A member of the Na
tional Assembly representing Obio/Akpor federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Kingsley Chindah, advised Governor Chubuike Amaechi to consolidate on the gains of his administration by completing on-going projects in the state. Hon Chindah Ogunda Kingsley who stated this last Monday, while speaking to journalist in Port Harcourt noted that the success of council in the last National Assembly elections was due to the excellent good performance of the Governor Amaechi’s administration, adding that the achievements were made possible by the new political direction in the state.
The law maker who was the immediate past commissioner for environment in the state said the greatest percentage of the nation’s revenue was in the coffers of the federal government, leaving the states. The law maker who was the immediate past commissioner for environment in the state said the greatest percentage of the nation’s revenue was in the coffers of the federal government, leaving the states and Local Government with Little or no money for a meaningful developmental projects.
He disclosed that a bill revise the situation was in the offing, so that states and Local Government areas in the country would be given affair share of the nation’s revenue to enable them address development challenges in the local and state levels. The federal lawmaker described the business of law making as tasking and challenging, assuring that representatives from the state have resolved to give the people quality representation.
Mr Chindah announced that to filfull his campaign promises, he had established what he called Obio/Akpor Embassy in Abuja. He contended that over 28 persons from the areas have already benefited from the services of the Embassy while plans were on to economically empower unemployed youths.
The lawmaker stressed the need for the federal government to be alive to its responsibilities by ensuring the security of lives and properties of its citizenry.
Incest Cases Worry FIDA
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the State, has raised an alarm over the increase of incest in the State.
The Acting Chairman of FIDA in the State, Nnenna Igbokwe told newsmen that the organisation discovered this during their sensitisation programme about the VAAP Law.
Igbokwe said at least three of the incest cases are before court of competent jurisdiction.
The Acting FIDA Chairman also said that the accused especially, fathers use threat to silence cases of incest in their family.
She however, advised security agencies to do due diligence in their investigation of the incest matters.
Banigo Receives MWAN’s President-Elect
The State Deputy Governor and foundation member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has received the new MWAN’s, National President-elect, Prof. Rosemary Ogu.
The Deputy Governor received Prof Ogu in her office at Government House, Port Harcourt, and congratulated the team on the victory.
She also presented gifts to the National President-elect.
Earlier, the 22nd National President-elect of Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Prof Romary Ogu had promised to work hard to take the association to enviable heights.
In another development, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has also received her 22nd MWAN Biennial Conference registration materials from Dr Vetty Agala, the President of MWAN in the State
The Tide reports that the State delegation included MWAN’s, Rivers State Founder/Initiator, Dr Bernadette Korubo, a life member of the association, Dr Nnesochi Offor who is also another life member, past President of the State, past National Treasurer and MWAN mentor 2021.
Other delegates led by the State President, Dr Vetty Agala were Dr Obelebra Adebiyi, immediate past State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association and past President, MWAN, Rivers State, Dr Ibimonye Porbeni, the immediate past MWAN President in the State and Dr Ireju Ajie, the Secretary of MWAN in the State.
The State branch of MWAN will be hosting the 23rd biennial conference in September, 2023.
LG Boss Orders Fresh Election Processes In Community
As the build up to the Krakrama Youths Association’s election gathers momentum, the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Hon. Onengiyeofori George, has sued for peace amongst parties.
The Tide learnt that security intelligence from the Krakrama community revealed that rancour and crisis were looming as a result of the forthcoming youth election in the community thus, if treated with levity may degenerate into a crisis situation in the community.
Sequel to the impending fracas allegedly caused by the pre-election irregularities, the Asari- Toru Local Government Area boss in line with his constitutional duty of maintaining peace and order as the Chief Security Officer in the Local Government Area has ordered for a fresh start of the process.
Speaking in a meeting with the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community, King Iwari Gibson Bala, the CDC Chairman, Comrade Victor Membere and the outgoing Youth President of Krakrama Youth Association, Comrade Ikalaso Tomitamunoa, the Council boss ordered for the nullification of the Electoral Commitee appointed by the outgoing executives of the Krakrama Youth Association.
He further asked the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community to liaise with the relevant stakeholders to appoint a credible, neutral and acceptable Electoral Committee that will oversee the elections.
Moreover, the Council Chairman directed that the aspirants who had purchased forms already still stand as status quo still remains.
For fairness, the new Electoral Committee to be appointed has been directed to give one week of grace to aspirants for continuous sale of forms.
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