Lagos supported businesses with money ranging from N50,000 to N5 million to beneficiaries to rebuild their businesses with funding from the government.
“If the Yoruba can stand as a country; if the Igbos and the Hausa/Fulani can stand as separate countries, where do we want the minority groups to be?”
Last December, the state’s House of Assembly had accused the ministry of works of gross misconduct for incurring expenditure above its 2020 appropriation.
“The government has always paid ransom. Not only this government. Even during Jonathan. They paid ransom. But they denied it.”
“You have called on me to lead you as the president and, I will heed to your call when the time comes. You must make your voices crystal clear.”
“It is, therefore, extremely horrendous for a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to pronounce salary slash for Nigerian workers currently.”
“But to the extent that we have not successfully been able to tackle unemployment, is for the main preoccupation of any administration.”
The students were finally released after 55 days in captivity. The terms of their release were not immediately stated.
The bandits killed two volunteers, burnt a church and looted some houses in the area.
Contracts approved include those for procurement of transformers and vital spare parts for maintenance of power transmission equipment in parts of the country, the minister said.