NISafetyE Donates Protective Saw Mill Materials To Dealers
As part of their corporate social responsibilities to proffer safety solutions to the society and perform sensitisation to enlighten people working under construction firms, the Nigeria institution of safety engineers (NISafetyE) has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE )to saw mill dealers in Port Harcourt.
The chapter gathered lots of PPE materials to help the hazard-prone saw mill in Port Harcourt.
The state Chairman of the NISafetyE, Engr. John Onyemenam, together with members of the State Executive Council, made the donation during their industrial visit to the saw mill during a program tagged, “Operation use your PPE”, recently.
The program, which started earlier this year, when some team of engineers who visited various constructive work sites to enlighten workers on the need to apply PPE, also extended it to various saw-mill locations in the state.
Onyemenam, while addressing the workers, narrated the essence of the program and why it was conceive to curb dangerous situations during working hours.
He also enlightened them on the meaning of PPE, the use of PPE, the different types of PPEs, and sighted instances on serious incidents that occurred due to lack of preventive measures.
Onyemenam also highlighted the advantages of using PPE to include long team effect of noise without ear plugs and others.
He listed some of the regulations to include periodic hand washing, use of face masks and hand sanitisers, which the company observed, could help protect the people from contracting virus.
The workers in their positive reactions commended the NISafetyE boss in Rivers State for the lecture, adding that they have learnt a lot from the sensitisation, and promised to adhere to the practice of safety, while also taking safety issues serious by using PPE during their daily working routine.
Receiving the items on behalf of the workers, the Managing Director of the saw mill welcomed the leadership of NISafetyE in the state and gave a brief history of the mill.
He also explained that he has worked hard to provide preventive materials to his workers, but that all efforts seems to prove abortive, as they dumped it and prefer working with bare-body.
While assuring to engage them more in using PPE, he narrated a sad account of a neibourhood fellow who came to fetch water in their facility while it was raining and was electrocuted.
He said the incident made him to be conscious in practicing safety.
He thanked the NISafetyE specially for the gesture, noting that the current wave of dangerous incidents need serious precaution.
The MD said the items came at a strategic period targeted at helping the workers with personal protective materials against any unexpected casualty.
By; Oribim ibama
Lloyd Lauds Awuse’s Appointment As Traditional Council Chair
The Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, has congratulated the Paramount Ruler of Emohua Kingdom in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Ohna Sergeant Awuse, on his recent appointment by Rivers State Government as the new Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers.
The immediate past Governor, Nyesom Wike, made the announcement during the last State Honours and Awards held in Government House, recently.
Lloyd on behalf of the government and the people of the local government expressed appreciation to Wike for what he called “a well deserved appointment”.
The council chairman, in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Bright Elendu, expressed optimism that the State Traditional Rulers Council under the leadership of Ohna Sergeant Awuse will consolidate on the achievements of the administration of King Dandeson Jaja (Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom) to further strengthen the traditional institution in the State.
He assured Awuse of the support of the government and people of the area, while wishing him a successful tenure.
The statement also appreciated the government of Rivers State for the recognition of four traditional rulers in the local government.
The newly recognised traditional rulers who are all in the Second Class category are Eze (Dr) Wobodo Sunday Jonah, Nye Nwe-Ali Ibaa/Obelle; Ohna Christian Okachineke Elechi, Nye Nwe-Eli Odegu; Eze Damian Azike Ejiohuo, Nye Nwe-Ali Rundele XII, Nogbo II, Eze Christian Amadi Evekwuru, Eze Chigu Rumuekpe.
Lloyd said his administration looks forward to partnering with the traditional institution to foster peace and improve security across the communities in the local government.
By: Theresa Fredrick & Charity Amiso
Institute Trains Broadcast Women Journalists
In response to the need to enhance the professionalism of women journalists in Nigeria through the improvement of skills, the Institute for Media and Society, IMS, has trained another group of broadcast women journalists in digital multimedia storytelling with the funding support of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria Project II.
Welcoming the participants to Port Harcourt Rivers State, the Institute for Media and Society, IMS, Programme Manager, Mr Timothy Bamidele, submitted that so far 78 women broadcast journalists have been trained in digital storytelling, since the beginning of the second phase of European Union Support to Democratic Governance.
The Programme Manager highlighted that the training activity is under Component four in the EU-SDGN Project II and aimed at providing support to media in Nigeria.
Mr Bamidele stressed that the action is intended to contribute to strengthening democratic governance in Nigeria through increased engagements and improved capacity of a wide range of media stakeholders in Nigeria, including media professionals, and targeting the following results areas: Professionalism of media practitioners, especially women Enhanced; Strengthened media professional capacity to deal with electoral misinformation/disinformti-on; enhanced media platforms’ ability to diversify, deepen the coverage of the electoral process and delivery of civic and voter education.
The activity will further help to meet the demand for more capacity building and production of professionally, digitally, and inclusively developed content for the electoral process by female broadcast journalists, focusing on post-election issues, Bamidele, submitted.
Two digital trainers, Mr Usifo Omozokpea and Mrs Ehi Ohiani took participants through areas such as reporting the electoral cycle, digital tools for content creation and the digital storytelling process among others.
They urged the participants to take advantage of the new media space to crowdsource, connect, create and distribute content relevant to social discourse for national development.
Broadcast women journalists from nine states including Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Bayelsa, Oyo, Ondo, and Ekiti attended the two-day digital capacity training.
The participants thanked IMS and the European Union Support to Democratic Governance for providing the platform, which they described as having a high impact.
Peace In Evo Kingdom, Our Target – Christ Embassy
The Zonal Director, Christ Embassy, Port Harcourt Zone III, Linder Okocha, has said the aim of the Church’s Royal Banquet Outreach is to bring peace to people of Woji and its environs.
Okocha disclosed this at the Royal Banquet Outreach it organised at the palace of King Leslie Nyebuchi Eke, Eze Gbakagbaka, at Woji in Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area recently.
She said the church was out to preach peace among the people, irrespective of their background.
“I am happy that the event is taking place today. I have looked forth for it. It is not an ordinary gathering or meeting, but a spiritual one”, she said.
Suggesting that everyone is a Minister of God, she urged them to use the opportunity and speak blessing to all.
Making allusion to ‘Romans 10 v 9-10, she called on all to always confess the supremacy of God in order to overcome evil.
On plans to sustain the programme, she said it will be given an accelerated attention to enable the church meet its target in the area.
Meanwhile, Eze Leslie Eke has proclaimed Woji and the entire Kingdom as a Christian entity.
He also appreciated the church for their choice of the palace for their programme and assured them of any assistance at the Kingdom’s reach.
Free customised decoders of the church were donated to each community head in Evo Kingdom.
By: King Onunwor
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