We Are Committed To Supporting Growth of MSMEs – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to supporting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) through entrepreneurship development programmes in the state. Okowa made this known at the graduation of 437 pilot trainees of the state government’s Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Programme (GEST) in Asaba. He said that his administration would not relent in the endeavour until it achieved a critical mass of MSMEs that would drive economic diversification and business competitiveness in the state. According to him, the results…

Use Percentage Of Fuel Subsidy Funds For Health Insurance For Vulnerable, Okowa Tells FG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to use 25 per cent of funds expended on fuel subsidy to provide health insurance for vulnerable Nigerians. Okowa made the call on Friday when he received the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, who visited him at Government House, Asaba. He said that the Federal Government spent lots of money in subsidizing fuel for the rich, without consideration for the vulnerable in the society, adding that the country would experience peace if 25 per…

2023: Give PDP Another Chance, Saraki Urges Nigerians

ASABA/Nigeria: Former President of the Senate, Senator Dr Bukola Saraki, on Friday called on Nigerians to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to lead the country again in 2023. Saraki made the call in his remarks while inaugurating DLA Road, adjoining streets, Government Primary School, Junior Staff Quarters, Asaba. He said that Nigeria was currently in bad shape, with alarming cases of insecurity and economic challenges and therefore, urged the people to give PDP another chance to make the difference. He noted that the new projects were already impacting on…

Anambra Concern Citizens Congratulate Azubogu, Caution State PDP To Adhere To Zoning

AWKA/Nigeria: Anambra Concern Citizens have congratulated Hon. Chris Azubogu for successfully picking his nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the state governorship election schedule for November this year. The group, has, however cautioned the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to adhere to the zoning formula that has been in practice since this nascent democracy was belted. The group, in a s statement by its Chairman, Paul Okeke warned that the state chapter of the party should avoid what will make the party to lose the…

PDP Youths Blast Bala Mohammed Committee For Throwing Open Presidential Ticket

WARRI/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths have berated the Bala Mohammed Committee for throwing open the party presidential ticket ahead of 2023. The angry PDP youths, under aegis of South-South Youth Vanguard, pointed out that the panel ought to have zoned the presidential ticket to regions that have not tasted it, like South East and North East. The Committee, in its recommendation submitted to the party leadership on Wednesday, said, “in line with certain unwritten conventions of the nation’s history, many people think that, for fairness and equity, the…

Delta Education Ministry Gives Guidelines On Reopening Of Lesson Centres

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has charged all operators of lesson centres across the state to adhere strictly to the released guidelines on reopening of the centres in order to guarantee their continued operations in the state. The Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement issued in Asaba, the state capital, said that the temporary closure was geared towards carrying out effective regularisation of their activities and ensure sanity. Mr. Ukah, who enumerated the guidelines for the reopening of the centres…

Faceless Persons Clone Citizens Quest Facebook Page

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative says her attention has been drawn to a cloned facebook page that bears its name which was created for ulterior motives. The National Secretary of Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, Meinyie Okpukpo in a Whatsapp chat to its members said “it has been observed that some persons are trying to clone our page and publish bad news about us. We are all mandated to report the page below for possible ban by Facebook. He called on the public to disregard any information, requests…

Tasks Ahead Of Abdulrasheed Bawa, The New EFCC Boss (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi The conflicting reactions that recently trailed the appointment  by President Muhammadu Buhari,  of Abdulrasheed Bawa,  a Nigerian detective and certified anti-money laundering specialist, as the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,reveals one thing. It shows that the road to restoration of trust among Nigerians by the Federal Government is a long one. Bawa, an indigene of Kebbi, going by media reports is a young man born on 30 April 1980 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Essentially, such an appointment ordinarily was…

Delta Doctor, Yinkore Urges Individuals To Embrace Covid 19 Vaccination, Says Vaccines Safe

ASABA/Nigeria: The need for people to desist from peddling unnecessary rumours of any health side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines, procured by Nigeria and embrace the vaccine for their safety has been stressed. The Director of Community Health Services and Immunisations, Delta State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Paul Yinkore, made the call in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, during his supervision visit to the community to  access the level of compliance with the ongoing polio Immunisation for children between zero to five years. Dr. Yinkore, who described the…

Establishment Of Schools, A Strategy Of Government To Ease Learning -Ukah

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government, on Thursday, said the establishment of model primary and secondary schools in the state was to give children of school age, opportunity to acquire basic education without hindrance. The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah disclosed when he and his Information counterpart, Mr. Charles Aniagwu visited the newly established Government Primary School, Junior Staff Quarters, Asaba, which has state-of-the-art educational facilities. Chief Ukah said that the school was established by the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa led administration to address the growing need for a…