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Oborevwori approves N5bn for promotion arrears to Delta workers

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GOVERNOR Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State, has approved the payment of N5 billion promotion arrears to workers in the state.

Announcing the approval, yesterday, while addressing workers during his unscheduled visit to the Professor Chike Edozien secretariat, Asaba, Oborevwori said the payment would be effected in three tranches.

He said the payment would commence in August and end in October 2023, adding that he had signed the memo approving it

According to the governor, the approval was as a result of a demand by the workers prior to the gubernatorial election in the state, adding that he had promised to pay when he comes into office.

Oborevwori, who was accompanied on the visit by his deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, and top government functionaries, said: “As a promise keeper, I came here for two reasons: to see how you are doing in your work places and to bring the good news that the promotion arrears you have been demanding for all these years have been approved.

“I have come here to notify you that I have approved it, because I am governor for all of you and for all Deltans as I promised you with my MORE agenda.

“We know the money is huge, its almost N5 billion, but I promised to pay you and I have signed the memo and approved it.

“You will be paid in three tranches from next month, August to October 2023. Continue to do more and work for the interest of the state. I thank you very much for your support and please don’t play with your work.

“I can come here anytime without informing the Head of Service. Today, I decided to inform him but the next time I am coming, I won’t notify you and I will just go into one of these offices to see what they are doing.”

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak

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– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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