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We are giving the best representation to our constituencies, says Delta Speaker

Posted on May 31, 2016. Filed under: news | Tags: |

We are giving the best representation to our constituencies, says Delta Speaker
….Praises Okowa

The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday called for more proactive measures by leaders in the country to sustain the trust of followers in the democratic dispensation.
He applauded the role of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the political and economic development of the state.“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is pragmatic and truthful” he said.
Igbuya who spoke in Sapele said the social and economic conditions in the state gave great cause for cheers, citing progress in roads, public hospitals, agriculture, education and job creation as instances.
He not only expressed delight and satisfaction with the high degree of determination so far exhibited by Governor Okowa to move the state forward but praised him for his honesty in the management of the state and his inclusive strategy.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is responsible, transparent and accountable. He is managing the resources and ensuring efficient and effective functioning of all political and socio-economic infrastructures.  In one year, he has much to look back to with pride despite the bad economic situation. In his pursuit of integrity and dignity, he has never compromised and has tried never to humiliate his enemies. His
Excellency is doing quite well” he said.

Igbuya, who further extolled the rare virtues of the governor, said, “Deltans have reasons to be grateful to Okowa for his contributions to the growth and development of the state.

He said Governor Okowa would stick to his policy of prosperity for all Deltans, transparency, accountability, development of human and natural resources.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is open-minded. He is emotional, sensitive, dedicated and fearless. He is a fighter for good governance and transparency. He is a born leader of the masses. He has sound economic policies and will continue to promote an enduring environment for peace, progress and development. He will continue to provide meaningful, sustainable and dignified employment to the youth”

“In Delta State, we have this window of opportunity. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa wants this window to be transformed into a door, then into a corridor and then into a highway” he said.
Igbuya also spoke about the achievements of the Sixth Assembly. “In the first year of the Sixth Assembly, the House received 23 bills. The Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission Amendment
Bill, Delta State Contributory Health Commission Bill and Delta State 2016 Appropriation Bill were passed and assented to by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Those passed and awaiting Governor Okowa’s assent are Delta State Economic Planning Council (amendment) Bill 2015, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Bill, 2016, Delta State Security Trust Fund (amendment) Bill 2016 and Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Bill, 2016. The Executive-Legislature harmony is worthy of emulations and commendations. The interest of the people has always been paramount” he said.

“Despite the tough economic challenges, we are committed to giving the best representation to our constituencies” he added.

Sent in By Ebireri Henry Ovie
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker
Delta State House of Assembly

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Boroh Spreads Message of Peace, Spends Democracy Day in Oproza

Posted on May 31, 2016. Filed under: news | Tags: |

Written by Mene Lube

photo 2While Nigerians were celebrating their Democracy Day, the special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme was busy in the creeks finding a lasting solution to the recent attacks on the nation’s oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.

After series of meetings in Warri, Delta State, Rtd General Boroh surprised many by paying an unscheduled visit to Oproza in Gbaramatu Kingdom.

Following a thorough inspection of the community, Gen Boroh paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler, HRH Pere Naira Williams Ogoba.

The Gbaramatu Monach who warmly welcomed the Amnesty boss, quickly expressed his displeasure on the way his community was treated.

He who  insisted that the people of Gbaramatu are peace loving and willing to help the Federal Government move the Nation forward, pleaded with the retired General to ask the soldiers on ground to be calm and gentile in the  way they carry out their duties.
In his response, General Boroh apologized for any wrong perception the people of Gbaramatu might have about the military operation.
He also expressed concern on the way vandals are freely carrying out mayhem by bombing oil and gas installations without the intervention of the community.
“It is saddening that the activities of these vandals, is having a direct effect on the economy of the nation” Gen Boroh said.
He promised to take the message of peace back to the President and pleaded with the King to send the same message of peace to his people

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PDP will return to power in 2019 – Esiso

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……Restates 2nd term for Okowa

“The main opposition party in the country will in 2019 take back the reins of governance at the centre” says the chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State Chapter, Barrister Kingsley Esiso.

“Come 2019, we not only intend to return our Miracle Working Governor to Government House, but by the grace of God and the goodwill of the Nigerians, we intend to produce a president of PDP extraction to Aso Rock, in order to change the change that is presently so negative, so deceitful and so unpopular” he said.

Esiso who spoke on Friday at the inauguration of the newly elected local government chairmen of the party, urged party leaders to be fair, just and equitable.

“You are coming on board at a very critical time in the history of our great party, a time when our party is in the opposition at the centre and therefore the need for us to be more proactive in terms of our
dealings with members of our party and the electorate,  a time when the economy is seriously nose-diving, and therefore, the sources of revenue to run the party cannot be as it used to be, so you must be
more creative in running the activities of the party” he said.

“A time when the people are becoming more aware and more politically sophisticated, therefore the need to increase our tempo of contact, reconciliation and mobilization with our members and the public, as we must always see ourselves as advocates of the programmes and policies of government, working to bring our people closer to the activities of government. This, we must do by continuously sensitizing and educating our members and non-members of our party in order to constantly keep
them informed of happenings in the political space”

He appealed to the chairmen to work together for the interest of the party. “There is the need for you to have regard and respect for various leaders that populate your different local government areas, but
please do not and I repeat, do not tie yourself to any particular leader as that will not be the direction of the party under my watch.”
“As local government chairmen, it is your duty and responsibility to call party meetings at your local government areas, this you are expected to do not less than twice a month. The need to hold regular
meetings cannot be overemphasized. I urge you to take this very seriously and pass this message to the ward chairmen”
“As party chairmen, you must take the social activities of our members seriously, whenever there is need to go and rejoice with any of our member or there is need to go and stay or stand with any of our
member, we should mobilize our party men and women to do so” he added.

 

Sent in By Ebireri Henry Ovie
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker
Delta State House of Assembly

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I am not a politician, I mean all I say – P.T Boroh

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I am not a politician, I mean all I say – P.T Boroh

Written by Mene Lube

imageIn an effort to finding a lasting solution to the recent unrest in the Niger Delta region, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigedier General (Rtd) P.T. Boroh has engaged ex militant leaders from
around the region.

A meeting that was well attended by leaders of the Amnesty Programme beneficiaries, Phase 1, 2 and 3, held on Saturday 28 May in Benin City, Edo State.

The agenda of the meeting was to take a look at the journey so far in the   Niger Dalta Amnesty programme, share observations, reservations, discuss   recommendations as well as provide opportunity for the ex agitators to express their grievances, if any.

The meeting kicked off with the normal processes, and an opening speech by the Amnesty Boss, set the ball rolling for deliberations to commence.
In his opening remarks, Gen Boroh (Rtd) who reinstated his commitment to  a successful programme, insisted that at the end of the day, if a  converted militant is not disarmed, rehabilitated, reintegrated and well empowered to survive; the programme has failed.

The Ex Agitators who were given ample time to express themselves, and  although emotions occasionally sprung up, raised issues bordering on  delays in payments of monthly allowances, to the perception that the  region is being neglected, commended the current style and manner the
agency is being run.

In his response Gen. Boroh thanked the attendees for their support and cooperation and promised to look into all their complaints, and act on them.

“I am not a politician, so believe my words; all your complaints will be addressed”, Gen Boroh told the crowd.

He also outlined some new schemes he brought on board which include, a massive agricultural programme that will involve all State Govenments of  the region and a micro finance housing scheme, which will employ  thousands, and house all beneficiaries, was presented to the attendees.

 

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