NO.DTS 0314: GOVT WILL NOT TOLERATE ILLEGAL TRADITIONAL STOOL IN THE STATE– OKOWA
NO.DTS 0315: ASABA STORM WATER DRAINAGE TO SOLVE FLOODING CHALLENGES – UKAH
NO.DTS 0316: EDEVBIE LAUDS PROJECT COMMISSIONING IN UGHELLI, CALLS FOR OKOWA’S REELECTION
NO.DTS 0317: UZOR TASKS IGBIDE, EMEDE COMMUNITIES ON PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE
NO.DTS 0318: COUNCILLOR REPRESENTING AMAI RECEIVES COMMENDATIONS FROM CONSTITUENTS
NO.DTS 0319: DPO DEBAKEME PRAISED FOR BEING ALIVE TO RESPONSIBILITY
NO.DTS 0320: “SPORTS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EDUCATION”- COMRADE IDUH
Editor: Churchill Oyowe
NO.DTS 0314: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
GOVT WILL NOT TOLERATE ILLEGAL TRADITIONAL STOOL IN THE STATE– OKOWA
The ancient community of Egbudu-Akah in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State was agog as the inhabitants were overwhelmingly joyous as the Delta State Government confirmed the installation of His Royal Majesty, Obi Paul Nzemeke Okolie 11, as the king of Egbudu-Akah through the presentation of staff of office.
Presenting the staff of authority and power to Obi Okolie 11, the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by his Deputy, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, congratulated the monarch, adding that his kingship had been confirmed in line with the Delta State laws after due selection and installation by the king makers of Egbudu-Akah.
Governor Okowa averred that having listened to the numerous challenges of the community as enumerated in the Obi’s address, he would channel them to the appropriate government agencies for urgent intervention.
He however, warned that it would be in the best interest of Egbudu-Akah people to ensure that the affairs of the community run seamlessly, positing that government would not tolerate any illegal traditional stool in the community or any other part of the state.
In a similar tone, Governor Okowa urged the new traditional ruler to discharge all his responsibilities transparently and firmly as the father of all by imbibing the virtue of peace and explore every Democratic avenue of dialogue in the interest of unity, progress and development of the community.
While proclaiming Obi Paul Nzemeke Okolie 11 as the rightful traditional ruler of Egbudu-Akah according to the documented evidences and processes of selection and installation, the Chairman of Aniocha South LGA, Hon. Isaac Anwuzia, commended the State Government for doing the needful in line with the law by presenting the staff of office to Obi Paul Nzemeke Okolie.
Hon Anwuzia used the occasion to inform the Governor of the deplorable nature of Ogwashi-Uku, Ubulu-Uno, Ashama, Egbudu-Akah road which he averred, had remained inaccessible and source of concern to the people and government of the area.
The Council Chairman pleaded with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to make the road his pet project just like he had done in other places, maintaining that the ancient Egbudu-Akah community had been cut off from the rest of Aniocha South LGA.
Earlier in a joy-laden mood, the royal family had presented an address through Prince Lucky Obi-Okolie, who appreciated the Delta State Government for recognizing Obi Paul Nzemeke Okolie as the 12th Obi of Egbudu-Akah Kingdom.
The message read that he was crowned on the 19th of November, 2016, in line with the tradition and native laws of Egbudu-Akah, before the kingship tussle which left them devastated before the day of presentation of staff of office (19/03/2018).
The address enumerated other daunting challenges being faced by the community to include lack of tarred road, under-staffed and dilapidated state of the community’s only secondary school, lack of basic learning tools in schools and the economic devastation arising from the crisis which led to the burning of 12 royal houses, three others within the community including the Mountain of Fire Church premises.
Though the presentation of staff of office ceremony was low key, it witnessed an open expression of joy and excitement from the indigenes.
Further endorsement of the Obi Paul Nzemeke Okolie’s kingship came from the traditional rulers who were led by the Delta State Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council and Obi of Owa Kingdom, HRM Obi Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor.
Other royal fathers present were Obi of Ubulu-Uno, Obi of Nsukwa, Obi of Ejeme Aniogor, Obi of Ejeme Unor and Obi of Ashama as well as chiefs and political leaders of note in Aniocha South and beyond.
NO.DTS 0315: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
ASABA STORM WATER DRAINAGE TO SOLVE FLOODING CHALLENGES – UKAH
Residents of Delta State Capital Territory, Asaba will soon heave a sign of relief as the Okowa led administration progresses to completion state of the ongoing construction of storm drainage to solve the perennial flooding challenges in the area.
The Commissioner of Information, Mr Patrick Ukah disclosed this while fielding question from journalists in Asaba, saying that flooding has been a major challenge and would soon be over with the ongoing deep drains being constructed to channel water from the flood prone areas directly into the River Niger.
According to the Commissioner, the reason government had to commence the storm drainage was to avoid houses being submerged by flood during the raining season especially on the DBS Road and the Secretariat Annex where a lot of cameras and office equipment were lost.
He revealed that, professionals like the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Asaba chapter were consulted in the drainage construction and other reputable and capable companies, “Those living within that environment will notice something different.” Mr Ukah said.
“The State Capital Territory is not going to lose its beauty because of flood and the ‘EKUEME’ of our time has answers to different difficult situations he promised and he is determined to fulfill his promise.” he said.
NO.DTS 0316: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
EDEVBIE LAUDS PROJECT COMMISSIONING IN UGHELLI, CALLS FOR OKOWA’S REELECTION
The Commissioner for Finance, Chief David Edevbie, has said that the governor of Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa deserves a second tenure for making conscientious efforts to serve the people of the state who elected him into the office.
Chief Edevbie made this known in view of the just commissioned 8.5 kilometers Amekpa/Afiesere and Ofuoma road, by the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa constructed by Consolidated Construction Company (CCC).
Chief Edevbie who affirmed that the governor was doing very well, said that all of them working in his cabinet would work for him to achieve the goal.
“I am working with the governor and he is doing very well. He is about to complete his first tenure and I believe he deserves a second tenure. So I am working with him to achieve the object, which is to complete his second tenure” he said.
The commissioner on behalf of the people of Afiesere commended the governor for the completion and commissioning of the road, which he described as a world class road.
He said the road transverses other local government area which made it economically viable to the people of the area.
“As you quietly notice it is a road that transverse not only our local government but it goes into another local government, Ethiope East. That makes it economically viable” he said.
Chief Edevbie expressed happiness at the quality of the road and commended the CCC for the job, saying,” It is a well built road and with drainages on both sides, it is something that will stand the test of time.”
He appealed to Afiesere community to constantly maintain the road and make good use of it.
“I think the people of Afiesere community should make a conscious attempt to arrange for the cleaning of the road on a daily basis,” he added, promising to speak to the local government chairman and the President General of Afiesere community for the daily cleaning of the road.
He assured the people of Afiesere community that effort was being made to restore light to the community which had been in darkness for more than a year now but noted that the light issue was self inflicted.
NO.DTS 0317: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
UZOR TASKS IGBIDE, EMEDE COMMUNITIES ON PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE
The Special Adviser to the Delta state Governor on Rural Development and Peace Building, Chief Edwin Uzor has called on the people of Igbide and Emede communities both in Isoko South Local Government Area to embrace peace in order to attract development to the area.
Chief Uzor who made the call while on a peace advocacy visit to the two communities pointed out that he was in both communities in search of permanent peace between Igbide and Emede over a dispute piece of land.
The Special Adviser who also visited His Royal Majesty, Obukeni 1, the Ovie of Igbide and His Royal Majesty Omote Egbo, the Ovie of Emede kingdom, canvassed for the need to be peaceful at all times.
Chief Uzor, represented by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Community Relations and Conflict
Resolution, Hon. Barr Sam Chukwuji, reiterated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to ensuring peace in all parts of the State, adding that peace always provided opportunity for development to take place.
He enjoined the two communities to continue to maintain the peace, advising that the people needed to always fashion out ways to nip any crisis in the bud.
Speaking, the President-General of Emede community, Mr. Ejumejowo Okporokpo, commended the efforts of the State Government through the Office of the Special Adviser on Rural Development and Peace Building in bringing peace to the two communities and assured of their ready to embrace peace and the peace initiative of the State Government.
NO.DTS 0318: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
COUNCILLOR REPRESENTING AMAI RECEIVES COMMENDATIONS FROM CONSTITUENTS
The Councilor representing ward 6B Amai, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Gift Anazie has been commended for organizing a health empowerment programme for the people of her ward.
The people of Ward 6B in separate interview with newsmen at Awai described her as a Politician that had the interest of the people and her ward at heart.
Mr Happy Otuya and Terry Ojugbeli, said the free medical programme was the first of its kind by a Councilor since the existence of Amai, saying that the health programme had addressed the health needs of the people of ward 6B.
They said Hon. Anazie organized the programme few days after her swearing-in as councilor, praying to God to continue to protect her and her family.
They also said that the Councilor invited five Medical Doctors from different fields to give health talks and equally administered drugs on the people with various ailments and pledged to continue to give their unalloyed support to her to move her ward to an enviable height.
Hon. Gift Anazie, who spoke to newsmen during the programme called on the people of ward 6B to take advantage of the state government contributory health scheme to improve their health conditions.
She said that she decided to organize the health programme to enable her give the needed health support to the people of her ward, because according to her, health is wealth.
While saying the people of her ward were important to her, she assured them of continuous assistance, adding that she appreciated them for giving her their support and finding her worthy to serve them.
NO.DTS 0319: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
DPO DEBAKEME PRAISED FOR BEING ALIVE TO RESPONSIBILITY
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ogwashi-uku, Deputy Superintendent, Tobi Debakeme, has been described as a combatant officer that performs his duties without fear or favour.
The Okwabani of Aboh Ogwashi-uku, Chief Paul Chiedu Onwuadiamu made the description in a chat with newsmen at Aboh Ogwashi.
He said that Supol Debakeme is an extra ordinary Police Officer that is very intelligent and always committed to his duty, adding that he does not compromise his work.
Debakeme, according to him, performed his duties with the fear of God, noting that he had been making effort to ensure that peace continue to reign at Ogwashi-Uku and its environs.
He said that the people of the area now sleep with their two eyes closed, owing to the effective performance of the DPO, saying that he had the interest of the people and the area at heart.
While noting that Debakeme was a highly focused officer, he appealed to the people of the area to give the needed support to the Police, to enable them perform their duties effectively.
NO.DTS 0320: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
SPORTS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF EDUCATION – COMRADE IDUH
The Head Teacher, Ani-Nshi Primary School, Ogwashi-Uku, Comrade Francis Oyemike Iduh has said sport is an integral part of education that remains the vehicle that helps to train the mind and body through physical activities.
Comrade Iduh made the declaration during the Inter-House Sport Athletic Competition of the school at Ogwashi-Uku.
He said that sporting programmes were important in schools, stating, “Even the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa said in a town hall meeting that his administration will encourage sports in the state as it brings friendly relation among various schools.”
While saying that the school had produced eminent personalities within and outside Ogwashi-uku, he urged parents and guardians to encourage their children and wards to engage seriously in sporting activities.
Comrade Iduh lauded the Local Government Chairman, Chief Isaac Anwuzia for repairing the blown off sheets in the school classrooms.
He equally lauded Dr Celestine Iwendi, Chief Anthonia Oguah, the PTA and parents for their numerous contributions to the development of the school.
The Secretary, Local Education Authority, Aniocha South, Prince Jude Elue, commended the effort of the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and State Universal Basic education, Asaba, for their interest in sporting activities.
According to the LEA Boss, “Sports as an integral component of the educational system, synchronizes in the cognitive domain towards attainment of sound mind and body.”
Prince Elue commended the interest of the house Patrons, dogged efforts of the Head Teacher and his team for their effort in organizing the programme.