Residents Hail DPO’s Performance
Some residents of Rumuokoro and Rumuodomaya axis of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have commended the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Special Area, CSP Emmanuel Udekwe, over his performance since assuming office recently.
Speaking to newsmen on the security situation in the area, the residents said the newly posted CSP Udekwe has given criminal elements a run for their money.
They said crime has reduced drastically since the new DPO assumed office.
“We are the ones who feel the pains of the activities of criminals in this area and we can state categorically that there is an improvement.
“As you can see, business activities have improved tremendously. The high level of theft and other social vices has reduced.
“The enormous efforts being made by the new DPO are yielding fruits. It has been a long time we had it so good. Everybody is very happy with the current development, particularly in the area of security.
“If other officers can do their work seriously just like what is seen within Rumuokoro and Rumuodomaya, everywhere would be calm. These criminals have been having a free ride and a field day because the police have not taken them seriously.
“Now that we have someone who is serious and committed to his job, we have seen results.The issue of snatching of bags, phones, breaking of shops, car theft, kidnapping and many other criminal activities have reduced.
“These boys are being checkmated and given serious chase. The environment is no longer conducive for them and we can heave a sigh of relief .
“The problem we have in Nigeria is leadership, and this is what the new DPO is proving. When you have a leader,who knows what to do, things will get better, just as it is witnessed in the area.
“We commend the police authorities in Rivers State for giving us someone who knows what he is doing. Everything is not about money. Do the work first accordingly and right, other things will follow”, they said.
They prayed for “the tempo to be sustained, so that crime will be a thing of the past in this area that is highly over populated.
“We pray that the new DPO will not deviate in discharging his duties right and professionally because we believe that good name is still better than silver and gold”.
According to them, they had seen a lot in the hands of hoodlums, but that they are happy that the situation is changing.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer of Elelenwo Police Station, SP A Momu, was among the newly promoted officers recently by the police authorities in the country.
Momu has now been promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). The DPO has since been decorated by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police.
In his reaction, the newly promoted CSP Momu thanked the authorities for recognising hard work, saying the promotion was an encouragement for him to work harder.
While assuring that he would do his best to ensure that residents of Elelenwo sleep well and do their businesses with ease, Momu commended officers under his watch for being supportive.
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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