A security operation undertaken by men of the Security Joint Task Force in Rivers State has yielded a rich harvest. The gallant soldiers burst the “Barracks”, a camp that harboured armed misfits who were reportedly imported into Rivers State to boost an already handy armed militias prepared by a certain political party to rig the April 11 Governorship/House of Assembly elections. The raid, which was carried out yesterday(Thursday) at the Rumueme-Rumueprikom-Oroazi area in Port Harcourt, commenced at about 2.00pm as soldiers moved in military fashion targeting only the armed enemies. The suspected militia had, on sighting the soldiers, opened fire resulting to a gun duel at end of which one of the hoodlums was gunned down. While many of the hoodlums were arrested, others escaped, ostensibly with gunshot wounds.
My dear people of Rivers State,
Our administration is finally winding down to the finish line. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for standing by me and our administration in the past 8 years through many trying moments. But for your great company and incredible support, it would have been a much more difficult journey.
Therefore, in the days ahead, we must continue to close our ranks for even more battles. We should never be deterred because the battles are not ours alone. God is on our side and victory will always be His.
The Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Hon. Joe Poroma has called on administrators and managers of orphanages to provide good nutrition for children for healthy living.
Hon. Poroma made the call yesterday at a one day workshop on nutrition for administrators and managers of orphanages in the state organised by Nestle Nigerian PLC in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation at the conference hall of the Head of Service office in Port Harcourt.
The Commissioner said ``if you feed the children under your care well, they will grow up to become better adults tomorrow`` adding that the lives of these kids are in your hands to care and nurture.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr. Justina Jumbo has called for inputs and ideas from staff to aid the performance of the ministry in the improvement of lives of women and the girl child.
Dr. Jumbo made the call during her maiden meeting with directors and staff of the ministry.
Directors and senior staff heading departments in the Rivers state Ministry of Women Affairs have been charged to groom staff in their departments to ensure continuity and smooth running of the departments even after they are retired.
The Permanent secretary, Dr. Justina Jumbo gave the charge during a meeting she had with Heads of Departments and staff of the ministry recently, “Directors and senior staff must groom those who will be taking over from them, you must teach your subordinates, because that is what makes you a good leader or director, “she said.