Newsexpress banner Camano banner
Why Delta State is peaceful — Okowa •Challenges women to contest for elective positions

By News Express on 22/09/2018

Views: 693


Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has ascribed the peace being enjoyed in the state to the cooperation between security agencies.

While describing Delta State as peaceful and investor’s haven, Governor Okowa stated that the peace would be consolidated as the people continue to reap the benefits of democracy.

The governor spoke Friday when the Flag Officer Commanding, Nigeria Naval Logistic Command, Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of Delta State, Rear Admiral Uchenna Onyia paid him a courtesy visit at Asaba.

According to Okowa, “We are very much aware of the roles you (Nigerian Navy) are playing in securing our waterways, we appreciate you.

“Relatively, Delta State is peaceful, a lot of investors are coming and we will continue to consolidate and build on the existing peace, through our different programmes, more persons are getting employed and with such employment, threats to security will continue to reduce in our state.”

While assuring the Navy of his administration’s commitment to pay compensations on government acquired land where such was needed, Governor Okowa congratulated the Flag Officer Commanding on his posting to Delta State, saying: “We have no doubt that you will find Delta State interesting to work in.”

Earlier, Rear Admiral Onyia told the governor that he was recently posted to Delta State and was in Asaba to introduce himself to the governor.

He commended Governor Okowa for his administration’s assistance to security agencies which has facilitated their work.

In another development, Governor Okowa has urged women to be bold in contesting for elective positions in the country. He made the call yesterday in Asaba when the National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hajia Mariya Waziri, led some officials of the party to pay him a courtesy call.

According to Governor Okowa, “as we work hard to support women to elective positions, I believe that they also need to stand up and work hard for themselves.”

“It is very important that the women work for themselves too because, when it comes to elective positions, it is not easy to decree that women should emerge, especially when we want a free and fair election which has always been my belief,” he said.

He continued, “I believe that the women are strong enough to support themselves as long as they are able to take up the challenges in the electioneering period.”

Governor Okowa thanked the Woman Leader for recognizing the roles his administration was playing to ensure 35 per cent affirmative action for women, especially in appointive positions, assuring that the women deserve to contest for positions like their male counterparts rather than wait to receive only positions zoned to them.

Earlier, Hajia Waziri had told the governor that they were on sensitization visit for women to be granted more opportunities in elective positions in the 2019 general elections.

She commended Governor Okowa’s administration for its commitment to the empowerment of women, noting that while a lot of women were appointed into positions, most of them won during the local government elections and some are also, serving different constituencies in the Delta State House of Assembly and the National Assembly.

Photo Bripin Enarusai shows Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (on red hat) his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (6th left), Flag Officer Commanding, Nigerian Navy Logistics Command, Oghara, Rear Admiral Uchenna Onyia (7th right), his entourage, during a courtesy call by the Flag Officer to the Governor in Asaba

Source News Express

Posted 22/09/2018 04:53:32 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
NAF jets kill Boko Haram terrorists while holding...

Tsav appeals to Buhari, IGP to intervene in...

Over 100 countries set for World Economic Forum...

FG’s priority is to create better environment for...

Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to...

Third Mainland Bridge Video: No cause for alarm...

Teenager risks amputation as a result of firecracker...

Landmine injures returning IDPs

Tight security as Ekiti PDP holds governorship primary...

It will be a cloudy and hazy Monday...

Lai Mohammed cracks ribs at wedding reception

3 banks fail CBN test, get deadline to...

 

Latest News Video of Buhari running in Saudi Arabia breaks the net Tribunal: NEC disowns presidential candidate Why it’s difficult to arrest, prosecute vote buyers — ICPC Man, 52, in police trouble for attempting to swindle Ogun CP Alleged defamation: Atiku demands public apology from Presidential aide Bodies of twins found in river 5 die in Honduras plane crash I am ‘emotionally indebted’ to Ganduje, Emir of Kano – Shettima Police kill suspected kidnapper of UBEC Chairman Falana writes Buhari, demands release of 40 Nigerians illegally detained by Nigerian Navy Assets Recovery: New Bauchi Assembly bill against people’s interest – CSOs Coaches salaries: Why sponsors are withholding funds – NFF

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (480,187 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (419,457 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (357,919 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (306,012 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (270,342 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (241,321 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (229,217 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (210,947 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (202,230 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (200,218 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (181,297 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (181,232 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (91) Business & Economy (4,266) Business Verdict (71) Columnists (1,031) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (613) Features (752) Global Business Monitor (362) ICT Monitor (43) International (3,460) Interview (179) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (161) Maggie's Blog (268) News (46,309) Opinion (1,242) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,796) Religion (1,002) Sports (2,007) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera