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NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

NECA urges support for businesses

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has advised governments to urgently accord businesses more structured and specific support, to enable them to stay afloat and reduce the impact of Coronavirus on them.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA suggests two weeks holiday for private sector non-essential staff

Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, has advised private sector operators staff in non essential operations to proceed on two weeks leave, among other strategies to stop the spread of the corona virus, COVID-19.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA restrains House of Reps from criminalising casualisation

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has described the attempt of the House of Representatives to amend the Labour Act by inserting a clause criminalising casualisation at the workplace and regulating the practice of outsourcing as premature.

NECA hails CBN for reversal of ‘crippling policy’ on milk industry

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for exempting six companies from restriction on milk and dairy products importation.
Chris Ngige

Minister seeks international cooperation to eradicate child labour

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has called for international cooperation to eradicate child labour in Nigeria.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

2020: NECA advocates synergy between fiscal, monetary policies

As part of its expectations for 2020, the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called for synergy between the fiscal and monetary policies of the Federal Government.
Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s border.

Border closure: Businesses’ll continue to suffer – OPS

As the Federal Government says there is no terminal date for the reopening of the borders with its West African neighbours, the organised private sectors have said that exporters and businesses will continue to suffer.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA demands data of unemployed Nigerians

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has expressed concern at the recent resolution by the Senate to the effect that government should start paying stipends to unemployed Nigerians till they are able to get any kind of employment.

Consumer protection commission meets stakeholders in Lagos

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Thursday held an engagement forum with stakeholders in Lagos on the implementation of the Federal Competition and Consumer Act.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government pledges to pay N30,000 minimum wage next year

The Niger State government has assured the civil servants in the state of its readiness to pay the N30,000 minimum wage starting from next year.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 4

Borehole drilling: Lagos government to commence issuance of license, permit

Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission is to commence issuance of licenses and permits for water abstraction in the state by the first quarter of 2020.
Central Bank of Nigeria - CBN

NECA applauds central bank over 60 per cent loan deposit ratio

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has applauded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over it directive to the commercial banks to maintain a minimum Loan Deposit Ratio (LDR) of 60 per cent. The body said this will aid the growth of the real sector of the economy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Labour, OPS slam senate, federal government over finance bill

Nigeria’s Senate decision to approve 56 amendments in Finance Bill, an executive bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking an approval to raise tax rates payable by consumers and business entities to augment Federal Government’s declining cashflow, last week opened another pandora box of debate as to the fate of ordinary citizens when it eventually gets signed into law by the president in the days and weeks ahead.

NECA raises concerns over central bank’s directive to banks on lending

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), has raised concerns over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) directive to banks on lending, saying it could pose a risk to financial stability.
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NECA reacts to federal government’s border closure extension

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed concerns over the announcement extending the time for border closure.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA express reservations concerning 2020 Budget

Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, yesterday critically appraised the 2020 national budget presented before the Joint session of the National Assembly, on October 8, and expressed reservations over its intentions.

Cashless policy: Regulators, business community set for nationwide rollout

Baring any last minute disruptions in the implementation guidelines, Nigeria’s cashless Policy piloted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would go live nationwide from March 31, 2020, after about eight years of clinical trials of its pilot phase.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

Toll gate: NECA calls for caution, efficient policy

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called on the Federal Government to put in place an efficient policy before returning toll gates on federal roads.

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Despite disapproval from some Nigerians and health workers’ groups, Chinese medical equipment and personnel have arrived the country to assist the government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Chinese doctors, equipment arrive Nigeria

Despite disapproval from some Nigerians and health workers’ groups, Chinese medical equipment and personnel have arrived the country to assist the government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lockdown: Lagos joggers bag 14-day quarantine sentence

Some 34 fitness enthusiasts involved in a street exercise in Gbagada, Lagos, have been sentenced to one-month community service for violating the social distancing directives of the government.
Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday lost an appeal against a sentence of two years in detention for corruption, his lawyer said.

Sudan court upholds ex-President Omar al-Bashir’s corruption conviction

Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday lost an appeal against a sentence of two years in detention for corruption, his lawyer said.
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Mele Kyari: NNPC will no longer run refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will no longer be involved in the management of the nation’s refineries after their rehabilitation.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Minister: We can’t ascertain how Oyo governor recovered from coronavirus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 Pandemic has said that it could not ascertain how Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde recovered from coronavirus within days of being confirmed positive.