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Published On: Thu, Jan 1st, 2015

Nigeria will remain united after 2015 election – Minister

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By Evelyn Okakwu

Supervising Minister of Information, Dr Nuruddeen Mohammed has stated that Nigeria was not fighting a war, in the name of election and therefore he believed Nigeria will remain a united nation, even after the election

The minister who also assured that the federal government t will ensure the prompt payment of all its workers been owed salaries for the months of November and December 2014, before the close of work yesterday.

Speaking during the last ministerial media briefing of the ministry, supervising the minister said he was assuring Nigerians that all those been owed by government will receive their payment alerts before the end of 31st December 2014..

Representing the Nigerian Broadcasting corporation, (NBC) the Director Broadcast Monitoring of the corporation, Mr. Chris Okoyomoh said the pilot scheme of the digitisation exercise proposed by government has already taken place in Jos, adding that their are about 260 million Television poles to be targeted with set up boxes, across the nation.

“To target 22 million poles with set up boxes is huge, and I do not think Nigeria alone has the capacity to do that on its own. So if we want to do it internally, we may not hit our target; therefore our plan is we do not want to be exporting both capital and labour.”

“We have tried it in Jos, we have seen that it is possible in Nigeria, so let us try it; let us see how it works.”

The supervising Minister of information noted that government had improved other sectors of the economy, including the construction and reconstruction of over 149 dams, currently on-going across the country, with 37 of them already completed.

The rest include the completion of the long laid second Niger bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan 108 kilometre road, Mina-Abuja 145 kilometre roads, among others.

 

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