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NASS  Releases Details Of Its 2018 Budget

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The National Assembly has released the details of its budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

The Office of the Senate President disclosed the details of the budget in a tweet on Friday.

It explained that the disclosure was in line with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th Assembly to accountability and transparency.

The details were released following pressure from human rights activists and civil society groups in the country.

Of the N139.5 billion earmarked for the National Assembly, the Senate got a total of N35.58 billion while the House of Representatives had N57.4 billion.

The National Assembly Office got N15.38 billion just as the legislative aides and the NASS Service Commission had N10.20 billion and N2.73 billion respectively.

Similarly, the National Assembly Legislative Institute got N4.37 billion while N1.14 billion was earmarked for service-wide-vote of the legislature.

A total of N12.3 billion was earmarked for general services while the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Senate and the House got N118.97 million and N142.76 million respectively.

However, there were no figures affixed to the line items in the details of the 2018 budget released by the National Assembly.

 

 

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Oluwakemi Areola’s Vivacity Development Pioneers Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Future

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Abuja based organization,Vivacity Development, has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing the potential of young individuals for a sustainable future.

Vivacity Development is strategically directing its efforts towards capacity development initiatives meticulously designed to equip young individuals with the essential skills necessary to flourish within the green economy. Simultaneously, the organization is harnessing the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Research and Development (R&D), with the overarching goal of driving innovation and sustainability.

Founder and CEO of Vivacity Development, Oluwakemi Areola, underscores the paramount role of youth in shaping a sustainable future. By prioritizing capacity development, the organization aims to arm young people with the expertise required to excel in the dynamic landscape of the green economy.

The organization has delineated four key initiatives aimed at facilitating the achievement of these objectives:

Green Economy Training Programs: Vivacity Development is spearheading specialized training programs focusing on the green economy. These initiatives encompass crucial areas such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation, thereby empowering young individuals to make meaningful contributions to a greener world.

ICT Integration for R&D: Recognizing the transformative potential of technology, Vivacity Development is fully embracing ICT for Research and Development endeavors. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, the organization aims to catalyze innovation in sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and eco-friendly solutions.

Collaborations with Industry Leaders: Vivacity Development is actively fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders in both the green economy and ICT sectors. These collaborations will provide young participants with invaluable real-world insights, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in impactful projects.

Youth-Led Initiatives: The organization is championing youth-led initiatives by offering a platform for young innovators to showcase their ideas. Vivacity Development firmly believes in the potential of the younger generation to drive positive change and, through mentorship and support, aims to amplify their impact.

Areola expresses profound enthusiasm about the initiative, emphasizing Vivacity Development’s unwavering belief in the power of youth to shape a sustainable future. She reaffirms the organization’s commitment to investing in capacity development and leveraging ICT for research and development, thereby nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious and innovative leaders.

The company’s dedication to the green economy is seamlessly aligned with its steadfast commitment to utilizing technology for research and development.

On February 22, 2024, Vivacity Development will hold its first event of the year at the University of Abuja, with the primary objective of inspiring transformative actions that promote sustainable development, enhance workforce readiness for the digital age, and accelerate the transition to a green economy.

By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting best practices, and facilitating capacity building, Vivacity Development is poised to create tangible impacts that contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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