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Ajuri Ngelale, SSA To The President on Public Affairs Discusses 3 Hot Topics On The Daily Report

Mr Ajuri Ngelale is guesting tomorrow via the telephone and we will be discussing the following issues and more.

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning has disclosed the Federal Government readiness to inject a total of N2trillion naira stimulus into the economy to mitigate the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba mentioned that the president has approved that $150 million be taken from the Sovereign Wealth Account, in support of the Federal Account Allocation Committee.

The federal government also talked about the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, intended to feed school children from their homes, in the face of lockdown following coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq however did not disclose the modalities for this exercise.

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend received the Malagasy formula against the Covid 19, he however maintained that he will listen to scientists before allowing any traditional medicine to be administered on Nigerians

Do you have questions you would like asked? How do you react to these? Drop your comments below!

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21 comments

Ukeh Lawrence May 18, 2020 at 11:12 pm

Why do the government of PMB wasting or stealing or looting our common wealth in the guise of feeding school children who are at home? Where is that done on Earth?
Who even developed that theory.
We all know that they’re millions of street beggars in the northern part of the country known popularly as almagirai’, so, if you want to be feeding them just go ahead and tell us.
We do not need that kind of feeding.

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Oluwaseyi Abodunrin May 18, 2020 at 11:31 pm

With regards to the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP. Nigerian have been asking how is this going to work and many from the hearing of the news conclude that it’s another way to loot the Nigeria Money during this pandemic which from what we have seen from the way this government operate we can conclude it is true.. There’s no accountability from any branch of the ministry in this country.. We keep asking to give us the statistics of those 1.9 Millions Nigerians that benefited from the federal government palliative..
Nothing was done to those who hijacked the distribution of the items as well… It worries me that we talk and our government don’t listen to us. We ask questions they reply ” I don’t know”.
As regards the Malagasy formula against the Covid 19. The president is right with his statement but he should look inward and be interested In our traditional medicine to have breakthrough if there’s going to be a Cure from Nigeria.

In conclusion I don’t blame people who call this funding “Covid 419” . I hope the government prove us wrong and spend this money well.

My questions are
1. Is the government still for the people and by the people ( Democracy have been redefined )?

2. Is it too much for the people of a country like ours to ask our leaders questions?

3. Pls say something to reaffirm our trust in this government.

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Anthony nkwuda May 18, 2020 at 11:35 pm

My questions are how’s the federal government planning to help those business men and women who’s they’re business was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

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Anthony nkwuda from Sango OTA May 18, 2020 at 11:48 pm

My questions are how’s the federal government planning to help those business men and women who’s they’re business was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

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Agnes Usulor May 18, 2020 at 11:50 pm

Lack of transparency in all Government’s dealing especially in the area management of public fund has over time led to loss of trust in the system. In all honesty, how can government that came with the “change mantra” be spending money extravagantly with no form impact or proof for it in lives of the poor citizens of this country?.
Within this short period of COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria, this govt have got so much money from different source ranging from Abacha loots, some percentage of our foreign reserve, donations from individuals and corporate bodies include foreign donors inspire of which we still continued to borrow from China.
Please can Mr. Ajuri as an insider explain to Nigerians what impact is the #2 trillion and.the $150 million going to have on common man on the street .

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Makinde Matt Falowo May 19, 2020 at 12:49 am

I find it heartwarming and commendable, the government’s readiness to inject such a colossal sum as stimulus into the already comatose economy. But my question is:
*How or what modality will the government use to make certain that hundreds of thousands, even millions of people who have been pathetically impoverished due to the unexpected calamities brought on them by the COVID-19 pandemic, assess the stimulus packages the government is about to make available? This is pertinent because, the on-going palliatives that the government initiated to bring succour to the poorest of the poor have been an unmitigated failure. Only few people have been reached, while majority of the people have been crying and dying of hunger. There are those who one could confidently say were averagely contented, and are capable of doing great things for themselves and others that depended on them, but are presently distressed due to loss of their livelihoods resulting in severe untold hardships. How will the government reach the ones in this category? Because there are millions of them.

And more like it, I’ll want to know:
* If after the government put to test and trial the imported herbal solutions from Madagascar, and it is efficacious and effective in prevention and cure of the coronavirus, how is government going to make it available to the over 200 millions of the citizenry? This is because it is important that every individual has access to the medicine regularly for prevention against the virus. Especially now that we are beginning to agitate for complete relaxation of the lockdown so people can go about their daily businesses, and find, or get back on theirfl feet again.
Thank you!

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AKIN-AYOADE Omotayo Chris May 19, 2020 at 1:50 am

Hi Anjuri

Good evening to you and your Hostess, Ify Onyegbule

This is supposed to be a moment of Truth and a NO-HOLDS-BARRED kind of setting and on the account of this, I’ll certainly spare NO rod this evening if only it’s gonna get us out of the woods

I had known you right from your days as a gentleman journalist both in voice and action with AIT and CHANNELS until recently when you took up the National appointment to speak for the government that apparently lacks credibility and integrity

This has no doubt shown your Real Dual Personalities as a once Truthful reporter has now found himself in such an office where he will struggle so profusely to defend the indefensible

I make BOLD to tell you that were you to be a journalist today which you used to be anyways, you would have taken the minister of Disaster Mgt to the cleaners on the account of the conspicuous FRAUDULENT DECISIONS to still go ahead with the School-turned Home feeding Program, one of the many conduits pipes that have pilfered our common patrimony over the years despite the HUGE public outcry against it and the undeniable absence of Database even for us the adults, let alone the children majority of whom were born after the last National Census and worst still in an Administration that rode to power on the Anti-Corruption mantra

I’m quite confident you’ll struggle again (as usual) to defend again the #2Trn so-called stimulus which we already know is gonna end up in the pockets of the haves instead of the intended legitimate businesses and the vulnerables, a reminiscent of what has happened to the COVID-19 donations from the public-spirited individuals, hence Nigeria up till NOW still does NOT have either sufficient TESTING KITS or Adequate Isolation Centres despite the BILLIONS FROM HOME AND ABROAD

Do you have anything to say in defense of our Great Professionals who have been rendered redundant by the State thereby giving Kudos to a tiny Republic like Madagascar whose president is man enough to call the bluff of the West and their Wicked cum Fraudulent Organizations like WHO, UN and co???

FYI, a Nigerian Doctor, OlaOluwa Adejayan has just been appointed as the Country Head of COVID-19 Task Force in Sierra Leone with a Congratulatory Letter written to Gen Muhammadu Buhari few days ago and ditto for many distinguished Nigerians in every other parts of the Globe doing well in ALL areas of human endeavours

Let me appeal to your conscience in closing by telling you ANJURI the son of NGELALE to STAND OUT NOW THAT IT REALLY MATTERS by telling Mr President the Gospel Truth concerning the REAL HAPPENINGS on the Streets of Nigeria otherwise you will just go into political oblivion like the REUBEN ABBATI of this world who knew the Truth, Temporarily Spoke the Truth via Patitos Gang Platform, Blackmailed the Truth when he got to power in Aso Rock Villa and now struggling to tell the untruthful truth about his action and inactions when NO ONE IS READY TO LISTEN TO HIM ANYMORE

A WORD THEY SAY IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE AND MIND YOU, MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING, OTHERWISE THE THEN DEFACTO PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE DONE SOME WONDERS WITH MONEY WHEN DEATH CAME CALLING. Posterity should mean a lot to EVERY human being I beg of you

GOD BLESS NIGERIA

THIS IS AKINdGREAT
From
OJODU BERGER,
LAGOS STATE,
NIGERIA

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Aniedi ndon May 19, 2020 at 2:16 am

My question for ajuri is whether the 2 triillion naira stimulus package has been sent to the national Assembly inform of appropriation,what sectors of the economy are to benefit from it? 2 ,Why is it a do or die affair for the ministry of humanitarian Affairs to feed school children in their homes while on lockdown,must that budget be drawn down?

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Lucki lola May 19, 2020 at 4:10 am

Anything about Nigeria budget is so confusing to me. Why do they budget so little for education?

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Lucki lola May 19, 2020 at 4:18 am

Can’t wait

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Adeniyi Adeneye May 19, 2020 at 7:02 am

I know that there are 4 phases of clinical trial i.i. phase I to IV of products particularly drugs meant for human consumption aside from the preclinical phase (phase 0) to confirm the safety and effectiveness and help determine the best dose with the fewest side effects, and all these take an average of about 6 to 7 years. Did the FG get any accompanying clinical trial report on the COV Organics from Madagascar to show how long it took them to develop the COV Oeganics and the standard level of safety and effectiveness of the acclaimed cure for COVID-19 against which NAFDAC could use compare its testing results as a baseline? This is important in order not to start using Nigerians as guinea pigs for testing the Malagasy medicine knowing the inherent dangers in doing such.

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John Benjamin May 19, 2020 at 7:04 am

Ify if you ask me, I don’t believe in anything these people have to say. Concerning Nigerian case, I have decided to be a Thomas.

How do you feed school children who are in their houses, how are you going to carry that out? Which children are they feeding? Those in the North only?

So many things are not right in this our country and I ask the question, #HowDidWeGetHere?

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Adeyemi Oluwapelumi May 19, 2020 at 7:17 am

Why is Ajuri not truthful about the poor performance, ineffectiveness ,lack of compassion and inactiveness of Mr President who has failed woefully in his interaction with Nigerians and visitors of the federal republic??
Why has the government decided to scam Nigerians by saying they will feed children at home during this lockdown? Is this not an avenue to siphon public funds?

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Oluwatosin Oyedele May 19, 2020 at 7:25 am

Topic 1. The #2tr economic stimulus package is good to mitigate the covid-19 driven economic downtown. It’s also laudable to suspend monthly deductions from state FAAC allocation which will reduce the possible economic sufferings of the citizens.

Topic 2. I still doubt the effectiveness of this home grown schools feeding during this lockdown. Though a commendable idea, and modalities for its delivery are stated; how will all the children be reached and fed and no compromise. And again, we heard contractors have been paid before covid-19, the reason it could not be suspended. Why can’t it be suspended till schools resumption.

Topic 3. It’s good the President said Nigeria will subject the Malagasy Formula to scientific testing before applying it on Nigerians. But, should it works, its application should began in earnest. And our trado medical practitioners should also be supported to develop our own local cure for covid-19.

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Adeniyi Adeneye May 19, 2020 at 8:54 am

Contrary to wide impressions that Madagascar gave Nigeria her herbal drink acclaimed to be a cure for COVID-19, COV Organics, as complimentary samples, how true are reports that the Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay the sum of 170,000 Euros which is equivalent of N72.3 million for the consignment delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari a few days ago?
If this is true, I’d suggest that it is worthwhile for us to invest this amount to fund researchers and practitioners on our traditional herbal medicine in finding a cure from within.

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Canice Ifeanyi May 19, 2020 at 9:20 am

#Howdidwegethere? So many funds has been given out under this regime, counting from bailout to trade money and recently the palliative, yet no proper account of distribution has been published. How convinced are we that this stimulus will not join the same boat?
-Canice Ifeanyi

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Oluwafunmilayo May 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

How is it possible to get to those vulnerable children when schools are not in session. Can’t they wait till school resumes? What will the impact of school feeding on those that are in rural rural area.
What’s the effect of putting a lot of our resources in magadascar medicine when we have capable hands that can produce our own traditional medicine to fight this pandemic,I heard of Ooni of Ife talking about that sometimes ago?
What is malagasy formula 🤦?

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Adeniyi Adeneye May 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Isn’t it unethical that only children attending participating public primary schools will be eligible for feeding at home in the Home Grown School Feeding Program to be implemented as schools remain closed because of COVID-19? The implementers of the program should design it to be inclusive of all primary school aged children. I wonder how other children ignored during the exercise will feel when a child or children from same household is/are being served while he/she is left out.

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Adeniyi Adeneye May 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Isn’t it unethical that only children attending participating public primary schools will be eligible for feeding at home in the Home Grown School Feeding Program to be implemented as schools remain closed because of COVID-19? The implementers of the program should design it to be inclusive of all primary school aged children. I wonder how other children ignored during the exercise will feel when a child or children from same household is/are being served while he/she is left out.

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Ayodeji Awosanya May 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm

How do they intend to channel the various funds/Stimulus being made available,
Hope it won’t fall in the hands of a few government officials
Is there a reliable database of beneficiaries
What are the modalities being put in place to ensure the various objectives are effectively carried out.
On the Malagasy Formular,
I hope a testing would be carried out to certify it is good to use before it is administered on Nigerian’s so we don’t end up doing more harm than good.
Ayodeji Awosanya from Surulere,Lagos

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ALEXANDRA BENJAMIN May 19, 2020 at 5:56 pm

MY QUESTION IS LET APC, PRESIDENT BUHARI & MINISTER OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS TELL NIGERIANS HOW THE MINISTRIES WILL LOCATE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THEIR HOME’S?

2) IT WASN’T POSSIBLE ACCORDING TO THEM TO PAY NIGERIANS THROUGH THE USED OF BVN NUMBERS, HOW WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO FEED CHILDREN FROM HOMES? EVEN SCHOOL MANAGEMENT DOESN’T KNOW THE ADDRESS OF ITS PUPILS HOW WILL FG KNOW THEIR ADDRESS.

3) WHAT EVER APC,PRESIDENT BUHARI IS DOING TODAY HE SHOULDN’T FORGET THAT ANOTHER GOVERNMENT THAT WILL COME WILL LOOK INTO RECORDS OR BOOKS OF EVERY MONEY SPENT MOST ESPECIALLY DURING THIS COVID19 PERIOD.

THANKYOU.

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