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Trending News In Anambra Today February 23, 2024

* A bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of touting and related activities in all sectors in Anambra State has scale through second reading at plenary. Majority Leader Hon. Ikenna Ofodeme while leading the motion said if passed into law, the bill will increase the peace in Anambra State. Hon. Ofodeme who is the member representing Ekwusigo constituency in his submission stated that the illegal activities of touts motivated the sponsoring of the bill.

* Professor Chukwuma Soludo has terminated the contrat awarded to NBHH for nine roads in Okpoko, Ogbaru Council area, Anambra State totalling 14.053 km, for failure to deliver the project on stipulated time. Soludo terminated the contract when he conducted an on-site inspection of Okpoko, a densely populated community, revealing unfinished infrastructure projects and sanitation concerns. Soludo expressed dissatisfaction with the state of some of the nine road projects initially scheduled for completion in June 2023 and deemed the contractor “incompetent”.

* The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Security (DSS) in Anambra State have restated their commitments to forge stronger collaboration, saying the synergy was needed for the promotion and sustenance of peace in Nigeria.  

 Both security agencies voiced their commitment recently when the Anambra State Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, Adesina Bolarinwa paid a courtesy call on the State Commandant of NSCDC, Olatunde Maku at the NSCDC State Command Headquarters, Awka. Bolarinwa said the essence of his visit was to strengthen the existing cordial relationship with NSCDC and solicits for more fruitful collaboration ahead.

* Driven by a deep-seated commitment to improve lives and the healthcare of her people, the Transition Committee Chairman of Idemili South Local Government Area Hon. Mrs. Amaka Obi has revealed why she sponsored free medical outreach. Held at the council secretariat in Ojoto, Hon. Obi said the free medical outreach was in response to the prevailing health challenges and economic difficulties facing ndi Idemili South.

* The President General of Aguluzigbo community, High Chief Elochukwu Nwokedike has commended the TC Chairman of Anaocha LGA, Chief Hon Gerald Ikechukwu Ozoh for the renovation of the Chemistry and Physics Laboratories at Community High School (CHS), Aguluzigbo which is ready for commissioning.

Ezeana Osuofia made this commendation during his visit to the Chairman’s office.

* The Anambra State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has formally inaugurated the Civil Defence Officer’s Wives Association, CDOWA, in the state. Performing the inauguration ceremony at the State Command Headquarters, Awka, the Assistant Commandant General (ACG) in charge of Zone K, Awka, ACG Solomon Iyamu, said the association provides a platform to exchange ideas, interact and provide benefits to members, as a support system to families of  deceased  personnel,  retired and serving personnel of the Corps. He commended the State Commandant, Maku Olatunde  for revamping the association in the state, saying its aim is noble in promoting the welfare of the families of officers and men of the corps.

* The State Director Anambra Anti-Touting Squad Hon. Solomon Chukwuebuka Onwuemene has said that social media unverified reports of what happened on 16th February 2024 at Ogbo-Ogwu Bridge Head Onitsha were all calculated attempts to rubbish the image of the state anti-touting special squad. 

Onwuemene who spoke exclusively with this journalist, said no amount of emotional blackmail or negative propaganda against the special anti-touting squad will make it bow to the whims and caprices of criminal kingpins who are sponsors of touts unleashing terror and mayhem on innocent law-abiding citizens.

Onwuemene said the ugly episode of Friday 16th February at Ogbo-Ogwu Bridge Head Onitsha where the traders unleashed mob action on operatives of the special anti-touting squad who were on their lawful assignments; using acid and other dangerous weapons to attack them, have left 7 of his men struggling between life and death at the hospital. 

* Anambra House of Assembly Committee on Health has paid an oversight visit to the Office of Anambra State Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice as part of their duty to identify challenges and offer solutions. The committee led by the Chairman Hon. Tony Muobike, aimed to familiarize themselves with the office operations. Hon. Muobike, representing Aguata two Constituency, emphasized that the visit was not intended to witch-hunt individuals but to gather facts about the operations of the office, identify any existing challenges, and propose solutions.


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