NO DTS 0932: GOV OKOWA LAUDS TRADITIONAL RULERS FOR EXISTING PEACE IN NIGER DELTA REGION
NO DTS 0933: BAYOKO CHARGES STUDENTS TO BE PROACTIVE IN CHOICE OF THEIR MODELS
NO DTS 0934: NANI, OTHERS TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN ETHIOPE WEST
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NO DTS 0932: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021
GOV OKOWA LAUDS TRADITIONAL RULERS FOR EXISTING PEACE IN NIGER DELTA REGION
By Ambrose Ologide
The Governor of Delta State , Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended traditional rulers in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria over the existing peace in the region.
Okowa gave the commendation in an address delivered on his behalf by the Deputy Governor of Delta State , Barrister (Deacon) Kingsley Otuaro at the 27th National Conference of Traditional Rulers of Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Nigeria ( TROMPCON) in Asaba, the state capital.
He stressed that the achievements of the past six years administration both at the federal and state levels were made possible by the peaceful atmosphere in the oil producing communities of the country.
While commenting on the theme of the conference : ‘ The Relationship Between The Oil And Gas Producing Communities And The International Oil Companies Operating In Niger Delta Area; What Impact Has It Made?”, Governor Okowa advised that in so doing, the traditional rulers should evaluate the problems and prospects prevalent, as a result of oil companies in the Niger Delta Area.
Okowa urged the traditional rulers to envisaged the Petroleum Industry Bill ” to ensure that we get the maximum benefits from its passage.”
He added that the bill “will open up new prospects for not only indigenous service companies but also the locals.”
The governor called on Niger Deltans not to be onlookers but to take active participation in the entire oil and gas business, noting that some flashes of crisis in the region could be traceable to internal lack of equity in the participation of oil and gas business.
” Let us bear in mind that peaceful negotiation far outweighs confrontations. We should approach all issues arising with decorum, maturity and democratic ethos, ” he stated.
Governor Okowa also urged oil companies operating in the region to be mindful of the danger inherent in their operations and to embrace the principle of social responsibility.
NO DTS 0933: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021
BAYOKO CHARGES STUDENTS TO BE PROACTIVE IN CHOICE OF THEIR MODELS
Students in Delta State have been charged to take deliberate actions in choosing and imbibing the morality of those they look up to as their role models in the society.
The Delta State Functioning Secretary to the State Government (FSSG) and Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Reginald Bayoko mni, gave the charge during a book review, organised by the Asaba Reading Club at the Royal Mira international school in Asaba, the state capital.
The book review, titled “the Whip and the Bar” and centred around the life of Mr. Bayoko attracted students and teachers from some selected schools within the Asaba capital territory.
The FSSG and HOS, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Transport, Mrs Anastasia Nwanze, advised students to carefully select their mentors based on morality.
Mr. Bayoko, while calling on students to imbibe the culture of reading, stated that “developing reading skills as promoted by the Asaba Reading Club was fundamental in transforming the lives of their target audience and change outcomes for Children and community.
While advocating for the establishment of reading clubs in all schools in the state to revive reading culture, Mr. Bayoko noted that “we want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader.”
He stressed on discipline and hard work, adding that the reasonable and respectful way students could distinguish themselves among their peers was through active engagements in deep reading of books that would open up their horizon of thinking and viewing the society.
He thanked the author of the book and organisers of the event for the initiative, adding that it was a beautiful educational programme for students and a veritable platform to transform the next generation who would shortly be in charge of governance in the country.
Earlier, the Director General (DG) of the state Orientation Bureau, Eugene Uzum Esq, who was the guest speaker on the topic “Child Development : the Role of Parental Guidance,”
stated that the role of parents in a child’s life was limitless.
He listed some parental responsibilities to include nursing, counseling, teaching of religious guidance, doing the right thing at the right time, social monitoring, instilling discipline, directing the child to good success channels and enjoined parents to be alive to their responsibilities.
He posited that failed parental responsibility has given rise to cultism, cyber crime, rituals and occultism and other social vices that have led many children astray and pleaded with children to at all time listen to the advice of their parents and also pray for them.
Uzum also enjoined parents to send their children to school, whether private or public, while considering their financial status, adding that it was the only legacy they could bequeath to their children, even as he admonished students not to take the opportunity given them to go to school for granted.
The writer of the book, Mrs. Catherine Agbontai, while paying glowing tributes to Mr. Bayoko, whom she said gave her the opportunity to interview him despite his tight schedule, said that the contents of the chat with him metamorphosed into a literature book for students to analyse and impact on their day to day activities.
NO DTS 0934: ASABA, NIGERIA, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021
NANI, OTHERS TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN ETHIOPE WEST
By Onoriode Etatsemi.
The Executive Director of Finance and Administration in the Delta State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC ), Chief John Obukohwo Nani, has assured Members of the Unique Brothers Political Forum that he would Synergise with the group to advance education in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Chief Nani said that all hands must be on deck to ensure that youths in the locality were given the right education before venturing into whatever they aspired for in life.
He explained to the group how through hard work, he was able to fend for himself, his family and many other dependants while studying at the University of Benin in Edo State as a law student, even when he had a wealthy background.
Nani maintained that he would not have gone to school since he was already well to do with his booming business in palm plantation , timber, estate management,etc., but had decided to acquire more knowledge which had placed succeeded in taking him to greater heights in life,” adding that education was not a scam as being insinuated, but the surest way to properly position oneself in the society, just as he advised the youths to engage themselves in meaningful ventures that would earn them good returns in life.
He told the Unique Brothers to make available for him, indigent prospective Jamb candidates in the locality for financial assistance to further their education, just as he called on other well to do people to assist in furthering the course of education in the area.
Earlier in his address the President of the group, Engr Efe Oke told Nani that they had come to appreciate him for helping to uplift the growth of the locality, adding that group was aimed at enshrining good governance, promote peace, galvanise ideas on how government from the grassroots perform optimally.
Engr. Oke said that the criteria to become a member of the group was being a graduate of any reputable higher institution, adding that the group engaged in mentoring the youths.
He remarked further that the Unique Brothers studied carefully Chief Nani’s antecedents and his rising political profile, his outstanding performance both in private and political life and had no option but to join forces with him at actualising his goals.