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Agriculture: The certification for food for expert has been resumed by the Quarantine agency

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Agriculture: The Certification For Food For Expert Has Been Resumed By The Quarantine Agency

Full resumption of certification of products and agro-allied products for export as part of the strategy to open up the economy for a speedy recovery from the resting mode caused by COVID-19 lockdown- NAQS

According to the statement made by the Gozie Nwodo, head of communication on Friday, about the directives issued to The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS).

Nwodo disclosed that the government gave the directive to the service to revive all functions related to agricultural exports through both the public and private sector operators.

NAQS runs with the mandate of certifying agro-allied products for an expert through the enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary measures for animals, aquaculture, and crops.

Mr. Vincent Isegbe, who is the Director-General of the agency, said, “Export of agricultural produce will soon pick up and gather pace as a result.”

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Isegbe clarified that the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) issued directives instructing ministries, departments, agencies, and state governments to cooperate with NAQS to enable a well “choreographed restoration” of export traffic.

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NAHCO Aviance), the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies are to work with NAQS and stakeholders facilitate agricultural exports.

It will be recalled that cocoa and cashew exporters in particular and other commodity exporters, in general, have lamented the inability to export the products, weight loss challenges in post-harvest storage, and interruption of cash flow in the agro-economic sector.

The agency, therefore, expressed the optimism that the economy would become more buoyant through exports, which, in turn, would improve incomes and businesses of actors along the value chains of the commodities.

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COVID-19: Protests Takes Place Across Italy Over Restrictions

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ITALY PROTESTS

Protests took place across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of COVID-19.

Clashes were reported in the northern cities of Milan and Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers.

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In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples.

The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 6pm local time.

Many regions have also imposed night-time COVID-19 curfews – including Lombardy, Milan and Piedmont, Turin.

The violence was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in Milan alone.

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COVID-19 Now a Threat to Attainment of the SDGs — BUHARI

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Buhari Approves N10 Billion

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the COVID-19 outbreak had threatened to disrupt the progress recorded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.

Buhari spoke at the virtual inaugural SDGs Moment convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during the high-level week of the 75th UN General Assembly on Friday.

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The President, however, said Nigeria was addressing the threat by re-dedicating efforts towards economic diversification, focusing on agriculture and the mining sectors.

‘’Nigeria has made good strides in Sustainable Development Goals domestication processes, as we have begun the re-alignment of the National Statistical System and indicators of the SDGs.

‘’We have developed a novel home-grown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model, as an analytical framework for measuring how policy making can address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

‘’Nigeria has also set up a Model Private Sector Advisory Group and SDGs Donors’ Forum with the aim of engaging critical stakeholders towards the attainment of the SDGs,” he said.

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Kano gets Japan, EU grants to Cushion Virus Impact

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Kano gets Japan, EU grants to Cushions Virus Impact

The Kano state government has secured japan and European union (EU) grants that will be used in cushioning the effects of covid-19 during the pandemic’s post era.

A statement by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, on Wednesday said $1.1 million was voted for the Programme.

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Anwar added that the grants were facilitated through the office of the special adviser on sustainable development goals (SDGS), Habibu Yahaya Hotoro, who is also the coordinating focal person of the northwest zonal SDGS hub.

He explained that the grants would be used on specific individuals and small and medium enterprises (SMES), which will support the communities, which are badly affected by the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

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