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ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020

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NO DTS 0707: COVID 19: DELTANS URGED NOT TO PANIC, MAINTAIN GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE

NO DTS 0708: OTOKUTU/ORHERHE/AGBARHO COMMUNITIES OFFER PRAYERS FOR OKOWA OVER ROAD CONSTRUCTION

NO DTS 0709: DTSG INAUGURATES TASKFORCE ON BUILDING PLAN

NO DTS 0710: OKOWA CONDOLES EBIMAMI FAMILY OVER DEATH OF PATRIARCH

NO DTS 0711: NAPTIP COMMENDS GOVERNOR OKOWA FOR FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

NO DTS 0712: EGWUNYENGA SENSITIZES UVWIE LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTHS ON TRAINING PROGRAMME

NO DTS 0713: 2020 DELTA HEADMASTERS’ CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION AIMED AT DISCOVERING YOUNG TALENTS- UKAH

NO DTS 0714: OKONTA CALLS FOR EFFECTIVE SYNERGY AMONGST STAKEHOLDERSIN WATER SECTOR

NO DTS 0715: OTUARO ADVOCATES TALENT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS

NO DTS 0716: 10 LGAS IN DELTA TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDICAL OUTREACH

NO DTS 0717: DTSG EMBARKS ON CLEARING OF CANALS IN WARRI, UVWIE

NO DTS 0718: COMRADE BARADI TACKLES ABSEENTISM FIRST DAY IN OFFICE AS NULGE CHAIRMAN

NO DTS 0719: COOPERATIVE SOCIETY’S SURVIVAL, HINGES ON PROPER MANAGEMENT, MEMBERS COOPERATION, SAYS COORPERATIVE DIRECTOR

NO DTS 0720: UNIPORT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WARRI BRANCH INAUGURATES EXCO

NO DTS 0721: CHRISTIANS URGED TO SERVE GOD WHILE STILL STRONG

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NO DTS 0707 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

COVID 19: DELTANS URGED NOT TO PANIC, MAINTAIN GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE

Deltans have been advised to take necessary precaution to curtail the spread of the corona virus in Nigeria but to engage in good personal hygiene.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie gave the advice today when he and the Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, joined the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye to brief journalist on measures to avoid being a carrier of the virus.

They assured Deltans that the state government had put in place necessary measures to make the state remain free of the coronavirus.

“As a government, we will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that the public takes the necessary precaution to ensure that Delta State is free of the virus,” the SSG stated.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, stressed the importance of regular hand washing, saying that the state government could not provide sanitizer in people’s home, adding that hand washing remained a veritable means to check the spread of the disease.

“Sanitizer cost money more than water, we should take advantage of the readily available one which is hand washing because it is cheaper and equally available at all times,“ Aniagwu said.

The information commissioner appealed to the journalist to talk to people especially those in the remote areas who might not have access to sanitizer to always wash their hands not only in their home but in their offices and whenever they visit.

He emphasized that the more we wash our hands the more we are able to prevent the possibilities of transmitting the virus to people and also preventing oneself from being a carrier.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Onoye, revealed that Delta State has emerge COVID19 free and encourage the public not to take the part of panic as the Government Will continue to do what it takes to ensure that the State remain free from the virus.

The Health Commissioner stated that Delta State is working in collaboration with the Federal Government and other Institutions to ensure the end of this COVID19 adding that specimen is being sent to Irua the designated centre for the outbreak even as he thanked the medical team who ensured the regular movement of facility around the State.

Speaking during the briefing, Dr Anne Ojimba, Chairman of the State Rapid Response Team, said that Delta State Public Health Emergency Response Centre was on a red alert which means that the state was on the highest measures of preparedness.

“We are trying to do what is called active case detection which means that we are not just sitting to look if any case of COVID19 will show up, but have put things in place so that every health Facility will have people who are looking and checking to see if there is anybody that is suspected,” Ojimba added.

According to her, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) team said Delta State had switched from watch mood to alert mood, adding that the state now had a new mood of data reporting of outbreak where by the Disease Surveillance Officer in LGAs would be able to upload to the national sever any case of epidemic.

He commended the support from the State Governor adding that they are satisfied with the facility on ground adding that as an individual we are responsible for our health not only depending on the Doctor.

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NO DTS 0708 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

OTOKUTU/ORHERHE/AGBARHO COMMUNITIES OFFER PRAYERS FOR OKOWA OVER ROAD CONSTRUCTION

The on-going construction of the 3km Otokutu/Orherhe/Agbarho road from Otokutu to Agbarho has elicited prayers from the elderly in the community for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Speaking in an interview, the community liaison officer Mr Akpor Ukuedojor said the community is happy with the construction of the road noting that it was a project the community did not expect even in the next 20yrs.

Mr Utuedojor stated that the construction of the bridge on the project is the best that has been constructed in the local government Area.

According to him, the community and the contracting firm have a robust relationship and are on ground to give a helping hand whenever there was need.

Also speaking, the site engineer of the contracting firm handling the project, Mr Ochuba Ifeanyi assured that the project would be completed in the next six months.

According to him, the major areas where the rains would have threatened the construction works had been completed.

Mr Ochuba said the completed areas include the construction works on the bridge, earthworks to the bridgehead and laying of stone base.

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NO DTS 0709 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

DTSG INAUGURATES TASKFORCE ON BUILDING PLAN

The Delta State Government will tomorrow Tuesday March 17, 2020 inaugurate the constituted State Taskforce on Building Plan.

A statement released from the office of the Fastrack indicated that the inauguration would take place in the Conference Hall, Ministry of Finance at 10.00am.

The Taskforce code named; ‘Operation Show Your Building Plan’ would be saddled with the responsibility of driving the operations of building plan to ensure conformity with standard practice of physical planning departments of the Ministry of Lands and Surveys.

The constituted Taskforce has membership drawn from the

department of Town Planning, Urban Board, Board of Internal Revenue, the Nigerian Police Force and QBCIL (the Co

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NO DTS 0710 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

OKOWA CONDOLES EBIMAMI FAMILY OVER DEATH OF PATRIARCH

The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has condoled the family of late Chief Emmanuel Ebimami of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North Local Government Area, over the death of their Patriarch.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro at the late Chief Ebimami’s house along Sedeco Road, Enerhe, Warri, expressed his deepest condolence to the entire Ebimami family whom he described as a role model while on earth.

The governor said Chief Ebimami the Bolowei of Egbema kingdom, who depart this earth at the age of 80 has left legacies and vacuum behind which will be difficult to fill, especially his role as a National figure and his dogged quest at the Advancement Of the Ijaws interest.

Okowa added, “As a government, we deemed it necessary to come and express our condolence to this family and Egbema people considering the role he played in the promotion of peace in this state and Nigeria in Particular.”

The governor remarked further, saying, “Chief Ebimami is a father and a father indeed to many of us. He is a mentor and a teacher who has groomed many of us to what we are today. He built us into the ladder of leadership.

“Chief Ebimami’s death is a great lost to his entire family and the people of Delta State. Pains of his death is not only for his family and Ijaw people but to the entire Delta State. My prayers to the entire family is that God should give them that grace and fortitude to bear the loss of their father.”

The governor assured the family that the government of Delta State will support the family to ensure the departed patriarch is given a befitting burial having made the state very proud with his outstanding legacies.

Okowa said to the people, “we owe him the duty to uphold those legacies he left behind. This is what we can do for him since we cannot bring him back again. His death affected us all not just his immediate family”.

Chief Matthew Tiemor who represented the Ebimami’s family at the occasion, commended Delta State Government and all Deltans for remembering them in their moment of grief just as he prayed to God to guide and protect the governor and his deputy, to move the state forward to greater heights.

He assured the governor that every of the plan and date of the burial would be communicated to him including all Deltans.

NO DTS 0711 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

NAPTIP COMMENDS GOVERNOR OKOWA FOR FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has received commendation from the National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking in Persons for his massive support against the human trafficking and irregular migration menace that was endemic in some parts of the State.

The Director-General of the Agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli gave the commendation during an interactive meeting between the Agency and the Delta State Task Force on Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration headed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor.

Dame Julie Okah-Donli also applauded the Chairman and Members of Delta State Task Force on Human Trafficking for its sensitization and awareness campaigns and charged the task force to put machineries in place for the inauguration of the Task Force at the local Government level even as she advocated for more collaborative joint programmes between NAPTIP and the State Task Force on Human Trafficking in areas of joint operations and sensitization awareness campaigns.

The Chairman of the State Task Force who is also the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor had earlier told the NAPTIP D-G and her team including the representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Migration, Saskia Kok that the State Task Force was not relenting in its avowed commitment in winning the war against the menace.

Mr. Mrakpor assured the D-G that their request for office accommodation for NAPTIP effective operations in State would soon be met as soon as the new ultra-modern State Secretariat Complex was completed in few mouths time. He said the completion of the new secretariat complex would pave the way for several MDAs to relocate to the new complex that would subsequently free up several offices presently occupied by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.

The Chairman while assuring the Director-General of NAPTIP that the Delta State Government will not relent in its fight to stamp out the ugly threat, informed the D-G that a Delta State High Court sitting at Ogwashi-Uku recently convicted a child trafficker to prison for the offence of child trafficking.

Also speaking was the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu who is also a Member of the State Task Force who disclosed that the Task Force had to rejig their strategies and mapped out a well detailed work plan on how to actualize their mandate which include effective collaboration and engagement of traditional rulers, community leaders and religious organizations.

Aniagwu also disclosed that the State Bureau for Orientation was at the forefront of taking the anti-human trafficking message to every nook and crannies of the State and advised youths to be weary of the inordinate crave to travel abroad to seek for greener pasture which according to the Information Commissioner was non-existent.

He listed some various youth empowerment programmes of the State Government including the Skill Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneur Programmes (YAGEP) as well as the establishment of Technical Colleges and vocational Centres across the State and charged youths to take advantage of these empowerment programmes to better their lots.

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NO DTS 0712 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

EGWUNYENGA SENSITIZES UVWIE LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTHS ON TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Ministry of Youth development is charged with the responsibility to plan design, develop and implement programs on youth development in the state, hence the commissioner for Youth development comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, has embarked on the sensitization tour.

He stated that since the upgrade from a Directorate to a Ministry, by Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the two additional departments, which are Youth Enterprise and investment promotion and Youth Mobilization and Leadership has been designed to instill in them, productive mind set to harness all opportunities, for their development and entrepreneurship skills. You

Comrade Egwunyenga admonished them to key into the Rural Youth Skills Acquisition program (RYSA), designed for those who have learnt a skill but do not have the funds to set themselves up and it is strictly for the illiterate and semi literate youth, residing in the local government.

While Tertiary Institution Entrepreneurship Program (TEP) is a collaborative program, with the state owned Tertiary Institutions. He further enlightened the youths that the state government initiated this program, to encourage entrepreneurship development.

The program is designed to train and set up eligible undergraduate students, with exceptional entrepreneurial drive. It is designed for those with exceptional passion for entrepreneurship.

The commissioner explained that the mindset and value reorientation program is a public and private partnership (PPP), is geared to foster positive social attitudes, create platforms that will expound opportunities through mindset and value reorientation of the youths.

He informed them of the ministry’s plan to create a template, on the leadership tenure of youth leaders in the different communities, where all stake holders on youth development will be involved and a decision will be arrived at for adoption.

As he promised the youths that the process of selection in all of the training program will be transparent and as well informed the youth leaders that there will be capacity building for them ,which will help build their relationship with people and also go through a business school ,free of charge.

Earlier, the Chairman of Uvwie Local Government, Hon. Ramson Onoyake, expressed delight over the ministry’s programs and urged the youths to depend on God on any program they embark on.

The meeting had in attendance, youths from the eight community in Uvwie, representatives of Igbo and Hausa youths residing in the local government.

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NO DTS 0713 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

2020 DELTA HEADMASTERS’ CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION AIMED AT DISCOVERING YOUNG TALENTS- UKAH

Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has said that the idea behind sports competition such as the Delta Headmasters’ Cup Football Competition is aimed at discovering young talents for the state.

Chief Ukah stated this in Asaba during a meeting with the Local Education Authority Secretaries, Chief Inspectors of Education and Sports Officers in the various Local Government Areas of the state, adding that the meeting was part of the commencement of the 2020 Delta Headmasters’ Cup Football Competition.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education maintained that the winners of the competition would represent the state in the forthcoming Channels Kids Football Competition to held in Lagos from May 20 to 27, 2020.

The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner maintained that birth certificate and evidence of three years previous results of the intending players would be used as requirement for eligibility to participate, stressing that the success of the 2020 Delta State Schools Sports Festival was as a result of oneness of purpose and commitment of every stakeholder.

Chief Ukah enjoined the various stakeholders to work together and exhibit high sense of commitment for the Delta Headmasters’ Cup Football Competition, adding that the ministry under his watch would continue to ensure that good athletes that would represent the state in the nearest future would be discovered and harnessed.

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NO DTS 0714 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

OKONTA CALLS FOR EFFECTIVE SYNERGY AMONGST STAKEHOLDERSIN WATER SECTOR

The Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon. Martins Okonta has called for proper synergy between the Ministry and the Dom-Domingo Water Company Ltd handling the Warri/Effurun Water Project inherited from the defunct Bendel State by the Delta State Government.

Hon Okonta gave the call when he played host to the team in his Office at the Ministry in Asaba

He said that the Concessioner should always reach the office with information on a regular basis as the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is very much interested to see that the project ran as planned and asked that they report any challenges they might encounter.

The Commissioner equally urged them to put in all her energy in order to succeed adding that the issue of action plan and program of work should be well addressed through proper briefingstressingthatwaterislifeandthattheGovernorispassionateabouttheproject.

Speaking further, the Commissioner said that lot of decadence and vandalization had taken place in the project, hence security is very necessary.

Hon. Okonta stated that Don Domingo Water Company Limited should create a small outlet where the public could fetch water that would serve as a means to first of all satisfy the curiosity of the people who were already agitated over the government negligence to revive the project that had been abandoned for years.

The Chairman, Dom Domingo Water Company Ltd, Mr Freeman George-Amadin said that the visit to the Ministry was to inform them that they were moving to site to the Warri/Effurun Water Project adding that with his experience of over 27 years in the Water Industry, he believe that with the help of God and commitment of all involved, the project will succeed.

He stated that the delay in the concession process was due to the pre and post electioneering process but that the project would commence earnest as they would need full knowledge of what is on ground, see to their functionality and have a review of all the components of the project.

Engr. Femi Fateru who also spoke on behalf of Dom Domingo Water Company Ltd, said that there were about 12 stand taps in Warri and after the final audit of the project, provision of more fetching points for the public would be looked into adding that pumping water into the overhead tower and releasing same to the public would also help to access the level of damages on the pipeline network.

Present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Development, Dr Mrs Felicia Adun, the General Manager Urban Water Corporation and the Directors of the Ministry.

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NO DTS 0715 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

OTUARO ADVOCATES TALENT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS

Wife of the Delta State Deputy Governor, Dr Ebierin Otuaro has called on parents to develop their children’s talents by allowing them to participate in sports activities.

Dr Otuaro who made the call during the 2020 Redeemer’s Day celebration of Christ the Redeemer’s School Warri, in warri south local government area of Delta State. She emphasized the importance of sports to the physical, mental and psychological health of the child.

While commending the organizers of the event, Otuaro pointed out that the sporting meet has become necessary for students to come together and showcase their talents in sports, arts and sciences.

Pastor Mrs. Gloria Olumide who represented the regional pastor’s wife of region 23 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Delta State, urged parents and teachers to encourage their children to dream big, noting that such encouragement would make the young stars, fulfill their potential.

Mrs Olumide admonished the students to know that God has ordained a bright future for them adding that they must work hard to achieve it. She pointed out that the mission of the school was to Foster the spirit of Christian’ fullfillment and happiness as well as provide an atmosphere that is conductive to the achievement of academic Excellence.

The highpoint of the event was a football match between Redeemer’s International High Schools, Asaba and Redeemer’s international School Orhuwhorun, calisthenics displays, art and science exhibitions among other activities.

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NO DTS 0716 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

10 LGAS IN DELTA TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDICAL OUTREACH

Ten Local Government Areas of Delta State has been selected for the Integrated Medical Outreach Programme.

Dr. Isioma Okobah, Executive Assistant to His Excellency on PHC and Chairman DSPHCDA disclosed this during a training of local government area Team, said the programme Integrated Medical Outreach Programme (I-MOP) will provide free primary healthcare services such as immunization, treatment of minor ailments, health talks and counseling services, screening for non-communicable diseases, general medical consultations and minor surgeries to Deltans.

She said the project is an initiative of the Federal Government in partnership with Delta State government will be implemented in 10 lowest performing LGAs and medical outreaches in each of the 3 Senatorial Districts of the state using fixed posts,temporary fixed posts, mobile post and medical outreaches.

Dr Okobah listed the LGAs as Aniocha North, Bomadi,Burutu, Ndokwa East, Udu, Ughelli South,Ethiope East, Warri North, Patani and Warri South West while the medical outreaches including Surgeries will be done by Senatorial Districts. The Issele-Uku General Hospital will cater for patients from Delta North,Ughelli Central Hospital for Delta Central and that of Delta South will take place in Warri Central Hospital.

The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Dr. Gloria Patrick-Ferife added that the campaign will be conducted in three rounds between March and June 2020 aims to reach the unreached, under-served and vulnerable communities in the LGAs with medical services as medical personnel in the state will be deployed during the programme.

Dr Ferife revealed that the first round of the integrated medical outreach programme will take place in all primary healthcare centres between 23rd and 27th March 2020 in the implementing LGAs enjoined Deltans to take advantage of the programme to seek medical services as the Outreach Programme is targeted at Deltans living in rural riverine, and hard-to-reach communities who have not had consistent access to basic health services and often unreached by conventional primary healthcare services.

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FROM THE LGAs

NO DTS 0717 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

DTSG EMBARKS ON CLEARING OF CANALS IN WARRI, UVWIE

By Ambrose Ologide

Delta State Government has embarked on clearing of canals in Warri South and Uvwie local government areas.

Our correspondent gathered that the exercise commenced on the 17th of March, 2020 at Miller Canal NPA Warri Express Way. The exercise was at the canals at Ogboru/ Lower Erejuwa bridges at as the time of filling this report

It was also observed that the exercise also include the immediate evacuation of dug out refuses from the canals

One of the workers who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, expressed delight that the exercise has been without any challenges and that they have received the full cooperation of the host communities so far.

He also disclosed that plans were under way to clear the remaining refuses from the canals shortly after the exercise.

Those who spoke to our correspondent hailed governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the exercise as some of the respondents noted that the exercise would help in checking the perennial flooding in both local government areas.

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NO DTS 0718 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

COMRADE BARADI TACKLES ABSEENTISM FIRST DAY IN OFFICE AS NULGE CHAIRMAN

By Temi Boyo

The newly inaugurated chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Warri North chapter, Comrade Moses Baradi, has upon assumption of office today, allocated a big coaster bus to convey staff from Ugbenu/ Koko junction, to the council secretariat for free.

Comrade Baradi who made this known while attending to some public enlightenment officers of the Ministry of Information, who were at his office to congratulate him on his victory, and also to partner with his administration on information management, said the travails staff go through in coming to work, stands as an emergency issue which must be tackled forthwith.

He noted that the issue has had adverse effect on staff attendance for some time now, and this has prompted him to address it, immediately he officially assumed office today.

He reasoned that, with the exorbitant fares drivers charge road users plying the area, the move will help check absenteeism, and alleviate any financial strain it might have on them.

While thanking the officers for the visit, Comrade Baradi, maintained that they remain partners in progress, and as such will ensure that his administration activities are properly captured to give room for growth and transpar

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NO DTS 0719 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

COOPERATIVE SOCIETY’S SURVIVAL, HINGES ON PROPER MANAGEMENT, MEMBERS COOPERATION, SAYS COORPERATIVE DIRECTOR

By Balogun Mabamije

The State Director of Cooperatives, Mr Onyekwe Chukwudi, has asserted that the survival of any Cooperative Society is dependent on the managerial skills of the management team and the cooperation of members of the Cooperative.

Mr Chukwudi made this assertion over the weekend, during the Annual General Meeting of the Democratic Cooperative Society of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Warri. He said that every Cooperative Society has a long life span if it is properly managed, coupled with cooperation from members.

The Director advised members of the Democratic Cooperative Society to always attend meetings, saying that during meetings, vital issues affecting the cooperative society are discussed. He urged members to also use their wealth of knowledge to contribute to the development of the cooperative society.

Mr Chukwudi told members of the Democratic Cooperative Society to support the leadership of the Cooperative Society by contributing their shares and thrift savings regularly, stressing that the strength of the Cooperative Society depends on members contribution. He said that the major business of cooperative society is giving out loans to its members, and tasked them to patronize the cooperative society by borrowing from it.

The Director, while praying for the new executives, advised the President and committee members to run the Cooperative Society in such a way that it would become the best in the state.

The newly elected President of the Warri Ports Democratic Cooperative Society, Mr Famous Ovwiomodiowho who pulled a total vote count of 155 to beat Mr Duru with a total vote of 20, said he was happy to be reelected as the President of the Democratic Cooperative Society.

Mr Ovwiomodiowho thanked members of the Cooperative Society for the confidence reposed on him for his reelection. “I thank my members for believing in me to reelect me. To God be the glory,” he said.

The president said, it is his hope that in the next one year, members would become more productive and prudent in the utilization of their loans. “It’s my hope that in the next one year, our members will continue to use their loans productively.”

Mr Ovwiomodiowho charged members to come out with viable business proposal that will bring additional earning into their packets, assuring them that the Cooperative Society will provide loan for them to execute it.

The Management Committee members include, Mr Famous Ovwiomodiowho, President, Mr Ayandu Buruboyefa, Vice President, Mr Godfrey Obazu, General Secretary, Mr Philip Eze, Assist. General Secretary, Mr Sunday Omodia, Treasurer, and Mr Emmanuel Akinjinrin, Internal Auditor 1. Others are Mr Suenu Oluwafemi, Internal Auditor 11, Mr Jimoh Efemeya, Committee Member and Mrs Rose Ahamba, Committee Member.

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NO DTS 0720 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

UNIPORT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WARRI BRANCH INAUGURATES EXCO

By Ambrose Ologide

A new executive committee of University of Port Harcourt Alumni Association Warri Branch was inaugurated in Ugberikoko , Uvwie Local Government Area on Saturday March 14th 2020.

Members of the newly inaugurated executive committee of the association include : Chief Odjuederhie Okumagba ( Chairman), Mr Stephen Ogagah ( 1st Vice Chairman) , Mrs Ejiro Ogbavwudu ( 2nd Vice Chairman) , Mr Dale Ufuoma (Secretary ) and Onokpasa Obosemaro Psalm ( Assistant Secretary)

Others were: Miss Gloria A Agbonifo (Treasurer) Ambrose Ogaga Oyiwe ( Financial Secretary )Engineer Daniel Godstime Ayetan (Publicity Secretary ),Julius Ejiro Tuagha ( Organizing Secretary) and Yemi Fregene (Provost)

In his key note address shortly after the inauguration, the chairman of the Warri Branch of University of Port Harcourt Alumni Association, Chief Okumagba promised on behalf of the executive committee to refocus and reorganise the association on more humanitarian services.

He noted that the association provides forum for friendship and business relationship amongst members as well as to support the growth of the University of Port Harcourt.

In her brief speech, the out gone chairman of the association, Madam Pamela Okolosi listed her achievements to include: holding a career day at Bomadi amongst others.

While congratulating the newly inaugurated executive committee, She expressed confidence that the Chief Odjuederhie Okumagba led executive committee would take the association to greater heights.

In his brief speech at the epoch making event, the National Financial Secretary of the association Frank Aghara also congratulated the newly inaugurated executive committee of the Warri branch of the association.

He charged them to promote the ideals of the association and to always interact with the state branch of the association.

In his key note address, the President of the Delta State branch of the association, Hon ( Deacon) Akpibere Samson Odafe advised the newly inaugurated executive members of the Warri branch of the association to fish out ex students of the university who have not identified with the association in Uvwie , Warri South local government areas and environs to do so.

High point of the event was the inauguration of the Warri branch of the association by the Delta President, Deacon Samson Akpibere.

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NO DTS 0721 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

CHRISTIANS URGED TO SERVE GOD WHILE STILL STRONG

Christians have been enjoined to remember Their Creator and to keep to His Commandments while they are still strong.

The call was made recently by Pastor Godwin Goje of Victory Baptist Church during the funeral ceremony for late Ms Maria Emorere Imoniero in Kokori, Ethiope East council in Delta State.

Pastor Godwin Goje said that it is imperative for all to remember their Creator while they are still strong to be able to serve Him truthfully in order to enjoy a happy and blissful life on earth.

According to Pastor Goje, the deceased Maria Imoniero loved Christ and no doubt impacted many lives positively adding that she was an inspiration to many in the service to God and humanity.

Pastor Goje who said that a life without Christ is vanity advised Christians to worship the Lord wholeheartedly so that not only would they go to Heaven but also be remembered for the good things they did while here on earth.

The late Ms Maria Emorere Imoniero was born in Kokori to the family of late Julius Imoniero of Orokpo in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State and Roseline Umeze’s family of Uninri Council Area of Enugu State. She attended Pessu Primary School Warri from where she proceeded to Aragba Secondary school, Aragba-Orogun both in Delta State. She later attended Rivers State (Now Ken Saro-Wiwa) Polytechnic, Bori, where she obtained the Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Studies.

She was employed into the Delta State Civil Service in 2002 as a confidential secretary II and rose to the rank of a Chief Confidential Secretary.

Until her demise she was a staff of the Directorate of Government House and Protocol under the Office of the Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State.

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