Leadership Forum

Insurgency Undermining FG Road Projects In North - Hon Onolome

News Introduction: 
The Minister of Works, Arch. Mike Onolomemen was a guest at the Nigerian Pilot/Nigerian Newsworld Leadership Forum recently. He spoke to journalists on a number of issues on the current road transformation agenda of the federal government and the challenges before government in meeting up with rebuilding the roads in the country. Onu Okorie covered the event Excerpts:

From what you have said here, it means that work is going on unhindered in all the six geopolitical zones of the country. But we know that up North activities are at their lowest ebb because of insecurity and you don’t have project visit in states where insecurity is high, how do you convince us that work is going on there?

Technology To Manage Boarder Security Coming - Moro

News Introduction: 
At the 27th session of the Leadership Forum organised by DOM communications publisher of Nigerian Newsworld Magazine/Nigerian Pilot Newspaper on Thursday, May 16, 2013, Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro did not mince words in articulating the activities of his ministerial beat including the challenges which he believes would be tackled before long. Before an array of senior editors from the country’s leading electronic and print media, the minister, who was accompanied by top officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Prisons Service, National Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as top officials of the Interior Ministry, also fielded questions from the editors. - By Kenneth Azahan

Introductory Remarks by Moro

Promise Being Kept

News Introduction: 
For the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro and his works counterpart, Architect Mike Onolememen, who were guests last Thursday at the 27th and 28th editions of Nigerian Newsworld/Nigerian Pilot Leadership Forum series in Abuja respectively, it was an opportunity to give account to Nigerians of hour the federal government is keeping to its promise of offering the people a new lease of life through this administration’s transformation agenda. - By Ibrahim Mohammed

Our plan is to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2014 – Igali

News Introduction: 
Nigerian Pilot/Newsworld Leadership Forum on April 25 hosted the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali. In the interview with a cross section of the Nigerian media, he disclosed how government wants to achieve steady power supply before 2015. Assistant Business Editor, Onu Okorie of our sister publication, Nigerian Pilot monitored it and reports:

When President Goodluck Jonathan appeared on CNN with Amanpour, he said that the power situation had improved in Nigeria and it actually did improve as at that time but the situation has relapsed. When you talk about power improvement, what the people are interested in is to have power with a touch of a switch. What is happening now and when should we expect steady power supply?

We’ve Adopted Measures For Security Of Corps Members

News Introduction: 
Brigadier General Nnamdi Okore-Affia, the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, lives up to his military training; he has no room for ‘African time.’ As the 24th guest to the Nigerian Newsworld/Nigerian Pilot Leadership Forum, the DG took everybody by surprise when he arrived the venue at exactly 8.45 a.m. for an event scheduled for 9.00 a.m., much earlier than most journalists. Okore-Affia, who assumed leadership of the NYSC last year, took time to explain some of his achievements so far. Excerpts:

Some people have called for a paradigm shift in the running of the National Youth Service Corps, especially in the posting of corps members. Corps members now prefer to serve in urban centres instead of rural areas, which was the philosophy behind the scheme in the first place. As DG of NYSC what are you doing to change this?

Funding, Not Problem Of Education In Nigeria -Prof Yakubu

News Introduction: 
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, fielded questions from editors of print and electronic media organisations on the activities of his agency at the Nigerian Newsworld Magazine/Nigerian Pilot Newspaper Leadership Forum. Here are excerpts from that interaction.

What is actually the role of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund and what is your mandate as its executive secretary?

Some Doctors Refer Patients Abroad For Commercial Gains - Prof Chukwu

News Introduction: 
Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria’s minister of health was a guest at the Nigerian Newsworld Magazine/Nigerian Pilot Newspaper Leadership Forum to present the report card of his ministry in the past two years. Excerpts:

You have been minister of health for two years now.  What can you say are your major achievements?

We’ve Made Slight Modification Of 6-3-3-4 System

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Professor Raqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, Nigeria’s minister of education is not new to the education sector. Apart from the number of years she spent in the classroom modelling the character of students, Professor Rufa’i, before her appointment in 2010 as minister of ediuation, served in the state capacity in Jigawa State, where she comes from. Professor Rufa’i was at the Nigerian Newsworld Magazine/Nigerian Pilot Newspaper Leadership Forum with head of parastatals in the education sector to present the report of her ministry. Excerpts:

Education is a very important sector for development in any society. You have been supervising the education sector for nearly two years now because you served in the same capacity in the previous administration. What can you say are the impacts you have created in the education ministry? 

We’re Creating 2 Million Jobs Through River Basins

News Introduction: 
Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, minister of water resources, was a guest of Nigerian Newsworld/Nigerian Pilot Newspaper Leadership Forum last week. Supported by the permanent secretary, Ambassador Godknows Igali and directors from the ministry. Mrs. Ochekpe, calm and calculated gave account of the ministry since she took over office. We bring you excerpts from the interaction:

How does the water resources ministry intend to key into the transformation agenda of Mr. President?

We Adopted Dual Approach In Resuscitating The Rail System

News Introduction: 
The transport sector is expected to play an important role in President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda. The sector needs to be functional to drive the nation’s economy to attain the much talked about Vision 20: 20-20. Senator Idris Umar is the man entrusted with the responsibility of repositioning the sector. Last week, the Senator was guest at the Nigerian Newsworld /Nigerian Pilot Leadership Forum where he fielded questions from media executives Excerpts:

The transport sector has remained vital in President Jonathan’s transformation agenda; how far has your ministry gone in achieving its mandate?

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