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Unemployment, a critical issue in Nigeria

– Monday Oribe

Native (Dr) Monday Oribe of Central Community (Idumu-Ugbo) in Abavo Kingdom, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has opined that unemployment in Nigeria is one of the most critical problems the country is facing in spite of its resources.

The Native Dr. made example with the International Labour Organization which says in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive unemployment affects between 15 percent and 20 percent of the workforce.

He noted that young people comprises more than 40 percent of the total number of the employed in most cases.In the light of this, the Federal Government and the State government should create job opportunities for the teeming youths population who have graduated from schools.

Native Dr. Monday who made the assertion during the week at his country home is a member of the National Association of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP) Delta State Chapter. He appealed to government to open trado-medical centres in each local government areas in the state.

He said he specialized in the treatment of stroke, mental problems, bareness, weak erection, poison of any kind, appendicitis, diabetes, pile among others. He said he inherited the practice from forefathers.He appealed to the three tiers of government to come and assist trado-medical doctors so that they can perform better than orthodox doctors.

(Dr) Monday Oribe
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Community Service: URPM Clears Overgrown Weeds Along Obi Road

…calls for government intervention

By Marvin Enyosa

The ancient road of Agbor kingdom, Obi road, which links directly to the gate of Agbor palace stretching from the ever busy Uromi junction, has been on the news in recent times following it’s gory sight which poses threat to life.The road appears to have plugged residents into difficulties, but was recently given a partial facelift by a civil society organization reputed in community development under the auspices of United Rainbow Peace Movement, (URPM).The group voluntarily cleared part of the road covered with bushes, manually.The exercise led by the Chairman of the civil group and Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Security Matters Land and Waterways, Comr. Jinadu Imam, was held on Friday, August 8, 2020.It was indeed, a joyous event for the group as their initiative was applauded by concerned citizens.Speaking with newsmen in Agbor, Comr. Jinadu lamented the deplorable state of the road.He disclosed that the road which also serves as economic road in Agbor had become a sort of hideout for hoodlums terrorising residents.He also lamented that same road narrowly used by residents has been divided into parts by erosion gullies. Hence, residents, particularly female youths and aged parents lives under great threat.“The situation of the famous Obi road became a major concern to us, and as such, we the members of URPM whose membership comprises of able youths from different tribes living in Agbor and it’s environs, came together to clear the overgrown weeds as a measure to cushion the negative effect of the dilapidated road.“It is quite unfortunate that government has played deaf ears to the numerous calls for the repair of the Obi road. However, we as a body reputed in community development service would have constructed the road if we have the resources, but the little we can, is that which we have done by clearing the bushes on the road to enable residents have easy passage to their various destinations,” Comr. Jinadu added.The Secretary of the group, Comr. Sani Saidu Makarfi, on his part, urged government, both at the local and State level, to show compassion on residents of the long eroded road, positing that the local government council could mobilize her catapillas and excavator to grade the road so as to help cushion it’s negative effect on residents.He also called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to capture the road which links the Federal road (Uromi junction) as part of their constituency project for the Agbor people.He also encourage other reputed organizations to join URPM in their solidarity movement to make Agbor a better place for all.

Cleared area of the road

Members of URPM in a group photograph
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COVID-19 : Resident Commends Governor Okowa’s Proactive Steps

By Emmanuel Egbuchinem

A resident of Boji Boji Metropolis, Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh, the Managing Director of Obiazi and Sons Newspaper, Agbor, has commended the proactive steps taken by His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, in combating the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic during the wake of it’s outbreak in the State.Mr. Obuh, made the commendation recently during a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter at his office in Agbor. According to him the State was very lucky having Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as the State helmsman during the outbreak of the virus; saying that majority of the citizens across the State were saved from contacting the deadly disease because of the passion and prompt measures put in place by the Governor; through the establishment of isolation centres, training and retraining of medical personnel, the procurement of the necessary equipment and the strict compliance of safety rules and regulations spelt out by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) aimed at curbing the spread of the the virus.Continuing, he thanked God for the life, He granted the Governor in celebrating his fifth year as the number one citizen of the State; and for the speedy recovery He granted the Governor, his wife, daughter and some of his political associates from the claws of death after they tested positive to the virus.He also lauded the overwhelming performance of the Governor mostly in the area of road construction and the provision of infrastructural development across the 25 local government areas of the State. Mr. Obiazi Obuh, however, urged His Excellency, the State Governor to create more employment opportunities for the youths before the expiration of his second tenure, by establishing industries in Ika land; noting that Governor Okowa, being the current Delta State Governor, is a great opportunity for the people of Ika extraction to develop their area; warning that if the opportunity slips off them, they may not have it again in several years to come. In the same vein, he also enjoined members of Ika Nation to work in synergy and cooperate with one another in developing Ika Nation to an enviable height.Speaking further, Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh, also commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari; whom he noted is performing creditably in his fight against corruption, most especially with the recent exposure of the fraud rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He urged Mr. President, to tackle the issue squarely and everyone indicted should be made to face the wrath of the law; “if we must progress as a nation”, he concluded.

Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa
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