NO. DTS 0075: OKOWA INSPECTS ROAD PROJECTS IN ASABA, CHARGES CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ON DELIVERY OF PROJECTS
NO. DTS 0076: GEEP LAUNCHES PIONEER BENEFICIARIES
NO. DTS 0077: MAGISTRATE CALLS FOR OFFICIAL DOCUMENT AUTHORIZING PEO’S TO ACCESS COURT PROCEEDINGS
NO. DTS 0078: COUNCILOR COMMENDS GOV OKOWA FOR ENSURING RURAL DEVELOPMENT
NO. DTS 0079: GOVERNMENT WILL SUSTAIN FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS – AZINGE
NO. DTS 0080: DELTA LIAISON OFFICE LAGOS GETS NEW DIRECTOR
NO. DTS 0081: FIRE GUTS CHUDE GIRLS MODEL SCHOOL HOSTEL
NO. DTS 0082: NIGERIA PEACE CORPS HOLDS ADVOCACY VISIT IN OSHIMILI NORTH COUNCIL
NO. DTS 0083: OKOWA CALLS FOR UPGRADE OF FACILITIES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NO. DTS 0084: CONSTRUCTION OF ALERO-UTE ROAD: COUNCILOR COMMENDS STATE GOVERNMENT
NO. DTS 0085: FRSC, DBS, TRADERS’ ASSOCIATION DECLARE SUPPORT FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE
NO. DTS 0086: WHY WE GAVE N200 MILLION TO DELSUTH – OKOWA
NO. DTS 0087: OKOWA SCORES ADMINISTRATION HIGH ON EMPOWERMENT
NO. DTS 0088: GOD FEARING INDIVIDUALS TOLD TO TOUCH LIVES OF OTHER
EDITOR: CELE OFUANI
NO. DTS 0075 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
OKOWA INSPECTS ROAD PROJECTS IN ASABA, CHARGES CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ON DELIVERY OF PROJECTS
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa inspected various road projects within Asaba Capital Territory with a charge to construction firms to increase the pace of work on infrastructural projects in the state.
Governor Okowa inspected the Okpanam road and drain projects; the 4.4km Joseph Ebolo and Madonna road and drains project; the 1.6km Ojife Street, Nduka Iloba and Casaloba Street. Other road projects were the 700meters Isioma Onyeobi link road from sand beach through Rapu road to Cable road and the 510 meters Stadium and Cap Wire roads off Nnebisi road in the Asaba Metropolis.
The governor who said his government was determined to take development to the people of the state despite the economic recession, disclosed that a lot of roads and other projects are either on-going or ready for commissioning in April.
According to him “ We have about 398 km roads all through the state and so many projects are ready for commissioning now, from the month of April through May we will be commissioning a lot of road and school projects.”
While commending the construction firms handling the road projects on the quality and standard of work, Governor Okowa charged them to speed up work so as to meet the time schedule.
At the Okpanam road project, where drainage construction work was on, the Governor stated that the drainage work would be connected and completed before the end of February, emphasizing that the drainage project is very important to the de-flooding of Asaba Capital Territory as it would remove storm water from Asaba.
He stressed that “a lot of work is going on with the drains and l have been assured that in another 10days the drains will be connected. After the connection, we are going to see what happens when the rain comes and how efficiently the drains will carry the water.”
NO. DTS 0076 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
GEEP LAUNCHES PIONEER BENEFICIARIES
The pioneer beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s Graduate Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP) have been appointed to work as Agricultural Supervisors with IMC Limited, Nsukwa in Aniocha South Local Government Area.
Prof. Eric Eboh disclosed this at a meeting convened by the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer in partnership with IMC Limited to officially launch the nine (9) pioneer beneficiaries of GEEP as Agricultural Supervisors.
He noted that the employment was facilitated by the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer in response to the demand of IMC Limited that a list of graduates who studied Agricultural Science be sent to the company for recruitment.
Acting on the request, “a pool of candidates were forwarded to the company from the data base of unemployed graduates based on the specification given by the company, out of which their preferred candidates were shortlisted and invited for interviews”, he further said.
While congratulating them for their appointments as Agricultural Supervisors, Prof Eboh pointed out that their employment was made possible because the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer linked them up to IMC Limited.
Prof Eboh reiterated the State Government’s commitment to tackling youth unemployment through its job creation programmes such as the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) and the Graduate Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP).
He said GEEP is specially designed to cater for a category of graduates with professional training such as engineers, architects, surveyors, agricultural and laboratory scientists to mention but few, adding that GEEP was introduced in three categories.
Listing the categories as “Industrial Work Experience and Internship Facility,” “Job Facilitation and Linkage Facility” and “Business Incubation Support Facility,” Prof Eboh explained that the State Government sponsors professional graduates to private companies and establishments to enable them get industrial work experience under the “Industrial Work Experience Facility.”
He added that the State Government is working with some construction companies to engage professionals as engineers, architects and surveyors as interns and that they would be paid by the State Government with the hope that within their internship period, they would have proved themselves sufficiently to merit employment by the companies.
He said the “Job Facilitation Linkage Facility” provides information between job seekers and employers based on the vacancies available and the demand made by the employer as exemplified by the newly employed Agricultural Supervisors, stressing that the decision to select, recruit and employ is the exclusive right of the company.
According to him, the third is the ‘’Business Incubation Support Facility,” which offers support to like-minded professionals to partner among themselves in order to register a company in which they would practice their profession.
On his part, the General Manager of IMC Limited, Mr. Sebastian Olomu, charged the pioneer beneficiaries of GEEP to be committed, dedicated and self-accounting in the discharge of their duties.
He assured them of a conducive work environment with opportunity for career prospects.
In another development, the State Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, played host to the newly sworn-in State Executive Council (SEC) of the State Chapter of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) who were on a courtesy visit to him.
Prof Eboh affirmed his readiness to partner with the new executive of NYCN in the implementation of the State Government’s job creation programmes as STEP, YAGEP and GEEP.
He said the State Government is already harvesting the fruits of these programmes, stating that 1300 persons benefited from STEP and YAGEP in the2015 Cycle, adding that about 1000 persons, including the physically challenged, are undergoing trainings at different training/internship centres across the state in 2016 cycle while 9 beneficiaries of GEEP were recently employed as Agricultural Supervisors with IMC Limited, Nsukwa
NO. DTS 0077 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
MAGISTRATE CALLS FOR OFFICIAL DOCUMENT AUTHORIZING PEO’S TO ACCESS COURT PROCEEDINGS
The Chief Magistrate of Koko magistrate court, Mrs. Atugbokoh Franca, has called for the issuing of an official document authorizing public enlightenment officers of the Ministry of information to access court proceedings.
Mrs. Atugbokoh who made this known on February 6 at a court session in Koko, while addressing the public enlightenment officer of the Ministry of information who was at the court premises to write report on the proceedings, said there was need for the ministry to issue a written letter to that effect, noting that without such, it would a matter of not following due process.
She disclosed that most of her counterparts in Oghara are not even aware of such deployment, stating that giving access without official clearance would be tantamount to breach in the administrative process of the judicial system.
NO. DTS 0078 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
COUNCILOR COMMENDS GOV OKOWA FOR ENSURING RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has been commended for the far-reaching measures his administration had adopted towards ensuring rural development in the state.
The Councilor representing Umuseti-Utagba-Unor Community in Ndokwa West local government area, Hon. Oluku Sheriff Agas, who made the commendation at Ezeti Community during the project launch ceremony for the Community’s second micro-project which is water drainage, said that the project would help to cushion the effects of flooding that might confront the Community during rainy season.
Hon. Oluku Sheriff Agas said that he had made concerted efforts to ensure that their electricity project was hooked up in no distant time from now, adding that electricity generation would bring multipliers effects on the socio-economic well-being of the people.
He advised the project management committee to always shun shoddy jobs and deliver the project in tandem with the laid down specifications.
Earlier, the Chairman of the project management committee, Deacon Odagwe Sam thanked the World Bank, the European Union for the grants as well as the Project Coordinator of the SEEFOR Projects, Mr. Benson Ojoko for effectively piloting the affairs of the projects in Delta state, even as he pledged to ensure that the project was carried out in line with the World Bank standard.
NO. DTS 0079 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
GOVERNMENT WILL SUSTAIN FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS – AZINGE
Commissioner FOR Health, Hon. Nicholas Azinge said the fight against HIV and AIDs in Delta State has been received a huge boost.
He made this known to newsmen at the Central Hospital Agbor during a free medical mission sponsored by the member representing Ika Federal Constituency in the House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Nwokolo
According to the Commissioner, the bill has undergone its first and second hearing and once the state Governor signs, it will be passed into law, thus enabling the committee to effectively n discharge of their assignments.
While urging the people of Ika to take advantage of free medical mission, Hon Azinge noted the exercise is in line with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s SMART agenda of providing health care for the people which will in effect propel prosperity for the people.
He commended Hon Victor Nwokolo for his magnanimous efforts urging other public office holders to emulate him.
NO. DTS 0080 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
DELTA LIAISON OFFICE LAGOS GETS NEW DIRECTOR
The new Director of the Delta State Liaison Office, Lagos Dr Nwakolobia Chukwuemeka Anthony has called on staff to represent the state well by ensuring that whatever they do, they should do so with the highest ethical standard.
Dr. Nwakolobia made the call at the weekend in Lagos during his familiarization meeting with staff, and warned that “it is no more business as usual” stating that all civil servants should respect the four core value of the civil service. He listed these values to be integrity, sincerity, honesty and objectivity; encouraging them to be at home with the rules and regulations of the civil service.
The new Director further advised the staff to ensure that they get their information right before speaking anything about the state government, saying that they ought to be constantly abreast with government policies and programs of which he said the current one is based on the SMART agenda, adding that for them to be more efficient in their job, they must remain apolitical and be ready to serve all administrations to the best of their ability.
Dr. Nwakolobia, who was conducted round the office complex on his arrival, stated that he has seen the extent of challenges therein and though they are enormous, he said they are not insurmountable. He assured them that he is going to do his best but that he needs the co-operation of all the staff.
Speaking further, Dr Nwakolobia encouraged them that he would ensure they are well motivated and that there is sure going to be positive changes with God helping. “I have not come to sleep but to work. No matter the days it will take, I assure you that there will be changes”.
The new Director until his recent posting was the Deputy Director in the Office of the Chief of Staff to his Excellency, the Governor of Delta state.
Present at the meeting were Mrs. Osodi Maureen, Assistant Chief Admin Officer, who has been holding brief as Acting Liaison Officer; Mr. Okade Felix, Assistant Chief Admin Officer and Mr. Pessu Gabriel, the Chief Accountant among others.
NO. DTS 0081 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
FIRE GUTS CHUDE GIRLS MODEL SCHOOL HOSTEL
At about some minutes pass 3.00pm on Sunday 5th February, 2017, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State visited Chudes Girls Model School, Sapele to see the damage done to the hostel that was gutted on fire the day before.
In his entourage was the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Owhigho Igbuya, Chief Amori, Hon. Odebala, the Chairman, Sapele Local Government and a host of others.
It was gathered that at about 5.00am on Saturday, 4th February, an alarm was raised that the hostel was on fire, the cause was linked to power surge from electricity supply, when the students were still sleeping at this time, but for the timely intervention of one Mrs. Rose Ajeroh who was sleeping with the students at the hostel, the story would have been different.
It was Mrs. Ajeroh that cleverly opened the door to the hostel and started calling all the students to come out.
The Matron of the School, Mrs. Kokoricha, was also instrumental to the rescue of a student that was still sleeping despite the inferno, for she risked her life and entered the burning hostel to get the student out.
Speaking at the inspection visit, The Governor thanked God Almighty that no life was lost. He promised to put the hostel back in order and to make improvement on the infrastructures in the College.
Mrs. Ajeroh who is one of the beneficiaries of the Federal government alleviation programme, only resume duty last week and since she cannot be coming from Abraka to Sapele on a daily basis, decide to put up with the students at the hostel and became the one that was used to rescue the students.
The Governor appreciated the role she played in the whole scenario, and she was given gift items in kind and cash by well meaning individuals.
Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya, The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, gave donations of 100 sleeping foams and N100, 000, Toiletries and beverages.
Rt. Hon. Igbuya equally thanked God that no life was lost and said the burnt hostel will be rebuilt.
As at the time of filing this report, two classrooms has been converted to temporary hostels for the students.
NO. DTS 0082 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
NIGERIA PEACE CORPS HOLDS ADVOCACY VISIT IN OSHIMILI NORTH COUNCIL
A call has been placed on the general public to take advantage of the security services rendered by the Nigerian Peace Corps in order to minimize security challenges in the state and the country at large.
This call was made by Patriot Laurence Nezianya, Nigerian Peace Corps Commander, Oshimili North local Government Area, Akwukwu-Igbo.
According to him, the Nigerian Peace Corps came on board in Oshimili North Local Government in the year 2014, and has been making a positive impact in the area of security services, such as; provision of security personnel for any Government or Private Function, Institutions, Communities, Markets as well as Traffic Control.
While speaking, Patriot Laurence Nezianya commended the Chairman of Oshimili North local Government Area, Hon. Louis Ndukwe for his effort toward the sustenance of the Peace Corps in the local Government, while appealing to him to provide Office accommodation and logistics for the Peace Corps officials in order to enhance their services.
NO. DTS 0083 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
OKOWA CALLS FOR UPGRADE OF FACILITIES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said facilities at public secondary schools must be upgraded to meet current trend in the education sector.
The governor made the statement while inspecting the level of havoc wrecked by fire at the Chude Girls Model Secondary School, Sapele.
According to the governor, public institutions should have facilities that will make learning environment to be in tune with modern trend, noting that with what he saw at the model school, there was the need for emergency situation to be declared in the education sector.
Governor Okowa while thanking God that no life was lost in the inferno that razed the hostel of the institution, assured staff and students of the school that his administration has taken steps to ameliorate the effect of the fire on them.
“I sympathize with the young ones who lost their belongings in the fire, we will try to replace what you have lost,” he said, adding, “this fire incident may be a blessing in disguise as I have inspected facilities here, I can assure you that this school will not be like this by next year.”
He reiterated, “we will carry out construction work in the school systematically, so as not to affect academic work.”
Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, Mr. Chiedu Ebie informed the Governor that 95 students were in the hostel when the fire incident happened, disclosing, “Two classrooms have been converted to hostels in the interim.”
The Principal of the school, Mrs. A. O. Omniabors thanked Governor Okowa for his timely intervention, stating that philanthropists have come to the aid of the students since Friday night when the fire incident happened
NO. DTS 0084 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
CONSTRUCTION OF ALERO-UTE ROAD: COUNCILOR COMMENDS STATE GOVERNMENT
The councilor representing Ute community in the Ika North/East Legislature, Hon. Emmanuel Mowuogwu has showered praises the state government led by His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for the construction of Alero/Ute road, saying that economic activities of the community have be revitalized.
According to the councilor the entire people of Ute both home and in Diaspora are very excited and appreciative of the Governor, “Our people no longer need to be carrying their produce to and around other communities in search of who to patronize them, customers will now come to them.
He observed that Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa’s experience in politics and unending quest to improve the lot of the people has contributed to the successes he has achieved across the state. Hon. Mowuogwu stressed that people of Ute community has pledged their unalloyed support for the government of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and hi SMART agenda.
He also commended Chief Godwin Ogadi, Rt. Hon Sam Obi, Hon Hilary, Hon. Cyril Agbole for their various Contributions to the development of the community.
NO. DTS 0085 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
FRSC, DBS, TRADERS’ ASSOCIATION DECLARE SUPPORT FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE
The Delta State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Asaba, Mr. Rindom T. Kumven, has expressed delight on the caliber of members of the state committee on consumer protection, stating that he was confident in the committee’s capability in discharging its responsibilities.
Mr. Kumven, who spoke when the Chairman of the Delta State Committee on Consumer Protection and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chief (Barr) Mrs. Mary Iyasere, represented by the Secretary of the committee, Mr. Felix Oseji, visited him in his office, urged the committee to partner with the FRSC in the discharge of its duties to members of the public.
He encouraged the committee not to relent in its determination to achieve the objectives for which it was set up even in the face of resistance and challenges, and assured of the Command’s willingness to dispatch officers and men to aid the committee in discharging its functions.
Also speaking when members of the committee visited Delta Broadcasting Services (DBS), Asaba, the General Manager, Mrs. Evelyn Binite, commended the state government for its initiative in inaugurating the committee, and assured it of her full fledged support.
A member of the management team of DBS urged the committee to be vigilant in co-opting members as a guard against corrupt members and ill-practices.
In the same vein, the Chairman of the Ogbeogonogo Traders’ Association, Augustine Nwaobodo, assured the committee of his support and cooperation, stating that the committee was indeed a welcome development as members of the public had long sought for such consumer protection body to help checkmate the nefarious acts of producers and quacks, promising to help organize sensitization programmes for the market women and traders.
The Chairman of the committee, (Barr.) Mrs. Mary Iyasere, represented by the Secretary of the committee, Mr. Felix Oseji, called on the critical stakeholders visited to partner with the committee to ensure a healthier and satisfactory product delivery.
She urged them to help spread the news of the committee’s presence as a ready body to address consumer disputes, redress wrongs, sanction as well as prosecute offenders if the need arises, among other functions.
NO. DTS 0086 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
WHY WE GAVE N200 MILLION TO DELSUTH – OKOWA
AS Delta State continues in its stride to remain the destination for medical tourism, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said the sum of N100 million was disbursed to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, while another N100 million would be released in the next couple of weeks.
The governor dropped the hint in Asaba while fielding questions from Journalists during a media interactive session.
“We are giving a grant of N100 million naira to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DESUTH), Oghara to enable them put it in a more favourable state,” the governor said, stating that his administration was not relenting in the funding of the health sector.
“We commissioned the Abavo hospital and Ogidigben where work was suspended, work has resumed and we are also doing renovation work in Bomadi hospital and Agbor Central hospital; the Delta State Health Contributory Commission is fully established and key personnel have been appointed and as at today we have commenced registration and rendering of services to our pregnant women and children under 5 in our various secondary health institutions,” the governor said, disclosing, “as at today, we have registered over 4,312 pregnant women and 8,546 children and are assessing treatment through the health Commission.”
He added, “affordable premium and percentage contributions is also being worked out by the committee put up for such purpose and it is my hope that by the end of this month, we will be able to have the final amount that will be chargeable to our citizens, because, it is a contributory process; while the government will support, the individuals will have to pay a minimum amount, but all these is also after we have actually conducted studies to find the range of money that can be paid, to enable the people access this health service.”
The governor who stood for more than two hours addressing Journalists, reiterated that, “the ICT (information communication technology) platform is also being put in place for the health commission for its efficiency; the school of Nursing which looks very basic is also very important, and for the first time, we have a law acknowledging the school of Nursing and Midwifery; it will be one of the prerequisite needed for the final accreditation of schools of nursing and midwifery and it may interest you to know that we have operated for over 20 years without the law; and it is a thing of joy that we now have a law establishing the school of nursing and midwifery and it is our hope that within the year, we will be able to have full accreditation and registration for the schools.”
Governor Okowa also disclosed that in his administration’s commitment to partnering with the private sector, “the Ministry of Health has entered into an MoU with the Novena University, they want to use our facilities for their medical school and this is because we are open to partnership with the private sector and we are doing that to enhance the possibilities of our children being able to access medical schools
NO. DTS 0087 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
OKOWA SCORES ADMINISTRATION HIGH ON EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has scored his administration high in its empowerment programme.
The governor in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015 had said, the performance of his administration would be predicated on a SMART agenda which is an acronym for Strategic Wealth Creation Projects and Provision of Jobs for all Deltans; Meaningful Peace Building Platforms aimed at Political and Social Harmony; Agricultural Reforms and Accelerated Industrialization; Relevant Health and Education Policies; Transformed Environment through Urban Renewal.
Addressing a press conference in Asaba, Governor Okowa said, “I came in with the SMART Agenda and I have continued to stay on course despite the economic recession; yes I agree that we are supposed to move much faster than we are doing today, but, the fact remains that though the economy is bad we have continued to keep hope alive and to do that which we have been able to do and we will continue to stay focused on our programs.”
He specifically, observed that his administration has done a lot in the area of job creation, stating, “realizing that we need to create jobs for our unemployed youths, realizing that we need to grow the private sector and we are growing through the micro credit support and some other programs we have been running in the course of our governance.”
“In the year 2015 we had two main programs for the youths; the Youth Agriculture and Entrepreneurialship Program(YAGEP) and in that year we had 256 youths that were trained in agricultural production and we are happy to announce that they have all been established; we have visited some of them and they are doing very well and we are glad to announce the success of the program,” he said, adding, “in the Skills Training and Entrepreneurialship Program (STEP) we engaged 1044 youths and we have had a continued monitoring and mentoring program; we have created a mentoring and monitoring office and the reports we have received have been very positive.”
Continuing, the governor disclosed, “in the year 2016 YAGEP program, we trained 342 persons while in the STEP program, we trained 557 persons; the programs had their starter packs put in place and we had a microcredit adjustment because we believe that if we continue to meet the people’s need, things will be better for them, so, while we are providing them with starter packs, we are also introducing them to work with the microcredit scheme.”
“We have also started a program for people with disabilities, they have been engaged in the programs and they are currently doing very well; we also had the graduate employment enhancement scheme; most of the youths in the agricultural scheme are in clusters because we realized that it was the best way and we have been doing very well with the cluster system,” he emphasized.
NO. DTS 0088 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
GOD FEARING INDIVIDUALS TOLD TO TOUCH LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE
The need for all individuals in the society to inculcate God fearing disposition in their relationship with one another and touch lives of other individuals at all times, just as death has been described as an inevitable to all human beings on earth.
Rear Admiral Mike Ojenika Onah (Rtd) stated this at Isumpe-Utagba Uno during the burial ceremony of late Mr. Isaac Obi Osakwe who died at the ripe age of 86 years.
He said that death was the price that every individual must pay, noting that it should come knocking at the ripe age rather than untimely death.
Rear Admiral Mike Onah (Rtd), who described the deceased as a God fearing man, humble and a modest contributor to the growth and development of his community, advised his children to sustain the legacies of their late father, especially the unity and peace he stood for while on earth.
The Philanthropic retired naval officer, who rose to the pinnacle of his career called on governments at all levels to put in place strategic policies that would ensure the development of every nook and cranny of the state, even as he particularly urged government to come to the aid of Ndokwa land with infrastructural development, saying that there was every reason for Ndokwa land to be considered in the scheme of things having been marginalized over the years despite contributing to the economic resources of the state and the nation in general.