Buhari: Trump accused me of killing Christians, SGF laments role of MDAs in rising cost of governance | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday revealed that the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, had accused him of killing Christians.

Speaking at the First Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his second term in Abuja, he was pained by the accusation but explained that he took his time to explain that the killings of Christians in Nigeria had nothing to do with ethnicity or religion and disclosed his response to the allegation.

“I believe I was about the only African among the less developed countries the President of United States invited and when I was in his office only myself and himself, only God is my witness, he looked at me in the face, he said why are you killing Christians. I wonder, if you were the person how you would react. I hope what I was feeling inside did not betray my emotion, so I told him that the problem between the cattle rearers and stagnant farmers I know is older than me not to talk of him,” he said.

“I think I am a couple of years older than him. So, I tried and explained to him, this has got nothing to do with ethnicity or religion. It is a cultural thing which was failing the nation,” he added.


SGF laments role of MDAs in rising cost of governance

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says lack of collaboration between Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is raising the cost of governance in the country.

Speaking during the Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Tuesday in Abuja, the SGF said the government is working towards making inter-agency collaboration become the norm, while stressing the need to collaborate at the priority area level and avoid the debilitating effects of working in silos.

“This challenge has hampered speed, efficiency, effective delivery, and in several instances has added to, and increased the cost of running the Ministries, Departments and Agencies. “We will have to support government to work in a more joined up manner and ensure that inter-agency collaboration becomes the norm, rather than the exception,” he said.


HIV/AIDS testing: Global Fund backs FG with $969m

The Global Fund has announced its support for Nigeria’s battle against HIV/AIDS with a donation of $969m for testing and test kits between 2021 and 2023.

The organisation revealed that it had supported Nigeria in the global response on Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria including Resilience System Strengthening for Health.

Programme Manager (Country Coordinating Mechanism for Global Fund), Ibrahim Tajudeen, made the commitment in Abuja during the dissemination of the report of laboratory performance evaluation of WONDFO HIV rapid test kits conducted in 2019.


DJ Cuppy appears in Manchester United’s latest jersey commercial 

Popular Nigerian entertainer, Florence Otedola, commonly known as DJ Cuppy scored a spot in the latest Manchester United jersey campaign.

The DJ had earlier shared on her timeline that she had a piece of exciting football news to share with her followers but wouldn’t do so until her tweet garnered as much as a thousand retweets.

It did and true to her words, she returned to tell her fans that she would be part of Manchester United’s official jersey campaign.


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