Nigeria’s government will discuss the suspension of inter-county adoption in the country.
Nigeria may emulate Russia in taking measures against inter-country child adoption in Nigeria.
Late last year, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, gave assent to a law banning the adoption Russian children by United States families with effect from January 1.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Tuesday in Abuja that the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has included in the agenda for its weekly meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, a memo to be presented by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, proposing for discussion the suspension of inter-country child adoption in Nigeria.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who is expected to preside over the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, may also perform the formal swearing into office of two new ministers whose appointments were recently screened and confirmed by the Senate.
The two new appointees who may take the oaths of office and allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the meeting include Chinedu Nebo and Kabiru Tanimu.
Mr. Nebo is widely believed to be penciled down as the likely successor of the former minister of power, Barth Nnaji, while Mr. Tanimu may be assigned the defence portfolio, which had remained unoccupied since the exit of Mohammed Haliru.
In addition, the Minister of Youth Development is billed to present a memo proposing the establishment of youth desks in all relevant ministries, departments and agencies in the country.
The Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafa; Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; and Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga; are scheduled to present their performance appraisal reports to the council during the meeting.
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