EdoJobs, Amazon set to begin training for second cohort in cloud computing programme, call for participants

Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) is set to begin training for the second cohort of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/start, a cloud computing training, urging interested youths in the state to apply to participate and build careers in cloud computing. Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, in a chat with journalists, said the programme is run in conjunction with AWS and is aimed at building a new corps of internet-savvy, tech-inclined young adults, who are being prepared to take up entry-level jobs in cloud computing. According to her,…

Obaseki, GIZ partner on supporting Edo creative industry

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has reassured that his government will continue to support the state’s creative industry, providing the enabling environment for the subsector to thrive. Obaseki, who spoke in Benin City during a virtual Town Hall meeting, noted that with the necessary support and training, the creative industry will contribute significantly to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and create employment opportunities for youths. Obaseki said: “We are working with the German Government through the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), who have…

Edo Assembly parleys business community, others, assures of progressive laws

Edo State House of Assembly at the weekend met with the Edo business community and professionals in the health and education sectors, with an assurance that the House will formulate and pursue only laws that would make the state economically viable and drive sustainable development. Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, who gave the assurance during the Edo Policy Round Table dialogue held at the University of Benin, said the Assembly will continue to partner stakeholders and the government to achieve a progressive state that all Edo people…

Obaseki parleys Belgian Embassy on increased investment, cooperation to tackle irregular migration

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated the commitment of the Edo State Government to deepen cooperation and investment between the state government and the Kingdom of Belgium. The governor made the submission during a courtesy visit by the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand and Head, Political and Economic Affairs at the Belgian Embassy, Stef Commers, at the Government House, Benin City, the state capital. Governor Obaseki assured of continued business reforms to attract investors from across the world, noting that the state’s policy trust has spurred expansion of…

Why FG is pursuing innovative investment in infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Adopting new models of investments for infrastructural development in the country is now an imperative as reliance on public expenditure alone is no longer sufficient or capable of meeting the $3 Trillion needed to bridge the infrastructural deficit over the next 30 years.  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this Thursday in his remarks at a webinar organized by Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) on deepening the Nigerian infrastructure stock through Public-Private Partnership (PPP).  According to the Vice President, “inspite of Government interventions over the years, Nigeria still faces a huge infrastructural deficit,…

Edo ranks high on ease of doing business, job creation, others

On the back of far-reaching reforms and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, Edo State has been ranked as one of the best and safest states to do business in the country. According to a new report by business and advisory firm, Vistern Partners Nigeria Limited, Edo ranked high on registering a business, tax administration, contract enforcement and dispute resolution, land administration and registering property, getting electricity and power generation, investment promotion and facilitation and ease of doing business institutionalization. The report accessed the legal and regulatory frameworks for…

Obaseki assures investors of favourable policies, business-friendly environment

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said that the state holds the greatest potential to become the nation’s business hub, reassuring that his government will sustain reforms and policies to ensure an enabling environment for businesses to thrive. Obaseki, who spoke while giving a keynote address at the policy audit report validation workshop, held at the Government House in Benin City, said his administration will continue to pursue all  programmes and policies to guarantee better life for Edo people. The programme themed, “Policy Audit Report on the legal and regulatory…

President Buhari assents to banks and other financial institutions Act 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 12, 2020 assented to the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020. It repeals the extant Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 1991 as amended. This monumental piece of legislation is expected to enhance the soundness and resilience of the financial system for sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy. The BOFI Act 2020 updates the enabling law in response to developments and significant evolution in the financial sector over the last two decades. It will increase the appetite of banks and other…

Edo govt, GIZ launch internship programme for 450 youths

Edo State Government in partnership with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has launched an Internship and Apprenticeship Skills Scheme for about 450 youths in the state. Managing Director, Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs), Ukinebo Dare, while addressing journalists in Benin City, said the internship programme will give youths in the state more opportunities to work and garner relevant job experience. According to her, “The Edo State Government through its skills development agency is partnering with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH for an Internship and Apprenticeship Skills Scheme for about…

Exporters need aggressive marketing to increase productivity, enhance expansion and facilitate growth, says NEPC

Executive Director/ CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, has disclosed that, one of the major problems faced by exporters is the cost of logistics and posited that the body needs aggressive marketing to increase productivity, enhance expansion and facilitate growth. Awolowo, who was represented by the Deputy Director, International Export Office, Mr.  lliya Bitrus Yaro, made the clarification at stakeholders engagement  on repositioning Nexportrade Houses Limited(NHL), Edo State, said they are doing it to promote the partronage for export quality “Made-in-Nigeria Products and Services.” Awolowo said…