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Donald Peterson commiserates with Nwaonicha over elder sister’s death

President/Founder, D-PETERSON Foundation, Dr Donald Peterson,has commisserated with Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor, on Special Duties, Dr Chukwuma Nwaonicha over the death of his elder sister, late Madam Esther Okoh.

Peterson who paid a condolence visit to Nwaonicha at his residence in Agbor during the week urged the American trained Organic Chemist cum politician to take solace in the Lord for his sister lived a good life while on earth.

His words, “On behalf of my family and the entire members of D-PETERSON Foundation, I commisserate with our dear father, brother, friend and the entire Nwaonicha family of Alihame, Agbor, on the demise of their lovely daughter and mother, late Mrs Madam Esther Okoh. We urge you to take solace in the Lord for your sister and mother lived a good life while on earth. We pray God to give you and members of your family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. May her soul rest in peace.”Responding, Dr Chukwuma Nwaonicha thanked Donald Peterson for the condolence visit, noting that he will remain grateful to him and members of his Foundation. He disclosed that his late sister, Madam Esther Okoh impacted greatly and positively on the lives of her siblings and people who came around her. He said she would be missed by the legacies she left behind.

Speaking further, Nwaonicha declared his support for Donald Peterson, urging him to remain focused and committed in his contributions to the development of Ika youths and Ika land in general.

“You are very a good man, loving and caring to our people. I am going to support and work with you in any future plan you have to uplift our people in government. I urge to remain focused, committed and don’t be discouraged by detractors. The Almighty God will grant you your heart desires,” Nwaonicha stated.

Dr Donald Peterson was accompanied in the visit by a political aide to the Delta State Governor and Chief of Staff, D-PETERSON Foundation,Hon Andrew Agwaze.

Dr. Nwaonicha & Dr Donald Peterson
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THAT FLOURISHING PALM TREE

NMA’S CORNER!

THAT FLOURISHING ‘PALM TREE.’

And she stood in all her glory.Her skin; rough.Dangerously beautiful.And her height inherited from her ancestors.Very common.

Yet always captivating.Popularly known for her fresh wine.Good delicacies.And her ever nutritious oil.Used in every home.Yet her price keeps increasing.And sometimes decreasing.But always constant.Her roots rigid.

Body always relaxed.With her ever swaying hands.Indulging that fresh air never found in an air conditioner.From her swaying hands down to her rigid roots.Always useful.

From her juicy fruits down to her relaxed body.Always delicious.From her costly price down to her cheap price.Always constant.With her hands I make my broom.Her fruit, I make my oil.My cream.

And ‘that African delicacy’.Her body, I make that juicy wine.And my edible mushroom.And in all her glory, I make my money.Finally, she calls herself;THAT FLOURISHING ‘PALM TREE.’©Nma Ewere.
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Issue Of Born Again Paradoxical

Has Done More Harm Rather Than Good!

Judging from the happening concerning this couple, Mr and Mrs Brown ( not real name)who got married recently. It was a societal wedding, people came from far and near to grace the occasion. Mr Brown was a senior executive in a reputable oil company. Befor they tied the knot as. husband and wife they courted for two good years. They never came together sexually because of the born again stuff not to engaged in sexual act before marriage.

From the wedding reception, they settled into one of the best standard hotels for their honey moon. Mrs Brown was on a transparent night wear hugging her husband. Mr Brown couldn’t respond. He complained of being tired and that there will be enough time to play together where they resume home. At the end of an on eventful honeymoon, they returned home, that was when Mrs Brown discovered that her husband was having a disfunctioning sexual organ. In marriage, sex plays a very crucial roles, it’s not disputable. At least, 70 % people married because of sex. Some of the born again are hypocrites, they hide under the cover of being born again. This act of deceit is also common among some of the born again ladies. After losing their wombs you see them appearing as born again and innocent. Just recently, a pastor of a reputable Church was caught red-handed using anointing oil in discriminately and un lawfully to rob on the breast and the private part of a woman. The woman had come for deliverance.

Back to the topic, Mrs Brown is now planning a divorce after she has decided not to be in the same page with her husband’s idea that she was free to go out to satisfy her self sexually.

Meanwhile, Mr Brown is doing everything possible to make his wife stay. He bought her a powerful Jeep and sent her junior brother to one of the best private Universities in Nigeria. Renovate her father’s building into a complete duplex, sank a water bore-hole and also bought a mikano sound prove generator.

Watch out for the follow up of steps taken by Mrs Brown in the next edition of Ika Mirror!
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SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GROUPS IN IKA CULTURE

Since ancient times, the people of Ika have been known to be gregarious and belong to different groups. They come together for support, and even in their misery, the Ika people love company. The groups help to shape the character, relationship and the matrix of life in the society. In daily discourse in Ika, the term “group” is used to refer to fairly stable aggregate individuals whereby each person associates with a limited number of others in varying degrees of smaller groups. Such social and cultural groups dominate the people’s life, especially in the olden days. The groups are characterized by easily identifiable membership with clearly defined central activity; and the binding of the members to one another is a well established norm.

The groups range from Casual Street crowds or gangs to well organized societies. Some of the groups are something more than a mere aggregation of individuals. Some confer life membership while some cause their members to enter into written agreements, and yet, some may require the taking of oaths before membership is conferred.

Whether temporal, stable or in any other manners under which membership is conferred, these aggregations of human beings have capacity for communal endeavour in the different kingdoms in Ika. The groups are viewed as collections of persons who are capable of consistent and co-ordinated actions; actions which are consciously or unconsciously directed towards the achievement of goals, which bring satisfaction or prestige of some kind to the members. For example, big time farmers in Ika, from time, depend on group co-operative work. The hunters, carvers and nearly all craftsmen operate in groups. The Idibie, ndi Osegwu, ndi Uzun, ndi Iheren, and indeed all cults which are as old as the Ika community exist in groups.

In the olden days, on Eken days, innumerable meetings were held over drinks or food. Members of these gatherings were drawn together because they belonged to one lineage, village, quarter, sex, dance group, the same age grade, cult, guild, fraternity, etc. Because the groups were either socially or culturally inclined, only token money, if at all, was collected. In recent times, the number of groups has snow-balled. Many Christians and elite meet on Sundays, because they belong to the same Church or Sect, clubs, trade, isusu, and so on. The co-operative work groups, Idibie guild, Ogboni Fraternity, social clubs, isusu and Co-operative societies will be discussed, while others may be mentioned in passing in the pages that follow.

Co-operative Work GroupsCo-operative work groups have been in existence since Ika came into being. This entails the exchange of communal labour among farmers, especially when labour more than the household unit could provide was required. This appears to be the first known group in Ika because of the manual labour demanded to cultivate their farms in the then thick evergreen forests. For a prestige farming, some big farmers engaged the services of work groups, especially as there was no paid labour. The co-operative work group today, remains the chief source of labour supply for such farm operations as bush clearing, felling of trees in the farm, planting, staking and harvesting of yams.

Although a work group may recruit its members from its age grade, age is not a necessary criterion for membership. An adolescent who is physically fit and “weilds a machete” may join any work group. The number in a group ranges from two and above. During a farming season, a high turnover of membership is typical. There was always a moral obligation to perform a ‘return work’. The members of the group work in turns in one another’s farms. For this reason, the membership of a group constantly changes. In actual practice, however, the members of a work group try to ensure that they work for each member in turns. When unforeseen circumstance prevents some members from participating, the work may be postponed to a time when all can be present.

The itinerary of the work group is collectively planned and hosts have enough time to prepare for the group. The person to host first is chosen either by convenience or necessity. The person who organizes others into a work group does so out of self-interest, that is to enable him to meet his own work obligations. When every member has had his turn, the life of the work group may end, and its members may start a new cycle with or without new members joining, and some of the former members dropping out. They may join any other work groups, depending on the individuals’ farm needs and future commitments. It is through this closely structured work group that a man meets his labour obligations to his friends in other village groups. A person may send a work party to his friend, to his in-laws, and to his lineage members, without expecting any payment.

Co-operative work of this kind may take the form of having all the members actually working on the same task, such as bush clearing, or there may be co-ordinated division of labour in which, different jobs, such as hoeing and planting of yams are performed by smaller units of the work group. The team work stimulates competition. The member who works the hardest sets the pace for others to follow, each conscious of the efficiency demanded by his group or unit. Members of the work groups are provided lunch which is taken in the farm. Other entertainment agreed upon by the group may be held at the host’s home.

Iye Ohu/Ofu

This was a system through which two men opted to be exchanging farm labour rotationally on each other’s farm. It could last throughout a farming season.

To be continued…

Chief (Dr) Onyekpeze .F.A. (JP)
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Delta Local Government Polls Of 6th March, 2021; A Dance Of Shame.

The element of spice in every game is the competitive nature that flows with it. Without competition and rivalry, a game will basically lose its zest and becomes fundamentally boring. Politics is one of those kind of games that borders on competition and rivalry in that regard.

There must be a level playing ground for contests, before the winner and the loser can be ascertained. The recent Local Government polls that were conducted by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) was a historical disgrace.

It has evidentially proven the fact that the state Government is not sincere with its campaigns for the enthronement of a modern day Delta State via matching words and promises with deeds and conducts.The episode on the 6th of March, 2021 was a monumental fraud, one that has never been seen in any part of this world. Hitherto, we have been experiencing various kinds of Electoral Malpractices in Nigeria, but the scenario on that fateful day was a grand and sophisticated fraud.The DSIEC in conspiracy with the PDP, in what looked like a state orchestrated agendum, began the entire hanky panky game by substituting the names of the APC’s submitted lists of their would-be ‘Supervisors’, especially in Ika North-East Local Government Area.At the DSIEC office, in Owa-Oyibu, Headquarters of the Local Government Area, the thugs as allegedly hired by PDP, intimidated other Party Agents and physically assaulted them. It was even alleged that the Divisional Police Office (D.P.O.) of Owa-Oyibu Police Division, who was trying to make a video and as well take some photographs of the sacrilege as being perpetrated, was rough-handled in an attempt to seize his personal mobile phone.

Coming down to the Wards, most of the Primary Schools that were supposed to be used as Polling Centres, especially in Ika North-East Local Government Area, were under locks and keys.Electoral Materials were hijacked, seized and taken to the individual homes of some PDP acclaimed leaders, within the various Communities. The Electorates who were stranded and frustrated, went home without even voting in the end, especially in my home town Umunede and other neighbouring Communities like, Mbiri, Ute-Erumu, Ute Okpu, Igbodo and so many other towns and villages in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state.

There were basically no election in most parts of the state as the shameful conspiracy made APC to pull out of the election, in order to avoid confrontations that may lead to mayhem.With results written in favour of the PDP, prior to the elections, as a confirmation of their various campaign statements, that oppositions were wasting their time and resources, the will of the people has been upturned once again.

The most hilarious part of the story is that the DSIEC, shamelessly came up with a result of the affected areas, whose process were ab-initio a nullity and went on to announce them.

That election is rather one of the most unfortunate event that can be associated with the state in recent times and the significance of such manner of impunity is that the degree of confidence in our people, with regards to the Government of the state, is diminished already.

Sadly, the way Malpractices are being encouraged and celebrated out of sentiments in this part of the world is our greatest undoing as a people. If we fail to initiate a change of attitude in every level of life we find ourselves, we will continually dwell within the Circle of Doom, because “what goes around, comes around”.

By: Hon. Sebastine Okoh
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Delta State Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat, Asaba Commissioned

Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has called for amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to create roles for traditional rulers in the country.Tambuwal made the call on Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, while inaugurating the Delta State Traditional Rulers‘ Council Secretariat in Asaba, the state capital.

He said that in view of the role traditional rulers played in the administration of communities, it has become expedient that a constitutional amendment be made to create a role for them.The governor stated that Northern Governors’ Forum had already resolved to push for the amendment of the Constitution in that regard and urged their Southern counterparts to support the move.He described Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, as “an amiable, reliable and performing governor” and commended him for his contributions in the growth of the state and prayed God to preserve and keep him for greater service to the nation.

“I am overwhelmed by what I have seen here in this magnificent building that will accommodate the traditional rulers in this state.“Three years ago, Governor Okowa invited me here for the graduation and presentation of starter-packs for the state youth empowerment programme.

“In March, last year I was also here to inaugurate the Mariam Babangida Road and the Ogwashi-Uku-Ubulu-Uno Road, and coming here again today to inaugurate the traditional rulers’ council secretariat is the icing of the cake.

“When you invited then, I was still an APC Governor and I believe that it was based on our shared and common belief that we must work together for the good of all Nigerians.

“Traditional rulers are not just traditional institution but a fountain of wisdom, knowledge and experience that we drink from in the discharge of our duties as governors.“We must do everything possible to preserve the traditional institution and bring back the diminishing glory of the institution.

“We at the Northern Governor’s Forum, we have decided to support a constitutional amendment to give traditional rulers a place in the governance of this nation and we seek the support of the Southern Governors in this regard,” Tambuwal said.

Okowa, in his remarks, appreciated the traditional rulers for their regular advice and usual support to his administration and pledged the continued support of the state government to the traditional institution.He said that he was one of those who believed that traditional rulers should have a place in the governance of the nation and attributed the success of his administration to the support of the traditional institution.“I recall that I have been in this state for so many years and this place was made up of some small buildings and the terrain was quite bad, but thank God that the whole place has changed.

“I am glad that the traditional rulers made their input in the architectural design and now we can truly say we have a befitting Traditional Rulers’ Council Secretariat.“You deserve it because all we have achieved today in Delta is because of the peace that exists in your various domains and I must thank all of you sincerely.

“I believe that a large part of the success we have today in Delta is largely due to the support from traditional rulers and the more we continue to partner together, the better we can deliver dividends of democracy for our people.

“Delta traditional rulers have never criticised us publicly but they will rather send delegations to us to advice us in certain critical issues and I must thank you publicly for this,” the governor said.Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor, said the project was executed to strengthen governance as a veritable tool for building a Stronger Delta.

“The traditional institution has played remarkable role in the peace and development of Delta and this gigantic traditional rulers council secretariat was built to provide the royal fathers a world-class meeting point to contribute in advancing a stronger Delta vision and also build a bridge of peace in their domains,” Ochonogor stated.

In his welcome address, Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area, Mr. Kelvin Ezenyili, said that the place of traditional rulers in the administration of communities could not be over-emphasised, and commended Okowa for building a befitting secretariat for traditional rulers in the state.Meanwhile, traditional rulers in the State have added two new nickname to the “Road Master”, “Ekwueme” and several other names the governor has earned over the years.

The traditional rulers nicknamed him “Security Wizard” and “University Provider” due to his security architecture and the recent upgrade of three tertiary institutions to a university status.Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, Obi Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, said traditional rulers in the state were full of joy on the succesful completion and inauguration of the secretariat.He assured of the continued support of the traditional rulers to the stronger Delta agenda of the Okowa administration.

“Today is a great day for the entire traditional rulers in Delta State; it is indeed a day we will live to remember.

“Today we are reminded that once again we are not forgotten in the scheme of things and that we can still hold our heads high amongst our colleagues,” he stated.

Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal commissioning the Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat

Front view of the secretariat
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Complaints As Ika Drivers Increases Transport Fare

Complaints have enveloped different quarters in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government, Delta State as Bus drivers in the ancient city,on Monday, March 22 refused to load passengers enroute Agbor to Asaba/Onitsha.

The complaints of the residents is that in the face of biting hardship following poor economic situation in the country, drivers want transport fare to be increased by 100 percent.

Meanwhile, member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee,on Transportation, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, also known as, Chuky Dandy without hesitation mediated on the issue as he convened an all important meeting at his Ime-Obi residence with the drivers who are operating under the umbrella group known as,Ika Drivers Association.It was during the meeting, reports reached Chuky Dandy that bus drivers in Agbor have refused to load their vehicles except passengers agree to their new fare. Açcording to the drivers, the old transport fare from Agbor to Asaba/ Onitsha was #400 while the new transport fare is #800/#1000.

The lawmaker quickly dashed to the motor park at the Charles Street end of the Agbor/ Onitsha Express Road where he met with the drivers and advised them to suspend their action until the issue is properly addressed by the appropriate authorities.

While addressing the drivers and passengers as well as union leaders, Chuky Dandy called on them to key into the peace agenda of the state government.

He reminded them that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is from Ika Federal constituency, hence, it will not be acceptable if the reports came that there is unrest in the governor’s constituency.

He assured that their complaints will be looked into as he will hold another meeting with the leadership of the drivers

Chuky Dandy with drivers and union leaders
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Igumbor Otiku Secondary School Commissioned

The Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, MON (Shattiman Sakkwato), on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, commissioned the newly constructed Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area.

The sight to behold Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor is among the newly modern schools constructed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s led government.

In his welcome address, the Executive Chairman, Ika South Council, Hon. Sunny Tatabuzugwu lamented the initial deplorable state of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School and on behalf of the good people of Ika South LGA expressed appreciation to Governor Okowa for the completion and commissioning of the school building .

According to him, “Okowa has done very well in education across the state, because education we all know remains the key to national development for a nation with good educational standard to develop rapidly.

“Sincerely, we will continue to thank the governor for the various road constructions in Agbor and his overall infrastructural developmental strides in the area, which according to him speak volumes and good of his government.

“Therefore, I encourage and appeal to students and staff of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School to make good use of the school’s facilities to avoid damage”.

While calling on the host community of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School to protect from vandalization, thanked the governors and other personalities present for coming.

Presenting Agbor Community address, the President-General, Mr. Lawrence Egun Onyeche welcomed Governor Matawalle, his counterpart Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, CFR among the state top government officials to Agbor Kingdom.Mr. Onyeche on behalf of the good people of Agbor thanked specially Governor Okowa for his magnanimity in establishing Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor.

According to him, “The establishment of the school came up at a challenging time when it is becoming difficult for Agbor people to access public Secondary Schools as a result of the handing over of some schools back to their missionary owners. No doubt, this action of the then government created a huge gap that has now been filled by the proactive measures of our amiable Governor Okowa (Ekwueme, the talk and do governor).

“It is worthy of note that this effort has brought Secondary education closer to the door step of our children who cannot afford Private Schools exorbitant fees and trekking long distance to attend the few available public schools.“We will forever remain thankful to Okowa because by the construction and commissioning of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School he has continued to put smiles on our faces. But, just like Oliver the Twist, I want passionate appeal to the governor to help facilitate the approved upgrade of state of facilities of Alihame Secondary School, Alihame.

“This kind of gesture of the governor has greatly increased the access to Post Primary Education in Agbor metropolis having three secondary schools at strategic locations along the Old Lagos/Asaba Road Agbor.“In the same vein, I also want to appreciate Okowa for his efforts towards improving road networks in Ika nation, entire Delta State and most especially in Agbor Kingdom with ongoing road construction works. I say thank you, Ekwueme. I appeal to you sir to remember Mariere Street, Uromi Junction axis, particularly Obi Road, UBE Road and others.“I appreciate immensely Okowa for the infrastructural development witnessed currently at the Central Hospital Agbor, especially, the on-going renovation and construction of a modern mortuary, Resident Doctor’s block and a new Out Patient Block (OPD)”.

Continuing, the PG pleaded that more teachers both at the Primary and Secondary Schools, medical personnel (Specialists as Surgeon, Gynecologists, Pediatricians and Nephrologists should be posted to the LG for more productivity and put in the abandoned Seventy (70) million naira Dialysis Centre donated to the Central Hospital by Rotary International, through the Rotary Club of Agbor.

Mr. Onyeche further remarked that Agbor people are happy with Okowa for using his good office to ensure the upgrading of the College of Education Agbor to a conventional university named University of Delta, Agbor, saying that this will provide a golden opportunity for our children who are being denied admission and frustrated into seeking admission into other universities.

On his part, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah disclosed that the construction of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor was approved in 2016, while work commenced in 2018 under the then Barr. Chinedu Ebie, his predecessor.

Chief Ukah confirmed that IgumborvOtiku Secondary School, Agbor which is to be commissioned has been built according to specification and comprising the following facilities such as two numbers building of twelve classrooms each with toilets, examination hall, administrative block, Chemistry, Physic and ICT Laboratories, landscaping/drainage system to control erosion, perimeter fence and gate house, water facility and so on.While thanking the governor for tremendous initiatives towards the growth and development of Education in the state, the Commissioner remarked that no doubt that Igumbor-Otiku population numbering of 1700 has help to decongest the over population of its neigbouring Ogbemudien Secondary School, Agbor and thereby easing the enrolment pressure.

Responding, Governor Okowa expressed joy, thanking specially the Governor of Zamfara and Sokoto States for their love and friendship they have made them to honour his invitation. According to him, “I thank God for the successful completion of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School. I have only two years in office as governor, but hopefully, we will do more needed to be done for the people. Whatsoever left undone will be accomplished by my successors.

“Most importantly, the upgrading of facilities at Alihame Secondary School, Alihame will be executed”, Okowa promised.He revealed that Igumbor Otiku Secondary School was commissioned alongside newly constructed network of roads in Okpanam and the new Delta State Traditional Rulers Secretariat, Asaba. The governor assured that he will continue to do what is required for the people, recalling that handing over schools to Missionary owners would have led to many school children dropout for the fact that their parents does not have enough resources to afford private school education.

Governor Okowa concluded by stating that his joy knows no bound for the fact the school children faces depicts that they are so happy and proud to be students of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor.Speaking with newsmen, the school Principal, Mrs. Grace N. Egbon said, “I, my students and staff are overwhelmed with joy on this day of our school commissioning. To me, I see myself as the blessed principal to first head the school now that it has been commissioned.

“Indeed, the government of Delta State under the administration of our own Governor Okowa has spent so much money on the construction of the school and provision of all other facilities to enhanced teaching and learning.“We are most grateful to Okowa for providing a modern school, his fellow governors of Zamfara and Sokoto states and a host of other dignitaries for coming”.

The School Principal stated that teaching in a school like Igumbor-Otiku Secondary with that state of facilities of a modern school makes learning easily understood, because of the practical for further illustration. She assured the governor that with the infrastructural standard of the school, they can compete favourably with any school elsewhere.

Mrs. Egbon further remarked that teaching and learning have improved since she assumed Principal of the school on January 14, 2020, saying that the school population is such that the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has now conditioned them to having morning and afternoon classes as part of its precautionary measures to curtail the spread.She said that she has continued to encourage her school never to see education as a scam and rather take their studies more seriously for their betterment tomorrow as future leaders.

The former Chairman, Ika South LG, Hon. (Barr.) Victor Okoh beaming with smiles said the Ika South people will not stop appreciating Okowa for his good deeds, which he said was the reason they are gathered. He gave kudos to the governor, stating that Igumbor Otiku Secondary School will enhance the standard and quality of education in the area.

The Councilor of the school host Ward, Hon. Donald Okonta said a look at Igumbor Otiku Secondary School building is an explanation that Governor Okowa’s name is synonymous to good and excellent things. While expressing joy and thanks to the governor specially, he stated that with the ongoing Okowa transformation that his ward soon to be renamed Agbor London.

Side view of Igumbor Otiku Secondary School
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Agbor Gha Ihun congratulates Ika South Council Chairman, Hon Tatabuzogwu

Agbor Gha Ihun Security group,has congratulated the new executive Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu, on his successful election and swearing-in ceremony. The apex Agbor security group which spoke through its Chairman, Mr Monday Kiyem described the emergence of Hon Tatabuzogwu as well deserved, noting that the new Ika South Council Boss has before now proved that he is fit and capable to hold any public office.

Kiyem who spoke to the press shortly after their scheduled visit to Hon Tatabuzogwu in his office at the Council’s Secretariat in Agbor on Monday, March 22 expressed optimism that the Council Boss will lived up to the expectations of his people.

While pledging his group’s support for the Tatabuzogwu’s administration, Kiyem wished him and members of his executive successful tenure in office.

From left: Mr Monday Kiyem, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu, Reuben Aminu

Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu in a group photograph with members of Agbor Gha-Ihun
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Dame Okowa Receives Wives Of LG Chairmen, Urges Them to Support Their Husbands’ Administration

Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa has urged spouses of the 25 Local Government Chairmen in the state to give full support to the administration of their husbands.Dame Okowa gave this charge when the wives of Council Chairmen paid a familiarization visit to the First Lady’s office in Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The governor’s wife congratulated the women on their husbands’ victory in the just concluded local government elections in the state and enjoined them to work together and contribute ideas that will be helpful to their husbands.

She encouraged the women to be role models to other women, and stop pulling down their fellow women, urging them to realise the purpose why they are there and impact on the lives of the people at the grassroot level and desist from fighting themselves.

Dame Okowa further urged them to key into her pet project- O5 Initiative, adding that so far, the project has established 15 sickle cell clinics in the state and embarked on various humanitarian outreaches.She also applauded Delta women for having more interest in politics as 17 women emerged vice-chairmen and 86 as councillors in the just concluded March 6 local government elections.

In their response, the women unanimously thanked Dame Edit Okowa for her efforts at ensuring that women at the grassroot level are always empowered through her O5 Initiative.

Speaking on behalf of the Chairpersons, wife of the Chairman, Uvwie LGA, Onoyake Rachael, extended her appreciation to Her Excellency while promising continued collaboration to ensure that women at the grassroot are fully carried along.

“We appreciate how you welcomed us and are equally grateful for what you’ve been doing for Delta women and we assure you that we will work with you to ensure that the positive developments you have initiated continue”, she said.Dame (Mrs.) Okowa with wives of Local Government Chairman of Delta State
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