Showing posts with label fears. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fears. Show all posts

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flooding: Jonathan dismisses fears of imminent food scarcity

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday dismissed fears of imminent food scarcity in the country in the aftermath of the recent flood disaster in some states.

Addressing a delegation led by Vice-President Namadi Sambo and Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, Ms. Jumoke Akinjide, which came to pay him Sallah homage at the State House, Abuja, Jonathan said Nigeria has enough grains in its strategic reserves to take care of any shortfall in food supply.

Jonathan castigated “selfish persons” who had been reportedly hoarding foodstuff in anticipation of food scarcity, saying his administration would protect Nigerians from such.

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Source : punchng[dot]com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2013 budget is prudent, reasonable, says finance minister

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday allayed fears about the workability of the ministry’s 2013 budget.
In a statement by her spokesman, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the minister said the presentation of the national budget by President Goodluck Jonathan in October was the earliest in recent memory.
She also said criticisms of the ministry’s aspect of the budget were unwarranted.


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