Barr. Georgina Ehuriah (MON) Now Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Mines and Steel in Nigeria
Yes, the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel has a newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the person of Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON as shared on their website today.
According to the report, Barrister Ehuriah "called for cooperation and assistance of staff of the Ministry towards realizing a re-positioned mineral sector as envisaged in the present administration’s agenda where development of the sector is key component to economic diversification".
She said this during the handing over ceremony that held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, and she "pledged to work to consolidate on the gains made by her predecessors in the Ministry; to be fair and firm in decision making, adding that she will run an open door policy based on discipline".
Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the
much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they
took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset. When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest”
I was unhappy that the only reference the film makers could have for Nigeria
was a negative one, but I was later encouraged by the thought of Africans
solving African problems. That is a good thing, the kinds of things we used to
do. For young people who may not remember, Nigerian civil servants and indeed
most able citizens used to contribute money every month to support the struggle
against Apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria was the single stabilizing force
across West Africa. Helping to restore peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone are
examples of the gigantic status we once had.
The maiden edition of the 'my phone photography exhibition' held on the 23rd of March. The Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre located in central area, Abuja, played host to this event. It was an atmosphere filled with calmness but you could also hear the joy and excitement in the voices of the over 100 people who came through the exhibition doors. The idea of the exhibition was born by one of the exhibitors (Omofuoma Agharite). Haven taken numerous pictures with her phone, she wanted to share those pictures with others and at the same time support a charity organisation. It was then that the idea was born and given to Ivy Events to nurture. After months of planning and execution, a group of exhibitors came together to showcase some of the amazing pictures that they had photographed with only their phones.