The Permanent Secretary
in the Rivers State Ministry of Information/Communications, Mr. Sam Woka, says the present administration in the state has created opportunities for Rivers youth to harness their potentials.
Mr. Woka, who stated this during a courtesy call by the League of Character Club of Nigeria in his office reeled out some of the programmes of the government in the last three months such as the on-going construction of several roads in the state that would provide jobs for the youths, completion of Irebe Housing Estate and payment of all outstanding allowances owed Dolphins, Sharks and Rivers Angels Football clubs.
The permanent secretary said that government had settled all issues concerning the overseas scholarship programme, hosting of the Under 23 National Team as well as the payment of salary arrears of civil servants and pensioners.
He commended the League of Character Club of Nigeria for doing a good work, especially in the area of character moulding and youth mobilization and urged the club to be ready to participate in cheering the Super Eagles when they storm Port Harcourt this month.
Earlier, the President League of Character Club of Nigeria, Chief Christian Koboriko informed the Permanent Secretary of the on-going Chief Harold Dappa Biriye Soccer Cup competition, which started in 1994.
He said that the competition had produced a lot of football stars since its inception and solicited for the support of the state government to enable the club execute some of its programmes.
Cleric Tasks Christians On Gratitude
The District Superintendent, Rivers District, Assemblies of God Nigeria, Rev. Daddy Ibulubo has told christians to exploit the multi-dimensional blessings associated with a thankful heart.
Ibulubo gave the advice in Port Harcourt at a thanksgiving service to mark the successful Golden Jubilee celebration of the creation of Rivers District as an administrative entity of Assemblies of God, Nigeria.
The Tide reports that the Jubilee celebration which held on 3rd December 2017 was attended by the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo and several other dignitaries.
Since then, the Presbytery of the Rivers District Assemblies of God Nigeria had made it a policy to remember the seamless and hitch-free celebrations every year by thanking God.
Ibulubo described praise as expression of gratitude through songs to God and noted a lot psychosomatic challenges could be cured by thanking God and positive mental attitude.
Extolling the power of gratitude and thanksgiving, Ibulubo who is the chairman, Board of Governors of Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Eleme reminded that it was because of the necessity for Thanksgiving that even Jesus was mindful to ask “Where not ten lepers healed, where are the nine”.
Speaking on the Efficacy of Praise in Season of Thanksgiving, the man of God decried ingratitude and noted with dismay that it was a leading causes of social ills and violence.
According to the Superintendent who is also the Special Adviser on Pastors Children to the State Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and the African Director of the African-Israeli Alliance Initiative said “gratitude makes the devil a liar, deepens our faith in God and helps people live in the present”.
He urged Christians to cultivate and imbibe the virtue of gratitude and thanksgiving every day as to receive greater blessings from God and living fulfilled on earth.
Also speaking, the Father of the Day and the Amanyanabo of Kala-Ogoloma Kingdom in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, King Godday Olunwa, commended the leadership of Assemblies of God, Rivers District for deeming it necessary to thank God annually.
According to the king, gratitude is a debt every mortal owes God and urged the church not to rest on her oars.
The programme attracted people from all walks of life.
By: Igbiki Benibo
Don’t Indulge In Unproductive Ventures, LG Boss Urges Corps Members
The Executive Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Council of Rivers State, Rt Hon Enyiada Cookey-Gam, has admonished youth corps members sent to the local government not to indulge in any unproductive ventures that will negatively affect them in the society in course of carrying out their primary assignment.
Cookey-Gam while receiving members of Batch B, Stream 1 corps members deployed to the LGA through his vice, Hon Angela Oju-Kienmie in Opobo Town recently assured them of the administration’s willingness to support them by providing good accommodation, better welfare incentives and other necessary support to make their stay in the area profitable.
He warned them against any act capable of destabilising their stay in the area and to report at all times whatever that bothers them in their place of primary assignment and assured of the council’s readiness to put smiles on their faces.
It would be recalled that early in the month, the council boss, met with the Batch A corps members deployed to the local government, where he affirmed the support of the council to issues bordering on their welfare while in the course of service in the area, saying that a planned reception will soon be organised for them.
The chairman, however, thanked God for their safe arrival, and prayed for divine guidance for them throughout their stay in the LGA.
Meanwhile, Rt Hon Enyiada Cookey-Gam has stressed the need to encourage any corp member that discharges his or her duties effectively, noting that his government will not hesitate in providing better reward for such an individual, but cautioned against negative dispositions and activities that will not speak well of their stay in the place of their primary assignment.
He further emphasised that Opobo/Nkoro being a peaceful LGA will give them total hospitality and good security system, where their lives and properties are safe, which he said remained the key to the cordial relationship between the people and the corps members posted to the area for posterity.
By: Bethel Toby
Wike, Committed To Rivers Dev – Speaker
The Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, has commended the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for the rapid development in Rivers State.
He made this statement when he played host to members of the Council for the Regulation of Estate Surveyors and Valuers of Nigeria in his office, recently.
Ibani assured the council that the state House of Assembly would continue to do that which was beneficial to their constituents.
He noted that as a public servant, his door is open to all.
He said, “As a public servant, my door is open to all, and at all times. We work in the interest of the state and for the interest of our people….”
Earlier, the Chairman of the Council for the Regulation of Estate Surveyors and Valuers of Nigeria, Surv Gershon Henshaw, commended the efforts of the speaker in the state as the head of Rivers State Legislature.
He stated that Ibani has continued to maintain cordial relationship with the Executive arm of Government and the result of such collaboration was the developmental strides in Rivers State.
The chairman stated that the essence of the visit was to seek partnership with the Rivers State House of Assembly on any new legislation which seeks to address issues on Estate Surveyors and Valuers in Rivers State; and also to appreciate the National President of the Council, Sir Emmanuel Wike, for his immense contribution towards the success and progress of the profession.
The delegation, which was on a courtesy visit to the speaker, was led by its National President, Sir Emmanuel Wike.
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