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10 major things the Progressive Governors of Nigeria did in January 2018

Nigerian Governors

After 4 months in January, February has finally come, and with it a report of the strides some Nigerian governors have made since 2018 began.

Under the aegis of the Progressive Governors, this Listicle combines reports by communication aides with a compilation of sources, for verification.

Enjoy, and share. And if your governor is not listed, ask his people to send us their reports.

  1. Empowerment and Capacity Development

LSETF empowerment
Via Pulse.NG

Small business boost, soft loans, vocational and agricultural proficiency training, retraining; these are some of the empowerment and capacity development projects governors embarked on in January 2018.

https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2018/01/10/jigawa-state-empowers-220-small-businesses/

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/kaduna-govt-earmarks-n200m-soft-loan-women/

http://www.nta.ng/news/20180112-katsina-govt-empowers-100000-women-youths/

http://kogireports.com/kogi-to-empower-99000-smallholder-farmers/

https://kwarastate.gov.ng/gov-ahmed-signs-ivtec-bill-two-others-into-law/

http://www.pulse.ng/gist/metro/lagos-state-employment-trust-fund-lsetf-enrols-candidates-for-free-vocational-training-id7827389.html

OGUN PARTNERS GERMAN AGENCY FOR TRAINING, EMPOWERMENT OF 5,000 YOUTHS

https://www.businessdayonline.com/ogun-partners-german-agency-training-empowerment-5000-youths/

https://leadership.ng/2018/01/21/odsg-partner-feca-training-18000-youths-egg-production-value-chain-akeredolu/

https://punchng.com/lagos-awards-contract-for-toxicology-section/

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/255043-sokoto-begins-training-3374-primary-school-teachers.html

http://www.pulse.ng/news/local/tambuwal-distributes-organic-fertilizer-worth-n104m-to-farmers-id7870564.html

https://www.channelstv.com/2018/01/18/yobe-government-places-110-medical-students-on-payroll/

  1. Jobs

Youths engaged to maintain roads in Kebbi State
Youths engaged to maintain roads in Kebbi State via Today.NG

Thousands of jobs were created, from Edo to Kwara to Kebbi to Ogun State.

http://www.edostate.gov.ng/job-creation-edo-govt-institute-of-welding-to-train-youths-certify-artisans-obaseki/

http://www.edostate.gov.ng/edo-govt-fg-to-collaborate-on-smes-industrial-clusters/

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/61478/800-unemployed-youths-kebbi-engaged-maintain-roads?utm_source=nnd.ng&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nigerianewsdesk

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/kogi-to-employ-12-984-youth-in-yesso-programme.html

https://guardian.ng/news/kwara-youths-undergo-agro-business-training/

http://thenationonlineng.net/ogun-govt-employ-5000-graduates-civil-service/

http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/ondo-govt-partners-feca-train-18000-youths-agriculture/

  1. Health sector

Healthcare center in Bauchi State
Healthcare center in Bauchi State via @BauchiState

From progressive policies to mass immunization to construction of healthcare centers and delivery of medical facilities, see what your governors did in January 2018.

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/17/adamawa-state-approves-new-policy-on-health/

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/bauchi-disburses-n60-million-to-16-healthcare-centres.html

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/255046-kebbi-govt-procures-n300-million-ultra-sound-machines-14-hospitals.html

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/fg-lauds-bello-s-healthcare-interventions-in-kogi.html

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/25/osun-takes-delivery-of-n200m-worth-of-medical-facilities/

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/oyo-govt-moves-to-sign-mou-with-china-on-healthcare-delivery.html

http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/plan-immunise-400000-children-mnch-week-oyo-commissioner/

http://dailypost.ng/2018/01/25/zamfara-announces-recruitment-doctors-nurses/

  1. Educational Sector

Free secondary school for girls in Imo State
Free secondary school for girls in Imo State via Rescue Mission

While some states recruited new teachers, others gave scholarships to undergraduates, gave out of school children free education and boosted enrollment of girls in schools.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/255632-first-batch-new-kaduna-teachers-ready-february-el-rufai-says.html

https://www.informationng.com/2018/01/kano-state-begins-payment-scholarship-n300m-undergraduates.html

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/katsina-to-recruit-5-000-teachers-for-public-primary-schools-masari.html

http://thenationonlineng.net/niger-gives-free-education-to-175-out-of-school-children/

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sokoto-govt-to-establish-86-new-junior-secondary-schools-commissioner.html

https://newsdigest.ng/state-news/2018/01/28/families-receive-n5000-monthly-stipend-keep-girls-sokoto-schools/

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/68001/sokoto-boosts-enrollment-girls-fggc-tambuwal-30-115

  1. Infrastructure

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited via Vanguard

As a developing nation, continuous investment in infrastructure is key, and the Progressive Governors did that in January 2018.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/bauchi-state-govt-siata-aviation-ambro-afrique-to-establish-flying-academy-research-institute.html

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/gelegele-seaport-development-begin-obaseki-signs-mou-china-harbour/

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/65407/edo-govt-remodel-200primaryhealthcentres?utm_source=nnd.ng&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nigerianewsdesk

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/11/katsina-govt-partner-indian-firm-70m-irrigation-dam/

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/16/kebbi-state-empowers-30-communities-execute-projects/

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/65290/niger-govt-renovate-12-schools-2

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/plateau-signs-mou-to-revamp-jos-specialist-hospital.html

https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/01/sokoto-govt-firm-sign-mou-n2-3bn-sugar-factory/

http://thenationonlineng.net/zamfara-builds-645-boreholes/

  1. Security

Herdsmen/Farmers violence - meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Herdsmen/Farmers violence – meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo via Presidency

If citizens do not feel safe, then it is safe to say that their leaders have failed them. To improve security, some governors reinforced some security agencies with much needed equipment.

https://www.naijanews.com/news/40878-borno-state-government-donate-vehicles-to-nigerian-army

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/256473-lagos-govt-donates-30-power-bikes-security-agencies.html

https://tvcnews.tv/2018/01/yobe-donates-24-operational-vehicles-to-nigerian-army/

www.facebook.com/Adamawa-Reporters-982002171891251/

  1. Transportation

Oshiomhole and Obaseki commissioning the 75 new intra-city buses provided by the Edo State government
Oshiomhole and Obaseki commissioning the 75 new intra-city buses provided by the Edo State government. Via Edo State Govt

From provision of intra-city commercial vehicles to construction of roads, to distribution of boats, the governors made strides in the transportation sector.

http://www.edostate.gov.ng/oshiomhole-salutes-obasekis-accomplishments-commissions-75-new-intra-city-buses/

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/ondo-establishes-standard-transit-park-ore/

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/61693/plateau-state-construct-16-rural-roads-boost-accessibility-commissioner

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sokoto-govt-distributes-22-boats-to-enhance-transportation.html

  1. Welfare

Nigerian returnees from Libya
Nigerian returnees from Libya. Via PMNewsNigeria

The welfare of citizens was a critical part of the actions the executives took in January. See links.

Benue killings: Govt. donates N50m relief materials to displaced persons

https://guardian.ng/news/borno-completes-11180-homes-schools-for-return-of-bama-idps/

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/19/73-jigawa-fire-victims-receive-n3m-cash-assistance/

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/5-000-candidates-to-get-jamb-form-free-in-kano.html

Katsina Govt. increases corps members’ welfare package by 200%

http://punchng.com/kebbi-donates-n20m-to-war-veterans/

Ambode inaugurates Lagos State Safety Arena for emergencies

https://leadership.ng/2018/01/07/nasarawa-government-donates-relief-materials-idps/

http://thenationonlineng.net/ondo-govt-gives-cash-clothes-23-libya-returnees/

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/16/oyo-state-receive-libya-returnees-expects/

https://award.dailytrust.com.ng/sokoto-govt-donates-3000-mattresses-beds-to-nysc.html

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sokoto-4-062-patients-benefit-from-free-eye-care-programme.html

  1. Economic growth

The economy of a place is basically the life of that state, and the governors made moves to improve the economy of their states.

http://www.edostate.gov.ng/obaseki-china-sinopec-sign-5500bpd-edo-modular-refinery-deal/

Kwara approves N100m SME funds for market groups

http://thenationonlineng.net/al-makura-inaugurates-power-station-boost-electricity-supply/

http://www.businessamlive.com/nigerias-ogun-state-boost-info-tech-1m-seed-capital/

  1. Agriculture

Cassava value chain

Food is life, and the governors invested in Agriculture in January. From establishing pastoral settlements to procurement of machinery for the agric season, see what the governors did last month.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/kebbi-to-establish-1-000-pastoralists-settlements.html

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/kogi-acquires-12500-hectares-land-cassava-city/

http://kogireports.com/kogi-to-evolve-cassava-value-chain-policy/

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/north-central/256806-governor-vows-transform-state-holland-nigeria.html?share=twitter&nb=1

http://osun.gov.ng/2018/01/21/osun-produce-board-signs-mou-oscotech-commercial-agriculture/

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/01/18/sokoto-govt-procures-833-trucks-fertilizer-dry-season-farming/\

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