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Gov. Obiano charges contractors to deliver road projects before heavy rainfall

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Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has urged contractors handling road projects in the state to expedite action and deliver before the rainy season.


Obiano made the call when he inspected the progress of work at Ekwulummili-Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state.

The road with a distance of 3.8km is the link between Ekwulummiri and Unubi communities but was cut-off for a long time.

Obiano, who said the contractor had been mobilised, urged the company to be more aggressive in executing the job on the road before downpour begins.

He disclosed that over 123 road projects sites were getting attention and would be asphalted before heavy rainfall.

Obiano, who also inspected works at Mbaukwu, Umuawulu, Awgbu road, said his administration was determined to opening  up the hinterland and increasing their viability by linking them being agrarian communities.

He said it was all in the bid of his administration to make the state food sufficient and provide necessary measures that would boost productivity.

“These roads are important due to the nature of the communities around, they are agrarian communities.

“The roads will enable them to send their agricultural produce to markets,” he said.

The governor told the people of the benefiting communities to take ownership and protect every government property.

He warned them against indiscriminate disposal of refuse, especially in the drainage.

Contributing, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor, the Commissioner for Works in Anambra, said the 2.6km Mbaukwu, Umuawulu, Awgbu road would accommodate 25 metres long bridge with standard drainage that would stand the test of time.

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Gov. Ortom inaugurates Benue Assembly Service Commission

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Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Tuesday inaugurated the State House of Assembly Service Commission.


Ortom, while inaugurating the commission in Makurdi said, it was to ensure smooth administration and running of the House including recruitment, promotion and discipline of staff.

He enjoined members to be guided by the extant laws governing the commission and also charged them to be committed, conscientious and patriotic in all their dealings with the staff and the public.

He thanked the lawmakers, particularly the Speaker, Mr Titus Uba for the expeditious approval of the commission members.

He listed members of the commission to include, Dr Sylvester Atachin as Chairman, Mr Benjamin Dowgo, while Mr Terseer Tsumba, Mr Avine Agbom and Mr Ezekiel Adaji will serve as members.

“As pioneers, you have the task of laying the foundation on which future the commission members would build.

“You have been appointed based on your previous experience, competence and adherence to the doctrine of fair representation.

“It is important to note too that your appointment is a four-year mandate, which may only be renewed once.

“Let me emphasise that the commission cannot afford to function as an island, but shall have a harmonious working relationship with the National Assembly Commission, the State Civil Service Commission and the leadership of the House among others for optimal results,”he said.

He expressed happiness that a milestone has been achieved during his tenure as governor of the state and under the leadership of Uba as speaker.

“It is my belief, therefore that the autonomy of the legislature is for administrative convenience and will not stop us from continuing to work together in harmony.

“As a matter of fact, it should accentuate the mutual respect and co-operation between the two arms of government for the overall good of Benue people and the nation,”he said.

Atachin thanked the governor for finding them worthy of the appointment and pledged members  unflinching support for his administration.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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Gov. Ugwuanyi orders overhauling of Agbani General Hospital

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday ordered the total overhauling of facilities in the General Hospital, Agbani, Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.


Ugwuanyi gave the order when he inspected the new structure at the hospital and the state of facilities existing in the hospital.

The governor said that his administration would deploy the essential materials and manpower to ensure the full operation of the facility.

He said the action was in line with his administration’s resolve to upgrade health facilities in the state for the well being of the people.

Ugwuanyi also inspected the reconstruction of the Colliery Hospital, Enugu, and construction of new structures at the hospital, now designated as an Infectious Disease Isolation and Treatment Centre.

It would be recalled that Ugwuanyi administration last week, awarded multiple contracts for construction and rehabilitation of health facilities across the state.

The contracts include new Primary Health Care Centres in seven LGAs, rehabilitation of 34 health facilities across the 17 LGAs, upgrade and rehabilitation of General Hospital Ogrute, Enugu Ezike and Nsukka District Hospital, among others.

Present during the inspection in Agbani were member representing Nkanu East, West federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Nnolim Nnaji, and the member representing Nkanu West in the State House of Assembly, Mr Iloabuchi Aniagu.

Others included the Nkanu West LGA Chairman, Chief Nwabueze Nnamani, the Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, among others.

Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

 

 

 

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‘I welcome constructive advice’ – Gov. Fintiri

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Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says his doors are always open for constructive advice that will move the state forward.


Fintiri declared this at the inauguration of members of Adamawa State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Adamawa State Local Government Service Board and Adamawa State Pension Board on Monday in Yola.

The governor reiterated that his administration was transparent and all inclusive for the development of the state.

“My doors are always open and you are free to approach me for meaningful advice that will move our dear state forward.

“For you, the newly inaugurated Chairmen and Members of Boards and Commissions, I challenge you to initiate reforms and policies that will promote accountability and discipline in the state service sector,” Fintiri said.

He urged the appointees to bring out their best to resharpen relevant reforms in their various offices for the benefit of the service and greater Adamawa.

Responding on behalf of the appointees, the Chairman, Local Government Service Board, Mr Piton Power, assured the governor of their unshaken support and loyalty.

“We assure you that we are going to discharge the duties reposed on us diligently and with distinction,” Power said.

He thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the people of the state and pledged to bring enormous changes that would move the state forward. (NAN)

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