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Delta Govt to demolish structures on waterways to tackle flooding

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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.

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Woman killed while crossing road in Anambra

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, has confirmed the death of a woman in an accident at Okpoko Market on the Asaba-Onitsha Road.

The Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the accident to journalists in Awka on Thursday, said that the woman was hit while she was crossing the road.

He said that the accident, which occurred on Wednesday, involved a commercial tow truck with registration number XA550BMA.

“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the truck was towing a vehicle in an uncontrollable speed along the axis.

 

“The vehicle that was being towed got detached from the tow truck.

“It hit and killed a female adult, who was said to be crossing the road, while the tow truck continued its movement.

“FRSC rescue team came to the scene and took the woman to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, where she was confirmed dead and her body deposited at the hospital’s mortuary,” he said.

While sympathising with the family of the dead, the sector commander urged motorists, especially tow truck drivers, to exercise a high level of professionalism.

He also urged the drivers to always use standard equipment and avoid speeding.

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LASG’s maize palliative impactful, says poultry association chair

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The Chairman, Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos State Chapter, Mr Mojeed Iyiola, said the state government’s maize palliative to members of the association made a positive impact on the sector.

Iyiola said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

“We received about 150,000 tons of maize in February from the Lagos State government as palliative to cushion the effect of high feed prices.

“The major benefit of the palliative is that it actually cushioned the cost of production for most poultry farmers in the state.

“The palliative was beneficial as it made the cost of some poultry produce, especially eggs to drop,” Iyiola said.

He noted that prior to the palliative, a crate of egg was sold between N3,500 and N3,700 at the farm gate, but after the palliative, it now sells between N3,200 and N3,400.

According to the PAN chair, retailers and middlemen who sell from N3,800 to N4,200 do that for their personal gain.

 

“We have urged our members to sell their eggs at reasonable prices following the receipt of the palliative from the government.

“We appreciate the Lagos State government for the palliative but we also urge the federal government to do likewise, to further reduce the cost of production in the sector.

“This will consequently lead to drop in the prices of all poultry produce across board,” he said.

He said the palliative was shared among financial members of the association at no extra cost.

“As an association we shared the grains equally across PAN’s eight zones in the state equally. We also mandated each zone not the sell even a grain of the maize.

“We, however, considered new poultry farmers who wanted to the join the association as beneficiaries of the palliative,” said Iyiola.

He noted that through the palliative, more poultry farmers were recruited into the association.

“The maize was shared only to poultry farmers and not feed millers, it is the major component of poultry feed formulation,” he said.

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