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Uzodimma urges comprehensive audit of abandoned projects in NDDC States

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Governor Hope Uzodimma have thrown concern for comprehensive audit of abandoned projects in NDDC States

…Wants Amnesty Programme re-energised

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has called for a comprehensive audit of all abandoned projects that litter the nooks and crannies of the States that make up the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He did on Tuesday when he received in audience at the Government House Owerri, the Minister of Niger Delta Development, Engr. Abubakar Momoh, who came to Imo State on official duty with his key officials.

Apart from the call for a comprehensive audit of all abandoned projects in the Ministry of Niger Delta and NDDC States, Governor Uzodimma further suggested that the Amnesty Programme of the Ministry be strengthened to enable the people, particularly the youths of the region, to have commensurate value from the programme.

Governor Uzodimma requested the Minister to mop up all federal allocations meant for the region and deploy them appropriately to ensure that the area is given what is due and appropriate to it in terms of infrastructure.

He promised to continue to support and partner with the Ministry of Niger Delta Development, the NDDC and other Agencies under the Ministry, to achieve the expected goals.

He called on the youths of the Nigerian Delta region to desist from vandalising NDDC projects or federal government assets in the region, appealing to the Federal Government to intensify efforts at creating employment and other opportunities that will make life more meaningful for the teeming youths of the region.

Governor Uzodimma challenged the Ministry and the NDDC to take serious interest in the documentation and completion of the abandoned projects in the region, noting that, “where all the abandoned projects are completed the region will be more than 80 per cent developed.”

He expressed delight to receive the Minister and his team in Imo State and commended Engr. Momoh on the changes he has so far initiated in the Ministry since he assumed office.

The Governor however sympathised with the Minister on the shoddy nature some projects were implemented in his Ministry before now as well as the ubiquitous abandonment of projects which the Minister has met on ground on assumption of office, and encouraged him to remain as focused today as he was on assumption of office.

Earlier while informing the Governor on why they were in Imo State, Engr. Momoh said that they came “to inspect ongoing projects of the Ministry of Niger Delta Development area and the Niger Delta Development Commission and to solicit greater partnership and cooperation of the Governors of the nine States of the region.”

The Minister maintained that “the Ministry of Niger Delta Development and the NDDC are never in competition with the States rather they are in partnership for the progress and development of the region.”

He acknowledged the existence of many challenges, especially in the area of abandoned projects, but promised that his Ministry and the Commission are on course to change the narrative.

The Minister used the opportunity to inform the Governor of the scheduled meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta Affairs that will be held between April 16 and 18, 2024 where the progress and prosperity of Niger Delta Region would be discussed.

Concluding, he thanked the Governor for the good works he is doing in Imo State, commending him, especially, on road infrastructure and other legacy projects.

Engr. Momoh also made particular mention of the ongoing flyover project which the 3R government of Governor Uzodimma has recently embarked upon in Imo State.

The Deputy Governor, Lady Chinyere Ekomaru, the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu, the Chief of Staff, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie and other top Government functionaries joined the Governor in receiving the minister.

Also present were the Member Representing Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Eugene Dibiagwu who is also the House of Representatives Chairman on Niger Delta and Amnesty, the Federal Commissioner representing Imo State at the NDDC, Dr. Kyrian Uchegbu, former minister of State Science and Technology, Chief Henry Ikoh, the Chairman Imo State Council of Elders, HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, former Imo State APC Chairman, Barr. Malcolm Nlemigbo among others.

The Minister was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary and Directors in the Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

Oguwike Nwachuku
Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor
March 26, 2024.

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RIVERS IS NOT UNDER POLICE SIEGE – GOV. FUBARA

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…Assures of commissioning Eberi-Omodu road in next 2 months

…Says Rivers is peaceful

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has said the State is not under any kind of Police siege as speculated by detractors of his administration.

Governor Fubara stated this after inspecting the Eberi-Omodu road in Omuma local government area of the State on Thursday.

The governor noted that the road initiated by his administration would have been part of the projects commissioned in his one year anniversary, but he has to extend the project from its initial 8 kilometers to 14.6 kilometers to link Abia State.

While assuring that in the next two months the road would be commissioned, Gov. Fubara emphasised that his visit is to also assure Nigerians that Rivers State is peaceful as against negative media reports about the State being under Police siege.

“You can see that we are moving about inspecting projects as against what you see in media reports that Police are everywhere and that we don’t move about anymore.”

“We are not under siege, the State is free and if at all there is any problem in the State, I know quite alright that Nigerians know where it is coming from and not from us.”

He reiterated that he is peace loving and promised to sustain the prevailing peace for the betterment of the people of Rivers State.

 

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Kano Government reacts as Court ‘sacks’ Sanusi

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The Kano State government has said the ruling delivered by a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, earlier on Thursday, shows Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is still the Emir of Kano.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Barrister Haruna Isah Dederi, said this during a press conference held at the Government House Thursday evening.

He said, “Today 20th June, 2024, the Federal High Court No. 1, Kano had passed its ruling in respect of the case before it. I have the honor, on behalf of His Excellency Gov. Abba K. Yusuf and the Kano State Government, to address you once again over the lingering litigation arising from the abolishing of the Five emirates and deposition of the former emirs. (including the deposed emir of 8 metropolitan local governments).
“The Kano State Government acknowledges the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024 and views same as upholding the rule of law.
“By the ruling of the Court, it has unequivocally. reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by Kano State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State on Thursday 23rd May, 2024 by 5:10pm. This part of the judgement is very fundamental to the entire matter.

“Further implication of the ruling is that all actions done by the Government before the emergence of the interim order of the honorable Court, are equally validated. This means that, the abolishing of the Five emirates created in 2019 is validated and the deposition of the Five emirs is also sustained by the Federal High Court. By implication this means that Muhammadu Sanusi II remains the emir of Kano.

“The judge also granted our application for the stay of proceedings until the Court of Appeal deals with the appeal before it on jurisdiction. Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of His Highness, Emir Muhammad Sunusi II were done on 23rd May, 2024 before the emergence of the Interim Order which was served on us on Monday 27th May, 2024.”

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS:

1.
Mrs. Treasure Ahanonu
S.A. Religion
2.
Mrs. Chinonye Nnawuihe
S.A. Housing
3.
Mrs. Augustina Ohizu
S.A. Education (Secondary School)
4.
Sir Bright Nwelue
S.A. Event Management and Program Coordination
5.
Godson Dibe
S.A. Empowerment
6.
Dr. Katch Ononuju
S.A. Inter-party Affairs
7.
Prince Eze Ugochukwu
S.A. Public Enlightenment
8.
Barr. Ifeoma Umeh
S.A. Poverty Alleviation
9.
Franca Uzodimma
S.A. Domestic
10.
Frank Onwumere
S.A. Motor Parks Supervision/Illegal Parks
11.
F.C.C. Jones
S.A. Public Communication
12.
Hon Emma Dike
S.A. Industrial Park
13.
Ogubundu Nwadike
S.A. Research and Documentation
14.
Ikechukwu Ekeh (Ekeson)
S.A. Tourism
15.
Morris Onwuba
S.A. Drainages and Desilting
16.
Savior S.C. Okiro
S.A. Community Development
17.
Uzoma K. Nwokorie
S.A. Ethics
18.
Chief (Dr.) Chijioke D.B. Williams
S.A. Urban Development
19.
Mr. Anthony Anyaehie
S.A. Mass Transit
20.
Nlemigbo Ikenna
S.A. Sport
21.
Hon. Eric Uwakwe
S.A. Youth Mobilization
22.
Lady (Bee) Bernadette Okereke
S.A. Primary Health
23.
Mrs Florence Anachebe
S.A. Special Duties
24.
Ukanwa Obinna Chidiukwu
S.A. Education (Primary)
25.
Mrs Grace Ugwoegbu
S.A. Investment Promotion
26.
Ogbonna L. Egongu
S.A. Women Empowerment
27.
Odinaka Chioma Pamela
S.A. Secretarial Duties
28 BARR. LEO AWAZIEAMA – SA LEGAL
29 JOSEPH OPUTA -SA ISOPADEC
30 MRS. IJEOMA IKEGWURUKA- SA OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES
31 COMRADE AUSTIN CHILAKPU-SA LABOUR
32 DR. PATRICK UZOMA- SA LAGOS LIAISON
33 DR. MRS. OBIANUJU NWOKEJIOBI- SA PRIMARY HEALTH
34 CHIDI ONYEWUCHI- SA SKILL ACQUISITION
35 ANDY CHIKWE- SA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)
36 AMARACHI ANYAEHIE- SA MEDIA
37 TONIA CHIMENEM CHINDAH -SA SPECIAL DUTIES II
38 JOHN IKEAKA- SA INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE
39 MRS. CHINYERE EMEZIEM- SA WOMEN AFFAIRS
40 MRS. ESTHER UKACHUKWU- SA EDUCATION INTERVENTION
41 EZECHI CHUKWU-SA CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS
42. HUMPHREY IKEAKA-SA SPECIAL DUTIES I
43 BARR. PAT-EKEJI NGOZI – SA STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT
44 Patience Mbakwe – SA Micro Credit
45 Doris Anyanwu- SA NEPAD
46 Onwuzuruike CHINYERE Adanna (Shantel)- SA Networking
47 Benjamin Igwe (Bello) -SA Electoral I
48 Emmanuel Owete- SA Electoral II
49 Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim -SA Northern Affairs (Male)
50 Hajia Fatima Hamza -SA Northern Affairs (Female)
51 Samuelson Emehibe- SA Special Citizen
52 Stanley Nwaloka- SA Voter Education
53 Wilson Nwafor- SA Regional Integration and Cooperation
54 Collins Opuruzor- SA Eletronic and Creative Media
55 Christian Merenu (LOMAS)- SA Betting and Pools

B SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS
1.
Stanford Arinze Nwokedi
S.S.A. Public Enlightenment
2.
Oparaji Franklyn
S.S.A. Student Affairs
3.
Ambrose Nwaogwugwu
S.S.A.Eletronic and creative Media
4.
Dorathy Nworji
S.S.A. Door to Door
5.
Ijeoma Ndubuisi
S.S.A. Agriculture
6.
Dr. Ijeoma Onyebuagu
S.S.A. Welfare/Entertainment
7.
Ikechukwu Ezeibekwe
S.S.A. Community Relations
8.
Mike Akwiwu
S.S.A. Open Space and Park Management
9.
Modestus Nwamkpa
S.S.A. Print Media
10 Charles Ebonuma SSA SPECIAL CITIZENS

Hon Declan Emelumba
Commissioner for Information, Public Orientation, and strategy

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