NO DTS 0294: GOV OKOWA BERATES ASSASSINATION OF AIDE, OKIEMUTE SOWHO, ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO KILLING
NO DTS 0295: GOV OKOWA APPLAUDED FOR SUSTAINING HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
NO DTS 0296: EMBRACE TEAMWORK, ONYEME URGES STAFF
NO DTS 0297: PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE: UVWIE MONARCH COMMENDS AREWA COMMUNITY
NO DTS 0298: RESIDENTS APPEAL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SPEED BREAKERS ON JAKPA ROAD
NO DTS 0299: AKWUMAZI MONARCH GIVES OUT DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE
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NO DTS 0294: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
GOV OKOWA BERATES ASSASSINATION OF AIDE, OKIEMUTE SOWHO, ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO KILLING
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has expressed sadness over the death of Comrade Okiemute Sowho, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Sapele, the administrative headquarters of Sapele Local Government Area of the state.
The late Sowho, until his untimely death, was a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Youth Development to the governor.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor directed Police authorities in the state to immediately commence thorough investigation into the incident with a view to bringing the killers of the SSA to book.
He urged security operatives not to leave any stone unturned in unraveling the circumstances surrounding the dastardly act.
He stated that the death of Sowho was quite painful as he was a politician, who was a strong pillar of support in youth mobilisation, especially in Sapele area.
“I was shocked to hear of the killing of Okiemute Sowho. He will be missed by thousands of people he had assisted in one way or the other.”
‘‘His role in politics and the development of his community, local government and indeed, the state, will remain an inspiration for other youths in politics.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I mourn the death of Mr Okiemute Sowho, who was my aide until his untimely demise.”
“I commiserate with his family and urge security agencies to investigate the unfortunate incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
“Let me urge all Deltans to remain peaceful and maintain the existing peace, and report all suspicious movements and acts to security agencies,” Okowa said.
NO DTS 0295: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
GOV OKOWA APPLAUDED FOR SUSTAINING HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for his sustained human capital development efforts, geared towards enhancing the productivity of the state workforce.
The State Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Reginald Bayoko mni, gave the commendation during the closing ceremony of the 16th Edition of the Seven Weekend Management Course for officers in the Civil Service due for promotion to salary grade level 15 at the Association of Senior Civil Servants Hall, Asaba on Friday, February 19, 2021
Bayoko particularly hailed the Governor for his unflinching support for the successful hosting of the annual seven weekend higher management course designed to build the capacity of civil servants to effectively deliver on their job.
The HOS also applauded the level of investment of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration in the development of the State.
He emphasized that one of such investment that directly affected the public service was the gigantic multi-billion naira state of the art secretariat complex which he said was at the verge of completion and commissioning.
He disclosed that the new Secretariat Complex would soon be occupied by ministries, departments and agencies that are currently operating from rented apartments in the state capital, adding that civil servants in the state should reciprocate the good intentions of the state government by being committed in the discharge of their duties, just as he employed them to ensure constant maintenance of the secretariat when they finally relocate to the complex.
The number one civil servant in the state enjoined civil servants to always adhere strictly to the laid down safety protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic so as to save lives and curtain its spreading in the state, adding that the pandemic was real and was not meant for any class of people or age.
Earlier, the Director-General (DG) of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Mrs. Cecilia Gayya, in her address thanked the Delta State Government for its sustained investment efforts in the training and development of its workforce.
The DG, who was represented by the Director of Training in the college, Mr. Goodluck Audu, stressed the significance of the seven weekend management course and congratulated the course participants, describing them as rebranded agents of effective change, having completed the instructional aspects of the course.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of certificates to some participants while a minute of silence was observed in honour of the late Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of Service, Mr. Cletus Obiegba and a course participant who passed on.
NO DTS 0296: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
EMBRACE TEAMWORK, ONYEME URGES STAFF
Senior Management Staff of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service have been advised to imbibe the virtues of love, teamwork and information sharing across departments to create a conducive working environment towards the realisation of the revenue target, set for the service by the state government.
The Chairman of the board, Sir Monday Onyeme, gave the advice during a special management meeting of the board at the Revenue House in Warri, the administrative headquarters of the Warri South Local Government Area of the state.
Sir Onyeme, who was represented by the Director of Operations, Mr. Monday Ojulari, reiterated his determination to ensure that the service met up with the year 2021 revenue targets, stating that the service would continue to work hard to support the state government in achieving the stronger Delta agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He said that the tax management meeting was convened to fine-tune plans and strategies towards achieving the corporate objectives of the service in the current fiscal year.
While encouraging the top brass of the service to be more innovative on the job, the Chairman revealed that mobile courts were being set up to speed up the process of enforcement and prosecution of tax defaulters, adding that tax defaulters in the state would be made to face the law.
The revenue service boss admonished heads of revenue stations across the state to follow proper organisational reporting channels by working through their Area Tax Controllers, warning also that Area Tax Controllers (ATC) would be held liable for the shortcomings of heads of stations under their various jurisdictions.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the Area Tax Controller in Asaba, Mr. Johnson Emuh, assured the Chairman of the cooperation and commitment of the management team, promising that the ATCs would go back to their jurisdictions and ensure that heads of stations under them were encouraged to deliver on their respective revenue targets for the year.
NO DTS 0297: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE: UVWIE MONARCH COMMENDS AREWA COMMUNITY
HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso ( JP) , OON, Abe 1, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, has commended the Arewa community in Uvwie Kingdom for their peaceful and friendly disposition since he ascended the throne.
The Uvwie monarch made the commendation in his remarks during the 13th coronation anniversary of his ascension to the throne on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
He noted that the Arewa people under the leadership of Alhaji Suleiman Jauro had always identified with his palace and the kingdom at all times, saying that there had never been issues of the menace of herdsmen or clashes between Arewa people and his subjects under the Arewa leadership of Alhaji Jauro in Uvwie Kingdom.
While assuring Arewa people and other non indigenes of their peaceful stay in Uvwie Kingdom, Abe 1 urged the Arewa people and other non indigenes to sustained their cordial relationship with the Uvwie people.
Alhaji Suleiman Jauro in a brief media chat with the press shortly after the event, expressed delight over the remarks of the Uvwie monarch, noting that the remarks would spur his people to continue to maintain the peace and seek cordial resolutions of any issues between them and the kingdom towards a better cordial relationship with the Uvwie people.
While pledging his continued loyalty to the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom on behalf of the Arewa people in the area , Alhaji Jauro remarked that the Uvwie monarch had always carried the Arewa people along in his rulership of Uvwie Kingdom.
“That is why we always feel at home .We pray that Allah should blessed him ( Abe 1 )with more peaceful and prosperous reign ” he added.
NO DTS 0298: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
RESIDENTS APPEAL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SPEED BREAKERS ON JAKPA ROAD
Concerned residents in Jakpa Road , Effurun , Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, have appealed to concerned authorities in the state to construct speed breakers on the ever busy Jakpa Road to reduce excessive speeding on the road.
Those who spoke on the issue explained that it had become necessary to construct the speed breakers on the road to curb the incessant vehicular carnages and lose of lives owing to excessive speeding of motorists.
Some of the respondents identified New Layout Junction up to the covert in Jakpa Road Junction axis as accident prone area, while some others lamented that accidents on the said road had claimed many lives and maimed others.
A commercial tricycle (Keke) rider, who simply identified himself as Ade, attributed the causes of frequent accidents on the road to over speeding and indiscipline by motorists.
He therefore appealed for the construction of speed breakers on the road.
NO DTS 0299: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021
AKWUMAZI MONARCH GIVES OUT DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE
The traditional ruler of Akwumazi Kingdom in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Obi Henry Ezeagwukpo Jegbefume, has given out his first daughter, Princess Angela Ifesonye Jegbefume, in marriage to Simon Tadafe of Egbo-Uhur in Ughelli South Local Governent Area of the state.
The colourful traditional marriage ceremony at the palace of the Obi in Akwumazi Umuocha was well attended by royal fathers and the crème of the society in the state and beyond.
Speaking during the event, an elated Obi Jegbefume said that the joy of parents was to see their children progress in life, adding that getting was one source of happiness to parents.
He thanked God for the lives of his daughter and her husband, saying, “I have given my royal blessings, praying to the good Lord that their union will be blessed. Indeed, my joy knows no bound on this special day.”
“Mr. Tadafe is very lucky to have married my daughter, considering her status as a well groomed princess. I congratulate them and wish them a blissful and successful marital life, he prayed.
Expressing their joy, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Tadafe described their union as a dream realised, thanking God Almighty for the success of their marriage ceremony.
Mr Tadafe expressed his appreciation to all, saying, “Our special thanks goes to my father-in-law, Obi Jegbefume and the entire royal family of Akumazi Kingdom, chiefs of Akumazi Kingdom, all royal fatherss present, the likes of Obis of Owa Kingdom, Isele-Uku, Umunede, Otolokpo and Ute-Ogbejie, our own Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Oriuwe of Akumazi Kingdom, Chief Mrs. Osuhon, Chief Mrs. Pat Ejeteh, Chief Paul Nshiagwi, Chief and Chief Mrs. General Nick Agborgun, Mr. Dave Inyere, Tadafe family members, Mr. and Mrs. Tadafe Oliwhor, Chief Sir Edewor Newyear, Chief Edward Gbaje (LSM), UNILAG 2006/2011, AG Dangote Group, Ekakpamre Grammar School, MC Church Money among others we could mention their names, may God continue to bless you all as you came out in your numbers to be part of our marriage ceremony.”
Highpoints of the ceremony were the dancing of the couple to a special hit tune and entertainment of guests with sumptuous meal and choice wine.