NO.DTS 0662: OKOBAH CALLS FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO ERADICATE VACCINES PREVENTABLE DISEASES … SAYS SECOND ROUND 2018 NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PLUS DAYS COMMENCES JUNE 30
NO.DTS 0663: DTSG TO CREATE LINE VOTE TO BOOST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
NO.DTS 0664: DELTA CHIEF JUDGE INAUGURATES FAMILY COURT
NO.DTS 0665: INAUGURATESPPLAUDS GOV OKOWA FOR EFFORTS AT REPOSITIONING TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
NO.DTS 0666: OKOWA IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF AGITATION FOR PETROLEUM INDUSTRIAL BILL – PIRAH
NO.DTS 0667: EBURU CANVASSES REELECTION OF OKOWA IN 2019
NO.DTS 0668: OKUMAGBA, OLD STUDENTS DONATE NOTEBOOKS, CASH TO STUDENTS OF HUSSEY COLLEGE, WARRI
NO.DTS 0662 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
OKOBAH CALLS FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO ERADICATE VACCINES PREVENTABLE DISEASES … SAYS SECOND ROUND 2018 NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PLUS DAYS COMMENCES JUNE 30
The Chairman of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Isioma Okobah has called for a collective effort towards the eradication of polio and other vaccines for preventable diseases.
Dr. Okobah made the call today in Asaba during the meeting of social mobilization committee, a meeting of relevant stakeholders in the health sector.
The Chairman stated that despite the polio-free status of Delta State since the year 2010, there was a need for a conscientious effort towards the eradication of polio saying that Nigeria was amongst polio transmitting countries of the world.
She enjoined stakeholders to partner with the Agency in mobilizing the citizenry on the various program organized by the Agency.
According to the Chairman, the second round of the 2018 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) would commence on the 30th June through 3rd July 2018.
On his part, the Executive Director of the Agency, Dr. Jude Winful-Orieke, said that the last NIPDs recorded huge success due to the cooperation of stakeholders and enjoined them to also help in disseminating the second round stressing that they were closer to the people.
He also encouraged caregivers to embrace the routine immunization of infants against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B, pneumonia, measles, meningitis, and yellow fever as pregnant women would be given tetanus-diphtheria vaccine to protect them and their unborn babies from the perils of contracting tetanus and diphtheria disease.
The stakeholders promised to create awareness on the programme among their people and suggested ways the Agency could surpass the national target.
NO.DTS 0663 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
DTSG TO CREATE LINE VOTE TO BOOST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
The State Government has commenced arrangement to create a specific budget line vote for reproductive health activities in the Ministry of Health 2019 budget as part of measures to increase the number of family planning users and also attract more partners/donors with a view to improving maternal health in the state.
The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, made this known during the meeting on Contraceptive Technology Update (CTU) for policymakers organized by The Challenge Initiative in Asaba.
He reiterated the position of the State Government that planning and budgetary allocations for development always take into cognizance the issue of population in order to be able to deliver the benefits of development.
Dr .Ononye commended the efforts of The Challenge Initiative in the state and assured that government would do all within its capacity to keep the partnership with the Initiative alive.
Earlier, Dr. Jude Winful-Orieke, Executive Director, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency, in his welcome address thanked The Challenge Initiative for its support in boosting the activities of reproductive health and urged the body to continue to support the state.
He said that the Contraceptive Technology Update (CTU) for policy makers meeting would afford the state the opportunity to create a roadmap on the implementation of family planning activities to carter for the family planning needs of its citizenries.
In an overview presented by the State Programme Coordinator, The Challenge Initiative (TCI), Mrs. Nwanne Kalu, said that they were intervening in 13 local government areas and were expecting the state to replicate same in the remaining 12 LGAs.
She said that the Initiative provided technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health through the Reproductive Health Unit to improve maternal health through innovative family Planning models with a view to improving services and thereby increasing the number of family planning users in the state.
Mrs. Kalu revealed that from a survey carried out there was the need to step up advocacy on the acceptance of modern contraceptive methods in the state to encourage more persons speaking favorably in public on family planning issues.
NO.DTS 0664 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
DELTA CHIEF JUDGE INAUGURATES FAMILY COURT
The State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has inaugurated the Family Court in Delta State, pursuant to the Child’s Right Law of Delta State 2008.
A statement by the acting Chief Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Dolor Zimi says the Family Court, which operates at both the High Court and Magistrate’s Court levels shall sit at the three senatorial districts of the State.
At the High Court level, the Court will sit at the High Court No. 4 Warri, High Court Agbor and the Ughelli High Court.
While at the Magistrate’s Court level, the Family Court shall sit at Magistrate’s Court No. 1 Asaba, Magistrate’s Court No.1 Warri, and Magistrate’s Court No.1, Ughelli.
The statement urged the general public, child’s rights activists, stakeholders in the implementation and enforcement of the Child’s Right Law to take note of the development, even as it informed legal Practitioners to file their family causes and matters in the Family Court’s registries
NO.DTS 0665 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
AKPOBIRE APPLAUDS GOV OKOWA FOR EFFORTS AT REPOSITIONING TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been applauded for his monumental approach towards repositioning technical education in the state.
The Executive Secretary, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board, Comrade Michael Akpobire, gave the commendation at the Agbor Technical College while fielding questions from journalists during the performance award examination, conducted for vocational one and two students.
According to him, since the administration of Governor Okowa came on board, there were remarkable achievements in the areas of infrastructural and human capital development in technical and vocational institutions across the state.
Comrade Akpobire, who recalled that SEEFOR project had singlehandedly sponsored the accreditation of all the programmes in the six state-owned technical colleges, further maintained that trade courses in the three state-owned vocational centers were already receiving attention from SEEFOR project.
The Executive Secretary, however, thanked the World Bank and European Union as well as the Project Coordinator of SEEFOR project, Mr. Benson Ojoko for their modest contributions towards revamping the technical colleges in the state, which according to him was in a pitiable condition before SEEFOR intervened and sued for sustenance.
He said that the performance award examination was timely as it would help to engender the spirit of competitiveness among the student, and enjoined the students to inculcate reading culture at all times in order for the education sector to continue to witness more growths.
In their separate remarks, some students including Igben Onorionkeoghene, Omamurhuovwu Blessing, and Okiti Elizabeth lauded SEEFOR project for giving them a new lease on life.
They noted that the intervention had contributed in transforming technical and vocational institutions in the state which they said would translate into positive impacts on them just as they described the performance award examination as timely and appealed to the relevant stakeholders, especially the sponsors to make it an annual event.
FROM THE LGAs
NO.DTS 0666 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
OKOWA IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF AGITATION FOR PETROLEUM INDUSTRIAL BILL – PIRAH
BY AMBROSE OLOGIDE
The Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr. Mofe Pirah, has disclosed that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is at the forefront of the agitation for the Petroleum Industrial Bill.
Mr. Pirah who made this known in an exclusive media chat with our correspondent at Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area last weekend stated that the governor’s position during the first public hearing on the bill was that oil bearing communities should have five percent of the profit of oil companies operating in their areas.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor and himself would lead other stakeholders on the matter to the Senate Committee hearing on the bill at Abuja
Mr. Pirah also disclosed that plans were underway to build an oil tankers park in order to decongest the Warri/Effurun Express Way of oil tankers, saying that a site had been provided for the project in the area.
He who called for the removal of petroleum matters from exclusive list to concurrent list so that states could have an input on petroleum matters, however, averred that Delta State had a monitoring committee for checking the excesses of unscrupulous petroleum dealers during the fuel crisis.
He had earlier scored Dr . Okowa high on his third year in office as governor of Delta State in terms of road infrastructure, remodeling of Asaba Airport, construction of drainages in Asaba, building of central secretariat complex in Asaba, adding, “On youth empowerment, His Excellency has empowered over 4,000 youths in skills acquisition programme and another 1,240 job creation through skills acquisition programmes has been approved for 2018/2019.”
The Commissioner noted that the Agro Park in Oghwashiku would soon be opened and that investors would be coming, remarking that governor Okowa had done tremendously well considering the fact that the governor came on board when there was a drop in oil price and allocation coming to the state was poor due to the activities of Niger Delta agitators in Delta State.
He called on Deltans to appreciate Governor Okowa for his achievements by voting for him again in 2019 just as he noted that the rotation of the governorship seat amongst the three senatorial zones in the state had brought peace and unity of purpose in the state.
NO.DTS 0667 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
EBURU CANVASSES REELECTION OF OKOWA IN 2019
BY AMBROSE OLOGIDE
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hopeful gunning for Warri South Constituency 11 at the Delta State House of Assembly in 2019, Comrade George Eburu has stated that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa deserves to be voted for again as Governor of Delta State in 2019.
Eburu who was speaking with journalists in Asaba at the last Democracy Day celebration explained that his support for Governor Okowa’s second tenure in office was based on the fact that he distinguished himself in just three years in office.
He noted that Governor Okowa had impacted on the lives of Deltans positively in every sector under a recessed economy, saying he would do better under a good economy, adding that there was a need for him to complete some of his ongoing projects.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that the governor has so far done credibly well, Comrade Eburu said, adding, “One good turn, they say deserves another, so he truly deserves to be voted for again in 2019 as governor of Delta State.
The PDP Delta State House of Assembly aspirant also scored governor Okowa and PDP Delta State Chairman Chief Kingsley Esiso high for the growth and stability of the party in the state.
He, therefore, urged Deltans to support and vote massively for Governor Okowa and PDP again in 2019, using the opportunity to solicit for votes from delegates at the forthcoming primaries, saying that he was the best candidate for constituency seat come 2019.
As part of the process and strategy of securing the goodwill of the esteemed leaders of thought in the Warri South Constituency 2 in Warri South LGA, Comrade George Eburu in the company of members of Grassroots Mobilization For George Eburu (GRMFGE) paid a consultative visit to Hon. Godspower Etih AKA (Tom Briefer), SSA to the Delta State Governor on Political Issues.
In his speech, the SSA said; “in our local English na God dey give person power I believe you can make the difference. Do your bit, let God do His best.”
NO.DTS 0668 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018
OKUMAGBA, OLD STUDENTS DONATE NOTEBOOKS, CASH TO STUDENTS OF HUSSEY COLLEGE, WARRI
BY AMBROSE OLOGIDE
An aspirant eyeing the position of Warri South Constituency 11 in the Delta State House of Assembly come 2019 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform and old student of Hussey College, Warri, Chief Eruteya Okumagba has donated dozens of specially designed notebooks to students of Hussey College, Warri.
In his address, Chief Okumagba charged the students to be serious with their studies in order to achieve their dreams in life, saying that everything in life started with a vision, saying, “If you want your vision to come through, you should start working for it now.”
While congratulating recipients of the Hussey College Warri Old Students Association cash award for excellence, Chief Okumagba assured that the association was interested in the academic performance of the students.
He encouraged those not amongst the recipients to study harder just as he charged recipients of the awards to improve on their academic performance so that they would not be overtaken by others.
The Principal of the school, Mr. Sylveste Akra, commended Chief Okumagba and the association for their presentation of cash award and donation of notebooks, noting that the gestures would ignite a healthy academy competition amongst the students of the school.
He appealed that the association should do more, lamenting that the 71 years old school does not have a bus and that the girls’ hostel was in shambles, assuring that the students would make good use of the notebooks
The students who won the cash award of excellence include, Phiahsaiyo Benedict SS 2 N50,000, Nwaze Collins JSS 2 Ñ30,000, Okoro Oghenerukevwe JSS N 30,000, Omoko Oghenerode JSS N30,000 and Paul Victory SS1 N30,000.
Students interviewed after the presentation of the notebooks expressed gratitude to the Chief Okumagba for the gesture and promised to make good use of the notebooks.
High point of the event was the presentation of the specially designed notebooks to the students by the donor, Chief Eruteya Okumagba.