25 April 2016
The first Federal Government of Nigeria Town Hall meeting held today, Monday 25th April 2016, in Lagos, Nigeria. The meeting was organised by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and is aimed at receiving citizen’s feedback and also help to sensitize the public on the government’s plans and agenda.
In attendance were six Federal Ministers; the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who said that a blueprint for affordable housing was being developed, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Enyeoma, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and also the Minister of Information and Culture.
During the meeting, a report on the outcome of Buhari’s visit to China and its implication on the Nigerian economy was discussed, and questions answered ranged from the educational sector to trade and ease of doing business in Nigeria as well as insurgency in the North East as the Minister for Information responded to a Secondary School student’s question on the Chibok girls and assured that the issue of terrorism was being tackled and resolved.
The meeting was broadcast live and also streamed via the NTA news network. It was also live tweeted online via the hashtag #FGNTownHall where discussions could be followed and monitored closely. Questions were also asked and answered during the meeting. Mohammed in his closing address assured that the meeting will be the first of many and that in future meetings, emphasis will be made on ensuring that every interest is well represented in the meetings
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