://www.today.ng/news/national/123098/lagos-earmarks-n36bn-tackle-ocean-surge)
Summarythis is intended to proffer lasting solution to the incessant ocean surge being experienced along the Lagos coastline and it will be done in three phases to cater for individual problem areas at a time; as grouped in the phases.
One year: Ambode commissions Roads, Schools, Jetty, Market, others (http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2016/05/one-year-ambode-commissions-roads.html)Summary: at the commissioning of this project, the governor urged community leaders and residents to guard the infrastructures jealously and promised the construction of 114 inroads in all 57 councils of the state.
KadunaGov. El-Rufa’i Unveils 2,503 Road, Environmental Marshals (http://leadership.ng/news/529950/gov-el-rufai-unveils-2503-road-environmental-marshals)
Summary: the unveiling of 2, 503 road and environmental marshals recruited by the Kaduna State Government to enforce traffic rules and ban on street begging posited that these road marshals will replace the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) banned earlier in the year by the governor and the new officials would now operate under the Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA).

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