Engineers seek FG’s investment in industrialisation
Against the backdrop of the vital roles of engineers in nation-building, the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers ((NIMechE)) has restated the need for the federal government to increase its investment
Stable laws, policies key to Nigeria’s industrialisation drive
Nigeria's quest for industrialisation will continue to be a mirage, except there are stable laws and policies guiding business operations and investments and regulating agencies’ laws are respected.
Don charts path to industrialisation of Abia
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, has posited that for the state to totally return to its position in commerce and industry, stakeholders would come together, discuss and agree on issues of insecurity.
African leaders proffer solutions to continent’s industrialisation challenge
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja, said that Nigeria had liberalised its energy policy on power generation and distribution to allow investors generate power and sell to willing buyers, as opposed to the old, centralised practice where energy generators were obliged to produce and pool energy in the national grid for distribution nationwide.
Solving Nigeria’s beef problem
You can kill a cow in Argentina and have the beef eaten in Europe. That is, the beef can travel around 13,000 km from one place to the other to be eaten. This might sound like a simple point but can a cow be killed in Kano today and eaten in Lagos? In the debate about cows, herdsmen, and Rugas
Government predicts gas price fall, higher demand by 2027
With stakeholders expressing concerns about the price of natural gas in the domestic market, the Federal Government has said convergence of factors such as government intervention, inauguration of OB3, NNPC’s Seven Critical Gas Projects, and other upstream gas investment should lead to fall in domestic gas price. Besides, the government also projected an increase…
Now that Nigeria has decided
The Presidential and National Assembly election conducted last weekend was never a process that promised to end peacefully. But despite the anxiety that greeted the exercise, the nation pulled through when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election. Tension seemed high but all of it…
Developing economic zones to fast-track industrialisation
Major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) locally and the continent’s largest trade bank- Africa Export-Import Bank, were recently spotted in Abuja, committing to funding the development of Nigeria’s special economic zones. Already, in Abia State, the Enyimba Economic City project has taken off. Indeed, the accelerated pre-development work had been carried out by a multi-disciplinary team…
Buhari hinges nation’s industrialisation on education
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that quality education is a key element to the nation’s industrialisation and development. Buhari, represented by Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Isha’aq Oloyode, stated this at the weekend at the 44th convocation ceremony of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Benin City, Edo State. The President, who said…
Local gas reserves capable of industrialising Nigeria – Abazie
Moritz Abazie is the Chairman, Strides Group, owners of Strides Energy & Maritime Limited. In this interview with STANLEY OPARA and EMEKA NWACHUKWU, he spoke on the future of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, the economy and the need to bridge the country’s infrastructural gap. How far can oil/gas revenue go in addressing Nigeria’s…
Jacobs: Any nation that fails to industrialise cannot grow
Dr. Frank Jacobs is the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). In this interview with FEMI ADEKOYA, he stressed the need for urgent intervention from government to address factors militating against industrial production in the country. What factors triggered the gradual fall of industrial production in the country, which has gone under in…