President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari condoles with Minister of Communication over daughter’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, over the passing on of his daughter, Aisha.

Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman confirmed Buhari’s condolence message in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Shehu said that the president, who placed a call to the minister on Monday evening, condoled with all members of the family on the sad event.

Buhari prayed that Allah would accept the soul of the departed and grant her Jannah tul Firdaus.


Senate asks Buhari to scrap redundant federal agencies. The Senate, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to reduce the number of its agencies in order to save cost of governance. The red chamber took the decision following the approval of the report of its joint committee on Finance and National Planning on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper presented by the Chairman, Solomon Adeola. Speaking after the approval of the report, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, agreed with the submissions of earlier speakers during the debate that the cost of governance was too high and that a lot of the agencies must be scrapped to save the nation’s economy. He said most of the agencies were created to serve specific purposes but noted that they were still being retained many years after. He said, ” Many of the agencies were created to address specific challenges as of the time they were created. They are now irrelevant and have become conduit pipes that we appropriate money to every year while adding no value to the nation again. “We need to work with the executive arm of government on this. I know it will be a tough task because some will argue that the exercise would lead to massive job losses but we have to find a way out of the current situation because the cost of governance is too high. “It is not the reduction of the National Assembly budget that would reduce the cost of governance. There is no money in the National Assembly. Our budget is just about N128bn out of a national budget of N13trn. “We cannot reduce the cost of governance just by reducing the cost of running the activities of the National Assembly. We need to have a holistic, practical and realistic way of reducing agencies and cost of running those agencies that would survive.”

Buhari approves special salary for Nigerian teachers

The president also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40.
By Aliyu Muawiya Aliyu - October 5, 2020 2 min read
In commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers in the country

He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40.

Mr Buhari said this in Abuja on Monday during the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day.

The education minister, Adamu Adamu, who represented President Buhari, said the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service.
Source: premium times