17-Year-Old Girl Who Got A1 In All Subjects In WAEC Dies

Chisom, a 17-year-old girl who got A’s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has lost her life. It was learnt that Chisom got 7 A1s, and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She won many awards in her school, and now death has caught short the life of this Young girl. According to a Facebook user, Michael Okoli who shared that sad news on the platform, Chisom died following a sickness which started off as a leg pain, but became severe over the year. The father of the girl who is a Professor, shared a very touching story of how his daughter died on Facebook. According to what he posted, the young girl started complaining of having a pain in the leg and just like every father that desires the best for their child, he decided to fly her to South Africa because he didn’t have trust in the medical system of this country. “At first, they were happy with her recovery rate, but they never knew it was going to end lik

Have You Heard What Nigerian Manufacturers Are Asking FG To Sell?

The President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Frank Jacobs, says idle asset that no longer yield dividend to government can be sold to boost the current economic situation.

Mr. Jacobs said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that funds realised from the sales of the idle asset could be used to develop structures that would enhance the economy of the country.
“What I will recommend is the sale of.........
idle asset that are no longer yielding dividend to government.
“Government can also privatise those idle asset that have become redundant like the refineries.
“If the idle asset are sold off and income therefrom can properly be deployed to develop structures that will support the industrial sector, it can help to pull the country out of the recession,” Mr. Jacobs said.
Commenting on the challenges of the manufacturing sector, Mr. Jacobs said that the country’s economy had not been favourable to the sector, adding that past challenges still lingered on.
He mentioned few of the challenges as indiscriminate changes in the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), adding that this was a restraining obstacle that should be removed.
Mr. Jacobs said that reduction of other rates, especially refinancing and bank lending rates, should be tackled.
According to him, there should be special funding windows for the manufacturing sector to enhance its productivity.
According to him, there is need for the intensification of the resource-based industrialisation programme.
“This will save the country a lot of foreign exchange currently being used in importing raw materials.
“It will also provide free funds for government development projects,’’ he added.
The president called on government to intensify backward integration in the agriculture sector to catalyse more industrial input supply, adding that these would also free more funds for the government.
Mr. Jacobs said solution to the current recession required strong government resolve and commitment to re-energise the economy for increased revenue.
“The drive by the current administration to diversify the economy is, therefore, a step in the right direction.
“This will insulate the economy from the present experience and future external shocks.
According to him, the sector has been exacerbated recently, and the challenges need to be addressed urgently.
Mr. Jacobs said that most manufacturers resorted to the parallel market for Forex and “this is expensive and has made their products uncompetitive price-wise.”