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Delta Govt to demolish structures on waterways to tackle flooding



Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta, says his administration plans to demolish all structures on waterways to tackle the menace of flooding in the state.

Oborevwori stated this at a thanksgiving service in honour of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Dennis Guwor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Redemption Hall, Mega Parish, Effurun.

He promised to restore the lost glory of Warri, Uvwie and its environs through massive infrastructure development.
“A few days ago, I was sent a viral video on the flooded Airport Road in Warri which of course was caused by our people because they have built structures along waterways.

“They have also blocked drainage channels with refuse, but I can assure you that drainages in Warri will be taken care of and flood will no longer disturb our people when we are through.

“We will rebuild infrastructures in Warri with good roads, flyovers, drainages and street lights and we shall restore the lost glory of the oil city,” he said.

Oborevwori expressed delighted in joining the speaker and his family in thanking God for his elevation as number one lawmaker in the state, saying that God wae always pleased when men gave thanks to Him.

He advised the speaker to hold on to God in his private and public life.

Oborevwori also advised the speaker to trust God in his private and public life and to remain humble and accountable to his colleagues.

“For you to survive as speaker, as a leader, you must be humble, transparent and accountable and it is on record that I paid N530 million into the treasury and I also left money in the coffers of the State House of Assembly.

“There is no House of Assembly in the country that has done what I did and it is my prayer that you succeed and perform better than I did.

“I survived six years as speaker because I had a good Governor who listens and I urge you to always do the right thing despite pressures.

“As governor, I am committed to the welfare of the legislature and we will work together to make life more meaningful for our people,” he said.

In his remarks, the speaker while expressing appreciation to God for his elevation, said that his continuous thanksgiving to God had been seeing him through in his political journeys.

“The spirit of thanksgiving has, so far, taken me from the base to the top in my political journey, particularly as lawmaker.

Earlier, the pastor in charge RCCG of Warri Province, Region 23, Pastor Charles Obasa stressed the need for public office holders to use their position to impact on humanity.

In his Sermon titled:” The Characteristics of Impactful People”, he advised them to ensure purposeful leadership.
” People will always remember you by the impact you made in their lives.

”Leadership loses purpose if the leader is not impacting on the people,” he said.

Obasa who took his Bible reading from the book of Psalm 103:3-4, stressed the importance of Thanksgiving, saying it was a driving force to get more.


NEDC distributes palliatives to people with disability in Borno



The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced distribution of palliatives to people living with disability in Borno.

During the exercise on Saturday in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, the Managing Director of the commission, Mr Mohammed Alkali, said the gesture was in line with the commission’s mandate.

Alkali, who was represented by the NEDC Coordinator for Borno, Mr Mohammed Umaru, said the exercise started with the people with disability in Maiduguri metropolitant and would be extended to their members in the 26 LGAs of the state.

“What we are doing here today will also be done in remaining 26 LGAs of Borno.

“It has also commenced or has been done in other north east states as part of measures to ensure that everyone is given a sense of belonging in line with the NEDC mandate.”

Responding, the Chairman of people living with disability in Borno, Mallam Mohammed Abubakar, thanked the commission for the gesture and assured of the leadership’s commitment to ensure fairness in sharing the 50 bags of rice and 50 cartons of spaghetti to its members in the metropolis.

Abubakar urged other organisations to emulate the gesture by the commission in reaching out to vulnerable groups in their support to victims of insurgency at this critical period.

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Customs boss charges 81 cadets on integrity, professionalism in conduct



The acting Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, has charged the Basic Course I/2023 Cadets to uphold the highest level of integrity and professionalism while discharging their lawful duties.

The Ag. CGC delivered this charge in statement in Lagos on Saturday.

Adeniyi congratulated the cadets on their successful completion of training and welcomed them into the service.

He expressed the hope for a better service, equip them with knowledge and skills, and urged them to make a meaningful difference in the nation.

“You should attach importance to discipline, good conduct, and the highest level of integrity in your actions, and you should represent excellence in the Nigeria Customs Service.

“There is significant enhancement to the service’s training and development framework, and officers within the superintendent cadre, starting from those graduating today will undergo a mandatory refresher course every five years,” he said.

The Training College Commandant, Deputy-Comptroller Haniel Hadisson, advised the cadets to maintain the high standard of discipline they experienced during their compulsory six-month training while executing their duties.

He expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Acting Comptroller-General and his team.

As a reward for excellence, awards were presented to outstanding cadets who had distinguished themselves through dedication and hard work.

In total, 81 Cadets successfully completed their training and passed out of the Training College after six months of rigorous preparation.

The event was attended by the Deputy Gov. of Gombe State, Manasseh Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, senior officers of the service, and representatives of sister agencies, among others.

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