Newspaper headlines: Reps reject new borrowing to fund 2022 budget

The federal government’s plan to impose mandatory COVID vaccination for public servants from December 1 appeared on the front pages.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the federal government will start imposing compulsory vaccination for workers from December 1. The newspaper says more than 75 billion naira is needed to urgently repair 194 damaged roads across the country.

Daily Independent claims that lawmakers in the lower house have requested a reduction in proposed new borrowing to fund the 2022 budget. The newspaper reports that Nigeria has earmarked N350 trillion for investment projects from 2021 to 2025.

The Punch says health workers and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have differed over the federal government’s plan to ban unvaccinated federal workers. The newspaper reports that the sentencing followed the National Assembly constituency plans of 700 billion naira in six years.

The Nation reports that the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the northern region failed to reach a consensus on the national chairmanship of the party. The newspaper says banks have a new deadline for bank verification numbers (BVNs) for deceased customers.

The Guardian reports that sight loss costs the global economy $411 billion in productivity each year. The newspaper says that the main political parties are in a hurry to organize their congresses before the general elections of 2023.