The new NUJ building is to be commissioned by Muhamadu Buhari President-elect of Nigeria on the 26th May, 2015.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications Mrs. Ibim Semenitari during the final inspection of the building today.
She commended Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for assisting the Journalists secure a permanent structure.
The Commissioner also commended the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry who contributed to the successful completion of the project they are Mrs. Jokotade Adamu, Mrs. Cordelia Peterside and Samuel Woka.
"I want to thank Mr. Rufus Direh for all his efforts to ensure that it is completed" and all the Directors of the Ministry for their tireless support adding that they are destiny helpers.
Rivers State Government has put in place policies, programmes and structures to enhance flood manag3ment.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Special Duties Mrs. Ibaniba Briggs-Iti disclosed this while presenting a paper entitled ‘’Flood Management in Rivers State: Policies, Programmes and Structures’’ during the 2015 Flood Sensitization and Awareness Programme jointly organized by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Ministry of Special Duties in Port Harcourt.
Mrs. Briggs-Iti stated that the purpose of the sensitization and awareness workshop was to inform the public of the operations of the policies, programmes and structures in the management of flood as well as the roles of individuals in cases where flood occurs.
While highlighting the dangers of flood, the Permanent Secretary noted ‘’The impact of flood include deaths, destruction of homes and property, displacement of people, destruction of farm land, damage to roads as well as outbreak of diseases and damage to ecosystem’’.
The Rivers State House of Assembly has constituted winding, strategy and valedictory committee.
The Constitution of the Committee is in respect of the expiration of the 7th Assembly May 29th 2015.
According to the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Leyii Kwane who presided over the plenary session of the House said the Committee would help the House to oversee the processes involved in the preparation of the Valedictory session on May 29th 2015.
The Rivers State House of Assembly has suspended the Caretaker Chairmen of Khana Local Government, Mr. Derick Mene, Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Mr. Flag Ojukaye Amachree and Ahoada East Local Government Area, Mr. Cassidy Ikegbidi.
The suspension followed a motion presented by the Deputy Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Ewor Nname Robinson representing Ahoada East Constituency 1, on insecurity and financial mismanagement in the State.
The Rivers State House of Assembly has invited some Commissioners and some Heads of MDAs to appear before it.
The invitation followed a motion presented to the House by the Deputy Leader of the House Hon. Ewor Nname Robinson tagged ‘‘motion on the State of the economy of Rivers State’’.