The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has assured the people of Rumueme Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area that the administration will pay compensation for properties destroyed as a result of the road being constructed in the area.
Speaking while flagging off the reconstruction of ring and link roads in Mgbuosimini community, Rumueme, last Thursday, Wike directed the state Commissioner for Works, Dumnamene Deekor to engage estate valuers to evaluate the properties along the route for compensation.
Wike said: “We will compensate Rumueme people where their properties are affected in the course of the construction of the road.
“I hereby direct the Commissioner for Works to engage estate valuers to determine those who deserve to be compensated as a result of this road construction”.
The governor noted that the continuous development of Rumueme Kingdom was secured in the sustenance of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in the state.
Wike said that through his political career, he has made quality investments in the growth of Rumueme Kingdom through political appointments.
In order to improve the security of the area, the governor stated that the state government would construct a police station to tackle crime.
He advised leaders of the kingdom to close ranks and make peace for the promotion of development activities in the area.
The governor noted that the administration was also building a primary healthcare centre and a primary school for the kingdom.
Wike urged the youth in the state to accept employment offers from companies executing the projects.
In his remarks, Rivers State Works Commissioner, Dumnamene Deekor explained that the construction of the roads would last seven months.
Deekor revealed that the road would offer employment to 300 persons from the community.
Highlight of the event was the inspection of the construction of the Primary Healthcare Centre in the community.
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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