NO.DTS 0100: DELTA STATE APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF MORE ROADS ACROSS THREE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS
NO.DTS 0101: DTSG FLAGS OFF SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEME FOR WIDOWS…EMPOWERS OVER 5,000 WIDOWS
NO.DTS 0102: UKAH PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT ON FAMILY OF LATE AUGUSTINE OKWUOLISE…DESCRIBES DEATH AS INEVITABLE
NO.DTS 0103: EDAFIADJEBRE CHARGES YOUTH ON LEADERSHIP AS ONOGUN PROMISES GOOD LEADERSHIP
NO.DTS 0104: TIDI WARNS AGAINST INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING OF REFUSE IN WARRI
EDITOR: CHURCHILL OYOWE
NO.DTS 0100: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
DELTA STATE APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF MORE ROADS ACROSS THREE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS
Delta State Government has approved the construction of more roads in the State to fulfill it electioneering campaign promises to Deltans.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah disclosed this in a post Exco press briefing to journalists today in Asaba.
According to Mr Ukah, the road approved by Exco for construction and reconstruction in the State included the reconstruction and resurfacing of Old Umunede/Emuhu Road with a spur to the Asaba/Benin Express Way in Ika South Local Government Area and the construction of Obiaruku/Umuebu Road (Phase 1 and first 5 kilometers from Obiaruku) in Ukwuani Local Government Area
Exco also approved the reconstruction of Ovivomowa Road in Osubi to link Etokpo lane/Mac Nero, and the construction of Bethel Oborevwori Crescent/Iyamu Street in Osubi to link Maroko in Okuokoko.
Equally approved for construction, according to the Information Commissioner, were the reconstruction of Amai/Ezionum Abbi Road, completion of phase iv to the project (3.7 kilometre length between Ezionum and Abbi in Ukwuani and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas and construction of Access Road to Ugbuwangue New Layout, Off Vincent Uduaghan Road, Ugbuwangue, Warri South Local Government Area.
NO.DTS 0101: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
DTSG FLAGS OFF SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEME FOR WIDOWS…EMPOWERS OVER 5,000 WIDOWS
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has flagged off the Delta State Social Welfare Scheme for Widows with over 5,500 widows benefitting and a promise that no Deltan would be left out in the Prosperity for all Deltans agenda.
Speaking at the ceremony at the Council for Arts and Culture Pavilion, Asaba, Senator Okowa who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, said that the scheme would take care of the financial and health needs of the widows in the state, stressing that only a healthy people could contribute to the wealth and development of the state.
“Today we are here to witness another milestone in the health care system in the state, the welfare scheme which is designed for selected widows in the state, is meant to pay them a monthly stipend of 5,000 naira and enroll them into the state contributory health insurance scheme to cater for all their health needs. The state government will pay for their premiums monthly”, he said, adding, “A total of 5,555 widows drawn from the 270 wards in the state will participate in the scheme which will commence at the end of January, 2018.”
“I want to extend His Excellency’s goodwill to all Deltans as once you have a healthy people, you will have a wealthy nation as they will contribute to the development of the nation”, he added.
He explained that the welfare scheme was another addition to the prosperity agenda, saying that over 1,200 youths and ward Liaison Officers were presently benefitting from the Government Empowerment Scheme
He commended the Government Special Project Committee, organisers of the event, for their diligence and cooperation in bringing the event to fruition and enjoined all the participating widows to register with the Contributory Health Commission to enable them benefit from the welfare scheme.
Earlier in a welcome address, Chief Festus Ochonogor, Senior Political Adviser and member of the committee said that the commencement of the welfare scheme for widows was meant to take care of the needs of this set of vulnerable Deltans.
Chief Isaac Akpoveta and Dr Ben Nkechika, Chairman and Director-General respectively of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission said the commission was poised to ensure efficient and effective health care for the people of the state.
NO.DTS 0102: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
UKAH PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT ON FAMILY OF LATE AUGUSTINE OKWUOLISE…DESCRIBES DEATH AS INEVITABLE
Death has been described as an inevitable end for all living things on earth.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, gave the description when he led a team of senior officers from the Ministry of Information on a condolence visit to the family of Late Augustine Okwuolise house in Asaba.
Mr Ukah who was represented by his Special Assistant, Mr Christopher Nwaoboshi, urged everyone to live legacies of meaningful life.
He called on the family to take solace in the fact that Mr Augustine Okwuolise lived a good life, describing him as a diligent and well behaved staff.
The Commissioner prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss, which he said was irreparable.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Paul Osahor, said that Late Augustine Okwuolise was a Christian and died as one and should be mourned as a child of God.
Mr Osahor equally added that the deceased who before his death was a very resourceful officer working with the Deputy Governor of Delta State as the Public Relations Officer was a dedicated man and enjoined the family to take heart and be encourage that he was at the bosom of the Lord.
NO.DTS 0103: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
EDAFIADJEBRE CHARGES YOUTH ON LEADERSHIP AS ONOGUN PROMISES GOOD LEADERSHIP
The Acting Ovie of Agbarha Kingdom, Warri representative of Otovwodo (Agbassa) Community Warri, Chief Julius Tobore Edafiadjebre has charged the newly elected members of the youth executive council of the community on good leadership.
The Acting Ovie who gave the charge in his address during the inauguration of the youth executive council at Otovwodo (Agbassa) Community, Warri at the weekend, advised members of the youth executive council to always be law-abiding in the discharge of their duties and also be respectful to the elder, adding that they were elected to the executive council due to their good track records.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman of Community Youth Council, Mr Onoriode Onogun on behalf of his colleagues thanked the elders’ council and the entire people of the community for their election, promising not to disappoint them just as he also promised to build on the success of his predecessor by taking the community to the next level.
Onogun who disclosed that he had already extended his hands of fellowship to the leadership of the youths of Itsekiri and Ijaw in Warri further promised to carry the community youths along in his administration.
He however appealed for the continue support of the youths and entire people of the community to succeed.
Earlier in his address, Mr. Jasper Ope Osioh, a member of the community, was full of praises for the elders’ council for the election of the executives of the youth council which he noted was without violence or rancour.
High point of the very event was the swearing in of the new youth executives of the community by Barr (Mrs) Oghenebrume Chukwu.
The occasion was witnessed by a galaxy of who is who in the community.
NO.DTS 0104: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
TIDI WARNS AGAINST INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING OF REFUSE IN WARRI
The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council, Hon Michael Tidi has warned residents of Warri against indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
Tidi handed down the warning in a chat with newsmen during the last environmental sanitation exercise in Warri, stressing the need for residents to always keep their environment clean in order to void contacting diseases such the Lassa fever and other dreaded diseases.
The Warri South Local Government Council boss who expressed dismay over blocked drainages in most areas in Warri however noted that the compliance of residents for the exercise was commendable as he urged them to improve on the level of compliance in subsequent environmental sanitation exercise.