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FAAN Encourages Passengers to Resist Cash Demand from Airport Officials

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FAAN Advises All Travelers to Report Airport Officials Demanding for Cash

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged all passengers to resist and report any cash demand from airport officials.

This was disclosed by the aviation authority on Sunday in a statement released via its twitter handle @FAAN_Official, titled “FAAN OFFERS NO CASH SERVICES TO PASSENGERS …URGES PASSENGERS TO RESIST AND REPORT SUCH REQUESTS ON THE SPOT.”

Recently, an allegation was levied against some officials of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja for demanding cash from returning passengers of evacuation flight.

FAAN disclosed that all COVID-19 measures at the airports are free and it doesn’t attract any charges, as there is an on-going investigation at the airport.

The statement read, “The Authority will also like to use this medium to appeal to passengers to always ensure adherence to all safety and security measures at the airports.

“As the nation’s airports begin to reopen gradually for flight operations, we advise passengers to desist from giving money and to report any official from any agency that requests money under any guise.”

“Arriving passengers are expected to have gone through the COVID-19 test before boarding their flights from ports of departure, therefore they should not pay any money whatsoever to any airport official for the purpose.

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Dangote Cement to Invest N4bn in Projects in Ogun State

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Dangote Cement Commits Over  N4bn to Projects in Ogun State

Dangote Cement Plc has said it will be spending over N4 billion on various projects in 14 host communities in Yewa, Ogun State.

The company disclosed this on Sunday in a statement signed by Mr Francis Awowole-Browne, the Media and Community Relations Manager of Dangote Industries Limited.

Since the inception of Dangote Cement in Ibese, in the last eight years of creation in Ogun, we have focused on construction and repairs of roads, the building of blocks of classrooms, construction and repairs of healthcare facilities.

“We have also provided boreholes, some electricity transformers, among others,” he said.

The company listed the projects as the creation of 40 classrooms, three health centres, 22 boreholes and provision of three transformers totalling N4.1 billion.

Education is power, skill is power, and Dangote cement places a premium on education and skills acquisition; that is why we are encouraging our people to be educated,” he said.

Other ongoing projects were 18 classrooms, four roads, one borehole, one health centre and five transformers estimated at N278 million.

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FG to Ease Economic Burden of 1.7m Small Businesses, Individuals

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FG to Provide Financial Support for 1.7m Small Businesses and Individuals

The Federal Government has said it will provide financial support for 1.7 million businesses and individuals in the next three months.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, disclosed this at the virtual commissioning of the Fashion Cluster Shared Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) held at Eko Fashion Hub, in Lagos.

According to the minister, the initiative was borne out of the government’s continued effort at cushion the negative impact of COVID-19 on the people by protecting present jobs while simultaneously creating new opportunities.

She further explained that the administration of President Buhari, through the Economic Sustainability Committee, had launched specific programmes to cushion the negative effect of COVID-19 on small businesses across the country.

She said, “The Federal Government is fully committed to empowering Nigerians; more so in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this regard, the government, through the Economic Sustainability Committee had announced specific programmes aimed at cushioning the impact of COVID-19 on MSME businesses.

“These programmes include among others, the N75 billion MSME Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Schemes of which I have the honour to chair the Steering Committee for the effective implementation of the projects.

“The project, which will run for an initial period of three months, is targeting 1.7million entities and individuals and has provisions for 45 per cent female-owned businesses and five per cent for those with special needs. The registration portal for the schemes is set to open on Monday 21st September 2020 and I urge you all to take full advantage of the schemes.”

Katagum explained that the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan, which was developed by a committee headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, was introduced to combat the health and economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OPay, WorldRemit Partner to Deepen Mobile Money Transfer Service

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Nigerian financial service technology company, OPay has announced a partnership with leading global digital payments platform WorldRemit, to offer international money transfers directly into OPay mobile wallets in Nigeria.

The partnership between OPay and WorldRemit will provide Nigerians with a fast, easy and more affordable way to receive money from over 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada directly into their mobile phones.

Nigerian financial service technology company, OPay has announced a partnership with leading global digital payments platform WorldRemit, to offer international money transfers directly into OPay mobile wallets in Nigeria.

The partnership between OPay and WorldRemit will provide Nigerians with a fast, easy and more affordable way to receive money from over 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada directly into their mobile phones.

OPay also offers an exciting opportunity for customers to save and invest their money in its FlexiFixed service, which offers up to 12% returns per annum.

The service, which launches in September 2020, is immediately available to all OPay customers on KYC 2 level and above. New customers can download the Opay app from the Google Playstore or iOS store and upgrade to KYC level 2 to instantly access the service.

“This partnership ensures that customers can continue to make affordable money transfers to their family and friends in the comfort of their homes. Together WorldRemit and OPay are disrupting traditional money transfer methods by delivering services that customers can access 24/7 via smartphones at their convenience.

“I’m pleased to share that we’ve reduced prices in 48 corridors and passed the savings onto our customers. With communities across the world having to change their lifestyles due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we’re proud to play our part in making sure our customers can continue to support their family and friends throughout this challenging time,” says Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager for Nigeria & Ghana at WorldRemit.

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