Okorocha Praises Wife For Building Skills Acquisition Centres

Wife of Imo State governor,  Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, has been commended for embarking on projects that touch the lives of the people of the state, especially the unemployed, indigent widows and orphans in the society,  by building and commissioning skills acquisition centres in the state.

Handing down the commendation during the commissioning ceremony and first matriculation of students of the newly built ultra-modern skills acquisition centres in the three senatorial zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe christened “Nneoma Skills Acquisition Centre”, the State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, said that if only the previous wives of former governors had done the same,  unemployment in the society would have been reduced.

Describing the construction of the centres as a step in the right direction in view of the nation’s prevalent disturbing economic climate, the governor expressed the desire to link them with the relevant department of the State Polytechnic so as to design requisite certificates that would be awarded to the students when they graduate.

According to him, “Education alone is not just preparation for life, but it is life itself. The best form of education is that which allows one to develop the talent inside thereby making oneself his/ her own boss. This great initiative needs  not to be re-emphasized. It calls for all and sundry to support the first lady of Imo State”.
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FG To Set Up 100 Primary Healthcare Centres In 3 Months

The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to set up one hundred Primary Health Care Centres across the country within the next three months, a government official said on Tuesday.

Addressing reporters during an assessment tour of healthcare facilities in war torn northeast Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale, gave the figures.

Professor Adewale said that the plan was to provide each ward in the country with self-sufficient healthcare centres in line with global best practices.

In Borno State, the state worst hit by the insurgents, the State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was excited about the Federal Government’s interest in parts of the country ravaged by insurgency.

Shettima told the Minister that health facilities in Maiduguri the state capital were now overstretched because of the burden of insurgency victims and Persons dislodged from at least 20 local governments of the state.

Over two million persons have been displaced from the region in the over six years’ insurgency by members of the Boko Haram sect.

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CBN Names 12 BVN Registration Centres Abroad

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has named twelve approved centres across Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa to facilitate the Bank Verification Number, BVN registration exercise for Nigerian banks’ customers in the Diaspora. The approved centres include the ones in Washington DC, Atlanta, New York and Houston, United States of America; Johannesburg, South Africa; Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, China; New Delhi, India; London and Leicester, United Kingdom; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

CBN also disclosed that, “Online Integrated Solutions OIS has been engaged to establish stations for data capture and generation of BVN at a fee of GBP30 per transaction, payable by the customer. The company is expected to capture necessary data for online transmission to the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System, NIBSS who would therefore generate the BVN and communicate same to the customer.

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