NO.DTS 0094: GOV OKOWA EXPRESSES COMMITMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL 2018 ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP… RECEIVES COMMENDATIONS FROM SPORTS MINISTER
NO.DTS 0095: WORKS COMMISSIONER APPEALS TO DELTANS FOR UNDERSTANDING ON PROJECT EXECUTION IN ASABA
NO.DTS 0096: PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON OCCUPIER HOUSING SCHEME HOLDS FEBRUARY 1
NO.DTS 0097: SUSPECTED ‘OKADA’ THIEF LYNCHED IN UGHELLI
NO.DTS 0098: NAWOJ PARTNERS IKA NORTH EAST TO TACKLE MALNUTRITION
NO.DTS 0099: BISHOP MMALAGU CALLS FOR PRAYERS FOR PERSONS IN AUTHORITY
EDITOR: CHURCHILL OYOWE
NO.DTS 0094: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
GOV OKOWA EXPRESSES COMMITMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL 2018 ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP… RECEIVES COMMENDATION FROM SPORTS MINISTER
The Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured of his commitment to the successful hosting of the 2018 Confederation of African Athletics Championship.
The Governor stated this when he played host to the Minister of Sports, Chief Solomon Dalung, who was in the state to see the level of preparedness for athletic meet to be hosted by Delta State at the Stephen Kechi Stadium, Asaba.
Governor Okowa pledged to provide all the support needed to ensure the state hosted successfully, saying sporting activities were unifying factors that engender and development of any economy.
According to the Governor, “We are committed to the success of the 2018 CAA Athletics championship and we are going to offer all the support needed to ensure the successful hosting. Sports is a unifying factor among our people especially in the maintenance of peace and development of the economy”
He thanked the Minister for the visit, explaining that it would ginger the Local Organising Committee to put more efforts towards ensuring the facilities were in place for the championship and urged the private sector to do more to support sports development in the country.
Earlier, the Sports Minister, Chief Solomon Dalung at the courtesy/inspection visit expressed confidence at the state readiness to host the championship.
Chief Dalung who was accompanied by the President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau and Former AFN President, Chief Solomon Ogba, said that Delta State was ready to host the championship, stressing that the facilities would be ready on time and the championship would be used to showcase the capacity of Africa to host the world.
He commended Governor Okowa for his support for sports development in the country and the facilities being put in place to host the 2018 CAA Athletics Championship, stressing that a successful hosting of the sports tournament would improve the economy, provide employment and engender peace.
“I want to commend Your Excellency for your support to host the CAA Athletics championship, it is a rare demonstration of selfless leadership, Delta State has sprung its normal surprise, what I see here is quite amazing, His Excellency and his officials will be able to deliver on time. The pitch is interesting as they took their time to prepare the laying structure to ensure they have a durable pitch. Governor Okowa deserves commendation”, he said, adding, “Africa is using this championship to showcase to the world its capacity to host the world and you [Governor Okowa] were a harbinger for sports development in Africa”, emphasizing that sports engendered peace, unity and economic growth in the country.
NO.DTS 0095: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
WORKS COMMISSIONER APPEALS TO DELTANS FOR UNDERSTANDING ON PROJECT EXECUTION IN ASABA
An appeal has gone to Deltans to exercise patience with the state Government for the inconveniences being experienced with the construction of the storm water control measures on Old Anwai and Nnebisi Roads, as well as Amb. Ralph Uwechue and DBS Roads that would commence soon.
Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye made this appeal following complaints of inconveniences by residents and road users on the axis where the construction works were being carried out.
Chief Augoye maintained that the state Government was committed to eradicating the menace of incessant flooding in the states capital and its environ by rain storm water, pointing out that the inconveniences associated with construction jobs would soon be a thing of the past.
While emphasizing that the construction of the projects was for the ultimate benefit and good of Deltans, the Works Commissioner called on the residents of the affected areas to continue to cooperated with the Governor Okowa led Administration in her giant strides in roads and drainage development in the state.
NO.DTS 0096: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON OCCUPIER HOUSING SCHEME HOLDS FEBRUARY 1
A public presentation of Occupier Housing Scheme Project comes up on Thursdays February 1, 2018.
The presentation which is a collaborative effort between the Delta State Government and Kanma Property Development Company and Turec Estate and Construction Limited, will take place at the Association of Senior Civil Servant Secretariat, Maryam Babangida Way Asaba at 11am prompt.
According to a statement endorsed by the Director of Information, Delta State, Mr Paul Osahor, the presentation is aimed at giving all public servants the opportunity to meet one on one with the project coordinator.
The statement advised all public servants to take note of the date and be present at the presentation programme.
NO.DTS 0097: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
SUSPECTED ‘OKADA’ THIEF LYNCHED IN UGHELLI
A robbery suspect, popularly known as Ejime, who specializes in snatching and stealing of Okada in Ughelli and Environs has been lynched.
The suspect who hails from Afiesere community, with two others now on the run, on the faithful day were alleged to have attempted to steal a motorcycle popularly called ‘Okada’ that was parked by the owner and in the process they were sighted by the owner who raised alarm.
According to an eye witness, youths of the area came out in large numbers and gave them a hot chase and while the two other were able to escape, the said suspect, who is a renowned tailor was most unfortunate.
It was disclosed that before his death, the deceased confessed to the crime and also confessed the identity of one his gang members who is now at large, as well as being involved in snatching of Okada in the area.
It would be recalled that of recent, the stealing of Okada in Ughelli and environs has been very rampant.
Meanwhile, the maternal relatives of the deceased from neighboring Isoko community have threatened to attack Afiesere community over the death of their sister’s son which they said was an act of extrajudicial killing.
Reacting, an elderly man from Afiesere community, who did not disclose his name said that the threat was baseless since the deceased was neither lynched nor died in Afiesere community.
He advised the relatives of the deceased to have a rethink on their intention, adding that Afiesere community was known for peace and justice and would not take part in such extrajudicial killing.
NO.DTS 0098: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
NAWOJ PARTNERS IKA NORTH EAST TO TACKLE MALNUTRITION
The Chairman, Ika North East Local Government Area, Barr Victor Ebonka has assured that all necessary measures will be taken to kick out malnutrition in the Local Government Area.
Bar Eborka stated this during an advocacy visit to his office in Ika North East Local Government Council, Owa Oyibu, by the State Chairman of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Comrade Patricia Gbemudu.
He said that Nutritionists should exercise caution when dispensing drugs to infants, warning that primary health centres that fail to carry out their work would be dealt with as his administration.
Earlier, Comrade Patricia Gbemudu disclosed that the reason for the visit was to advocate the proper nutrition in feeding of infants and young children especially under the age of five years.
According to Comrade Gbemudu, a survey which was carried out by UNICEF showed that Ika North East, Ethiope West, Oshimili North had the highest mortality rate of young infants under the age of five years.
She added that mothers, youths and adolescents needed to be sensitized on the global policy which demanded exclusive breast feeding of mothers to their babies for the first six months of life and thereafter add supplementary including breast feeding after the six months.
The NOWOJ Chairman gave the breakdown of the UNICEF Survey carried to include 16.3% of children in the state are stunted, 11.2% are under weight while 4.2% are wasted.
She called for a change of attitude in improving the nutrition of children, saying “A healthy child is a healthy nation therefore Malnutrition should be fought against in other to enable a child achieve its potentials in life and this can be corrected through behavioral change and sensitization to the people at all level.”
NO.DTS 0099: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
BISHOP MMALAGU CALLS FOR PRAYERS FOR PERSONS IN AUTHORITY
The Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Religion Matters, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, has called on Deltans to pray for people in positions of authority.
Bishop Mmalagu made the call when he led other Ministers of God to pay a courtesy visit on the Chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Council, Hon. Solomon Golley.
Bishop Greatman in his sermon reading from the Book of Roman 13:1-2, when the citizens pray for people in authority, the effect would make them to pilot public affairs with the fear of God.
He urged both the staff and political class of the local government to pray fervently for peace to reign in the local government, the state and Nigeria at large.
The clergyman said that God gives power and therefore those in authority must be respected and prayed for them so as to spread the dividends of democracy to the grassroots.
The bishop urged everyone to shun anything that would bring conflicts, adding that unity was the bedrock of progress and development.
The servant of God advised the council boss to open a chapel in the secretariat where prayer would be observed on daily basis.
In his remark, Hon. Golley who was represented by Mr Daddi Amudo, Head of Personnel Management, (HPM) thanked Bishop Mmalagu for the visit and promised to transmit his message to the Chairman.
Present at the prayer gathering were the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ethiope-West chapter, Rev. Anthony Udje, other ministers of God, executive and members of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), among others.