Aso Villa Reads for 30/09/2021

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N3.11bn for contracts in the Ministries of Education and Communication and Digital Economy. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual FEC meeting. Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of the ministers of education, Adamu Adamu, and communication and digital economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said both ministers presented three memoranda.[Punch]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that through the Economic Sustainability Plan, the present regime has saved over one million jobs and forestalled the closure of over 150,000 small businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is as he said that social protection schemes can break the cycle of poverty, give real access to jobs, economic opportunities, and improve human capacity.[Punch]

The Federal Executive Council has approved the introduction of 14 days paternity leave for public servants in the new Public Service Rules. Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, briefed State House correspondents after the FEC meeting. [Punch]

The Federal Government has declared Friday, October 1 as public holiday to mark the nation’s 61st independence. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, in a statement, however, disclosed that the celebration would be without its usual pomp as a result of the ravaging COVID-19.[Punch]