NO DTS 1035: INSECURITY: GOV OKOWA LAUDS NAVY FOR SECURING OIL FACILITIES
NO DTS 1036: GOV OKOWA APPOINTS RT. HON. FESTUS AGAS CHIEF OF STAFF IN DELTA
NO DTS 1037: OKPANAM YOUTH LEADER DESCRIBES GOV OKOWA AS A PRAGMATIC, METICULOUS LEADER
NO DTS 1038: OHWODEDJO COMMENDS RESPONSE OF UVWIE RESIDENTS ON THE SECOND DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE
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NO DTS 1035: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY 10, JUNE, 2021
INSECURITY: GOV OKOWA LAUDS NAVY FOR SECURING OIL FACILITIES
Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Nigerian Navy for its collaborative role in providing security for the nation’s oil assets.
Okowa gave the commendation when he received the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Kennedy Egbuchulam, at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital.
He said that a lot was being done in collaboration with the Navy and other security agencies to secure the state, and urged the FOC to ensure that his tenure would further enhance peace and security in the area.
According to him, “there is no doubt that the Navy along with other sister agencies is doing a lot to help to secure the economy and the safety of our area.”
“I am glad that you visited your men in various locations even in the very remote parts of the state and it’s a good boost for them.”
“Parts of our state like other states in the Niger Delta are very difficult to handle issues of security and development.”
“To truly ensure that the people provide a peaceful environment, we need to find the collaboration between them and the state in such a manner that we also take development to them.”
“In realising this, we have tended to take to the best of ability within the limits of financial resources to take some level of development to these areas that are actually in the riverside.”
“With the cooperation of our people, it is beginning to pay off and we are thankful to the people for the level of peace that we are enjoying and we hope that by collaboration and talking to each other through dialogue, will continue to yield better results and cooperation from the various communities,” Okowa said.
He called on the Federal Government to look at the plight of Niger Delta people by providing them with more development to make life more meaningful for them.
“I have always used every single opportunity I have to call on the Federal Government to also continue to see what best they can do in trying to extend development to these areas.”
“It’s quite a difficult terrain and we will continue to see what we can do because the cost of development, especially if you are constructing roads, is quite high.”
“If you want to provide services, it’s quite difficult even drinking water, because they are surrounded by water yet they can’t find water to drink; they can’t find water to do a whole lot of things.”
“If you want to construct anything in that place, you will bring in a lot from outside and it’s not an easy thing to do, but we thank our people for their cooperation.”
“We also thank your men for the great job they have been doing because collaboratively we have tended to have some level of peace in our waterways throughout this period,” the governor stated.
He pledged the support of the state government in completing the perimeter fencing of the Naval Command in Warri and Jetty at NNS Delta.
Earlier, Rear Admiral Egbuchulam had said that he was in the state as part of his visit to key stakeholders on the assumption of office.
He commended Governor Okowa and the state government for the tremendous support to the operations of the Navy in the state.
The naval chief stated that the Nigerian Navy was poised to collaborate with other sister security agencies to ensure that Delta State was safe, adding that the whole essence of providing security was to ensure that Nigeria was safe for indigenes to conduct their businesses without fear.
“My area of responsibility is enormous, vast and the terrain is also challenging and that is exactly the reason why I have come around.”
“We have gone from one part of the state to the other to see where our men are deployed and trying to assess the peculiarity of the challenges that they have to confront.”
“I want to assure you that we are working in collaboration with other security agencies to make sure that we optimally deploy the assets that we have to see that our waterways and Delta State as a whole are secured,” he said.
NO DTS 1036: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY 10, JUNE, 2021
GOV OKOWA APPOINTS RT. HON. FESTUS AGAS CHIEF OF STAFF IN DELTA
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has appointed Rt. Hon. Festus Ovie Agas as the new Chief of Staff in the state Government House in Asaba, following the exit of the former Chief of Staff, Chief David Edevbie.
A statement from the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and signed by the newly sworn-in SSG, Mr Patrick Ukah, said that the new Chief of Staff would be inaugurated in due course.
NO DTS 1037: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY 10, JUNE, 2021
OKPANAM YOUTH LEADER DESCRIBES GOV OKOWA AS A PRAGMATIC, METICULOUS LEADER
By Chukwudi Asoya
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has been described as a pragmatic and meticulous leader who rewards hard work.
The Chairman of Amachai Youths, Comrade Emmanuel Dinjo Agala, stated this in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State while fielding questions from newsmen during a reception organised by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah.
He said that Governor Okowa had continued to redefine governance in the state and appreciated him for the appointment of an illustrious son of Okpanam Community, Chief Patrick Ukah, as SSG, even as he said that the appointment was well deserved.
The Amachai Youth Chairman described Chief Ukah as a seasoned politician, who was passionately committed to the realisation of the Stronger Delta vision of the state government, adding that the appointee was a great asset to the administration of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
While congratulating the SSG on his recognition by the governor, Comrade Agala expressed optimism that Chief Ukah would perform beyond expectations in his new appointment, adding that he had distinguished himself in his previous appointments as a commissioner in the state.
Comrade Agala used the opportunity to thank the governor for the massive transformation of the Okpanam Community in the area of road projects, saying that the community had not had it so good.
He said that the people of the community were very pleased with the appointment of Ukah as SSG, stressing that they would always remain grateful to the governor for the implicit confidence he had in Chief Ukah, just as he pledged unalloyed support of the community to the Okowa led administration.
NO DTS 1038: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY 10, JUNE, 2021
OHWODEDJO COMMENDS RESPONSE OF UVWIE RESIDENTS ON THE SECOND DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE
By Ambrose Ologide
The Head of Primary Healthcare in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr Henry Ohwodedjo, has commended the response of residents of the area on the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, saying that it was very encouraging.
Ohwodedjo stated this in a media chat with some newsmen on the exercise on Tuesday, May 8, 2021, in his office at Effurun.
He disclosed that HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso (JP) OON, Abe 1, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom and some of his chiefs had been administered with the second dose of the vaccine and called on residents who were yet to take the second dose to do so, saying that it would be better for them to complete the exercise which, he said, would end in August 2021.
He said that those who had been administered with the second dose of the vaccine had been properly registered, adding that completion of anti-covid-19 vaccine vaccination numbers had also been issued to them through their mobile phone handsets, just as the green cards issued them during the administration of the first dose were duly marked by the health officials involved in the exercise.