The Rivers State Government has been commended for its untiring efforts in ensuring security of
The Chairman, Police Community
Relations Committee (PCRC), Port Harcourt Area Command, Mr. Godfrey Agorom made
the commendation at the thanksgiving service and end of year party organised by
the body at the Area Command headquarters, Port Harcourt last Wednesday.
Mr. Agorom said security of lives and
property had improved in the state through the efforts of Governor Chibuike
Rotimi Amaechi-led government, the
Police and other security agencies, especially within the Port Harcourt
metropolis, and expressed optimism that it would continue to improve with the
individual and collective roles played by all morally and constitutionally.
He said, “we in PCRC will continue to
work assiduously to ensure the aims and objectives for which PCRC was established
is achieved to the glory of God and well-being of humanity”.
He also noted that the security and
safety recorded on “our roads were due to the support and encouragement of the
state Governor, Rt. Hon. Chubuike Rotimi Amaechi with the collaboration of other
agencies in road traffic management as well as the co-operation of the public,
saying, ‘it has gone a long way in sanitising our roads”.
Mr. Agorom reiterated that PCRC members
would not rest on their oars until unauthorised uniform men are totally out of
our roads, and appealed to the authorities to take urgent steps to save the
masses from further embarrassment, harassment and intimidation.
He also thanked the Inspector General
of Police, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar for deliberately reducing the risk of blindness
among the Police rank and file, by dismantling Police road blocks and
withdrawing officers and men that were exposed to all kinds of hazards, adding,
“PCRC is happy with this development”.
In his sermon at the thanksgiving
service, Pastor Raphael Itode of Hope for Tomorrow Network, Port Harcourt
harped on the power of love, saying life without love is a disaster pointing
out that Holy Ghost is a product of love.
Pastor Itode, a Police Officer, who
took his text from the book of 1st John 4 verse 7-9 and Romans 13 verse 2,3 and 9
enjoined all to be diligent in their duties saying “no effective welfare no
The occasion was attended by
dignitaries from all walks of life. Highlight of the occasion was prayer for
the nation, the state, the Police Command and the PCRC in the State.
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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