Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says his administration is committed to making life comfortable for youths posted to the state for their compulsory one year national youth service Programmes.
Governor Wike was speaking on Monday, while hosting 2019 Batch-B, Stream-one National Youth Corps members who came to express appreciation to the governor for the privilege given to them to serve at the government house, Port Harcourt .
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Governor Wike said there is no administration comparable to the Wike administration in Nigeria that has remained exceptional in upgrading facilities at the Nonwa orientation camp in Tai local government area of the state.
He said internal roads have been rehabilitated at the orientation camp in Nonwa plus the reconstruction of auditorium and hotels for Corps members.
“I want to thank you for this show and demonstration of appreciation of the kind gesture of the governor. He is a man with a large heart, and always catered for the well-being of youth corps members who come to serve in Rivers state.
“You’re all aware that all the halls, internal roads, and hostels in the camp have been transformed. I do not think there is a any state in Nigeria where you can boast of facilities in NYSC orientation camps as much as he has provided in Rivers state.
“He had done all these without expecting any thank you from anybody. It is in the same manner, just as he has been doing for corps members in previous years, that you came and he admitted you to serve in the government house of Rivers state.
“But I must say that you have distinguished yourselves because many have been coming and going and actually nobody has thought it wise to come together to do any presentation in appreciation of his Excellency’s kind gestures to them. You have scored first in that direction,” he said.
The governor also charged them to remain focus as worthy Nigeria youths and continue with the level of commitment they had demonstrated while serving at government in order to succeed in their future endeavour.
Leader of the group, Amina Andah noted that it as a rare privilege for them to served the state from the government house.
She commended Governor Wike for the proactive measures his administration has taken in the fight against covid-19 in the state which have contributed to the successes recorded.
The group made a presentation of three waste disposal bins and a portrait of governor Wike.
Queen Of England Hails Nigeria At 60
Her Majesty, The Queen of England, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, October 1, 2020.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in a statement he issued in Abuja, yesterday, said the message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
According to the message, “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”
Nigeria got her Independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960.
Wike Hosts Nigeria At 60 Grand Finale, Today
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, will today, host the grand finale of the nation’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary celebration in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Wenike Danagogo, yesterday, indicated that the event will feature parade and release of pigeons.
The ceremony, which will begin at 10am, at the Government House Lawn, Port Harcourt, will be graced by eminent Rivers people, politicians, top government officials, among others.
According to the statement, due to the COVID-19 Protocols, attendance will be strictly by invitation.
Consequently, the government has advised all those invited to the event to ensure they arrive the venue, at least, 30minutes before the arrival of the host, and the eventual commencement of activities.
By: Nelson Chukwudi
2021 National Budget To Be Presented, Next Week –Senate
The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has revealed that the 2021 National budget would be presented to the joint session of the National Assembly, next week.
Lawan stated this on Tuesday after over two hours’ executive session behind close doors.
Giving a hint on what was discussed upon resumption of plenary after a two-months’ annual holiday, the Senate President explained that the 2020 implementation of Nigeria’s annual budget has been disrupted due to Covid-19 pandemic.
He expressed the readiness of lawmakers to expeditiously deal with the proposed 2021 budget which would be submitted next week, advising that head of agencies of government should make themselves available for budget defence for seamless budget passage.
“As we make effort to attend to the expeditious passage of 2021, I want to advise Chief Executives of agencies of government to make themselves available to defend their budget on time.”
He expressed fears that the impact of Covid-19 against the nation would be devastating if nothing was done to mitigate such, saying that all arms of government should hastily rise to the occasion of ensuring that the economy was prevented from going into recession.
More so, he revealed that Senators have agreed behind close doors that the electoral act be reviewed to ensure free and fair elections.
According to him, the chamber has taken note of time constraints in view of the general election, hence it would be treated with dispatch.
He also decried the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, stating that lawmakers will attend to the challenge.
“The country is bedeviled with enormous insecurity and the Senate would do all it could to address the ugly trend.”
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