100,000 MSMEs to benefit from GoS
100,000 Nigerians to benefit from one-off N50,000 MSME grant
The Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund and guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme chaired by the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Y. Katagum, wishes to announce the commencement of the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme and the MSME Grant portal opening from February, 9th, 2021.
The Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme is aimed at protecting and sustaining the incomes of vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises by guaranteeing the offtake of their products.
A total of 100,000 Micro and Small Enterprises are to benefit from the scheme.
The total target national number of beneficiaries is 100,000. The breakdown is as follows: Lagos, 3,880; Kano, 3,280; Abia, 3,080; while the other states will each have 2,640 beneficiaries.
The qualification criteria for this Scheme are as follows:
Kindly note that registration for this scheme is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Beware of fraudulent persons.
Project Delivery Office
MSMEs Survival Fund & Guaranteed Off-Take Schemes
The executive chairman of Biase Local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles has declared in prayers divine settlement to the people of Biase.
The chairman stated this while addressing the council staff after several hours of prayers at the Council secretariat during the Solemn Assembly, earlier today.
She further thanked God for the prevailing peace and unity in Biase and thanked the ministers of God present, led by the Council Chaplain for their Ernest prayers, while appealing for more prayers.
Delivering a sermon at the event on the theme, “ Season Of Divine settlement”, drawn from 1 Peter 5:1-14, the chaplain, pastor Hope James encouraged the Biase people to keep their faith in God as He alone can cause their hope to come to fruitfulness, leading on a prophetic sessions of prayers, he declared Biase Local Government settled both in the spirit and otherwise.
The chairman of Biase Local Government council, Hon Mrs Ada Charles has yesterday presented the 2021 budget to the Biase legislative assembly.
The budget which is centered on the development and progress of the local government Council is estimated to be at the sum of 3,222,023,847.00 for the 2021 fiscal year.
Christened “Budget of Collaboration” Hon Ada Charles has elaborated the different sectors of the local government that needs reforms and also rehabilitations.
The chairman in her presentation reiterate the needs for collaboration across different sectors of Governance to ensure effective and productive utilization and delivery of democratic dividends to the people of Biase.
In her words she has this to say…. “We have to collaborate with relevant MDAs and other critical stakeholders as well to ensure sustainable development and peace be found in the local government…..”
The budget which has an opening balance of 55,176,938. 30,000,000.00 internally generated revenue, 50,000,000.00 statutory allocation from the state government, 1,300,000,000 statutory allocation from the federal government, 609,560,212.00 value added tax, excess crude oil sales will generate the council 30,000,000.00 and grants from other donors agencies 100,000,000.
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The executive chairman of Biase local government council Hon Mrs Ada Charleshas saluted the honour, courage, sacrifice and dedication of our nation’s Armed Forces, the men and women who have dedicated their lives in protecting our country and its citizens.
The executive chairman in company with the secretary of Council Mr Daniel Enang , the Paramount Ruler of Biase Local Government area council of chiefs His Royal Highness Onun Nicholas Odum, the leader of legislature Hon Charles Ekor and a host of others councilors and aides, marks the arms forces Remembrance Day Nigeria –
The chairman in her speech, stressed the need to honour the memory of our distinguish veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice to keep the country United.
Speaking about supporting the retired veterans, the executive chairman Hon Mrs Ada Charles, made a cash donations of hundred thousand naira to encourage and also extend her recognition and consideration to their efforts in keeping the nation United.
she also expresses her gratefulness to the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Senator (Prof) Ben Ayade who happen to be the patron of the legions in Cross River State for the support he has been giving to the legions over the years.
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The chairman of Biase Local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles, Celebrates Christmas with the people of Biase.
In her words, “spending my little with my people gives me Joy…….”
The chairman who organize a Christmas get together party in her council residence, expressed her satisfaction in the smiles and happiness of all the people present. She further share gift items, ranging from 5kg bags of rice, salts to Biase sons and daughters who attended the get together party.
The chairman also share a paltry sum, to the entertainers who added colour to the event with their humor, dance and special displays.
Speaking to one of the attendees, this is what he has to say; “…… I have never met a kind hearted leader as our chairman, I was shock to see her humility and love, sharing her time and resources to see the people of Biase smile……
The get together which started with dance and then sharing of dinner and drinks, ended with satisfaction written all over the face of attendees.
The Nexit Portal, brought to you by Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in conjunction with CBN, is now open and live.
The portal is designed to enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for the Central Bank of Nigeria’s empowerment options.
N-Power is one of the social investment programmes of the Federal Government designed and implemented to support thousands of Nigerian youths with jobs, skills and financially incentives.
The Executive Chairman of Biase Local Government Council, Hon. Mrs Ada Charles Egwu in collaboration with the Cross River State Government, has approved the following under-listed as members of the various committees as follows:
Hon Mrs Ada Charles Rehabilitate and Maintain roads in the council quarters, Akpet central and Ugbem/Ukupeyire roads.
The emergency response project, hopes to ameliorate the bad condition of this two access route, to meet the burgeoning demand for a comfortable drive and evening strolling by commuters and community dwellers.
To this end, the project has specifically met the maintenance needs of this roads.
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Host Organization: GoogleEligible.
Open to: International Students.
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Access Mode: Online.
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By definition, data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data and turning it into information. Up to $70,000 per year is the average salary of Data Analytics at the beginning, and the salary increases with time.
A project manager, also called project leader, is a professional in the field of project management. It is a person who has the responsibility for the planning, procurement, design, execution and controlling a project. According to Google, project managers can earn $93,000 a year.
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To be considered for the offer, students must check the official Google Scholarship page when the application period starts.Google has a partnership with Coursera, which is a paid online platform where the courses will be hosted. Applicants should first sign up through coursera and enroll themselves. The Coursera monthly fees and the cost of certification will be covered by the Google scholarships.As we mentionned before, there is no requirement for any degree or work experience. Students must have fluency in written and spoken English and have to submit some supporting documents like a copy of national ID card.
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The Executive Chairman of Biase local Government council Hon Mrs Ada Charles joined her colleagues of Yala, Bekwara, Obanliku, Obudu, Obubra, Abi and Odukpani in the joint meeting of Officials of Cross River Benue, Ebony and Abia states on the inter state boundary dispute resolution held at the National Boundary Commission (NBC).Headquarters, Abuja.
The deligation of cross River state which was aptly led by the deputy Governor of Cross River State His excellency Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, Are committed towards effective representation that will lead to lasting peace in Warring areas of the state.
The meeting which is aimed towards finding a lasting solution in resolving the lingering boundary dispute between Biase Communities of Erei, Ikun, Utima and her neighboring state of Ebonyi, and Abia states respectively has seen a positive head start as decision has been made to ensure peaceful coexistence among the people.
It is commendable that through the leadership of the Governor of Cross River State His excellency, Professor Ben Ayade and his Deputy Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu and the support of the executive chairman of Biase local government Area, Hon Mrs Ada Charles. A lasting solution and peace will finally returned to the affected areas in the local government.
An open opportunity for the position of United Nations resident coordinator in Nigeria is open for application.
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Many times the real truth is not the expression on our face, neither is it the repeated laughter we share.
Deep inside us, There’s always a burden we bare, burdens that defines our agility, productivity and credibility.
We look at the society and wonder why things are the way they are, why the sudden dwindle in the economy and rise in responsibility. Our thoughts and worries becomes a determining factor in our daily living, affecting our energy and productivity.
I want you to pause and think. Ask yourself this questions?
– What changes has my worries initiated? – How much of success have I attract worrying? – How productive am I, having a divided mind?
The problems, the challenges and the economic crisis I know they are huge and disturbing. But trust me, they become a killer machine when you allowed them share a place in your life.
When situation as the once mentioned arises, it becomes pertinent to understand the opportunity given. It no time to cry and be saddle in self pity. It time to act and device means to go through. The best inspirations comes during crises times. The best motivation comes during challenges. But the energy needed and required can’t be divided. Worrying and living in self pity consumes the needed energy of winning. Be positive today, stand tall, see beyond our dwindled economy, see beyond the hunger. See windows of unlimited possibilities.
And let’s together live a WORRY FREE LIFE. And reduce the high percentage of hypertension, and stroke.
My prayers for you is multiple streams of overflowing blessings on your aspirations and quest.
Be happy, be unbreakable.
Hon Mrs Ada Charles yesterday flagged off the therapeutic efficacy study project in Akpet one.
Accompanied by the Vice chairman, Hon Barr Oyoyo Owai, the secretary of council Hon Daniel Enang, the supervisor for health Mrs Amatey, and a host of others, flagged off the project officially while declaring the community health centre opened for the world health organisations team.
The study which is aimed to check
Antimalarial drug efficacy, is assessed through therapeutic efficacy studies (TES).
The project is conducted in three different zones in the country, and my LGA being selected as the test centre for the South south region gives me happiness. I watched more than 30 of my people undergo the test and was assured by the project team that those tested will be treated accordingly.
TES are conducted in a controlled environment in which drug administration is supervised, the results of microscopic examinations of blood films are validated, and the origin and quality of the drugs are verified.
The exercise moved smoothly, with a hundred percent response and comportment from the people of Akpet One in Biase local government.
I feel greatly honoured to be invited as the Guest of Honour at this august occasion, as the world celebrates resilient entrepreneurs.
On behalf of my cabinet members and my councilors, I bring you greetings on the occasion of the world’s entrepreneurs day, with the theme “celebrating resilient entrepreneurs, winning against all odds”.
I congratulate the convener Mr Great Ogban (SA Entrepreneurship development) and urge that the effort be sustained and improved upon.
Your choice of the theme for this year’s event is apt and germane to the current efforts to strengthen entrepreneurial practices among youths as a major factor to coop unemployment and ensure sustainable growth and a more productive Nigerian economy.
I am proud to be identified with this event because of its positive impact in the development of entrepreneurship globally and in our dear State.
I believe, this day being set aside to celebrate entrepreneurs globally, is aim at ensuring consistent growth and development of entrepreneurs and also create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership around the world.
As an entrepreneur, I have over the years observed that Resilience is the key to moving through failed leadership or failed plans, or both. And it is a vital skill for every aspiring entrepreneur.
It is therefore important to celebrate an entrepreneur who climb through bumpy start-ups or sudden market changes against all odd.
Today, becomes a fantastic time to hit the reset button to hit our lives as young people, as a state and also as a country, to shift our direction away from being average and mediocre, and push harder towards entrepreneurial revolution that will boost our economy and put an end to unemployment.
Asides celebrating the resilient and dynamic nature of entrepreneurs who are committed against all odds, I implore every entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur to unleash his or her creative and innovative energies that lies within, to solve the basic problem of our economy.
I implore the SA entrepreneurship development Mr Great Ogban to unravel critical issues militating entrepreneurial development and come up with strategic plans that will upscale the desired growth and development of entrepreneurship in Cross River State.
It is encouraging to see His Excellency Prof Ben Ayade the Governor of Cross River State, seeking ways to ease doing business in the State. Such efforts will give businesses and investors more confidence to grow their investments here. And also his role in enhancing agricultural practices in the state is so important in further adding value in the agriculture sector that will deliver a more diverse economy, but also enhance Cross River State food security.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully convinced that entrepreneurship development will be the new face of our state sustainable development practice. I therefore appeal to all stakeholders to show commitment and support in the implementation of entrepreneurial development practices among young persons.
There is no gainsaying the fact that many businesses and aspiring businesses require funds, I urge the government to create policies and schemes that will enhance entrepreneurship development in the state.
While not pre-empting the keynote speaker, the special guest of honour and others who are here to celebrate world entrepreneurs day, it is my fervent hope that all the various facets of speeches delivered here today will be seen from the view that is aimed in promoting entrepreneurship development practices in Cross River State.
I urge every young person here, to explore creative and innovative ways of solving problems, as it is the bed rock of every entrepreneurial activity globally.
I am confident that given the array of professionals gathered here today, implementable recommendations will emerge from this year world entrepreneurs day on strategies that will strengthen entrepreneurship development in Cross River State and the world at large.
Thank you all for your kind attention.
Hon Mrs Ada Charles. Executive Chairman. Biase LGA