NO DTS 1297: OKOWA CONDOLES NDOMA-EGBA ON PASSING OF MUM, MOTHER-IN-LAW
NO DTS 1298: TOUCH LIVES OF OTHERS, UKAH EMPHASISES
NO DTS 1299: NO GOING BACK ON THE RELOCATION OF FOOD TRADERS – EBONKA
NO DTS 1300: COVID 19: UGHELLI NORTH SOCIAL MOBILIZATION OFFICE EXPRESSES WORRY
NO DTS 1301: COVID – 19: NAPPS UVWIE CHAPTER HOLDS PRAYER
Editor: Churchill Oyowe
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NO DTS 1297: ASABA, NIGERIA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
OKOWA CONDOLES NDOMA-EGBA ON PASSING OF MUM, MOTHER-IN-LAW
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, on the passing of his mother, Mrs Regina Nentui at the age of 90.
Okowa also consoled Ndoma-Egba, who is the immediate past Chairman Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on the passing of his mother-in-law, Mrs Ethel Onono, who passed on June 5, two weeks to her 82nd birth anniversary.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday in Asaba, the governor said that late Mrs Regina Nentui would be long remembered for her remarkable contributions to the development of the then Ikom County Council (now Ikom, Boki and Etung Local Government Areas).
She was elected Chairman on the platform of the defunct NCNC from 1960 to 1963 and was the first female Chairman of a County Council in the defunct Eastern Region of Nigeria, and indeed, the entire country.
On the late mother-in-law, Okowa described the deceased as a consummate educationist, who trained her children well and became a huge positive influence on them.
He said that she was a God-fearing woman who taught her children the ways of the Lord.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with the distinguished former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN on the passing of his mother and mother-in-law.
“It is painful to lose both mother and mother-in-law at the same time, but we take solace in the fact that they lived long enough to have impacted outstandingly on their children and society.
“Our thoughts, solidarity and prayers are with the entire Ndoma-Egba family in this trying times.
“It is my prayer that God will grant their souls eternal repose and grant fortitude to all those who mourn the departed to bear the irreparable loss,” Okowa stated.
NO DTS 1298: ASABA, NIGERIA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
TOUCH LIVES OF OTHERS, UKAH EMPHASISES
The need to touch lives of other human beings positively and uplift mankind and the society in general has been stressed.
The immediate younger brother to Chief Patrick Ukah, the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Tony Ukah, stated this in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area during a condolence visit to the family of late diokpa-isi of Ogbeasadi quarters, late Ogbueshi Stephen Okolo.
Tony Ukah, who was accompanied on the visit by some of his friends including Aninyei Uche and Asikabulu Egwuatu, said that the late diokpa Stephen Okolo played key role in the existing peace and unity in Ogbeasadi quarters, adding that the deceased strongly upheld the tenets of fairness, equity and justice at all times.
He advised his wife, children and other family members including Comrade Lucky Okolo who is one of the personal assistants to Chief Patrick Ukah to take heart.
Also speaking, a retired nurse/matron in the state, Lady Patricia Ideh described the deceased as a devout Christian, and a bridge builder in the community who fought tirelessly to resolve dispute and misunderstanding among various individuals in the quarter and advised his children to sustain his legacies.
NO DTS 1299: ASABA, NIGERIA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
NO GOING BACK ON THE RELOCATION OF FOOD TRADERS – EBONKA
By Christian Ogoh
The Chairman of Ika North East Local Government Area, Hon. Victor Ebonka said no going back on the relocation of food traders to Ebuo-owa market.
Hon. Ebonka this known during an interaction with some of the traders at the proposed Boji-Boji Food Market site, where clean up, pegging of proposed shops and preparatory for allocation.
According to him, all food item traders were mandated to vacate the usual Boji- Boji Main Market owing to the bloated population of traders and customers which has made the social distancing precautionary measure impracticable.
“Also, this development is to ensure a clean and hygienic trading environment. We are experiencing a pandemic; hence we must apply wisdom in order remain heathy.”. He added.
Speaking further the council boss, said he regrets any inconveniences the development would cause traders and customers alike as every development comes with equal challenges.
Some traders expressed satisfaction at the manner in which the Council Chairman has worked relentlessly towards creating a good market environment for the people of the council, as they described the project as a welcomed development.
In a related development, construction of the Proposed Boji-Boji Main International Market has commenced.
NO DTS 1300: ASABA, NIGERIA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
COVID 19: UGHELLI NORTH SOCIAL MOBILIZATION OFFICE EXPRESSES WORRY
By Balogun Mabamije.
Ughelli North Social Mobilization Officer, Mr Daniel Atete has expressed worries over the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the local government Area, saying that residents should adhere strictly to the rules to avoid unnecessary lost of lives.
Mr Atete who spoke with our correspondent today on phone said that Ughelli has witnessed over 100 cases in recent times and attributed it to lack of strict adherence to the rules of social distancing, constant washing of hands and use of face-masks.
He disclosed that Ughelli North would soon embark on aggressive Sensitization in all parts of the local government Area, to erase doubt from the minds of most Residents who now feel relaxed.
Mr Atete also condemned market women and some churches that have refused to adhere to Government directives on social distancing and use of face-masks, saying that most market women have turned the face mask to chin mask.
He appealed to residents of Ughelli North Local Government Area to show commitment to state government directives to curtail the spread of the virus.
Mr Atete while appealing to the Ughelli North Local Government Chairman to re-awake all taskforces earlier set up by the local government also seek release of finance by the local government Chairman to the social Mobilization Committee for it to be functional.
NO DTS 1297: ASABA, NIGERIA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
COVID – 19: NAPPS UVWIE CHAPTER HOLDS PRAYER
BY Ambrose Ologide
As parts of measures aimed at wiping out the ravaging covid -19 from Nigeria and Delta State, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) held a one-day prayer session at the premises of City Child Foundation Schools, Ekpan on Tuesday, June 30th,2020
The event was richly attended by private school owners in local government area as intercessory prayers were held for leaders of Nigeria, Delta State, the local government, association, economy, security of the country amongst others.
The National Vice Chairman of the association , South South Zone , Dr Ochuko Ikpeme who is the proprietor of Classical International Group of Schools who spoke to our correspondent in an interactive session at the event, explained that NAPPS decided to declare a day for prays to God for His ( God ) intervention on the out break of the disease.
He noted that government has tried testing, use its knowledge and wisdom to no avail and that the national leaders of decided to take the issue to God by declaring one day national prayers, believing that with God all things are possible.
While urging government to emulate the initiative of the association, he appreciated government for opening examination classes. Dr Ikpeme however appealed that the gesture should be extended to other classes as he assured that private schools were prepared to abide by all government measures aimed at preventing the spread of covid-19
The Chairman of NAPPS, Uvwie Local Government Area Chapter, Mrs Rose Obi who is also the Chairman of the board of City Child Foundation Schools, Ekpan, spoke in the same vein as she believes that after the prayer session, the miracle of God would manifest
“We should put God first; other things would follow. He has the whole in His hands. In the bible, things that were difficult for men were taken to Him and they were solved. This is why we are holding this prayer session
The Vice Chairman of the association in the local government area Pastor Paul Esene who is the Director of Noble Royal Academy, Ugboroke expressed hope that the event would also enhance the spiritual and physical growth and unity of the association in the area
While another highly esteemed educationist. Ambassador (Mrs) Onyi Ikemefuna who is the treasurer of Uvwie Local Government Council chapter of association, also expressed optimism that after the event, the pandemic would be history.
Ikemefuna who is also the proprietress of Sharmma Schools, therefore urged members of the association not be weighed down by the effect of the pandemic but to rather keep faith in God
Face masks were shared to members free of charge as there were good will messages from two highly esteemed members of the association, Elder Emmanuel E Ukerede proprietor of Delta Careers College Lady Uche Nwanalue, proprietress of Edulyn Schools and Rev (Mrs) Victoria Idemudia, Proprietress Victory Schools.