Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has expressed the State Government readiness in organizing the 2014 edition of the native and vogue international fashion show. The Commissioner made this known while briefing newsmen on the upcoming event recently in Port Harcourt. According to her, the administration is determined to grow the Local economy, stressing that by this development Rivers people are now the centre of government in the State.
Mrs. Semenitari said “sixty per cent of the models would come from Rivers State as this development is part of the effort by the State government to create opportunities for young people to improve and develop their potentials and to grow the local economy”.
The Rivers State Government has commenced the demolition of illegal structures built on the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) Pipelines Right of Way in Umuebulu and Oyigbo Communities in Etche and Oyigbo Local Government Areas of the State. The Chairman, State Committee on Protection and Preservation of Oil and Gas pipelines Right of Way (PPROW), Mr. Charles Obiecheton George gave the hint while addressing newsmen at Umuebulu during the demolition exercise.
The chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Mr. Daddy Pokima has described King Rubben Amos as a living legend of our time, because of his activities and Services in the state. Mr. Pokima made this known while speaking at thanksgiving service in respect of king Rubben United Nation Peace Advocate Award as the Ambassador of Peace at First Baptist Church, in Degema recently.
Represented by his Chief of Protocol, Mr. Belema Ambele, the Chairman said that the celebration of his Peace Award coincided with his 36 anniversary of rulership in Degema Town.
Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker has advised the people of Asari-Toru local Government Area to maintain good sanitary habits. The Commissioner gave the charge during an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) sensitization meeting with the people of Asari-Toru at Buguma during the weekend. He implored the residents to report any suspicious sickness to health officials and not to handle such cases at home.
The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 21 Local Government Caretaker Chairmen and members out of 23 Local Governments of the State. Those confirmed as Chairmen are Mr. Igoma Gift Loveday Abua/Odual LGA, Barr. Chimenem W. Jerome Ahoada-East, Mr. Victor Abaje Ahoada West, Mr. Allwell Daokorite George Asari-Toru, Mr. Christian Otiasah Akuku-Toru, Mr. DCN Emmanuel Andoni, Mr. Adonye Dappa Wilcox Bonny, Mr. Prince Awlanta Mike Oluka Ejire Eleme, Barr. Reginald Okwuoma Etche, and Mr. Godstime Orlukwu Emohua.