NO DTS 1411: ELUMELU URGES INEC TO SENSITISE, MOBILISE VOTERS ON REGISTRATION
NO DTS 1412: NOA EMBARKS ON SENSITISATION, DISTRIBUTION OF ENUMERATION FORMS TO SCHOOLS IN WARRI
NO DTS 1413: RECTOR ASCRIBES ACHIEVEMENTS TO GOD, GOV OKOWA
NO DTS 1414: OMORDI APPEALS FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO SAINT PIUS XTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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NO DTS 1411: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
ELUMELU URGES INEC TO SENSITISE, MOBILISE VOTERS ON REGISTRATION
By Austin Enunwa
As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the voter’s registration process across the country in preparation for the 2023 general elections, the member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has urged the INEC to mobilise voters to ensure massive registration in the exercise.
The law maker stated this while delivering a lecture on the role of enhanced electoral awareness in improving the quality of leadership in Nigeria during the 5th biennial convention of the Class of 84 of St. Pius xth Grammar School, Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
He affirmed that electoral awareness was I!operative in improving the quality of leadership in a democratic setting.
Hon. Elumelu, who is also the minority leader in the House of Representatives, opined that there was the need for a concerted, all inclusive and multi-sectoral electoral awareness creation that could achieve the active participation of above 70% of the eligible national population and at least 80 percent of registered voters in electoral and political processes in the country.
“Apart from government agencies, political parties and mass media, civil society organisations, educational institutions, faith based organisations, community unions as well as traditional institutions as critical stakeholders must join in a targeted broad spectrum value driven electoral awareness along the lines of but not restricted to the underlined areas,” he stated.
He said that citizens should be made to be more conversant with the provisions of the constitution and the electoral act, especially relating to their rights on electoral and governance processes, including areas that granted them powers to hold leaders accountable.
He added that INEC should take steps to further guarantee credible, free and transparent electoral processes, registration of voters and accreditation of elections, adding that balloting processes should be made more transparent and less cumbersome.
Hon. Elumelu stated further that provisions should be added in the constitution to empower the people through the elected representatives in the legislature for sanction or removal of a minister, commissioner and other executive appointees with established cases of incompetence or gross misconduct among others.
He lamented that voter apathy, political alienation and extra-civic voting pattern in Nigeria, if not nip in the bud, would continue to undermine the desired quality of the needed leadership.
Also he condemned a weak or partisan mass media, compromised by reason of coercion or pecuniary inducements, saying that it could not effectively play its role thereby affecting the quality of leadership.
NO DTS 1412: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
NOA EMBARKS ON SENSITISATION, DISTRIBUTION OF ENUMERATION FORMS TO SCHOOLS IN WARRI
By Elohor Foghola
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation and distribution of enumeration forms to over 40 primary schools under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The exercise was to prepare ahead the enumeration of details of schools, to be filled by teachers, care givers, parents, food vendors and pupils in primary one to three in the locality.
The national database of the beneficiaries would be used to enhance future policy making and planning towards effective service delivery and monitoring of the entire programme.
Some of the school heads in the area appealed to the Federal Government to increase the available forms to cover the pre-nursery pupils in the programme.
NO DTS 1413: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
RECTOR ASCRIBES ACHIEVEMENTS TO GOD, GOV OKOWA
By Clementina Wewele
The Rector of the Delta State Polytechnic at Otefe Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state, Prof. Emmanuel Ogujor, has ascribed the success achieved so far in the institution to the grace of God and support of the state governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa.
Prof. Ogujor stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in his office at the institution.
He commended the efforts of the Okowa led administration in the education sector, saying that Governor Okowa had positively transformed the sector to enviable recognition in the state and beyond.
The rector mentioned some of the projects done by his administration so far to include a 3,000 capacity auditorium, the ongoing 890 sitting capacity sports centre and the table water processing which was aimed at increasing the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the institution.
He lauded the state governor for approving the ploughing back of some of the IGR into infrastructural development of the institution.
Prof. Ogujor called on well meaning individuals and the private sector to assist the state government in achieving the set goals in the education sector, adding that the state government could not positively transform the sector alone.
The rector also commended the host community for the existing cordial relationship between it and the polytechnic, debunking the erroneous inference that a student of the institution was shot as a result of skirmishes of the youths in the area.
Ogujor appreciated the youths and their leaders in the locality for amicably resolving the issues affecting them without harming any of the students while the unfortunate situation lasted.
He also said that the institution was never shot down as wrongly reported in some quarters, explaining that the period of the unrest fell within the mid semester holiday, which was why some of the students went home while some, who could not do so, remained behind in the institution.
NO DTS 1414: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
OMORDI APPEALS FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO SAINT PIUS XTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
By Austin Enunwa
The National President of the Class of 1984 at the Saint Pius xth Grammar School, Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Augustine Omordi, has appealed to HRM Obi Victor Chukwumalieze of Onicha-Ugbo to use his position to extend electricity supply to the school.
Mr. Omordi made the appeal when he led a team of the class in a courtesy visit to the palace of the traditional ruler in Onicha-Ugbo.
He said that they were in the palace to intimate him of their 6th biennial convention holding at the school premises and to seek for his royal blessings.
The president, who underscored the importance of light, stated that the school premises needed not only to be illuminated for security reasons, but to enhance effective teaching and learning in the school.
He disclosed that the Class 84 had concluded plans to build an ultra modern Principal Quarters to be named after the Late Mr. P. O. Mozie, a former principal in the school, adding that Mr Mozie impacted positively in their educational upbringing by instilling discipline in their lives.
Responding, Obi Chukwumalieze thanked them for their visit and assured that their request would be given the needed attention as quickly as possible.
The royal father immediately appointed a three member committee to work out the modalities on how the electricity supply to the school would be funded and executed without delay.