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Government starts No Vaccine No Work in Edo’ policy despite outcry

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On Wednesday morning, health officials and security personnel could be seen enforcing the injunction at the entrances of various ministries in Benin, the state capital.

For its civil personnel, the Edo State government has implemented a “No vaccine, no work” policy.
Health officials and security officers could be seen on Wednesday morning, implementing the directive at the entrance of different ministries in Benin, the state capital.

Although the move was initially countered and attracted a lot of public outcries, the Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, remained rigid on the decision.

Obaseki had earlier vowed to deny unvaccinated persons access to banks, government offices, worship and event centres from mid-September, drawing public criticism.

On Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of health, Osamwonyi Irowa told journalists that only those with proof of vaccination would be allowed access into government facilities, starting from Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

“Beginning from September 15, Civil servants and others without COVID-19 vaccination cards will not be allowed into public facilities. Government House and public places will be manned by the task force.

“Those civil servants without the cards and those who have not vaccinated will have to stay and work from home. This will be applicable in the 18 local government areas of the state,” he said.

“If you have to enter the state secretariat and other government offices, you must have your vaccination cards.

“The first phase of the enforcement, which begins tomorrow, September 15, is targeted at state government facilities.

“Those that cannot provide their COVID-19 vaccination cards may have to excuse us and be working from home, pending when a decision will be reached. As a state, we are doing everything possible to make sure that people don’t get infected.

“We are appealing to our people to get vaccinated because that is the more suitable way to prevent the severity of the disease and avoid death. The enforcement teams will commence tomorrow to help us reduce the number of cases and deaths that we are recording daily.”

He added that the state government had devised a way to discern a fake vaccination card from a real one.

Similarly, Head of the COVID-19 enforcement team, Yusuf Haruna, had said the government had trained 20 special teams to enforce the “no vaccination, no access to public places” policy.

Source: Dailytrust

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Nigeria’s economy is about to collapse – Sanusi lamented

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A former governor of the Central Bank (CBN), Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, has said the Nigerian economy is about to collapse….

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Kaduna Investment Summit, tagged KadInvest 6.0, Sanusi said aside the fact that Nigeria is having difficulties in oil production, the product is now being rejected in the global market.

The former Emir of Kano said the “goose laying the golden egg for Nigeria is about to die”.

He said the future lies in a knowledge-based economy, adding that Nigeria is behind many African countries in innovation index.

He lamented that, while Ghana with a smaller economy invests more in education, Nigeria spends only seven per cent of its budget in that direction.

“Only eight of every 100 Nigerians who start primary school completes university.”

“Globally, work is being redefined; 30 to 40 per cent of workers in developed economies will need to significantly upgrade their skills by 2030. And what are the major drivers of this redefinition? ICT and remote working, which we have seen even here with COVID-19.

“There is increased automation and artificial intelligence. Very soon, robot will take over work in most countries and those who would have job are those who operate the robots,  manufacture the robots or service the robot.

“A few months ago, Germany was able to produce enough renewable energy for the entire country’s need. Today, we are having difficulties selling Nigerian oil. So, not only are we having problems to produce, even when we produce, the market is not there.

“So, this is forcing a change, and for us a country that depends on oil, things need to change.”

“Data is one of the most crucial support that can be given to entrepreneur for innovation,” he said.

According to dailytrust, While calling on government to encourage market access, he said, “If Kaduna state government continues with its e-government plan, it will be a big market itself and it will encourage investment which are all knowledge economy aspiration and a shift in government spending to match the priority.”

Sanusi congratulated Kaduna for the feat, describing the aspiration outlined in the plan as “critical” to addressing the country’s dwindling economy resulting from the over-dependence on oil revenue.

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JUST IN: Gov Sanwo-Olu signs in anti-grazing into law

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed a measure prohibiting open grazing into law.

On Monday, the governor signed the bill, joining some of his southern counterparts who had already done so.

The governor signed the bill into law 11 days after the State House of Assembly unanimously passed it and sent it to the Executive branch for approval.

The Governor’s signature came after the Southern Governors’ Forum decided in August to set a September deadline for passing the anti-open grazing bill among member states.

According to dailytrust, He said: “By the powers vested in me as the Governor of Lagos State, I am signing the bill on Open Cattle Grazing and Trespass of Cattle on Land into law to prohibit issues associated with open grazing of livestock.”

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Breaking: Atmosphere getting more darker as Unknown Gunmen Strikes Again in Anambra, Enugu (Photos)

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Tragedy hits Anambra state as Unknown gunmen launches another deadly attack that took the lives of three police officers who are stationed in a checkpoint in Onitsha.

According to report, many other policemen sustained serious injury.

It was learnt that two other policemen were injured during the shooting incident at a security post mounted by the operatives along Ukaegbu/Ezeiweka Road on Sunday, SR reports.

It was also confirmed that the Gunmen attacked INEC office in Enugu and burnt down the building including everything inside.

This have raised a lot of tension as residence are afraid of being arrested over the act committed by the unknown Gunmen.

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