FG tasked on better funding of agric sector
The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has urged the Federal Government to improve its commitment to its agricultural development polices.
It also demanded for better funding to research institutes under the agriculture sector.
Speaking during an oversight visit to the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom,
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Incidence Forms will not be used in the forthcoming November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, made the remark in Awka at a one-day sensitization workshop on electoral violence organized by the Anambra Broadcasting Plateau State, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the committee was at the institute to receive reports of research institutes for 2016 and 2017 appropriation which must include amount appropriated to them. He said it is also for the application of the budget.
A member of the committee, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, said the issue of under-funding is pathetic, and as if there was a deliberate ploy to muzzle research institutes.
We won’t use incidence forms in Anambra election – INEC
Service, (ABS), the state Ministry of Economic Planning, Budgeting and Development and UNICEF.
He said smart card readers have been perfected and only the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) would be used.
Orji, represented by the Head of the Department, Voter Education, Leo Nkedife, said the commission has put up measures, including distinct ballot paper to forestall ballot paper diversion, or snatching of ballot boxes.