The Chairman of the newly inaugurated Rivers State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Barrister (Mrs) Biobele Odesole has lauded the Governor of the State, Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, for his interest in the spiritual wellbeing of the people.
Barr. (Mrs) Biobele, who made the statement in Port Harcourt while chatting with pressmen on her first day in office, said the inauguration of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, marks a unique milestone and a new beginning in the history of the Board in Rivers state and thanked the Governor for the initiative.
The Chairman said Christians should always ensure that unity prevails in the body of Christ, love one another, see themselves as one body and shun things that will compromise their faith.
Rivers State Government has called for synergy between Professional bodies and Medical Practitioners to ensure improved Healthcare Service Delivery for its citizenry.
The State Governor, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike made the call at the 2015 Dinner and Award Night of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the Glass House Event Centre, Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike who was represented by his Deputy Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stressed that the present administration is committed to ensuring efficient Healthcare for the people of the State.
According to Governor Wike, ‘‘Government is committed to restoring back confidence by supporting the Medical Practitioners to ensure that they maintain Professional excellence, and in return win the confidence of the people.’’
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reiterated that his administration is open to constructive criticisms.
The Governor stated this at the Royal House of Grace International Church during the 23rd Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the Church in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Governor Wike recalled the vow he made in the Church during his campaign period.
‘‘When the battle was raging during my campaign period, I came to this Church for prayers and anointing and made a vow to God and to the people of this State that my administration will be anchored on God.
My detractors said there was no money in the State to pay salaries and do projects and would like to know how I will solve the problems but to the glory of God, I have paid the salaries the previous administration could not pay and have paid the six months salary arrears of Pensioners and today you all can see on-going projects everywhere,’’ he said.
The Rivers State Government has paid all the outstanding salary arrears to Doctors on Horsemanship at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH).
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr. Somiari Isaac-Harry stated this in his office while speaking to journalists.
Dr. Isaac-Harry said the State Governor Barr. Nyesom Wike approved and released the funds for their payment.
The Permanent Secretary added that since the inception of the current administration the Government has tried to ensure that there is smooth running of health facilities in the State.
He called on the House Officers to put in their best as issues concerning their welfare is on the front burner.
Paul Bazia Nsaneh
The Chairman Civil Service Commission, Chief Oris Onyiri has announced the Commission’s willingness to partner the Code of Conduct Bureau in its quest to ensure that Civil Servants comply with the periodic assets declaration exercise.
Chief Onyiri made the announcement when the Director, Code of Conduct Bureau in Rivers State Mrs. Sotonye Isokariari paid a courtesy visit to the Commission.
He also stated that the Commission is poised to verify and ascertain staff personal records.
Speaking earlier the Director, Code of Conduct Bureau, Rivers State Mrs. Sotonye Isokariari had said, she was in the Commission to solicit its support in ensuring that Civil Servants adhere to the complete process of assets declaration exercise.