FEC to discuss modalities for new visa policy implementation Wednesday

The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) will during its weekly meeting on Wednesday discuss modalities for the implementation of the country’s new visa policy.

During the Council’s meeting last week, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, had presented the memo introducing the new policy to members for approval.

But PREMIUM TIMES gathered that at the meeting to be presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, members will extensively discuss the Cabinet Committee’s report which explored how to implement the policy to help achieve the aspirations of regional integration, international trade and tourism in the country.

The Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, will, during the meeting, facilitate the inauguration of the National Council on Communication Technology (NCCT), while her counterpart in the Water Resources Ministry, Sarah Ochekpe, will seek Council’s approval for the revised estimated total cost for the construction of the first phase of the Kano River Basin Irrigation project.

Similarly, Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, is expected to present a memo for the approval of the contract for the Regulatory and Business Practices Improvement and Information Management project for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Other issues to be attended to during the meeting include the  approval of a contract for major overhaul and restoration of power plant unit GT17 at Ughelli Power Station as well as a review of the recent second Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The outcome of the 130th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will also be discussed just as the hosting of the second meeting of the Bureau of the third African Union conference of Ministers of Culture (CAMC3) in Abuja.

Also to be deliberated upon is Nigeria’s participation in the cultural programme for the inauguration of the new African Union Commission conference centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last January.

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