NO DTS 0056: DELTA STATE JUDICIARY RECORDS 107 PERCENT INCREASE IN IGR
NO DTS 0057: INFORMATION SERVICE DELIVERY: ANIAGWU SETS MONTHLY TARGET FOR INFORMATION OFFICERS
NO DTS 0058: OBOREVWORI IMPLORES DELTANS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMMES OF GOVERNOR OKOWA… CHARGES LAWMAKERS ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FIRST SESSION
NO DTS 0059: SDG HANDS OVER MOTORIZED BOREHOLE TO IDUMUJE-UNOR COMMUNITY
NO DTS 0060: PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS URGED TO BE ALIVE TO RESPONSIBILITY
NO DTS 0061: BROWN EXPRESSES APPRECIATION TO OKOWA OVER REHABILITATION OF UDU ROAD
Editor: Churchill Oyowe
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NO DTS 0056 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
DELTA STATE JUDICIARY RECORDS 107 PERCENT INCREASE IN IGR
The deliberate and determined efforts of Delta State Government to increase its revenue base is yielding the desired results as the State Judiciary shot up its internally generated revenue (IGR) by 107 percent in 2019.
A summary of revenue generated by the Probate Department as released by the office of the Probate Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Asaba, showed that the sum of N198, 291, 218.94 was realized by the Department in 2019 as against N95,799,170.78 of the IGR of 2018, representing a107 percent increase of IGR of the previous year.
A breakdown by the Probate Registrar of the sources of the revenue generated in the year indicated that the revenue was derived from 742 applications for Letters of Administration and the 687 issued Letters of Administration that were granted by the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro. Revenue was also generated from 157 Wills lodged in the Probate vault.
During the period under review, the chief judge granted interim waivers on compassionate grounds to indigent applicants to enable them process Letters of Administration.
Speaking on the positive development, the Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro explained that the significant increase of the IGR was a clear affirmation of public confidence and trust in the state judiciary.
Justice Umukoro charged staff of high courts whose line of duty was revenue generation at all levels to be honest and transparent in order to maintain the public confidence reposed on the Judiciary in the area of financial transactions.
NO DTS 0057 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
INFORMATION SERVICE DELIVERY: ANIAGWU SETS MONTHLY TARGET FOR INFORMATION OFFICERS
The Commissioner for Information Mr Charles Aniagwu has set a monthly target for all Information Officers in the state saying that a minimum of 10 reports should be sent by each per month.
Mr Aniagwu gave thetarget today during a meeting he held with all state information officers at Press Centre of Government House, Asaba.
He stated that all information officers must live up to expectation in their various offices, warning that any officer who failed to discharge his/her duty would be sanctioned.
The Commissioner pointed out that information officer were the loud speakers of the public and government, stating that The Pointer and Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Warri and Asaba were being starve of the essential information needed to work and that the growth of the ministry depended on their hard work.
He stated that they were the master/chief executive of service information delivery in wherever they were posted, adding that he was more interested in the report sent to the ministry than the clock in machine.
The Commissioner revealed that element of private sector approach to getting results would be introduce in the service, adding that no officer would be victimized by any senior for being productive.
He advised officers to report beyond the government stating that government was interested to knowing what the people think about governance, saying that as information officers, they also represent the mouthpiece of the people.
‘’We want information officers to report what is happening in their respective areas of coverage. We believe that it is not only the government that is talking, our people are also talking. The best way to get the views of the people across to the government is to report all sides of the story all the time’’ he said.
Aniagwu assured the officers that training would be given for them to improve on their job while stressing that they should do their work diligently, stressing that any form of indiscipline would no longer be tolerated.
He challenged the officers to take the responsibility of advising their bosses, explaining that such disposition would earn them closeness and understanding.
The Permanent Secretary, Mr Paul Osahor, commended the commissioner for his effort to see that discipline was inculcated in the officers even as he advised them to be alive in the discharge of their duties.
Responding, the officers thanked the commissioner for his diligence while promising to put more effort in their work as public relations officers.
For others, they thanked Aniagwu for his efforts to reform the state information apparatus and pledged to do more having been inspired and motivated by their boss.
The meeting featured a question and answer session while the highpoint was a cash reward given to the Public Enlightenment Officer (PEO) in Uvwie LGA, Mr Ambrose Ologide as a cash reward for hard work and as motivation to other officers.
NO DTS 0058 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
OBOREVWORI IMPLORES DELTANS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMMES OF GOVERNOR OKOWA… CHARGES LAWMAKERS ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FIRST SESSION
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has called on Deltans to continue to support the policies and programmes of the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
In his welcome address on today on resumption of plenary, the speaker while congratulating the governor on his victory at the Supreme Court, Abuja, urged Deltans to continue to support the governor in his determination to give the state the best.
He said: “Distinguished Colleagues, on behalf of the Leadership, Members, Management and Staff of the Assembly, I wish to congratulate our amiable Governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on his resounding victory at the Supreme Court, on Wednesday 8th January, 2020. This is indeed a reaffirmation of our party, the PDP’s landslide victory in the State Governorship election in March, 2019. I therefore call on all Deltans to continue to support the policies and programmes of the Okowa’s Administration.”
The speaker said that he was convinced that the Christmas break afforded members of the house the opportunity to rest and also to prime themselves for the last lap of the First Session of the Seventh Assembly.
“My Distinguished Colleagues, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to plenary. I do hope we took advantage of the Christmas break to visit our constituents to deliver the Governor Okowa’s Administration policy thrust in birthing a stronger Delta for our people. I am also convinced that the holiday afforded us the opportunity to rest and also to prime ourselves for the last lap of the First Session of the Seventh Assembly,” he said.
The Speaker disclosed that in the foregoing part of the First Session, the house received seven critical bills for legislative action and listed them to include Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau Bill, 2019; Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, 2019; and Delta State Customary Court (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Others include Delta State Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Rights and Other Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Delta State Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2019; Delta State Appropriation Bill, 2020; and Bill for a law to provide for the licensing of radio, television and for other matters connected therewith.
“Out of the above seven bills, four were passed into law by the House, while three are at different stages of legislative process. Also, in the period under reference, the House received and approved several requests from the Executive. In the same vein, the House was also presented with nominees for screening and confirmation into the State Executive Council, Governing Board of State Agencies, Commissions and Parastatals. In all of these, I am proud to say that we diligently and professionally carried out all these assignments to the glory of God. To this I say kudos to all of us,” the speaker stated.
“Accordingly, in this remaining part of the Session, I implore us as always, to put all our hands on deck to ensure a successful completion of the Session. I therefore call on Chairmen and Members of Committees to assiduously work on all matters referred to their Committees and report as soon as possible to plenary,” he added.
NO DTS 0059 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
SDG HANDS OVER MOTORIZED BOREHOLE TO IDUMUJE-UNOR COMMUNITY
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Dr Andy Ilabor, has officially handed over the newly constructed motorized borehole to the community of Idumuje-Unor in Aniocha North Local Government Area.
Making the donation to the community, Dr Ilabor said that part of the mandate of the directorate, was to carry out the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS) projects which he explained as a counterpart funding arrangement between the state and federal governments.
Dr Ilabor stated that under the present administration of Governor Okowa, the Directorate of SDGs had focused mainly on healthcare, water and sanitation, adding that three cycles of the Conditional Grant Scheme had been concluded, outside other interventions in various communities across the state.
Seizing the opportunity to educate the grassroots on the 17 goals of the SDGs, Ilabor noted that the Stronger Delta vision of Governor Okowa was in perfect harmony with the mandates of the SDGs.
‘’We discovered that it is a very difficult task to get water in Aniocha North LGA and so what we have done overtime was to single out one water project that we will embark on as a star project’’ he said
The SSA charged the community to take ownership of the water project by seeing to its maintenance and sustainability.
He called on the Obi of Idumuje-Unor to appreciate one of his sons, chief Jude Bade, whom Dr Ilabor said magnanimously donated a 30KVA generator to see to the effective running of the water project in the primary health centre (PHC).
While expressing gratitude, the Chairman of Aniocha North Local Government Council, Mr Chuks Oseme, urged members of the community to utilize the facility cited at Idumuje-Unor Primary Health Center.
The Obi of Idumuje-Unor, HRM Chukwunweike Charles Anyasi, thanked the state government for its impact on the community through the SDGs while commending the team for their resilience despite the many challenges faced while the project was on-going.
He assured of the community’s support by maintaining its peaceful disposition and expressed optimism that more developmental projects would be attracted in the nearest future.
NO DTS 0060 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS URGED TO BE ALIVE TO RESPONSIBILITY
By Christian Ogoh
The Permanent Secretary, Post Primary Education Board, Delta North Senatorial District, Mrs Ngozi Bamah, has urged principals and teachers in the district to sit up and be alive to their responsibilities of teaching their students effectively.
Mrs Bamah gave the charge during an interactive session with newsmen recently, at her office in Agbor; while speaking on her visit to schools to check the level of resumption compliance by the teachers and students for the second term of the 2019/2020 Academic Session, which commenced on Monday, January 6, 2020.
She stated that the turnout of teachers was satisfactory and commended principals who engaged community town criers to call students back to school.
The permanent secretary admonished the school heads and teachers to commence teaching immediately, explaining that the scheme of work usually begins with the first week in order to complete the scheme of work.
She explained further that if the scheme of work was not completed before the end of the term, it would give a lot of problem to the students especially when exams were set and they were not able to answer them.
Mrs Bamah disclosed that the state government had come up with measures against examination malpractice and that the commissioner for education had set up a committee, known as Exam Ethics Disciplinary Committee, to combat the menace of exam malpractice.
Continuing, she stated that in the recent publication of the committee’s recommendations, two schools were closed down, while sixteen teachers in the public schools that aided exam malpractice sanctioned and a school principal demoted for misconduct.
The permanent secretary, who applauded the development, noted that many students had become unserious with their studies, thinking that at the end of the term examination would be written for them.
She encouraged teachers within the district to pull out from such syndrome in their best interest, urging them to discourage the practice to the barest, so that the students can be serious with their studies and begin to exercise their brains to do what is right.
She stressed that while the teachers do their teaching thoroughly, the students should be able to sit up and work hard to get excellent results.
NO DTS 0061 ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
BROWN EXPRESSES APPRECIATION TO OKOWA OVER REHABILITATION OF UDU ROAD
By Ambrose Ologide
The Chairman of Udu Local Government Council, Chief Jite Brown, has expressed appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the rehabilitation of Udu Road by Express Junction to Ovwian Grammar School, Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area.
The chairman who is a member of the Urhobo Peoples Integrity Organization (UPIO) appreciated Governor Okowa in a chat with our correspondent shortly after the monthly general meeting of UPIO in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area last weekend.
Brown described the governor as a man of his words, noted that the deplorable road was a major link between Udu and Ughelli South Local Government Areas and that it was a great concern to motorists and residents of the area.
“When the issue of the road was brought before him (Governor Okowa) last year, he assured us that it would be renovated at the beginning of the dry season. He has not only kept to his words but the ongoing job that is near completion is a quality one,” the chairman said.
Chief Brown then on behalf of Udu people expressed appreciation to Governor Okowa over the gesture
He commended Udu people for shunning the politics of opposition in the last general elections and urged them to sustain their support for Governor Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy.