NO DTS 1396: OKOWA CONGRATULATES JOE ARAUSI AT 70
NO DTS 1397: DELTA DEPUTY SPEAKER COUNSELS UKWUANI COMMUNITIES ON COOPERATION WITH CONTRACTORS
NO DTS 1398: FLOODING: COMMUNITY LEADERS IN WARRI, UVWIE APPEAL TO DTSG FOR RESCUE
Editor: Churchill Oyowe
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NO DTS 1396: ASABA, NIGERIA, SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020
OKOWA CONGRATULATES JOE ARAUSI AT 70
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the Chairman, Governing Council of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Chief Jonathan Arausi, on his 70th birth anniversary.
He congratulated Arausi on his meritorious service to Delta and his native Isokoland, especially as member of the House of Assembly in the defunct Bendel State and Chairman, Board of Directors of IC-Global Micro Finance Bank Ltd.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the Governor rejoiced with Arausi for his diligent and entrepreneurial spirit, which saw him succeed as Chairman of the award-winning micro finance bank.
He remarked that Arausi’s outstanding leadership of the National Association of Community Bankers (NACOBS) contributed immensely to the growth of community banking at the time.
Okowa expressed belief that the investments of Chief Arausi, a member of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the state and humanity would remain relevant, and urged him to apply his vast experience in business and politics in mentoring the youths of Delta.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I felicitate with an illustrious son of Delta, Chief Jonathan Arausi, on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary.
“As Chairman of IC-Global Micro Finance Bank Limited and Quantum Securities Ltd, you deployed your vast financial and investment expertise to bear on the companies, creating employments and growing businesses across Isokoland and Delta.
“As a politician, you have remained a man of integrity, with strong convictions for the development of the people of Isoko and beyond,” he said.
Okowa joined family, friends and associates in celebrating the Oleh-born businessman and political icon, praying that the almighty God would strengthen him and grant him good health in his continued service to the state and mankind.
NO DTS 1397: ASABA, NIGERIA, SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020
DELTA DEPUTY SPEAKER COUNSELS UKWUANI COMMUNITIES ON COOPERATION WITH CONTRACTORS
By Austin Akanigha
The Delta State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Christopher Ochor, has called on the good people of Ukwuani Local Government Area to welcome and give maximum cooperation to those assigned to carryout construction of infrastructural projects, especially contractors.
The Deputy Speaker, gave this charge over the weekend when he visited some of the communities to inspect projects approved to be built by the state government, under the constituency project scheme.
According to the deputy speaker, only peace and cooperation between those deployed to carryout development work and the people of the communities would ensure early completion of projects meant to improve the welfare of the people in the area.
He stated that the projects were selected in accordance with the needs of the people, adding that when completed each of the projects would touch the lives of the beneficiaries.
“I will plead with you to cooperate with the contractors. Give them maximum support as it’s the only way there will be assurance for the early completion of the projects.”
“The projects when completed is expected to add value to the lives of our people, as they are selected by the state government to bridge the gap in the absence of some needy physical infrastructure to the selected communities,” Ochor said.
Hon. Ochor also used the occasion to address the contractors to ensure they deliver quality jobs, within the specific period stated for their completion.
“On the part of the contractors, I expect you to ensure that the projects you are to handle should not exceed the specific period, and it must be executed following the laydown standard,” he stated.
Reacting to the development, each of the community’s representatives assured the Deputy Speaker of according the contractors the maximum cooperation by providing a conducive environment for them to work.
The beneficiaries of the constituent projects as facilitated by the deputy speaker under the 2020 Appropriation year are Umutu, Obiaruku, Amai and Umukwauta communities.
The projects, are in Umutu, Prototype Modern Toilet, with water supply system, and the third phase of the Umutu Main Market Project; in Obiaruku, Boys Grammar School, Prototype Modern Toilet, with water supply system, and in Umukwata, the Demolition and Reconstruction of the Administrative Building, and Construction of a Prototype Modern Toilet with water supply system.
In Amai, theMixed Secondary School will benefit from the reconstruction of Equipped Science Laboratory, and the construction of a modern toilet with water system.
The Deputy Speaker also took time to visit other ongoing state government projects in the communities to check the extents of the works.
NO DTS 1398: ASABA, NIGERIA, SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020
FLOODING: COMMUNITY LEADERS IN WARRI, UVWIE APPEAL TO DTSG FOR RESCUE
By Ambrose Ologide
Following the reported deplorable state in most places in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas caused by the heavy down pour that climaxed on Sunday July 19th, 2020, the President General of Uvwie General Improvement Union (UGIU) Chief Austin Ukuwrere, the President General of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Warri, Chief Emmanuel Okumagba (JP) and the Oghwuvwie (traditional prime minister) of Otovwodo (Agbassa) Community, Warri, Hon Benson Obire have appealed to the Warri / Uvwie Special Project Renewal Development Agency to urgently come to the rescue of the affected areas.
At as the time of filling this report, the Noah like rain has sacked homes and business places in Alaka, GRA, Uti, Jakpa Road by Ekpan General Hospital, Enerhen Junction amongst other areas in Uvwie Local Government Area
While in Warri South Local Government Area, some homes and business places in Ginuwa by JJC, Mowoe Road, Igbi, Smart, Aghoghovbia, Arigbe, MRS Filling Station by Warri/ Sapele Road, Total Filling Station by Airport Road, Fani Kayode in Okumagba Avenue were in a riverine state.
Chief Ukuwrere in an interaction with our correspondent on the issue noted that but for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the situation would have been worst.
He disclosed that last year he appealed to the governor on the construction of drainages and that Governor Okowa listened to his appeal leading to the constriction of drainages in some areas such as PTI and Refinery Roads in Uvwie Local Government Area.
He however sent a ‘Save Our Soul’ (SOS) to the authorities concerned on behalf of residents of Alaka as he said that the area had been overtaken by flood.
Ukuwrere also appealed to Delta State Commissioner for Works to keep to the promise he made to him on construction of a carnal from Cane Wood Hotel area to the Ekpan River.
“The Commissioner came to inspect the area. If the canal is constructed, it would solve the problem of flooding in that area,”he stated.
While commending the Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council, Hon Ramson Onoyake on his efforts on sanitation so far, Chief Ukuwrere noted that some residents of local government were stubborn on issue of sanitation exercise.
In Warri South Local Government Area, Chief Okumagba appealed to the authorities concerned to urgently come to the rescue of residents of the affected areas in Okere Urhobo Kingdom.
While Hon Obire who spoke in the same vein on behalf of residents of affected areas in Otovwodo (Agbassa ) areas of Ginuwa, Mowoe amongst others, stated that executives of the community had wanted to embarked on a self-help project on clearing of the gutters in the affected areas but said that they were not permitted to do so.
He stressed that the flood was caused by blockage of natural water ways and drainages and appealed that a solid drainage system should be constructed from Ginuwa through Mowoe Road, Ukpokiti Street to Agbassa River by Bowen Avenue.