EXCLUSIVE: Official summary of stories about the government of Nigeria. (01/03/21)

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The Federal Government has given six billion naira lifeline to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure at a forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Adegbite said that the ministry came up with the building of a Gold Souk in Kano in Northwest Nigeria, to boost gold trade and processing in the state. [Sun News]

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi presented a proposal for the realignment of ‘NITDA Act 2007’ with the tenets and ideals of Digital Economy Policy of the current administration, and indeed, the 4th Industrial Revolution before the relevant committees of both chambers of the National Assembly.He clamored for the need to keep up with the trend of accelerating changes within the IT ecosystem by stressing the need for the review of the ‘NITDA ACT 2007’. [Sun News]

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has commenced online registration of Nigerians interested in taking COVID-19 vaccination ahead of the Tuesday arrival of the first batch of the nation’s vaccines. The agency disclosed this in a series of messages posted on its Twitter handle, @NphcdaNG, on Monday. “To register for #COVID19 Vaccination, visit our website and click on COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration,” a message read. [Punch]

The Federal Government on Sunday announced that it had entered into partnership with Crown Flour Mills to reduce the importation of wheat into Nigeria. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, expressed delight in the interest shown by Crown Flour Mill to partner the Ministry to expand the production capacity of wheat in Nigeria. Nanono said the initiative would reduce wheat importation, enhance food security and nutrition, conserve scarce foreign exchange and create jobs. [Punch]

The federal government has reopened the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state after rehabilitation works. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, announced this via his Twitter handle on Saturday. “Third mainland bridge rehab completed. Fully opens to traffic at 12noon today. Thank you all for your patience. Drive safely,” he wrote. [Cable]

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