Lawyers in Africa are also important in the creation of foreign investment friendly environment in their countries. This is why President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr.Okey Wali, wants African legal practitioners to promote judicial reforms that will sustain economic growth and attract more foreign direct investments into the continent.
Following the seeming refusal of occupants of Makoko/Iwaya community in Lagos Mainland local government area of Lagos state to relocate from the settlement, a remodeling plan is being worked out to give the area a new look.The development initiative is developed by the Social and Economic Rights Action Center, (SERAC), Heinrich Boell Foundation and other non-governmental organizations in collaboration with residents of the community.
Paint manufacturers in the country will do the society a lot of good by eliminating lead compounds from their paint formulation.
This is because it has negative effects on children’s brain development and to the health of pregnant women.
The Executive Director of a non-governmental organization known as Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development, Nigeria, SRADEV, Mrs Leslie Adogame stated this in Lagos during a news conference to mark the International Lead Poisoning Week of Action.
Many socio-cultural groups in the South-West geo-political zone of the country are looking forward to the national conference proposed by the federal government.At an interactive session by the Presidential Advisory committee on the national conference held in Lagos, it was clear that many Yoruba socio-cultural groups which had been advocating a national conference saw it as an opportunity to realize their goal of a confab.
The Lagos state government has proposed a total budget of four hundred and eighty nine billion, six hundred and ninety million as the appropriation for the 2014 financial year.
The proposed budget is slightly lower than this year’s budget.
Governor Babatunde Fashola presented the budget proposal to the state assembly.