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Trending News In Anambra Today February 20, 2024

* The Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on works has commended the progress of Ozubulu – Ihembosi – Ukpor road in Ekwusigo Local Government Area. The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Emma Nwafor representing Orumba South gave the commendation during an oversight of the committee. Nwafor expressed satisfaction with the progress of work, highlighting the importance of the special underground drainage in controlling erosion.

* Desk Officers from various Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA) accredited health facilities recently met with Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASHIA. The gathering was not only a platform for vital discussions but also an occasion to recognize and reward exemplary performance. Mrs. Adaeze Tabugbo, an ASHIA desk officer at COUTH, was honored with a cash prize of 50,000 naira for her outstanding dedication. Additionally, 14 other diligent desk officers received commendations and a reward of 10,000 naira each, aimed at motivating and inspiring others to strive for excellence. The meeting provided an opportunity for the management and staff of the health insurance scheme to rub minds together with ASHIA accredited health care facilities desk officers on how best to improve the services of the scheme.

* The Government of Anambra State wishes to inform Ndị Anambra that the 2024 Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission Enlistment Exercise into the Nigerian Air Force has commenced. This information is contained in a statement issued by Air Vice Marshal A.H. Bakari on behalf of the Chief of Air Staff.

* The Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Honourable Tony-Collins Nwabunwanne says Governor Chukwuma Soludo is committed to giving children living with sickle cell anemia the best healthcare services. Nwabunwanne stated this when the National Coordinator of the group, Mrs. Aisha Edward-Mmaduagwu and some children paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Awka. Addressing the group, the Commissioner appreciated Mrs. Mmaduagwu for her tireless efforts and sacrifices towards ensuring the wellbeing of the children and pledged to support them, as well as help to reach out to some affluent individuals to help and advance their course.

* Work is still ongoing on Amansea-Ifite Awka- New Government -House-Aroma Road. Men of the GELD construction company handling the project were seen in their numbers at various levels of work discharging their duties. Stone base has been laid from Amansea axis to near Nnamdi Azikiwe University school gate, Ifite Awka. ANN also observed that earth work and drainage construction are ongoing from the new Government House axis to the Ifite Awka towards Imo Awka River, where the first phase of the project will terminate.

* Agricultural Educational Training Programme, (AETP), has been flagged off for select pilot schools across Anambra State. The AETP initiative is organized by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC in collaboration with Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, ASUBEB. The flag-off took place at the Utility Hall of ASUBEB in Awka, with Head Teachers, Principals and other education stakeholders as participants.

* The Transition Committee Chairman of Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Hon Obi Amaka has inspected the ongoing renovation of the Traditional reulers council hall. 

Speaking during the inspection visit, Hon Amaka stated that her leadership is geared towards transforming the council area. She further stated that her aim was to deliver on the mandate of Mr Governor as enshrined in Solution agenda of a prosperous, liveable, beautiful and smart homeland. 

* Anambra Government has urged the citizens of the state to prioritize fire safety measures in residential and public buildings, markets, and other business premises. In a press statement released in Awka on Sunday morning by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Beverly Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche says it is worried by the incessant and preventable fire outbreaks being recorded in different parts of the state. This follows the two fire incidents recorded on Friday, February 16, 2024 at a residential building at Rockland Estate, Awka and at a telecommunication mast in Agu Awka.

* The National President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) and wife of the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Elizabeth Egbetokun has empowered police officers’ wives, widows of the police fallen heroes and some indigent women from Ukpo and Ukwulu communities in Dunukofia local government area of the state. Dr. Egbetokun empowered the beneficiaries during the inaugural graduation ceremony for women empowered through the (POWA) skill acquisition programme and empowerment of widows, held at their skill acquisition Centre in Ukpo.


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