The Vicar incharge of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mile I Diobu, Port Harcourt, Ven. Boma Briggs has commended the leadership style of the Rivers State House of Assembly (RVHA) for their support for Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s administration.
Ven. Briggs who made the commendation last Tuesday during an interactive section between church leadership and the state Assembly members in Port Harcourt, described Rt Hon. Ibani as the most outstanding speaker of the House, since the inception of democracy in the state.
According to the Vicar the 8th Assembly in less than two years has recorded remarkable achievements in lawmaking leading to the lofty developmental strides of Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration in the state.
He said the achievements of any government depend on the leadership of the legislative arm of government as well as relationship with other organs of government.
Ven Briggs commended the speaker for ensuring that there is unity among the lawmakers, irrespective of their parties platforms and used the opportunity to solicit for the intervesition of the House and security agencies in the state of criminals in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
Ven Briggs appealed to House to find alternative means of controlling the increasing rate of mentally deranged persons and beggars roaming the streets of Port Harcourt.
In his response, the speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Iunyi-Owaji Ibani expressed the need to liaise with security agencies to rid the area of criminality.
The speaker promises that the House would revisit the state social rehabilitation law to check the increasing rate of beggars, mad persons and persons living with disability on the streets of Port Harcourt.
He commended the church for their prayers and support to the State Government and its programmes.
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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