Farmers in Delta Receives Environment-Friendly Disinfectant

ASABA/Nigeria: In a bid to promote and improve the production of piggery and poultry in the State, the Delta State Government has distributed environment-friendly and effective disinfectants to 100 pig and poultry farmers in the state to ensure the production of high quality meat for export. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Julius Egbedi, while addressing the beneficiaries, stated that most farmers neglect the use of disinfectant as basic input in animal health and production. According to the commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the…

DTHA Commends NGO Advocay on Proper Water Usage and Hygiene

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly had commanded a Non-Governmental Organisation, Connected Development, CODE, which is working with United State Agency for International Development, USAID, to carryout education on proper water usage and hygiene in some parts of the Nigeria. Given the commendation on Wednesday 4 December, 2019, the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, said that the place of water and hygiene in the life of Nigerians, especially in Delta cannot be overemphasized, as the state is known for its water abundance. The Deputy…

DTSG to Exit Open Defecation In 2023

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt Hon Martin Okonta, has identified poor allocation inconsistent fund releases as the bane of national development. Hon. Okonta,  who stated this in Asaba when he played host to the officials of the UNICEF -WASH Sector  Wide Approach led by its National Consultant,  Mr.  Roy Ndoma -Egba who visited him, assured the team of Delta State Government commitment to exit Open Defecation in 2023. The Water Resources  Commissioner informed the team that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had already created Monitoring and Evaluation team in all the  Ministries,  Departments …

FLOOD: DTSG Establishes Information Response Unit

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State 2019 Flood Management Committee has established a Flood/information Response Unit domiciled in the Ministry of Information to collect and manage information concerning the impending flood as warned by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). A statement signed by the Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor stated that the Flood Response/Information Unit would be responsible for receiving and collating all complaints from flood impacted areas across the state and liaise with the State Flood Management Committee and other relevant agencies for appropriate action/response. The statement enjoined the member…

Delta Commissioner for Water Resources Urges Deltans to Use Water From Public Water Supply

Rt. Hon. Martins Okonta ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Water Resources, Rt. Hon. Martins Okonta has urged the people to use water from public water supply for consumption. According to him, safety of water from private bore holes cannot be guaranteed compared to water from public water supply. “Most private boreholes does not have treatment plants; they don’t have quality control, they just put the boreholes, get water and start using it without treatment; but, the government or public water sector has treatment plants and when treated you will see…

DTSG to Launch Sensitization Against Open Defecation

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon.  Martin Okonta has announced plans by his ministry to carry out aggressive advocacy to sensitize residents to shun open defecation in the state. Rt. Hon. Okonta, stated this in Asaba when the Committee of Friends International (COFI) paid him a courtesy visit to present him with an award of recognition for his contributions to the society. Hon. Okonta stated that such initiative was in compliance with the USAID, UNICEF and the European Union’s intervention approach towards ensuring potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene in the state. He said that Governor…

NGO Queries Agip Over Non Implementation of EIA

OLEH/Nigeria: A nongovernmental organization (NGO), Eziodu Initiative for Sustainable Development, has called on the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, to urgently extend its electricity scheme to Irri, Oleh and Idheze communities in Isokoland. The NGO in a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Agip Nigeria Company Limited and copied several key stakeholders, including President Muhamadu Buhari, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Minister of Environment; said the call is aimed at promoting peace, economic sustainability and mutual partnership in the area. According to the NGO, Agip Oil Company Nigeria Limited, has…

DTSG Constitutes 2019 Flood Management Committee

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of efforts to mitigate the possible negative effects of the impending 2019 flooding of Coastal Communities, the Delta State Government has constituted a 13- Man high powered Committee. The Committee which was set up in response to the 2019 flood alert issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), and has the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie as the Chairman, is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up implementation plans for a well coordinated response to the anticipated flooding. According to a statement signed…

DTSG to Partner UN on Greener Environment

ASABA/Nigeria: Committed to a carbon free environment, the Delta State Government yesterday expressed strong political will to partner  with the United Nations’ program on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). Addressing a delegation from the national team in Asaba, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Chris Onogba, bemoaned the adverse effects of climate change and assured REDD of the state government’s commitment to a greener and healthier environment. Not unmindful of the effects of deforestation on the environment, Onogba considered how communities dependent on forests for livelihood will survive,…

The Role of Real Estate Valuation in the Economic Development of Nigeria

LAGOS/Nigeria: Today, Real Estate is a cliché in every country. Real Estate property is attributed as a sure-bank investment for persons who can afford this intangible form of assets, and unlike money, it is ranked higher than financial instruments. This Article is not to argue about its societal placement as a form of an asset over other forms of assets but its role through valuation in the economic growth and development especially Nigeria. There are several determinants of Economic development in the world. They include Real Estate Development, Inflation, Money…