The Management and staff of Indorama Eleme Petrochemical Company has conferred an honorary award on the Commissioner for Sports, Hon Fred Igwe for selfless and dedicated service while he worked as its Community Relations Director. Mr. Manish Mundra, the Managing Director of Indoroma Eleme Petrochemical said Hon Igwe is the first community Relation Director who successfully acquired shares for all staff. Speaking, Hon Fred Igwe thanked the company for the honour done to him, and said that the privatization of Eleme Petrochemical Company was one of the best thing that has happened because the company now produces to its capacity.
Civil Servants Welfare Buses, which were grounded for some time due to mechanical problems, will soon be revived to convey workers. The Rivers State Head of Service, Barr. Samuel LongJohn gave the indication at a send forth party in honour of Mr. Lambert Ekwueme, Permanent Secretary, and Service Welfare, who retired from the service after 35 years of meritorious service to the State. Barr. LongJohn also said that other welfare schemes such as car/vehicle loans, provision of official cars for Directors as well as regular capacity building programmes would soon be reintroduced to ensure improved welfare and service delivery.
As more anomalies are uncovered in the ongoing salary verification exercise in the Rivers State Public Service, the Head of Service, Barr. Samuel LongJohn has expressed concern on the need for the factual presentation of issues. Barr. LongJohn made the remark at a meeting he held with Principal Officers of State owned Tertiary Institutions in his office recently. The Head of Service, who was reacting to a letter purportedly written by some labour activists in the State owned Tertiary Institutions to the State Governor alleging planned reduction of the salaries, noted that the authors of the said letter may have been misinformed as they were not part of the meetings held with Registrars and Bursars of the Institutions.
The Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission convened for its 3rd 2013 statutory meeting in Ikeja, Lagos between 10th and 12th June, 2013. Eleven members of council, including the chairman, attended the meeting. Council considered, adopted and approved for publication Standing Orders and Rules of Procedures to govern its proceedings, the management of cases and complaints and relations with partners, including civil society. Council received an update on the situation in the North-East Nigeria and authorized the expedited completion and release of an interim assessment report on the situation before the end of June 2013. Council received and considered reports on 336 cases and complaints in various stages of investigation alleging different violations of human rights.
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