The leadership of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Rivers district has enjoined the Federal Government to be proactive in redressing ecological and environmental challenges in the country.
Speaking on the backdrop of the unprecedented spate of flooding prevalent in some states of the country, including Rivers and Bayelsa States, the Rivers District Superintendent, Rev. Daddy Dabipi Ibulubo said that though the dimension of floods experienced this year were unexpected, government at all levels, religious and corporate organizations and individuals should pool resources together to ameliorate the plight of the victims.
Reverend Ibulubo, in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt noted that the plight of the affected people some of whom are in refugee camps goes beyond provision of palliatives for short-term remedial measure.
According to the District Superintendent, the Federal Government and relevant agencies should strive to mitigate the consequences of natural disasters across the country and exploit available windows to stem a reoccurrence.
The man of God who decried the occurrence also urged Federal, State and Local Governments to give preference to agriculture as according to him, the flooding, was likely to affect farm produce next year.
Dr. Ibulubo, however, enjoined traders on food items not to see the unfortunate natural disaster as a window to maximize profit at the expense of the citizenry, noting that it required collaborative efforts to address the multi-dimensional challenges the country is faced.
He conveyed the empathy of the District presbytery, clergy and laity of the Assemblies of God Nigeria to the President of the country, Dr. Goodluck Jonatha, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and other governments and people affected by the unfortunate incident.
The victims, the man of God said should take solace in the fact that God identifies with human challenges and offers a way out when he is taken into confidence.
He wants the populace to avoid activities that are likely to increase the risk of ecological and environmental degradation and the attendant hazards.
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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