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Osinbajo lauds SecureID for pioneering smart card manufacturing in Nigeria

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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has commended SecureID Limited, an indigenous smart card manufacturer, for laying the precedent for other Nigerian companies to follow.

Osinbajo gave the commendation on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to SecureID Limited’s smart card manufacturing facility at Isolo, Lagos.

He noted that the company had created copious job opportunities for Nigerians and brought the country to the fore of global competitiveness with its smart card manufacturing plant.

“SecureID Limited has proved to us with this state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that local production of smart cards at the highest quality is not only viable in Nigeria but also brings a plethora of opportunities with it for Africa.

“I must commend this indigenous company for laying the precedent for other local manufacturers to follow,” Osinbajo said.

He commended the company on its recent Global System Mobile  Applications(GSMA) Cerification, adding that it would undoubtedly usher a myriad of opportunities.

Osinbajo said that “this goes to show that we were progressing as a nation and needed more collaborators in the private sector to emulate this significant effort.

“The world in which companies like SecureID operates provides comprehensive end-to-end payment, identity management and digital security solutions is one that thrives on innovation.

“The company has provided notable innovative offerings to financial services sector, telecommunications and healthcare among others.

“It is  equally remarkable  that the  facility can produce on demand cards, such as loyalty cards, identity cards, residency cards, drivers license and even voter registration cards,” Osinbajo said.

Speaking on the company’s recent milestone, the Founder of SecuredID,  Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe, said that the company “strictly upholds high quality standards and protocols to manufacture an array of smart cards in line with global best practices.”

She said that the SecureID worked resolutely to attain the GSMA certificate and other certificates.

According to Akinkugbe, the company is an attestation that local production of smart cards at the highest quality is possible in Nigeria.

“As an indigenous company, we are able to produce high quality SIM cards and at the same time, providing job opportunities for Nigerians.

“On our journey, we sought and received support from the many institutions, agencies, and initiatives that have been established to encourage startups SMEs and enterprises,” she said. (NAN)

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President Tinubu To Address Joint Sitting Of National Assembly Tomorrow

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As part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

This is contained in a statement by clerk to the national Assembly Sani Magaji Tambuwal and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicates that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also flag off the National Assembly Library.

Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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