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COVID-19: Federal Government asks tailors to use Ankara to sew face masks 

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COVID-19: Federal Government asks tailors to use Ankara to sew face masks 

COVID-19: Federal Government asks tailors to use Ankara to sew face masks

The presidential task force on the novel coronavirus pandemic has asked tailors all over Nigeria to start sewing face masks using local fabrics such as Ankara and others as one of the safety measures to curb the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Chairman of the task force and the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, made the plea during its daily briefing in Abuja on Thursday, April 16. Mustapha stated that this would encourage people to wear face masks whenever they are outside their homes.

His words: “Let me also encourage all our garment factories and tailors all over the nation that this is the time to start producing locally, using our local fabrics, the ankara and all other materials that we have because of advisories that as much as possible, we should wear our face masks whenever we are outside our homes.

“That way, we’ll reduce the chances, in addition to other necessary things that you need to do, of infection or infecting others.

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“It is critical to repeat, however, that compliance with the advisories for personal hygiene, social distancing, restriction of movement, early reporting of symptoms and wearing of masks regularly, especially in public, remains the best measures for the prevention of infections and to slow down the spread.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) has commenced community testing for the COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This is as the federal government scales up efforts to curb the spread of the disease, especially in rural areas and city suburbs.

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Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion At Yaba Area

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Lagos State Government said it would be diverting traffic from Yaba as it continues the First Phase of the construction of the Red Line railways covering Oyingbo to Agbado from midnight February 1, to February 16, 2022.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the diversion was in line with the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

 

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Oladeinde stated that the two weeks long site activity would necessitate a diversion to protect road users during the installation of precast beams.

He also stated that signage’s would be placed on the access roads with the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences.

The State Government reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which would in turn boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Congress has endorsed the planned bill on monthly house rent in the Federal Capital Territory introduced by the Senator representing Kogi West District, Smart Adeyemi.

The bill titled, ‘Advanced Rent (Residential Apartments, Office Spaces, etc.) Regulation Bill 2022,’ has gone through first reading at the Senate. It provides for a maximum of three months’ advance rent payment in the first instance and subsequent monthly payment for the rest of any tenancy lease in the FCT.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Thursday, said the bill was in tandem with the rent regime in most parts of the world, including South Africa and Kenya.

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The statement was titled, ‘The Nigeria Labour Congress throws its full weight behind the bill on monthly house rent in the FCT.

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Benue State government has raised the fine for impounded animals from N2,000 to N50,000, with an additional N20,000 daily quarantine fee in the amended Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2022.

Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom made the disclosure Thursday while signing the amended law.

Ortom maintained that failure to claim the animals after seven days empowers the state Ministry of Agriculture to auction the animals, in line with the law.

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Benue State Government is the first to enact a law prohibiting open grazing in 2017.

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