NO DTS 0457: GOV OKOWA REJOICES WITH OBI OF OWA AT 83
NO DTS 0458: DELTA HOUSING COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR WAY OUT OF BUILDING COLLAPSE
NO DTS 0459: OKOWA ADMINISTRATION ON MISSION OF ENSURING EFFICIENT WORKFORCE IN DELTA
NO DTS 0460: DELTA NURTW CHAIRMAN, ARARO REITERATES NEED FOR PEACE
NO DTS 0461: DELTA NBA DECRIES UNAUTHORISED USE OF ITS CAR STICKERS
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NO DTS 0457: ASABA, NIGERIA THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
GOV OKOWA REJOICES WITH OBI OF OWA AT 83
Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Chairman of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa Kingdom, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor, on his 83rd birth anniversary.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the state capital, the governor described the monarch as “one of the foremost traditional rulers and a man of peace, with decades of outstanding leadership.”
He stated that Obi Efeizomor had remained a leading light, revered monarch, role model and custodian of the culture and traditions of Owa people, adding that he had, over the years, contributed immensely to the growth and development of the kingdom and state.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, therefore, I congratulate you, Your Royal Majesty, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor OON, Obi of Owa Kingdom, on the occasion of your 83rd birth anniversary.
“As a government, we have enjoyed your invaluable support in many aspects and it is my belief that you will continue to make your domain a model of peace and unity.”
“The Owa Kingdom has witnessed phenomenal transformation in terms of infrastructure and human capital development.”
“As the Chairman of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, you have remained a peace builder, a beacon of light and a symbol of humility and excellence in leadership.”
“The state government appreciates your good counsel at all times and all you and your colleagues are doing in your various kingdoms to make governance easier in the state, and I thank you immensely for your contributions toward the attainment of the Stronger Delta vision of our administration,” Okowa stated.
He prayed to God to bless the monarch with longer life and wisdom to enable him to continue with his service to the kingdom, state and humanity.
NO DTS 0458: ASABA, NIGERIA THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
DELTA HOUSING COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR WAY OUT OF BUILDING COLLAPSE
Commissioner for Housing in Delta State, Chief Festus Ochonogor, has called for a sustainable advocacy on the consequences of quackery and substandard materials in the building industry in order to stem the incidences of building collapse in the country.
Ochonogor made the call while addressing a delegation of the members of the Delta State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Asaba, the state capital.
He noted that quackery and substandard materials had contributed largely to the collapse of buildings, which in turn had put the competence of professional builders to question, insisting that the only way to deal with the situation was to let the public know the consequences of cutting corners in building constructions.
The Housing Commissioner sued for a robust synergy between builders and other professionals in the construction industry, adding that it was necessary to ensure the application of the relevant codes and regulations to guarantee standards in the building industry.
Ochonogor pledged the support of his ministry for the bill currently before the State House of Assembly for a law to regulate the activities of the building construction industry, assuring that the Nigerian Institute of Building in Delta State would enjoy the partnership of the housing ministry towards achieving set goals.
Earlier, the Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Building in the state, Mr Samuel Omiri, told the Housing Commissioner about the second edition of the Builders’ Day celebration, billed to hold on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in the state to commemorate the collapse of a 5-storey building in Lagos, which claimed the lives of over 20 pupils.
Omiri, who was represented by the Vice Chairman of the chapter, Mr. Roy Ononye, stated that the Builders’ Day was intended to highlight the need for excellence in the construction of buildings and other valuable infrastructure, so that they could stand the test of time.
He solicited the support of the commissioner for the Institute’s inputs in the bill for a law to provide for the administration of the Urban Development, Urban Renewal and Building Control Board, Local Planning Authority and other matters.
NO DTS 0459: ASABA, NIGERIA THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
OKOWA ADMINISTRATION ON MISSION OF ENSURING EFFICIENT WORKFORCE IN DELTA
By Aruoriwo Ivovi
Delta State Head of Service (HOS), Mr Reginald Bayoko mni, has said that the overall interest of the state government was to raise efficient workers that would drive the actualisation of the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa Administration in the state.
Mr. Bayoko stated this during the opening ceremony of a one day orientation course for the newly admitted students into the Staff Training Centre in Asaba, the state capital, for the 2020/2021 academic session.
He called on civil servants to work hard to justify the efforts of the state government at improving their capacity and for investing in the Staff Training Centre to ensure a continuous capacity upgrading of the workforce in the state.
According to the HOS, “You have to assure the state government that the huge investments being made in human capital development in the state will be reciprocated through greater loyalty, dedication and commitment to your studies to effectively acquire the knowledge, skills and character to be imparted to you.”
Mr Bayoko assured that given the track record of excellence in the field of middle level manpower training, the new programme would meet government’s expectations and the students would benefit immensely from the training programme.
He thanked the state government for the moral support in its determination to improve on the performance and productivity of officers in the state civil service.
Speaking, the Director of Training, Staff Training Centre, Asaba, Mr Emmanuel Basime, said that the essence of the workshop was to develop the capacity of both secretarial assistants and clerical officers in the state civil service towards enhanced quality service delivery for the benefit of the state public service.
“Our programmes are designed to offer technology and management package, aimed at equipping you with relevant knowledge, skills and attitude for improved performance on the job in consonance with the human capacity development efforts of the present administration,” Mr Basime stated.
He revealed that a total of 65 students were admitted into the computer appreciation/application course and certificate in supervisory general management course for the 2020/2021 academic session.
He urged the students to show high sense of maturity and willingness to learn and participate fully in all the lectures and activities outlined in the orientation programme.
NO DTS 0460: ASABA, NIGERIA THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
DELTA NURTW CHAIRMAN, ARARO REITERATES NEED FOR PEACE
By Johnson Ebigide
The need to consolidate on the existing peace in Delta State has been reiterated by the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Delta State Wing, Comrade Dennis Araro.
Comrade Araro stated this while debunking an erroneous insinuation that his suit at the industrial court was thrown aside as published in a national daily.
He explained that contrary to the rumours about the suit which had unfortunately shaken the peaceful foundation in some units of the union in the state, it was he that withdrew the suit following the legal judgement of the High Court in Asaba, the state capital, which validated his position as the chairman of the union in the state.
The labour leader frowned at the unwholesome attitude of some of his members at fanning the ember of disunity in the union with any slight opportunity, adding that the issue of who was the chairman of the union had been laid to rest, just as he enjoined members of the NURTW in the state to continue to strengthen the existing peace towards the realisation of the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa Administration.
He thanked the Federal Government and the Okowa Administration for the palliative measures on ground to cushion the impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic, adding that all registered members of the union, including himself, in the state had started receiving bank alerts on payment of some amount of money.
Comrade Araro opined that it was necessary for his members and residents in the state to reciprocate this good intention by going about their businesses in a peaceful manner, adding that causing unnecessary tensions and breaching the law and order would not only cause them some setbacks, but could distract government at all levels from concentrating on how to move the country forward.
NO DTS 0461: ASABA, NIGERIA THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
DELTA NBA DECRIES UNAUTHORISED USE OF ITS CAR STICKERS
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Udu Branch, has frowned at the unauthorised use of its car stickers by non members of association in the area.
A statement from the association in the area reiterated that the NBA Car Sticker was meant for the use of only lawyers, the primary purpose which was to identify lawyers in the society.
It added that anything short of that, amounted to impersonation which is punishable under the extant laws in the country.
It called all defaulter to desist from further use of the NBA Car Stickers to avoid litigations.
The statement added further that the Udu Branch of the NBA had a car sticker committee and had notified all law enforcement agencies to fish out members of the public who were not lawyers but were in possession of the NBA stickers affixed on their cars within the UDU area.
The statement was signed by the Publicity Secretary in the UDU Branch, Austine Nyekigbe Esq.