The State Information boss, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has commended Elohim Consult the contractor handling the construction of the new NUJ Secretariat for progress made so far on the building. Mrs. Semenitari made the commendation during a tour to the site recently in Port Harcourt.
“We are very pleased with what the contractor is doing here, both the Contractor and the Consultant have kept to the schedule as agreed during the ground breaking and we see that work has progressed quite fast, we think that is a very good idea clearly we would meet our deadlines and be able to handover this building to the union in the shortest possible time”, she said.
The Commissioner explained that the new secretariat’s e-library would enhance professionalism amongst media practitioners “the resource centre would be open to everybody for assessment of government reports and for journalists to easily make reference to reports without having to come all the way to the Ministry of Information”, she said.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Health Dr. Sampson Parker said there is no trace of the Ebola Virus in the State presently. Dr. Parker stated this during an inauguration of the Ebola Emergency Response Team (E.E.R.T) in the Council’s headquarter Rumuodomaya recently. Dr. Parker urged the people to always maintain good hygiene to avoid being infected. He enjoined the E.E.R.T. to constantly educate the community on the need to be safety conscious, investigate all rumours as it relate to Ebola. The Commissioner advised the people to be vigilante and report any suspicious case to the appropriate authority assuring that the State Government is on top of the situation.The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Dr. Lawrence Chukwu commended the State Government’s effort to tackle Ebola Virus in the State.
The Rivers State Local Government Service Commission has approved two training workshops for the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State. The Chairman of the Commission, Chief Nnamdi Wokekoro disclosed this while declaring open a one-day Review Meeting of Catchment Chairmen, Commissioners, Secretaries and Training Officers of Local Government Service Commissions under the supervision of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Port Harcourt recently. Chief Wokekoro said that the gesture was aimed at empowering the Department of Public Administration and Local Government to training more staff in order to enhance productivity in the system.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker has said that the highest preventive measure from the contact of Ebola disease is constant hand washing. Dr. Parker stated this at Eberi headquarters of Omuma during the sensitization programme organized by the ministry of Health on Ebola Virus disease for stakeholders and gatekeepers. The health commissioner, who taught Omuma people the various ways in which the EVD can be prevented, enumerated the symptoms and mode of transmission.
The Rivers State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning through the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project is inviting youths in the State to apply for employment in small public works. This was made known in a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sir Promise Njiowhor who disclosed that SEEFOR Project is working in collaboration with the Rivers State Road Maintenance Agency for the implementation of its public works activities.
The release stated that they will be engaged to carry out small public works in the following areas, Patching of potholes, Clearing of Travelled Surface and Road Sides, Clearing of Drainages, Removal of debris on roads, Cleaning of Road Side Drainage Structure and Maintenance and Trimming of Vegetation Growth of Roads.