ASABA, NIGERIA,WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
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NO.DTS 0264: GOV OKOWA COMMISSIONS MULTIPLE ROAD PROJECTS, SKILL ACQUISITION CENTRE… COMMENDS DELTANS FOR PROVIDING PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
NO.DTS 0265: OKOWA MOURNS THIRD REPUBLIC SENATOR, FRANCIS NWAJEI
NO.DTS 0266: FEDERAL REP IDENTIFIES WELLBEING OF CONSTITUENTS AS HIS AGENDA
NO.DTS 0267: PROMOTION INTERVIEWS HOLD FROM 13TH TO 27TH MARCH
NO.DTS 0268: NEW CULTURE AND TOURISM COMMISSIONER PROMISES COMMITMENT OF GOOD LEGACIES
NO.DTS 0269: STAFF TRAINING CENTRE HOLDS ORIENTATION COURSE FOR OFFICIAL REPORTERS
NO.DTS 0270: BIOMETRIC CLOCK IN, CLOCK OUT SCHEME COMMENCES IN LAGOS LIAISON OFFICE
NO.DTS 0271: LATE AUGUSTINE OKWUOLISE FOR BURIAL SATURDAY MARCH 10

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NO.DTS 0264: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
OKOWA COMMISSIONS MULTIPLE ROAD PROJECTS, SKILL ACQUISITION CENTRE

In line with his commitment to providing necessary infrastructure in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa today commissioned the Isiokolo/Orhoakpor/Ekrerhavwe, and Abraka township roads in Ethiope East Local Government Area.

He also commissioned the phase II of Amai/Ezhionum/Abbi road and Umutu Skill Acquisition Centre in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the State and also inspected the level of construction work done at the Okurekpo/Okunor-Okpara/Onumane /Samagidi road, and multi-billion naira Senate building at the Delta State University, Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area.

Governor Okowa, accompanied by his deputy, Barr Kingsley Otuaro and other top political aides, stated that the commissioning cum inspection of projects was the third phase of such which will culminate in town hall meetings with the people of the local government areas.

According to him, “Our projects are designed to make our towns and cities accessible, give them a facelift and make our people happy.”

“With all these commissioning and inspection of projects, we believe that we are impacting on our people, but the flagship of our programmes are the wealth creation programmes which have created a lot of jobs and wealth for our people,” the Governor said, disclosing that the town hall meetings were necessary, saying they provided avenues for heart-to-heart talk with the people.

He stated, “As political office holders, it is important that we interact with our people, get their views about our performance, tell them what we are doing because, with these interactions, we will get a better state and a better nation.”

The Governor commended the traditional rulers for making their Kingdoms peaceful which he noted, had facilitated execution of projects in the state.

“I thank you (Deltans) for your support which has ensured good governance in our state, as long as we continue to make the state peaceful, we will continue to witness development in the state,” the Governor emphasized.

The Ovie of Agbon Kingdom, HRM Ogurimerime Ukori 1 in his speech when Governor Okowa visited his palace at Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area, said, “I do not need to make demand on you (Governor Okowa) because, your administration has done so much for our people, but, prevail on the Police to rescind their decision to move the Police Station from Isiokolo.”

The Ezhie of Ezionum, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM, Dr. Roland Osanwuta, thanked Governor Okowa for the provision of infrastructure, especially in the area of road construction in the state.

Chairmen of Ethiope East and Ukwuani Local Government Areas, Chief Faith Majemite and Chief Chukwudi Dafe respectively, commended Governor Okowa’s administration for its commitment to providing infrastructure in the state, assuring that the people would always support his administration.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Governor will hold town hall meetings with the people of Ethiope East and Ukwuani local government areas from 10 am.

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NO.DTS 0265: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
OKOWA MOURNS THIRD REPUBLIC SENATOR, FRANCIS NWAJEI

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa today commiserated with the family of former Third Republic Senator, Francis Nwajei, who died on Monday in Lagos at the of age 81 years.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in a statement in Asaba, said Governor Okowa received with sadness, the death of the Octogenarian politician, pharmacist and former Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District.

The statement also said the Governor extended his heartfelt condolences to the people of Asaba and the Anioma nation, over the loss.

The statement read: “Governor Okowa recalls that Senator Francis Nwajei, a 1966 graduate of ‘Great Ife’ was a former Commissioner for Health in the Old Bendel state, until his death he has remained an elder in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a commentator on national issues.

“He affirms that the then Senator, served his country and humanity with all his God-given strength and talent, noting that the distinguished Senator was a worthy leader in the State.

“We have lost a great man whose contributions to the pharmacy profession can best be described as legendary, inspirational and worthy of emulation.

“The late Senator Nwajei, a distinguished lawmaker, and elder statesman, will be remembered for redefining the place of service and patriotism in Nigeria’s development.

“He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in many ways. I, therefore, urge all who mourn the demise of the late Senator Francis Nwajei to take solace in the fact that his was a life of great accomplishments.

“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta State, I mourn with the family of the late distinguished Senator Francis Nwajei, the people of Asaba, and the Anioma nation on the demise of the erudite Senator.”

He prayed God to grant his immediate family the strength to bear the irreparable loss, pointing out that his achievements in different areas of national life will always be remembered.

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NO.DTS 0266: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
FEDERAL REP IDENTIFIES WELLBEING OF CONSTITUENTS AS HIS AGENDA

The member representing Ika Federal Constituency at Federal House Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Victor Nwokolo said that the well being of Ika people is paramount in his agenda.

He made the declaration during the flag-off of Free Medical Outreach for Ika Federal Constituency at Central Hospital Agbor.

Hon. Victor Nwokolo who was represented by Hon Emeka Elekeokwuri, member representing Ika North East in the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA) noted that the intervention which is designed to last for five days was in line with the SMART Agenda of the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

Hon. Nwokolo observed that over 10,000 persons had so far benefited from the programme since inception, saying that health care was quite expensive hence the exercise.

“Our goal is to ameliorate the plight of those in pains, the poor and the vulnerable amongst us,” Hon Nwokolo stated.

While saying that large provisions had been arranged, Hon Nwokolo appealed to those present to pass on the news of the free medical outreach to others.

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NO.DTS 0267: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
PROMOTION INTERVIEWS HOLD FROM 13TH TO 27TH MARCH

The Delta State Civil Service Commission has schedule promotion interviews for eligible officers of the State Civil Service on Salary Grade Levels 05-10, who matured for promotion either on 1st January or 1st July 2017, in Ministries, Department, and Agencies (MDAs) from 13th to 27th, March 2018. The interviews will commence at 10:00 am each day in the Conference Hall of the State Civil Service Commission, Asaba.

A statement signed by the Director of Information, Mr. Paul Osahor, indicates that officers from the Office of the Head of Service, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Water Resources and Directorate of Culture and Tourism, will be interviewed on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

On Wednesday, 14th March, 2018, the statement notes will be the turn of Ministries of Basic and Secondary Education, Women Affairs, Science and Technology, Justice and Environment while those from the Ministries of Information, Higher Education, Commerce and Industry, Energy and Board of Internal Revenue will take their turn on Thursday, 15th March 2018.

According to the statement, interview sessions will hold for officers from the Accountant-General’s Office and Ministry of Housing on Tuesday, 20th March, 2018, while on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 will be the turn of Auditor-General’s Office (Local Government), Auditor-General’s Office (State), and Ministries of Economic Planning, Health and, Lands, Surveys/Surveyor-General’s Office.

Officers from the Directorate of Establishments and Pensions will be interviewed on Thursday, 22nd March, and Tuesday, 27th March 2018.

The statement emphasized that only officers with appropriate recommendations forwarded to the Commission by their respective Personnel Management Boards (Senior Staff Committee) and accompanied with personal briefs as well as the clearance of the Head of Service would be considered.

It further states that candidates must have written the mandatory promotion examination conducted by the Civil Service Commission for the 2017 promotion.

It requested all affected candidates to come along for the interviews with the original copies of their academic/professional certificate and any other document (s) that will assist the Commission to determine their suitability or otherwise for the desired promotion.

The statement advised Ministries/Extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies that have not screened and forwarded the recommendations of their respective Personnel Management Boards (Senior Staff Committee) to the Commission in respect of eligible officers for promotion not to send their candidates to the Commission for the interviews.

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NO.DTS 0268: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
STAFF TRAINING CENTRE HOLDS ORIENTATION COURSE FOR OFFICIAL REPORTERS

The Delta State Staff Training Centre has scheduled a one-day orientation course for its fresh students admitted into the Official Reporter Course for the 2017/2018 academic session.

A statement from the Ministry of Information, Asaba states that the ceremony will take place on Thursday, 8th March 2018 at the Staff Training Centre, Asaba.

According to the statement endorsed by the State Director of Information, Mr. Paul Osahor, the training will commence at 10.00 am prompt.

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NO.DTS 0269: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
NEW CULTURE AND TOURISM PROMISES COMMITMENT OF GOOD LEGACIES

The Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Emmanuel Chinye has affirmed his commitment to create and lay down good legacy and viable policies that will take the Directorate and the present administration to a higher level.

Hon. Emmanuel Chinye disclose this when he resumed office at the Directorate on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018.

While speaking, Hon. Chinye reaffirms his determination to stand out among previous commissioners by assisting the Directorate and the state government to achieve its aspirations and goals and leave behind landmark projects, programmes and events at the end of his stay.

He further stressed his willingness to serve the Directorate and enjoined staff and management not to stay away from him but to be on deck to help him achieve his set desires and goals.

The chairman of the Delta State Civil Service Commission, Dame Nkem Okwuofu also joined staff and management of the Directorate to welcome the new commissioner.

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NO.DTS 0270: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
BIOMETRIC CLOCK IN, CLOCK OUT SCHEME COMMENCES IN LAGOS LIAISON OFFICE

The Delta State Biometric clock-in exercise which has been introduced in many MDAs in Asaba has commenced at the Delta State Liaison Office Lagos.

The exercise which kicked off on Thursday, the 1st of March, 2018 was received with mixed feeling by the staff of the Liaison office.

Couple with the challenges peculiar to Lagos residents which has to do basically with traffic huddles and far residential distances of most staff, the premises of the Liaison office was jam-packed as early as 8.00 am with staff waiting to do their clocking in.

The Electronic Clock in device which however experienced some problems as it failed to respond appropriately for the staff to sign in, did not also recognized some staff at the end of the day. It, however, worked better later to the great excitement of many.

Commenting on the exercise, some staff who pleaded anonymity said that the exercise was a welcome initiative. They consented that it would ensure prompt and regular attendance to work and that it would make the staff be more dedicated to their duty.

Speaking further they affirmed that it would help the government to fish out ghost workers, some persons who are on study leave in disguise and those habitual latecomers including people that are not regular in attendance.

They pleaded that there should be special consideration for staff in Lagos and Abuja Liaison Offices due to the traffic challenges and other exigencies peculiar to outstation outfits and their duties which most of the time has to do with working outside the office premises and off-working hours both weekdays and weekends.

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NO.DTS 0271: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018
LATE AUGUSTINE OKWUOLISE FOR BURIAL SATURDAY MARCH 10

The death has been announced of Pastor Augustine Okwuolise of the family of Okwuolise of Umusadege, Ndemili (Utagba-Uno), Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State. Aged 58 years.

The burial programme signed by Pastor Isaac Okwuolise for the family indicates that on Friday, March 9, 2018, there will be Service of Songs at his Compound, No.9, Waterholic Road, off Umuomaike Street, opp. Legislator’s Quarters, Asaba at 5.00 pm.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7.00 am, body leaves Federal Medical Centre, Asaba for his hometown, Ndemili, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, for interment.

Sunday, March 11, 2017, there will be thanksgiving service at Holy Ghost Worldwide Outreach Ministries Inc., (The Higher Ground Centre), Asaba at 8.00 am.

Late Pastor Augustine Okwuolise is survived by wife, children, brothers, sisters, and scores of relations.

Until his death, he was an Executive Chief Information Officer in the Ministry of Information, Asaba attached to the Office of the Deputy Governors as the Public Relations Officer.

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