NO DTS 0704: OMOVIE MEETS EREYITOMI, HARPS ON POLITICAL EQUILIBRUM IN WARRI SOUTH
NO DTS 0705: AKPOWOWO TASKS CIVIL SERVANTS ON MORE PRODUCTIVITY
NO DTS 0706: BE AGENTS OF SOCIATAL CHANGE, UZUM CHARGES YOUTH LEADERS
NO DTS 0707: RECTOR ADVISES POLY STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP TO IDENTIFY WITH NEW INTAKES
NO DTS 0708: LATE GODWIN UMEANA FOR IBURIAL FRIDAY APRIL 9
NO DTS 0709: REMAINS OF OBIEGBA FOR INTERMENT SATURDAY APRIL 10
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NO DTS 0704: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
OMOVIE MEETS EREYITOMI, HARPS ON POLITICAL EQUILIBRUM IN WARRI SOUTH
By Ambrose Ologide
A former member of the Delta State House of Assembly, who represented Warri South II Constituency, Chief Dennis Omovie, has called for maintenance of political equilibrium among Itsekiri and Urhobo in Warr South Local Government Area.
Omovie made the called recently in Warri at a meeting he held with the member representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Abuja.
While maintaining his call for the political equilibrium in the politics of Warri South between the two ethnic groups in the area, Omovie stated that he would extend his hands of fellowship to the Itsekiris as the national leader of Warri Urhobos.
According to him, he was overwhelmingly endorsed as the national political leader of Warri Urhobos by members of Warri Urhobo Political Class recently.
He expressed optimism that the meeting would boost his relationship with the federal law maker and the relationship between the two tribes
“It is by providence that the Itsekiris and Warri Urhobos are in the same local government area. So, there is the need for us to live as good neighbours,” he stated.
Omovie also commended Chief Ereyitomi for his humility and friendly disposition.
The immediate past Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Warri South Local Government Area, Hon Amah Agbajoh was present at the meeting.
NO DTS 0705: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
AKPOWOWO TASKS CIVIL SERVANTS ON MORE PRODUCTIVITY
By Magnus Emuji
The need for civil servants to redouble their commitment and be more productive in their services towards the realisation of the Stronger Delta vision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration has been stressed.
Delta State Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Chief Arthur Akpowowo, stated this in Asaba yesterday during the reception ceremony of a newly sworn in Permanent Secretary in the state, Mr Blessing Edewor.
Chief Akpowowo said that a committed and more productive disposition by workers would spur the governor continue to reward hard work among the state workforce.
He described Mr Edewor, an engineer, as a man of integrity and humility, adding that civil servants in the state would always benefit immensely from the state government’s friendly disposition.
Earlier, the General Manager of Urban Water Corporation, Mr Nosa Okoh and his counterpart in charge of the Small-Town Water, Mr Tony Unuafe expressed joy at the appointment of Mr Edewor.
Speaking to newsmen, Mr Edewor thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for finding him worthy of the appointment, adding that the recognition called for more service delivery.
The wife of Mr Edewor, the newly appointed permanent secretary, Patient said that her joy knew no bounds and appreciated Governor Okowa for rewarding her husband with the appointment.
Similarly, one of the newly sworn in Permanent Secretary, Mr Bernard Okonta, has appreciated the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the appointment, describing the governor as workers-friendly and visionary.
Okonta, who was visibly elated, also thanked all and sundry for identifying with him, and enjoined the younger generation of civil servants to always reciprocate government initiative for their welfare enhancement through effective service delivery.
NO DTS 0706: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
BE AGENTS OF SOCIATAL CHANGE, UZUM CHARGES YOUTH LEADERS
By Christian Ogoh
The Director-General (DG), Delta State Orientation Bureau, Mr Eugene Uzum, has charged youths to continue to maximize their roles as change agents.
Mr Uzum made the call when the executives of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ika North East and Ika South led by their Chairmen, Comrade Lucky Ehiobu and Comrade Christian Izegede paid him a courtesy call in his office in Asaba.
While congratulating youths for their bold initiatives, he urged the youth body to positively challenge government at all levels for dividends of democracy, stressing that youths remained the back bone and heart of any society.
“Let me point out that Ika youths are hard working, resourceful and non restive. They are prominent for doing a lot to have good life
“But youth council has much to do by way of coming up with how to change the mindset of ika youths in the areas of lack of unity, cultism, Yahoo Yahoo, illegal migration, mental docility, among our vices,” he stated.
Continuing, he observed that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State would continue to give top attention to youth development and empowerment, a feat which he said had earned the governor massive commendation.
“The government of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has created job opportunities for countless youths across the state which has translated them from job-seekers to employers of labour,” he added.
Uzum, a lawyer, pledged to partner with youth council in its societal transformation agenda.
Earlier in their separate remarks, the two chairmen noted that the aims of their visit were among other things to partner with Delta State Orientation Bureau and be mentored by the DG following his exploits and impact in the state.
According to them we are not beggars, we poised to change the narratives by setting the stage for things that will improve the lot of ika youths and the society in general.
NO DTS 0707: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
RECTOR ADVISES POLY STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP TO IDENTIFY WITH NEW INTAKES
By Ifeanyi Omenogor
A call has gone to student leaders of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwash-Uku to carry the newly matriculated students along and ensure continuous peace in the institution.
The Rector of the institution, Professor Stella Chiemeke made the call shortly after the 19th Matriculation Ceremony at Ogwashi- Uku.
She advised the students to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations entrenched in the student’s hand book of the institution.
According to Chiemeke, the institution had zero tolerance for negative activities, such as examination malpractice, cultism, hooliganism, prostitution and indecent dressing, warning that students should shun acts capable of putting them in trouble.
She assured parents and guardians of management’s determination to ensure that the institution raise visionary leaders, well equipped with necessary skills in their various field of endeavor.
NO DTS 0708: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
LATE GODWIN UMEANA FOR IBURIAL FRIDAY APRIL 9
The death has been announced of a retired permanent secretary in the Delta State Civil Service and former Director of Information, Late Godwin Nwanzeobi Umeana of Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta State. He was aged 74 years.
According to the burial arrangements released by the family, there will be a vigil mass at St Augustine Catholic Church, Ibusa on Thursday April 8, 2021, at 6.00 p.m.
On Friday April 9, 2021, at 8.00 a.m, the remains of Late Umeana will lay-in-state at his residence, Umueze Quarters, Ibusa, followed by funeral mass at Augustine Catholic Church, Ibusa at 10.00am and interment at his residence thereafter.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, there will be thanksgiving mass at St Augustine Catholic Church, Ibusa at 9.30 a.m.
Sir Godwin Umeana was a permanent secretary in Directorate of Culture and Tourism and a Director of Information, Ministry of Information.
He was a role model and an astute information manager who tutored many information officers.
Late Sir Godwin Nwanzeobi Umeana is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and scores of relations.
NO DTS 0709: ASABA, NIGERIA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021
REMAINS OF OBIEGBA FOR INTERMENT SATURDAY APRIL 10
The funeral rites of late Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of the Service, Mr. Cletus Obiegba will hold on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his home town, Ibedeni in Ndokwa East Local Government Area.
A statement from the Office of the Head of Service said the funeral rite of the late permanent secretary will begin at 9.00 a.m at his Ibedeni residence.
The statement adds that the funeral arrangements as announced by his family, will commence on Friday, April 9, 2021 with a vigil mass/wake in his compound at Ibedeku quarter, Ibedeni.
According to the arrangements, the event will climax on Sunday, April 11, 2021 with an outing service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ibedeni.
Mr Cletus Obiegba, who passed unto eternal glory on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the age of 58 after a brief illness was a devout Christian and married with children.