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However, due to the COVID-19 challenge, this year’s edition, with the theme: “Evolved Generation, Fresh Voices and The Pragmatic Next Step,” will be held as a hybrid event.

TETfund has been doing very well in bridging the Infrastructural Gaps in Tertiary Institutions across the country especially now under the leadership direction of its current Chairman. Some States owned Institutions of Higher Learning have no source of capital budget except through TETfund. It is therefore good for Tetfund to look into other areas of national development and that’s why Research has become an important national agenda to promote.

The governor, who stated this on Sunday during a special thanksgiving service to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, held at the Cathedral of St Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, added that despite the myriad of challenges facing the country, all hope is not lost for Nigeria.

The NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, said this during a solidarity visit by a prominent Niger Delta Elder and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olorogun Otega Emephor, at the Commission’s permanent headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nigeria till date – July 25, 2020, has officially registered about 39,977 cases with 856 COVID-19 related deaths since the first case was registered in the country in February 2020. This is a good report when compared to reports from other much developed countries in Europe and USA. The USA for instance has recorded over 4.34 million cases with 149,552 deaths as of July 25, since their first case was recorded in January 2020.

In his presentation, tagged: “Harnessing CBN and other funding opportunities for small and medium enterprises in the emerging economic climate,” Emeka Agada, Head, SME, Ecobank Nigeria, stated that the bank will continue to harness and explore the various Central Bank of Nigeria intervention schemes and other funding and trade opportunities provided by Ecobank Nigeria for small businesses.

The Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, Seye Oyeleye, made this observation, while hosting Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, the Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to the Ekiti State Governor, who paid him a visit in his office in Cocoa House, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this over the weekend, added that the planting of fruit trees in selected secondary schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and environmentally sound.

This was the main thrust of a stakeholders’ meeting organised by Osun State Agency for Community and Social Development Project, which took place at Ben-Ber Foundation Hall in Osogbo, the state capital, where the draft of the CDD Policy was reviewed.