Amaechi Commissions Ultra Modern Igbodoh Market


Early last week, Governor Chibuike Amaechi reaf
firmed the State Government’s desire to address the welfare of retirees in the state. He made the pledge through his deputy. Engr. Tele Ikuru, who spoke at a five day entrepreneurship development programme for retiring staffers of the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in Port Harcourt.
He observed that, “the need to be equipped before retiring from the service is necessary as part of the activities that prepare them for the unknown phase of life, stressing that, “the end of one phase of life is the beginning of another.”
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Chamberlin Peterside said that the training was aimed at preparing and providing information about retirement to the 51 pre-retirees and post retirees in the ministry.
Tuesday in Lagos, Rivers State Government won the 2014 Outstanding Government Health Care Programme Excellence Award beating Lagos, Kano and Ondo States to clinch the prize. The award is the highest honour for unparalleled execellence in the field of health care in Nigeria and was received on behalf of the state government by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Sampson Parker at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
While acknowledging advancements in the state health care delivery, Dr Parker assured that the award”, will encourage us to work harder towards providing a healthier and wealthier Rivers State”.
On Thursday, the state government took a swipe at the National Judicial Commission (NJC), describing the purported suspension of the state Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Peter Agumagu as illegal.
A statement issued by Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Commissioner for Information, also accused the commission of being biased and influenced by one of its members OCJ. Okocha (SAN) whose preferred candidate for the position of Rivers Chief Judge is Justice Daisy Okocha.
The statement further noted that NJC’s threat to dismiss a sitting Chief Judge of a state is against the clear provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and the established tenets of federalism.
On Friday shortly after arriving from Abuja, Governor Amaechi headed straight to Igbodoh Community, Etche Local Government Area, to commission the Ultra Mordern Igbodoh Market and Electrification project a boundary town between Etche and Imo State.
Addressing the mammoth crowd that had thronged to witness the ceremony, Governor Amaechi promised to give N150 million to the chairman to ensure power was provided.
He also urged the people to register with the APC and ensure they vote out the PDP in upcoming elections in order to reclaim their oil wells that has been ceded by the Federal Government.
On Saturday, Governor Amaechi attended the 26th Convocation of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where he promised more funding to the university. He lauded the developmental stride of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Fakae and hinted that soon construction at new site of the university will take off.