Asaba, Nigeria,Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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NO.DTS 0272: DELTA STATE REINTRODUCES EMERRGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE… ASABA CENTRAL HOSPITAL TO COMMENCE PARTIAL SERVICES IN APRIL
NO.DTS 0273: EDITH OKOWA TO HOST 2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION IN DELTA STATE
NO.DTS 0274: DELTA WIDOWS SMILE AS GOV OKOWA INTRODUCES SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEME
NO.DTS 0275: WARRI-NORTH LEA SECRETARY VISITS COUNCIL BOSS; APPEALS FOR FUNDING

EDITOR: CHURCHILL OYOWE
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NO.DTS 0272: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
DELTA STATE REINTRODUCES EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE… ASABA CENTRAL HOSPITAL TO COMMENCE PARTIAL SERVICES IN APRIL

All is now set for the recommencement of the State Emergency Ambulance Service stopped sometimes ago.

The service will once again afford Deltans and residents alike the opportunity to get ambulance service at just one telephone call during emergencies.

The Delta State Commissioner for Health Dr. Mordi Ononye made this known during his visit to the Palace of the Asagba of Asaba to intimate the Monarch of his resumption as Commissioner for Health and also seek the cooperation of the Palace in the health policies of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

He informed the Monarch that the State Government had embarked on many projects in Asaba and Oshimili South Local Government Area with a view to boosting the status of Asaba as a state capital saying that the Governor deserved the cooperation of the people to encourage him to do more for them.

Dr Ononye said that one of the projects that had received the Governor’s attention was the Asaba Central hospital which incidentally commenced in 2006 when Dr Okowa was Commissioner for Health during the Chief Onanefe Ibori’s administration, assuring that the present administration was committed to completing it.

He disclosed that partial services at the hospital would commence in April this year and that the hospital would be called Asaba Specialist Hospital.

For easy access to the new hospital, Dr Ononye said the State Executive Council had approved the construction of the road from Okpanam road to the new hospital including other peripheral roads within the hospital vicinity.

He added that the Primary Health Care Centre located at Umuagu which has just been selected to participate in the Contributory Health Scheme, would undergo an improvement to enable it provide the necessary services in line with its new status.

Dr. Ononye mentioned other projects that the Okowa Administration had embarked on in Asaba to include the dualization of the stretch of road behind the Asaba Golf Course from Anwai road to join the hospital road, the on-going construction work going on at the Stadium complex, the furnishing of the office provided for the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Out Station, completed roads at Cable, amongst others.

He reminded them that very soon Deltans will be going to the polls and urged them to use the ballot to give Governor Okowa a second tenure in office to enable him do more for the Asaba community, Oshimili South and the entire Delta State.

Responding, the Asagba commended him for deeming it fit to visit the palace at such a time, expressing optimism that based on the Commissioner’s antecedent, he would do well in his new appointment and thanked Governor Okowa for recognizing and rewarding excellence in appointing him as Commissioner for Health.

The Asagba who was represented by the Iyase of Ahaba, Chief Patrick Onyeobi, said that he was not surprised at the projects the Governor had embarked on for the benefit of the people, stating that he came on board with a planned programme which is the SMART Agenda and the results being churned out were the testimonies of a good plan.

The Asagba said that Asaba which is the capital of Delta State is the mirror through which visitors assess progress made by government and hence it is important for government to make Asaba a showcase.

He requested the building of a public cemetery in Asaba to check the situation where houses had become burial grounds with its attendant health hazards.

The Asagba wished the Commissioner the best in his new appointment and assured him of the Palace firm support towards the utilization of the goals of the Governor Okowa’s Administration.

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NO.DTS 0273: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
EDITH OKOWA TO HOST 2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION IN DELTA STATE

Ceremonies marking the celebration of the 2018 International Women’s Day will hold in Delta State tomorrow, March 8, 2018.

The theme for this year’s celebration, which will be hosted by Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa, Wife of the Governor of Delta State is “Press for Progress” and will take place at the Business Auditorium, Permanent Site of Federal College of Education (Technical), off Ibusa Road, Asaba at 9:00 am prompt.

According to a statement endorsed by the State Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor, the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, is expected to attend the ceremony as the Special Guest of Honour.

The statement enjoined all top Government Functionaries, Permanent Secretaries, Chairmen of Statutory Boards and Commissions, Relevant Non-Governmental Organisations Responsible for the Welfare of Women and Children, and Stakeholders in the Delta State Women Development Project, to attend the ceremony, and be seated at the venue at 8:30am prompt.

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NO.DTS 0274: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
DELTA WIDOWS SMILE AS GOV OKOWA INTRODUCES SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEME

The Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has put a wry of smiles on the faces of the Widows across the State following the introduction of a Social Welfare Scheme targeted at elevating the plight of the Widows across the State.

According to Hon. Patricia Asiana, a member of the Adult and Non-formal Education, who also is the Coordinator of the Social Welfare Scheme for the Widows in Oshimili North Local Government Area, 20 widows from each of the political wards across the State, had been designated to benefit from the scheme.

She added that the beneficiaries were entitled to monthly stipends of N5,000.00 each and free medical care under the Delta State Contributory Health Scheme which the beneficiaries are currently being registered for.

Highlighting her duties as the Coordinator, Hon. Patricia Asiana stated that she coordinates the activities of the Social Welfare Scheme in Oshimili North, holds regular meetings, pays monthly stipends to the beneficiaries, and transmits report through Dr Emmanuel Mafiana, the executive Assistant to the Governor on politics.

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NO.DTS 0275: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
WARRI-NORTH LEA SECRETARY VISITS COUNCIL BOSS; APPEALS FOR FUNDING

The Warri North Local Government Education Authority secretary, Comrade Ogbaro Ugeoritse Emmanuel, has appealed to the council chairman, Hon. Aduge Okorodudu to provide monthly financial support to the LEA office to effectively carry out its functions.

Comrade Ogbaro who was on a courtesy visit with his principal officers to the chairman to show their loyalty and solidarity since his assumption of office as chairman of the council, stated that the appeal became expedient as the over head cost the authority receives from State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) was unable to cater for its monthly expenses.

He added that several efforts have been made to SUBEB to make available boat for inspectors to effectively carry out supervision, as most schools are situated in the riverine which has not yielded positive results.

Briefing the council boss on the number of teachers manning the forty seven schools and with an enrolment of eleven thousand five hundred and fifty pupils, the LEA scribe noted that the one hundred and thirty one teachers were not enough; and this he said has resulted to shortage of teachers in the area.

He however reiterated the need for funding, saying that the huge financial strain on the authority as a result of bearing the financial burden of Omatseye primary school which is being managed by SUBEB after the Oghara and Ajagbodudu crises, makes it top priority.

On his part, the council boss assured the team of his readiness to address the issue, saying an education committee would be setup soon.

He frowned at the way teachers redeploy themselves from the interiors back to the inlands, saying that this trend will soon be checkmated and called on the principal officers of LEA to ensure that measures are taken to stop the ugly trend.

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