NO DTS 0903: DELTA TACKLING INSECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH EMPOWERMENT SCHEMES- EBIE
NO DTS 0904: POLICE MAN SHOT DEAD ALONG KWALE-ASABA ROAD
NO DTS 0905: OBI EFEIZOMOR DECRIES STATE OF INSECURITY, COST OF LIVING
NO DTS 0906: ASSOCIATION CHARGES NIGERIAN ELITES ON PEACE INITIATIVES
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NO DTS 0903: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021
DELTA TACKLING INSECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH EMPOWERMENT SCHEMES- EBIE
By Oghenero Orovwuje
Delta State Government has said it is tackling insecurity and unemployment in the country through the provision of various empowerments schemes.
The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, made the remark when officers and participants Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Lagos visited him today in his office in Asaba.
He listed the schemes to include Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP), and Girl Child Entrepreneurship and Skill Training (GEST), among others
Mr Ebie said the special purpose vehicle for driving the policy initiative was the office of the Chief Job Creation Officer.
The SSG also stated that the government took proactive steps in establishing three more universities in the state to address the shortfall of admission being experienced by qualified students in gaining university admission.
Mr Ebie explained that the efforts put in by the state government were to curb youth restiveness and engage the youths meaningfully.
He equally stated that the thoughtfulness of the college in coming up with the research theme was a clear indication of their desire to explore domestic environment for the advancement of military operations including hardware support and related items.
“The theme of the study tour, ‘Strengthening Logistics Support for Military Operation through Synergy between the Civil and Military Sectors of the Nigerian Society’ is quite appropriate considering the fact that today, the world and Nigeria in particular is facing security challenges which range from terrorism, herders/farmers clashes, banditry, kidnapping and secessionist agitations,” he stated.
He assured the officers and participants of the state government’s commitment to partner with them to ensure that their study tour of the state achieved its desired results.
Earlier, the Commandant and leader of the team, Major General Martins Enendo said that they were in the state to study how they could strengthen logistic support for military operations.
According to him, the findings of the tour would help the military tap into the resourcefulness of different sectors of the Nigerian society.
Major General Enendo explained that logistics was a cardinal aspect of military job, saying that it presented the interface for interaction between the civil society and the military in the execution of war.
NO DTS 0904: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021
POLICE MAN SHOT DEAD ALONG KWALE-ASABA ROAD
By Ambrose Ologide
A team of mobile police men were attacked at a community called Agu few kilometres from Asaba end before Ossissa Bridge on Kwale-Asaba Road at about 4. 15 p.m today.
It could not be ascertained who carried out the attack and why as at the time of filing this report.
Unfortunately, one of the mobile police men was shot dead in the attack as the lifeless body of the deceased, lying in his blood, was seen by our correspondent few minutes after the attack.
An oil tanker with open doors and an abandoned motor cycle were seen at the scene of the attack.
A white colour security patrol van with some armed policemen arrived when our correspondent departed the scene.
Meanwhile, motorists plying both sides of the road were scared to proceed on their journeys until the arrival of the said security patrol van.
NO DTS 0905: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021
OBI EFEIZOMOR DECRIES STATE OF INSECURITY, COST OF LIVING
By Christian Ogoh
The Obi of Owa, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta, HRM Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, has condemned the level of insecurity and high cost of living in Nigeria.
Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor made this known during the inauguration of Owa Youth Vigilant, a security outfit led by Hon. Friday Okoh aka Hero at Boji Boji Owa.
The Owa monarch, who is also the Chairman of Delta State Traditional Ruler’s Council, noted that Nigeria was under siege and no one and no where was safe in Nigeria.
Continuing, he decried the high cost of living, unstable price of staple food items and level of joblessness in the country.
“We are in a situation where security agencies now hide their uniforms and identities. Yet they are compelled to combat crime and criminals with sophisticated weapons with outdated guns.
“Our farm land is no longer safe, what about our homes, worship centres, even our roads. Everyone in the country is living in fear,” he stated.
The Obi, while expressing his support for the Owa Youth Vigilant, charged the outfit to work in synergy with relevant security agencies in the area, adding that the group should operate under the law guiding its existence.
“It is imperative we protect and defend our territories with everything we have against criminals and enemies of progress,” he added.
The Chairman of Owa Youth Council, and the coordinator of Owa Youth Vigilant, Hon. Friday Okoh, aka Hero said the security outfit was borne out of need to secure the community’s territories against invaders.
“As we all know, insecurity has become the order of the day. Fulani herdsmen have taken over many communities. Our mission is to make our community safe,” he stated.
He noted that the members of security group were drawn from the different communities in Owa Kingdom and were men of proven integrity.
NO DTS 0906: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021
ASSOCIATION CHARGES NIGERIAN ELITES ON PEACE INITIATIVES
By Ambrose Ologide
The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) has charged Nigerian elites on peace initiatives in their communities and society at large.
The director of the group in Nigeria, Professor Chidi Irhiriodo, gave the charge in his key note address shortly before he conferred an award of “Eminent Peace Advocate” on Chief Paradise Akivie and other Nigerian elites in Ughelli recently.
Professor Irhiriodo explained that some of the objectives of IAWPA include peace, security and unity, amongst others.
He also urged Chief Paradise Akivie and other awardees to be good ambassadors to IAWPA.
He remarked that Chief Akivie truly deserved the award because of his outstanding contributions towards the promotion of peace within his (Chief Akivie) immediate community of Kokori in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Urhobo Nation and Delta State.
In a chat with newsmen shortly after the event, Chief Akivie gave gratitude to God and appreciated the group for considering him worthy for the award.
While stating that he was happy to know that his peace initiatives and philanthropic gestures were acknowledged across the shores of Nigeria, he promised to do more for humanity.