No fewer than 250 constituents of Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency have benefited from a skills acquisition and training programme organised by House of Representatives member, Hon. Kingsley Chinda.
Though the scheme started in Ward 5, Chinda said it will spread across the entire constituency.
Most of the 250 persons both indigenes and non-indigenes of Elelenwo town ( Ward 5), were trained in various skills ranging from tailoring/design Ankara making, hat making, hair dressing and wig making/allied products and cosmetology interior and exterior decoration, hair barbing, catering services, Make up Artistry, handset repairs, bead making and leather foot wears.
Speaking at the occasion, Hon. Chinda applauded the students for devoting their time to learn. “You have the zeal to learn, not only you, but all our youths both those in diaspora are serious and hardworking people. What the zeal I have seen in this programme connotes is that Nigerian youths are not lazy at all but rather they lack the opportunities and right environment.
He further urged the students to utilize the opportunity judiciously and also take steps to teach others so that those around them will benefit from their knowledge.
“When something good is to take place, that is when you begin to face more challenges. Don’t be discouraged, continue through tough times because tough times don’t last but tough peope do. Continue to pray to God, continue to dream and to work towards your dreams, be consistent and persistent in everything you do in life and you will sure get success,” he added.
He commended the organizers, Switz Creations, for their time and effort put in and said that the exercise will continue in the remaining 16 wards of Obio/Akpo. He asked the organizers to add something new in the next training in other wards.
Bayelsa Assembly Committee on Environment To Curb Unlawful Sand Dredging Activities.
With various complaints and pettitions by communities impacted by the activities of illegal sand dredging and mining in the Bayelsa State, the state House of Assembly has organised a public hearing on a bill to regulate the operations of sand dredging to ensure that the environment is not adversely impacted on.
The bill tagged ” Regulation of Sand Dealing and Dredging Operations Bill 2019″ according to the House Committee on Environment is aimed at gathering inputs from experts, technocrats and the public in order to formulate a people-friendly bill that will serve the best interest of Bayelsans.
The House Committee Chairman on Environment and member representing Nembe Constituency one, Hon. Ebi Ben Ololo noted that the public hearing became necessary on the need to remediate the environment and tackle the challenges posed by sand dredging operations in the state.
” The importance of this bill cannot be overemphasized because it can save lives. You are aware a number of times so many communities and their representatives have sent pettitions to this House, specifically the Chairman House Committee on Environment as per the environmental degradation that has taken place as regards the illegal sand dealing and dredging activities in various communities all around the state”, he said.
“With those number of complains and pettitions we thought it wise to put up a bill to take care of those issues. Most important thing is that we all know that public hearing is a mechanism by which parliamentary Committees obtain information, deal with the information obtained and also exchange views with experts and the public so as to fine-tune whatever bill there is for the public hearing to come up with a top class bill that will be people- friendly and also save lives of the people in Bayelsa”, he added.
” Lots of suggestions, contributions, opinions and interactions have been made as regards this very important bill, like we have assured the representatives of the various groups that we will go back in our committee, look at those very important areas where they have suggested and also fine tune the bill. So that in no distant time we will come up with a very formidable bill that will stand the test of time. That the people will benefit from”, Ololo reassured.
He lauded participants for their insightful contributions and opinions during the public hearing, promising that the Committee would do justice to come up with a bill that would meet the expectations of Bayelsans.
In her contribution, House Chief Whip and member representing Yenagoa Constituency 2, Hon. Ebiowu Koku Obiyai lamented the deliberate connivance between communities and the sand dealers, warning that if nothing is done to regulate the activities of sand dredgers Bayelsa communities will be eroded away.
The House Whip also expressed concerns on the activities of companies carrying out dredging business near bridges and sued a delibrate efforts by all in order to save the bridges from collapse.
By Ariwera Ibibo-Howells, Yenagoa.
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