NO DTS 1256: DTSG COMMITTED TO CONTINUOUS TRAINING OF TEACHERS IN DELTA — SAYS UKAH
NO DTS 1257: ANIAGWU RESUMES AS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER IN DELTA
NO DTS 1258: EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ASSUMES DUTY, PLEDGES EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DELTA
NO DTS 1259: ANWUZIA CALLS FOR REINVIGORATION OF POLITICAL CLASS IN DELTA
NO DTS 1260: DIDA CHAIRMAN EXPRESSES JOY OVER COMMENCEMENT OF WORK AT DELFRASCO
NO DTS 1261: OKPE LGC LOSES STAFF, MOURNS
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NO DTS 1256: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
DTSG COMMITTED TO CONTINUOUS TRAINING OF TEACHERS IN DELTA — SAYS UKAH
By Oghenero Orovwuje
The Delta Government has reiterated its commitment in training and retraining of teachers to meet the national and global demands in education.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, stated this while declaring open a training workshop on curriculum leadership and implementation strategies for primary school heads and other stake holders, organised by the Teachers’ Professional Development Centre, Owa-Oyibu, Ika North East Local Government Area.
Chief Ukah stated that in the past, the same training was held in Asaba in respect of the principals of secondary schools and other stakeholders of education, adding that the training for head teachers in the primary school sector would go a long way to justify the importance of curriculum leadership towards adopting appropriate implementation strategies.
He said that the training and retraining of teachers was not contestable and noted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was committed to get every teacher trained to upgrade the academic prowess of the teachers.
The SSG urged the participants to guide their teachings to meet up with the dynamics of curriculum development to enable Delta State become a force to reckon with in terms of capacity building for teachers at that level of education.
Chief Ukah also charged the participants to take the training seriously and do their best to compliment the efforts of the government towards training and retraining.
NO DTS 1257: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
ANIAGWU RESUMES AS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER IN DELTA
By Osoro Tina
Mr. Charles Aniagwu has again assume duty as the Delta State Commissioner for Information, following his reappointment and swearing in by the state governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa.
Addressing the the staff of the ministry and the various agencies under the administrative purview of the ministry at the conference hall of the ministry in Asaba, the state capital, Mr. Aniagwu urged for greater commitment in the discharge of the mandates of the ministry.
He said that there was the need to robustly publicise the policy thrust of the state government, adding the state government had positively transformed the state in all ramifications of development which, he said, should be widely published against the propagandist pursuit of detractors of the Okowa Administration.
He said that Governor Okowa had proven himself to be a man of integrity, who lived up to his word, adding that there was the need for the ministry and all the agencies under it to beef up their activities as the 2023 approached.
The commissioner noted that the Okowa Administration was not only interested in one sided reporting, but should be properly carried out for the purpose of informing the government about what the people wanted to be done in some areas.
“ we will as a government stay very focused, to ensure that people participate in governance through the tripartite of getting their views, and taking the views of government and the projects of government back to them,” he said.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the ministry, Mr Paul Osahor, welcomed back the commissioner from “ his short leave”, describing the reappointment of Mr. Aniagwu as a commissioners as well deserved.
He stated that the staff in the ministry and the different agencies under it were ready to cooperate with and give him the needed support, adding that the commissioner’s appeal for integrity and efficiency to work would be their watchword in the discharge of their duties.
There were progress reports of activities from the ministry and different agencies.
NO DTS 1258: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ASSUMES DUTY, PLEDGES EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DELTA
By Magnus Emuji
The Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Hon.(Mrs) Rose Ezewu, has called on all hands to be on deck towards driving the education sector to enviable heights in line with the SMART Agenda of the Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa Administration in the state.
Hon.(Mrs) Ezewu, who made the call in her office in Asaba on the occasion of her assumption of duty as the commissioner in charge of the ministry, lauded the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Augustine Ede Oghoro, for sustaining the ministry.
She commended the governor for finding her worthy to serve as a commissioner, adding that with the approval of the governor, there would be the need to critically appraise the curriculum development in order to encourage teaching and learning of History in schools.
Hon .(Mrs ) Ezewu underscored the importance of collaboration with other relevant ministries to develop and promote extra-curricular activities, such as the Governor’s Cup, Principal Cup, Headmaster’s Cup, quiz and essay competition and other sports aimed at improving the mental and physical capacity and fitness of pupils and wards .
Earlier, Mr. Oghoro, pledged the support of the staff of the ministry for the commissioner to enable her succeed in her assignment, just as he described her appointment and deployment to the ministry as a round peg in a round hole .
Oghoro said that the ministry was vibrant in social reform, reiterating that education was key to the growth of any society.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of the handing over note to the commissioner.
Meanwhile, Mrs Ezewu has underscored the importance of continuous training of teachers in the state as a strategic approach to enhance impactful teaching and learning.
She stated this at the Teachers Training Centre, Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
She said that the centre would provide a veritable platform for updating the knowledge of teachers and commended Governor Okowa for establishing the centre in the state, adding that proper implementation of school curricular was key to achieving educational development in the society.
The commissioner urged teachers to continue to contribute their quotas towards the growth of the education sector.
In his welcome address the Director General of the centre, Dr Anthony Dibashi said that the centre was adequately equipped to carry out its mandate of training teachers.
NO DTS 1259: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
ANWUZIA CALLS FOR REINVIGORATION OF POLITICAL CLASS IN DELTA
Honourable Chief Isaac Anwuzia, Political Adviser (POLAD) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has called for the reinvigoration of the political class towards greater responsibility in order to justify their appointment as advisers and trust bestowed upon them by the state governor.
Chief Anwuzia called for maximum cooperation of staff and political appointees to enhance the actualisation of the Stronger Delta vision of the state government.
He noted that a lot of appointees had become lethargic and that there was the urgent need for all to be alive to their duties and responsibilities, stressing that to whom much was given, much was expected, even as he applauded the staff for their responsiveness and the warm reception accorded him since his resumption of duty.
Earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters and Director, Political Mobilization and Development Office of the POLAD, Sir Austin Onianwa, gave him a summary of the office activities.
He thanked the political adviser for granting them audience and promised a good and cordial working relationship in line with his mandate.
NO DTS 1260: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
DIDA CHAIRMAN EXPRESSES JOY OVER COMMENCEMENT OF WORK AT DELFRASCO
By Sylvester Iloba
The Chairman, Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA), Mr. Paul Nmah, has expressed joys over the commencement of work at the Delfrasco Tower Manufacturing and Testing Facility at Issele-Uku in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The DIDA Chairman stated this when he paid an unscheduled visit to the project site on Km 25, Asaba-Benin Express-Way in the locality.
According to him it was expected that work ought to have commenced in earnest after the ground breaking ceremony but that some hindrances came up that needed to be addressed.
“You will recall that His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa graciously approved the establishment of a Power Transmission Tower Manufacturing, Testing, Industrial Fabrication and Hot Dip Galvanizing Plant, Training and Research Facility at Issele Uku, of which he had performed the ground breaking ceremony early this year.”
“Work ought to have commenced immediately in accordance with the work schedule and timeline, but some delays came up in the aspects of settlement of the Issele-Uku Community and then the rains set in. However, the project has commenced and we are here witnessing the clearing of the site,” Mr. Nmah said.
Speaking on project implementation deliverables, the DIDA Chairman said that tentatively a three months’ time frame had been scheduled for the site clearing, perimeter fencing, soil treatment and ramming the ground, awaiting the arrival of equipment.
Mr. Nmah, however, noted that the grey areas of land encroachment would be immediately resolved so that the project was completed as planned.
He commended His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for supporting the Project.
“His Excellency, the Governor has de-risked the project and the major equity inputs by the Delta State Government had been fulfilled,” he said.
The Delfrasco Special Project Director, Mr. Peter Okolie, on his part equally expressed enthusiasm over meeting up with the project timeline which, according to him, effectively commenced at the end of the first half of the year.
“The Work Plan effectively started within the last week in June, though we had expected it to commence earlier than that but due to one or two administrative challenges the work plan finally took effect from the last week in the month of June.”
“In the next three months our programme is that we should be able to complete the clearing of the site, the soil treatment, ramming of the soil, the protective aspect of the entire site and then prepare for the equipment to come in. If you look at the soil now, you will see that it is soft. So it has to be treated and made strong so that heavy duty trucks can make delivery to the site,” said Okolie.
He said that mapping of the area also had to be done within the three months plan that started from July and would end in September this year.
Mr. Okolie further emphasised that in order to expedite action on the project which was a public private partnership initiative between Enfrasco Ltd and the Delta State Government, His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa had ensured that the equity contribution of Delta State like the provision of land with Certificate of Occupancy and part financial contribution had been met, noting that the tripartite relationship had been cordial so far.
He called on the Obi of Issele- Uku, His Royal Majesty, Agbogidi Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna II, to continue to educate his people on the need to support the project in order to ensure its success.
Mr. Okolie said that he was hopeful that going by the Project Work Plan, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa would inaugurate the project by 2003.
Speaking earlier, the Issele-Uku Youth National President, Mr. Onyisi Mokogwu, who is an Engineer, said that the youths were on ground at the site to make sure that work was going on smoothly.
He expressed his happiness that such a project was located in Issele-Uku which he said would be beneficial to all concerned.
Mr. Mokogwu said that they were impressed with what was going on and prayed that God should continue to guide and guard everybody.
He further emphasised that the Issele-Uku Youth body was in support of the Project and promised to resolve any issue that may undermine the success of the project whenever such arose.
NO DTS 1261: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021
OKPE LGC LOSES STAFF, MOURNS
By Ogaga Rachael
Okpe Local Government Council (LGC) of Delta State has been thrown into mourning over the death of one of its staff, Mr. Etebefia Dennis.
Information gathered stated that Mr.Etebefia was riding on a motorcycle along the Adagbrassa Road where he collided with a tricycle, popularly known as keke, and was immediately rushed to the Ariemughare Medical Centre in Orerokpe, but immediately referred to Eki Central Hospital in Eku and later to the Central Hospital in Warri because of the seriousness of his condition.
It was reported that he died from excessive bleeding on the way to the hospital in Warri.
Mr. Etebefia, before his death, was attached to the office of the Head of Personnel Management as a chief clerical officer in the council.
He was described by his mourning colleagues as a very friendly person and a gentleman who was dedicated in the discharge of his duties .