By Awayi Kuje
Garaku(Nasarawa State), Aug.23,2019 Gov.Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has launched a flood awareness campaign with a call on residents of the state to avoid erecting structures along drains and water ways so as to avoid flooding.
Sule made the call on Friday in Garaku,Kokona Local Government Area while launching a sensitisation, Education and Awareness Campaign on Disaster Risk Management of the 2019 seasonal rainfall prediction on impending flood in the state .
He said flood had negative effects on societal development, hence the need for the people of the state to take precautionary measures against it in their own interest and for the overall development of the state.
“Let me appeal to the good people of Nasarawa State, particularly those that are living in areas that are prone to floods to take precautionary measures.
“We must as well educate ourselves on proper ways of refuse disposal, avoid erection of structures along drains and water ways which will block free passage of running water.
“It will be recalled that the Federal Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in collaboration with Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) have earlier issued warning of flooding particularly in 2019.
“They have predicted that this year’s rainy season will threaten communities living along river banks which will be affected by flood.
“It is on this note that the government considered it imperative to embark on mass sensitisation and awareness campaign to local government areas and flash points that are prone to flood disaster, in the state,”he said
The governor disclosed that the State Government was collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Environment in tackling environmental degradation in the state for the overall development of the country.
He directed the state Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) to intensify campaign in sensitising and educating communities on the dangers of flooding to societal development.
He restated his commitment to key into good policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
The Executive Secretary, state Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), Mr Zachariah Allumaga ,urged the people of the state to avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse on waters ways.
Allumaga said his called was based on NIMET prediction of impending flood in some Local government areas and flash points in the state.
In his vote of thanks, the Abaga Toni of Toni Chiefdom,Mr Lawrence Sylvester Ayih, commended the governor for launching the awareness campaign considering the negative effects of flooding on the society.
Mr Saidu Kurki, the Executive Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area of the state, thanked the governor for his developmental efforts toward improving the standard of living of the people.
“The event of today, no doubt is yet another manifestation that demonstrate your total commitment and concern toward the improvement of the living standard of our people.
“We as a council, therefore are indeed overwhelmed because the gesture will go a long way in saving lives and property of our people in the area and the state,”he said.
Edited by Saidu Adamu and Abdullahi Yusuf https://nnn.ng/gov-sule-launches-flood-sensitisation-campaign-cautions-against-erecting-structures-on-water-ways/
Gov. Ortom inaugurates Benue Assembly Service Commission
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)https://nnn.ng/gov-ortom-inaugurates-benue-assembly-service-commission/
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Gov. Ugwuanyi orders overhauling of Agbani General Hospital
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)
‘I welcome constructive advice’ – Gov. Fintiri
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)
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)https://nnn.ng/i-welcome-constructive-advice-gov-fintiri/