Obiaruku/Nigeria: In the spirit of the yuletide season, the High Commissioner for finance, Delta State Sir Okenmor Fidelis Tilije as a yearly benchmark invited the 5-man working Committee each of the ten (10) INEC WARDS in Ukwuani Local Government Area and eighteen (18) members of the Local Government executive to his abode in Umusume today December 30, 2020. The commissioner appreciated them for their conduct in the just concluded PDP primary elections. He further said and charged them to perform creditably well in the "forth- coming" local government election next year 6th March, 2021. Sir Okenmor Tilije dolled out millions of naira to the various Wards in the local government. And the money was distributed as follows: ☆ #250, 000 each to the various ten (10) INEC Wards in Ukwuani LGA plus one (1) Cow each. ☆ #250, 000 to the LGA executive members. ☆ #200, 000 to convey the cows to the various Wards in Ukwuani LGA i.e. each WARD with #20,000. Sir Tilije emphasised that the 5-man working committee should always carry other executive members and possibly all party men and women along. Speaking on behalf of the invitees, Mr Patrick Kaine, the LGA Chairman thanked Sir Fidelis Okenmor Tilije very expressly. Mr Kaine pledged that they will work assiduously to making sure that PDP wins next year's local government election, adhering strictly to the guidelines of the Mr. Patrick Ukah

Chief Patrick Ukah

ASABA/Nigeria: To further prepare for the opening of schools in the country which were shut because of the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, a meeting between the states educational authourities and the federal authourities is expected to hold on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to further fine tune the process of opening the schools.

The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, said that the reopening will be in line with the directive of the federal government that only graduating classes that is primary six pupils, JS 111 and SS111 students who has external examinations will resume classes. He assured parents and guardians of students and pupils that primary and secondary schools closed in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be reopened.

The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner disclosed that several meetings have been ongoing with critical stakeholders in the educational sector in the state, and all are working towards the eventual reopening of schools.

He said that the educational advancement of students and pupils in the state is of paramount importance to the state government, adding however that the necessary protocols to curtail the continued spread of the infection must be in place before schools will reopen.

The commissioner advised students to continue to take advantage of the state government’s teleclass educational programmes on several radio and television stations in the state to update themselves in their academic studies.

Chief Ukah advised Deltans to disregard those who are posting fake dates that schools will reopen in the state describing their action as not only unauthorized but meant to deceive members of the the public.

The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner stated that once all modalities for the safe reopening of schools in the state are concluded, a date for the reopening will be announced officially.


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