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DELGA Boss Gets One Month To Restore Power Supply

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Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has directed the Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Hon. Abiye Davies, to reactivate electricity supply to the council’s headquarters within one month.

Governor Amaechi, who gave the directive during a Town-Hall-Meeting at Degema, Sunday, said if the cost of the project would be too much for the council to bear, the chairman should contact the state Governor for assistance immediately.

The Governor emphasized the need for the leaders of Kalabari Kingdom to purge their youths of the quest for quick money, and embrace education, pointing out that such quest has caused the collapse of the economy of Kalabari people.

“Drop your guns and work with me to improve the Kalabari economy,” Governor Amaechi emphasized, as he urged the youths to take advantage of the scholarship scheme of the state government to gain education.

The State Chief Executive gave the assurance that the selection of candidates for the next phase of the oversees scholarship would be conducted at the local government level to enable the poor access the scheme.

Governor Amaechi, who promised to award contract for the construction of a palace road linking Degema Town up to the Krakrama waterside, admitted that not much has been done in the area of  healthcare in the local government area with only two Model Health centres in the area.

He, therefore, promised four new Primary Health centres for the local government area with one to be sited at Ke, Bille and Bakana each, while the remaining would be decided by the leadership of the area.

Reacting to protest by the people of Degema, who carried placards with various inscriptions against the political leadership of the area, Governor Amaechi, said there was nothing wrong with such protest so long as they were not sponsored.

Answering questions during the interactive session, the Governor noted that it was wrong for Degema town to get four out of the ten Model Primary schools allocated to the area while some of the communities do not have one, and advised them to be content with what they have.

Governor Amaechi, who said he would consider the demand for the construction of a bridge to link Tombia with Ogbakiri, said the people of Tombia can only attract development if they give peace a chance.

Also speaking the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tonye Harry, said the essence of the Town Hall meeting was to create a forum for interaction between the government and the people.

Earlier, the Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Hon. Abiye Davies, said the greatest challenge of his administration was the problem of insecurity which has hampered the development of the area.

Governor Amaechi and his entourage had earlier paid a courtesy call on King Ruben Zachariah Amos, the Onu-Oyan-Ekein of Degema Kingdom.

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Pharmacists Laud Firm Over Fake Drugs Detector

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has commended RxAll, a health technology company, for introducing RxScanner into the country’s market at its 2021 conference in Port Harcourt.
Commenting on the product after its unveiling, Olusola Porter of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, said: “This technology will positively impact the counterfeit drugs market in Africa, especially Nigeria.”
Also, Uchechukwu Eloere of EBY-Care Pharmacy in Abia State, said he had wanted an innovation that could give information about drugs that have been scanned even if the specific drug was not in the database, adding: “RxScanner did just that in the demo.”
Another pharmacist, Anthonia Anaegwu of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, said she had a quality control laboratory set up in his hospital and he needed RXScanner to be used in his laboratories and the hospital, while Charles Ronari of the Bayelsa State chapter of PSN, said he was excited about this innovation and requested a special presentation of the demo in the state.
Representative of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), requested to know how many drugs were in the database, just as Oluseyi Olarerin explained that RxScanner was regularly updating to ensure that the number of drugs were in line with what is available daily in the market.
Oluseyi added that RxAll is in partnership with various regulators across the globe to ensure that the updates of drugs are done appropriately, thus numbers would continue to grow as manufacturers enlist drugs approved by various regulators globally.
Speaking, Chief Executive Officer of RxAll, Adebayo Alonge, said: “We serve clients in pharmaceutical settings where accuracy is critical because the health and well-being of patients are on the line.”

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How We Intend To Revitalise Agriculture – Wike

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The Rivers State Government has announced its plan to revitalise agriculture and empower rural farmers.
The state governor, Chief Nyesom Wine gave the hint during his budget presentation to the State Assembly, saying the state plans to use the agro sector to improve security through job and wealth creation.
According to Wike, a proposed 16billion budget is earmarked to boost the sector.
He explained that with the injection of funds, the agric sector will be stimulated, as there is expected to be direct participation from citizens in agricultural activities.
The governor was of the view that with huge water and land resources available in the state, the agric sector will be revamped and made attractive.
Besides that, he said 0ver N4billion has been earmarked for youth’s empowerment.
The essence of the youth empowerment scheme, he stated is to latch on different sectors such as agriculture to give value to the future generation.
On the aspect of women empowerment, Chief Wike said N3.4 billion has been budgeted for them, so as to give them leverage in tapping opportunities in the polity.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Ikuiyi- Owaji Ibani has commended the governor for his prudence and utilisation of state funds effectively.
He said so far, the state budget over the years has performed well in adding value to the citizenry and smooth governance.

By: Kevin Nengia

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NIESV Urges Synergy To Curb Flooding

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Worried over the incessant floods ravaging parts of the state as a result of the rains, the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers have called for a stakeholders meeting to mitigate the flood menace in the state.
Chairman of NIESV Rivers State Branch Hamilton Odum said the stakeholders meeting with the ministry of environment became necessary following the large scale of destruction of properties floods have caused in the state.
Odum said the environmental summit with the theme “Flooding in Port Harcourt City: Issues and Mitigation Strategies” would also engage professors and experts in the environment, on ways of ending the ravaging floods in Port Harcourt.
‘’With the increasing climate change, we are bound to experience rising sea levels and more intense rainfalls that will certainly lead to greater flooding in our cities and urban centers.
“We are all witnesses to the unprecedented flooding in the city of Port Harcourt this year. If measures are not taken we will witness more flooding in greater dimension and intensity come next year.
“Flooding causes damages to property and endangers the lives of human and other species. For NIESV, we see this as a social responsibility to act in best interest of the environment and society as a whole.
“We are motivated to hold this symposium to bring stakeholders in the environmental field to fashion out best practices on flood prevention and develop flood risk management strategies for the good of the city and its residents’’, he said.
On their part, one of the partners of the environmental summit, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port, said Rotary clubs are worried over the state of flooding in the state and is partnering to take action to end the menace.
President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port Akin Sodipo said Rotary could apply the lessons it had learned with fighting polio to build awareness and inspire action around projects which promote the environment.
The Service Project Director of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port, Prince Jenewari Eleki said the club’s collaboration with the ministry of environment is timely so that the recommendation after the meeting will be effectively implemented by the state government.
He said the Rotary club of Port Harcourt Sea Port would continue to collaborate with organizations to impact on the environment.

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