NO DTS 1271: GOV OKOWA HAILS RMD AT 60
NO DTS 1272: OTUARO CONDOLES FAMILY OF LATE OGBA
NO DTS 1273: DTHA SPEAKER LAMENTS DEATH OF TWO HONOURABLE MEMBERS WITHIN FIVE MONTHS
NO DTS 1274: TILIJE RESUMES DUTY AS COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, SOLICITS COOPERATION
NO DTS 1275: EZEWU URGES PARENTS TO GIVE CHILDREN, WARDS FREE CHOICE OF CAREER PURSUITS
NO DTS 1276: EZEWU TASKS STAFF ON COMMITMENT, HARPS ON TEAM WORK
NO DTS 1277: GOV OKOWA GETS COMMENDATION FOR CONTINUOUS TRAINING OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN DELTA
NO DTS 1278: ONYEME ASSURES TAXPAYERS OF JUDICIOUS USE OF TAX REVENUES IN DELTA
NO DTS 1279: DELTA ALGON SPORTS FESTIVAL : ASEKUTU TASKS WARRI NORTH CONTINGENTS ON VICTORY
NO DTS 1280: KOKO FISH TRADERS PROTEST ARMY BLOCKADE OF WATERWAYS
NO DTS 1281: UI ALUMNI TO HOLD LECTURE ON PUBLIC SERVICE
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NO DTS 1271: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
GOV OKOWA HAILS RMD AT 60
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated the multi-talented and award-winning actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as “RMD” as he clocks 60 years.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on in Asaba, the state capital, Okowa said that RMD was a quintessential actor whose contributions to the development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria were remarkable.
He extolled the Aladja-born actor, who was Commissioner for Culture and Tourism during the administration of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan in the state, for his patriotism, humility, mentorship and support to budding talents, adding that RMD had remained a huge inspiration, pride and ambassador of the state.
The governor remarked that as a debonair actor and role model, RMD had brought his many years of experience to bear on his performance in acting which had inspired many to the acting profession.
“As one of the doyens of movie acting, you have brought great honour and glory to our dear state. We are proud of your many achievements in the movie and entertainment industry.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate an illustrious son of the state, Mr Richard Mofe Damijo, aka RMD, on his 60th birth anniversary.”
“As you turn 60, your family, associates and admirers have cause to be grateful to Almighty God for having granted you a life of wonderful accomplishments,” he said.
He prayed God to bless RMD’s path and make him a symbol for the motivation of youths in the state and beyond.
NO DTS 1272: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
OTUARO CONDOLES FAMILY OF LATE OGBA
Delta State Deputy Governor, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro has described the death of Late Hon. Kenneth Ogba, member representing Isoko South 1 in Delta State House of Assembly, as a rude shock.
Otuaro who gave the description when he paid a condolence visit to the late Ogbas family at Oleh in Isoko South 1 said Ogba was full of life before the untimely death.
While expressing his condolences to the entire family of the deceased, the people of Isoko Kingdom and Delta State, Otuaro admonished all to take solace in the Lord, the author and finisher of our faith.
He noted that the death of Ogba had created a big vacuum, saying that only God could fill the gap.
According to him,” take strength and comfort from the Lord, what has happened has happened and we know too well that it is a huge vacuum that was been occasioned by untimely demise”.
” No man can feel that gap but we believe that God in His sovereignty, love and mercy will find a way to fill that vacuum he had left”, he said.
He maintained that late Ogba lived a good life, worthy of emulation and called on the family to inform the office when plans has been put in place for his burial rite. “When plans are in place for his funeral we will be duly informed to be integral part of the program”, he said.
Otuaro prayed God to give the wife and family of the Late Ogba to have the strength to bear the loss.
NO DTS 1273: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
DTHA SPEAKER LAMENTS DEATH OF TWO HONOURABLE MEMBERS WITHIN FIVE MONTHS
By Augustine Akanigha
The Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Elder Sheriff Oborevwori (JP) has lamented the death of two Honorable members Late Honorable Tim Owhefere and Late Honorable Kenneth Ogba within the space of 5 months from the Isoko houses, and the House is still in shock over the recent one of Honorable Kenneth Ogba, and prayed that such calamity would not occur in Delta State House Of Assembly again.
The Speaker made this remarks today Tuesday 6th July, 2021, when the Delta State Judicial arms lead by The Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Theresa Diai in company with the President Customary Court of Appeal Hon. Justice Patience Elumeze and other Senior Judges in the state paid members of the House Assembly condolences visit, in his office at Asaba, the State Capital.
Rt. Hon. Oborevwori also used the opportunity to congratulate the Chief Judg and President Customary Court Of Appeal on their appointments and said that there visit will further strengthen the synergy between the House Of Assembly and the Judiciary.
Earlier, The Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Theresa Diai said that the news of the sudden death of Hon. Kenneth Ogba, member representing Isoko South 1 constituency came as an absolute shock and one death too many.
She urged the Lawmakers to take heart as it is the will of God and that in everything they should give thanks to God, not just in death, but also in the knowledge of the power of God the Almighty.
During the Tuesday plenary, A Bill for a law to Regulate the activities, Operations and Leadership Structure of Community Development Association scaled through first reading.
Moving the motion for the first reading of the bill was the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Engr Oboro Preyor, member representing Bomadi State constituency and was seconded by Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata, member representing Uvwie State Constituency.
Also, A Bill for a law to amend the Delta State Printing and Publishing Corporation Law has equally scaled first reading.
Moving the motion for first reading, was the Deputy Majority Leader Hon Engr. Oboro Preyor and was seconded by Hon Austin Chikezie, member representing Aniocha South State constituency.
NO DTS 1274: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
TILIJE RESUMES DUTY AS COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, SOLICITS COOPERATION
By Florence Nwabuowu
Delta State Commissioner for Finance, Sir Fidelis Tilije, has encouraged management and staff of the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant General on continuous cooperation and dedication in the discharge of their duties.
He made the call during a welcome meeting he held with the directors and other management staff of the ministry and the Office of the Accountant General at the Conference Hall of the Olorogun Felix Ibru Secretariat in Asaba, the state capital.
He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the management and staff of the ministry during his first tenure in office as he stated that “Sincerely ,I enjoyed working with you all,I implore you to please continue doing what you have been doing before.”
Tilije, however, admonished the staff to improve on their level of productive, adding that there was always room for improvement so as to move the ministry to enviable heights and achieve the Stronger Delta Agenda of the state government.
He further encouraged them to always feel free to come to his office whenever they are faced with any form of challenges in the discharge of their duties.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Cornelius Semiteje, in his remarks, welcomed the commissioner back to the ministry and expressed the readiness of the staff and management to cooperate with the commissioner as they had aways done.
The Accountant General of the State, Mrs. Joy Enwa, also welcomed the commissioner and assured the commissioner of the continued support and improved productivity of her office.
NO DTS 1275: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
EZEWU URGES PARENTS TO GIVE CHILDREN, WARDS FREE CHOICE OF CAREER PURSUITS
By Magnus Emuji
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Honourable (Mrs) Rose Ezewu, has urged parents to always allow their children to opt for any useful field of their choice and provide them with the needed guidance to ensure that they positively harness their potentials in life.
Hon.(Mrs) Ezewu stated this in Asaba during the University of Benin Alumni Association, Asaba Branch, schools’ award for excellence programme for students in senior secondary schools in the state in collaboration with the Delta State Ministry of Secondary Education.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Director of Schools, Mrs. Clementina Ojumah, congratulated the association for initiating the platform for children to be exposed to critical areas that concerned their educational career.
Hon. (Mrs ) Ezewu, however, admonished the students drawn from various schools in the state to make useful contributions and consider the programme as an opportunity for them to be equipped with the relevant tips to excel in life, just as she described children as future leaders in any society.
Earlier, a medical practitioner, Dr. Norris Ovili, while speaking on health tips and requirements for studying medicine in higher institutions, stated that a minimum of credit pass in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry was needed, adding that medical doctors were essentials in the life of every individual.
Declaring the workshop open, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje , said that the event was aimed at promoting excellence among younger generation.
He noted that an event such of that would help the children to focus on their chosen profession, saying that they should be committed in whatever they do.
NO DTS 1276: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
EZEWU TASKS STAFF ON COMMITMENT, HARPS ON TEAM WORK
By Rukevwe Adugbo
The need for staff of the Ministry of Secondary Education in Delta State to redouble their commitments towards ensuring the realisation of the mandates of the ministry has been stressed.
The Commissioner for Secondary Education, Hon. (Mrs ) Rose Ezewu stated this in her office in Asaba, the state capital during her assumption of duty.
She said that through team work and sincerity of purpose, the ministry under her watch would continue to be great, noting that the administration of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa had put in so much resources in the education sector, aimed at ensuring that all Delta children learn under conducive environment.
The commissioner said that to encourage teaching and learning of History in schools in Delta State , the ministry would critically appraise the current curriculum in place with a special focus on curriculum development.
She said that the ministry would also partner with other relevant ministries to develop and promote extra curricular activities and essay writing competitions, aimed at improving the mental and physical capacity of students in the state.
Mrs Ezewu thanked Governor Okowa and his wife, Dame Judith Okowa, for the opportunity given her to serve the state as a commissioner.
NO DTS 1277: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
GOV OKOWA GETS COMMENDATION FOR CONTINUOUS TRAINING OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN DELTA
By Chukwudi Asoya
Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for articulating strategies to ensure effective service delivery through the training and retraining of the state workforce.
A cross section of participants who spoke during a two – day workshop organised by the Delta State SERVICOM and Labour Relations on Principles of Service Delivery for Directors and SERVICOM officers, including Comrade (Evangelist) Augustine Akpede , Mr. Festus Oki and Mr. Chukwunalu Okuoyibo in Asaba, said that the workshop was timely.
The respondents pledged to maximise the benefits of the training, adding that they would bring their experience in the workshop to bear in the discharge of their official duties .
Comrade (Evangelist) Akpede particularly lauded the immediate past Special Adviser to the Governor on SERVICOM and Labour Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme , for his tremendous achievements as the man in charge of SERVICOM and Labour Relations in the state.
In his presentation on Public Service Delivery and Nations Building, a management consultant, Mr. Eddie Amanam, said that the essence of government was to serve the citizens, adding that service providers should shun poor services to the people.
Also in his presentation, Mr. Clement Dogara Stephen, stated that in public service, government needed to engage the citizens, stressing that government should initiate reforms designed to enhance quality education.
Mr. Stephen said that there should be deep understanding of the customers being served, just as he said that there must be continuous interactions for effective service delivery.
He listed various drivers of the citizens’ satisfaction to include service delivery, timing, availability of information to customers to make decisions as well as empathy.
NO DTS 1278: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
ONYEME ASSURES TAXPAYERS OF JUDICIOUS USE OF TAX REVENUES IN DELTA
By Giovanni Emephia
The Chairman of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service, Sir Monday Onyeme, has assured taxpayers in the state that the accruing revenues from taxes would be judiciously used by the state government in its drive to positively transform the state.
Sir Onyeme gave the assurance while speaking to newsmen at the Revenue House, Warri in Warri South Local Government Area of the state.
He expressed satisfaction at the increase in the level of compliance by tricycle operators in the state, as they process their driver’s licenses and other necessary vehicle documentations, adding that the state government was committed to continue to provide roads and other key infrastructures for the benefit of Deltans and residents as evident in the thousands of kilometres of road networks already completed across the state.
The Revenue Service Chief advised Deltans and residents not to see paying taxes as punitive, but rather as a necessary contribution to the common purse for the wellbeing of the society at large, adding that they should continue to support the Okowa Administration in its efforts to bequeath a stronger Delta for all.
Sir Onyeme further appealed to road users who were yet to regularise their documents to do so without further delay, saying that the state government would not relent in enforcing the relevant laws on payment of road taxes in the state.
It would be recalled that thousands of tricycle operators across the state had thronged the offices of the Delta State Internal Revenue Service, motor licensing division, for several weeks now, as the taskforce on revenue leakages had stepped up enforcement of compliance with relevant road tax laws in the state.
The task force on revenue leakages was set up by the state governor and inaugurated by the Revenue Service Chairman in April this year with a mandate to plug up revenue leakages in the area of road taxes by ensuring that vehicle owners plying roads in the state acquired requisite documents as stipulated by law.
NO DTS 1279: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
DELTA ALGON SPORTS FESTIVAL : ASEKUTU TASKS WARRI NORTH CONTINGENTS ON VICTORY
The Warri North Local Government Council Chairman, Honourable Smart Asekutu, has tasked the contingents from the council area to the upcoming first Athletics’ Sports Festival, organised by the Delta State Association of Local Government of Nigeria(ALGON) to come out top at the sporting meet in Asaba, the state capital.
Honourable Asekutu, who promised the contingents mouth watering prizes, if they emerged the overall winner of the maiden edition of the competition, charged them not to be intimidated by any of their would be opponents but to remain confident of victory in every sport they would participate in.
The council boss urged the athletes to regard this competition as their starting point and promised that a grand reception awaited them upon their arrival in Koko with the trophy.
He assured them of the council’s support and wished them the best, adding that he would join them in the upcoming days in Asaba to cheer them to victory.
While expressing appreciation over the warm reception accorded the athletes , Mr Asin Coker, Warri North Co-ordinator and Local Government Representative along with the team Coach, Mr Esiategiwa Atseyinku, thanked the council boss for the support given them in moral and financial terms.
They assured the council boss of giving their best and to strive their hardest to meet the standard expected of them as they were also the current defending champions of Delta State Sports’ Festival.
NO DTS 1280: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
KOKO FISH TRADERS PROTEST ARMY BLOCKADE OF WATERWAYS
By Temi Boyo
Fish traders in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State have undertaken a protest to press home their demand for a lifting of the blockade imposed by the Military in the wake of the tension over the ambushment and killing of some security personnel along the Elume axis around Sapele Local Government Area of the state.
The leaves -wielding protesters marched to the Warri North Council Secretariat where they presented their grievances to the Vice Chairman of the council, Honourable Solomon Mikie, who led other Supervisory Councillors to receive the peaceful protesters.
Addressing the protesters, Honourable Mikie pleaded with them to bear with the council authority as the Chairman, Honourable Asekutu, had not been relenting on the issue and had been doing all within his powers to see that the tension was reduced and the restriction of movements in the waterway relaxed to enable them move their goods and wares to the various markets in and around the waterways in the locality.
In their response, the leader of the fish traders, Madam Roli Kpenosen, also known as Iron Lady, thanked the council authority for assuring them of early lifting of the embargo on free movement on the waterways.
She noted that there had been a complete stoppage of movement of vessels and boats of any kind movements in the riverine communities of Ogheye, Awoye and other fishing towns to Koko, Sapele and the neighbouring environs.
NO DTS 1281: ASABA, NIGERIA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
UI ALUMNI TO HOLD LECTURE ON PUBLIC SERVICE
The University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Asaba Chapter, has concluded plans to organise its 2021 Annual Public Service Lecture in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen by the Chairman of the association in the state, Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Adun, FNES JP, in Asaba, the state capital.
Dr Adun said that the 2021 UIAA Annual Public Service Lecture, with the theme: “THE ROLE OF TECHNOCRATS IN GOVERNMENT”, would be delivered by the immediate past Chief of Staff, Delta State Government, Olorogun David Edevbie, under the distinguished Chairmanship of Prof. Emeritus Emmanuel A. C. Nwanze, Chairman, New Universities Management Council and former Vice Chancellor, University of Benin.
The date for the lecture which has been slated to hold at the banquet Hall of the Orchid Hotels, DBS Road, Asaba is Thursday, July 22, 2021.
According to the statement, the Special Guest of Honour is His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of the state Delta, while guests of honour are His Excellency, Dcn. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, deputy governor of the state and Obi P. I. G. Onyeobi, The Iyase of Asaba.
It added that the Royal Father Of the Day would be Obi (Prof.) L. C. Nwoboshi, The Obuzor of Ibusa and the Spiritual Father of the Day is Rt. Revd. Justus N. Mogekwu, Anglican Bishop of Asaba Diocese.
Dr. Adun, who called on the public to attend the lecture which, according to her, promises to be quite educating and informative, equally used the medium to congratulate Dr. Kemi Emina, immediate past UIAA National/Worldwide President, on his recent appointment as the Ag. Chairman of UIAA Ventures Board (A Conglomerate of University of Ibadan), by the Governing Council of the University.
“On behalf of the Asaba Chapter, I want to heartily congratulate our own Immediate Past President of UIAA worldwide, Dr Kemi Emina, on his recent appointment as the Ag. Chairman of UIAA Ventures Board (A Conglomerate) by the Governing Council of UI.”
“The Council was unanimous in the choice of Dr. Emina.”
“Asaba Chapter is so proud of you, Sir in lifting the banner very high. Keep soaring higher and higher,” she added.
Dr. Adun enjoined members of the association to be very committed towards the success of the lecture, noting that UIAA, the alumni body of the foremost and greatest citadel of learning, was their pride.
“Let us lift the banner of UIAA high with pride and dignity. Every UI alumnus should get involved in the forthcoming Public Service Lecture.
“God bless you all,” the astute administrator stated.