Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ekurede Community Chairman shutdown stores, traders lament

Ekurede Community Chairman shutdown stores, traders lament

The Chairman of Ekurede Community in Warri South LGA, Mr. Ese Olugbo has ordered the shutdown of all stores in the Community, starting from Wednesday April 1, 2020.

He gave the directive in the early hours of Tuesday March 31, 2020 following the Delta State Government preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the State.

Mr. Ese Olugbo
Reacting to the statement issued by the community Chairman, some Petty traders in the community who deals on foodstuffs has cried out that Mr. Ese Olugbo is bridging the initial instructions of both the Federal, State and Local Government which states that traders who deals on foodstuffs should be exempted from the clause, but must practice the basic Covid19 awareness rules which includes washing of hands with soap and running water, use of hand sanitizer, face mask and social distancing.

Tidi has ordered the immediate shutdown of Igbudu Market, Warri

Tidi has ordered the immediate shutdown of Igbudu Market, Warri
By: Teshwhyte

Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, has announced the immediate shut down of Igbudu Market, Warri over non - compliance of the advisory on social distancing as the Coronavirus pandemic is spreading fast in the country.
The first citizen of Warri South LGA, made the declaration on Sunday March 29, 2020 after a meeting with security chiefs and leaders of Igbudu Market traders' union.
The Warri South Council Boss further stated that the order would take effect today Monday 30, 2020 while stating that members of the security agencies, have been directed to ensure full compliance of the shutdown order.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Follow Government directives to stay alive - Agbas advises Deltans

 Follow Government directives to stay alive - Comr. Agbas advises Deltans

Comr. Agbateyiniro Weyinmi Isaac

By Tetsoma Neyin

The President of Itsekiri National Youth Council, Comr. Agbateyiniro Weyinmi Isaac has called on all Deltans particularly the Itsekiri populace to strictly follow the directives of the Government and other Constituted Bodies in order to stay alive, even as the Corona Virus spread is gaining momentum in Nigeria.

He made this appeal on Friday March 27, 2020 during a phone interview with Warri Voice newspaper, following the recent Delta State measures to curb the spread of the disease in the State.

"My advice to Itsekiri youths and by extension to all deltans is to adhere strictly to and observe all directives from constituted authorities most importantly advice/directives from federal and state government and also professional bodies like world health organisation that are saddled with the responsibilities to manage such situations so that they don't get out of hand." He advised.

"We as a council have directed all our chapters executive that are spread across the length and breadth of Warri kingdom to help in this sensitization and awareness campaign where ever they are so that our Itsekiri people can be compliant on all the directives given by government at various level and of couse those from regulatory authorities like the world health organisation (W.H.O) etc, as they are intended to ensure the safety of the lives of our people," he further stated, even as he added that "they are also expected to work together with local government authority in their chapter to achieve maximum result for the Itsekiri people."

No more burial, marriages in Iwere Land for now - Olu of Warri

                                                 The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli

No more burial, marriages in Iwere Land for now - Olu of Warri

By Tetsoma Neyin

 The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli has suspended traditional burial activities, marriages and all other forms of celebrations that would require a huge gathering in all Itsekiri communities in Delta state.

The Warri Monarch made the declaration following the global Coronavirus pandemic and the recent Delta state government measures to prevent the spread of the disease, pending when the state government will remove the stay at home order  and the ban on related activities in the state.

In a statement signed by Chief Clement Maleghemi, Director, Palace Administration and made available to newsmen on Friday March 27, 2020 in Warri, Delta state also called on Itsekiri sons and daughters to comply with all government directives aimed at wiping out the dreaded Coronavirus from the country, adding that it is a necessary sacrifice to achieve a healthy country.‘I hereby order that all Itsekiri traditional burial activities and marriages be suspended forthwith throughout the state until the government directives are relaxed or lifted “, he stated.

 The Royal Father further admonished Itsekiris resident in various communities to endeavor to wash their hands regularly with soap , apply hand sanitizers, adding that they should avoid gatherings of more than twenty persons.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I'm yet to see our politicians in the House of Assembly, House of Representatives to share face masks... Comr. Bokan

I'm yet to see our politicians in the House of Assembly, House of Representatives to share face masks... Comr. Bokan

Comr. Bokan Otone, a staunch grassroots political youth leader has cried out that, he is yet to see Nigerian politicians  in House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Local Government Chairmen particularly those representing the Itsekiri ethnic nationality conducting any  awareness campaign against Covid -19 by sharing Face mask,hand gloves and sanitizers.

Comr. Bokan revealed this recently in an interview with Warri Voice Newspaper in Warri.

"if it's election period we would have been seeing different prints of caps, polo and 2kg of rice been distributed to gullible Nigerians because they need their votes." he opined.

 further stated that, "My brothers and sisters, if they can't provide these amenities for us at this critical period for survival, then it should be stay at home during election period because, all they are after is their pockets not our well-being."

He used the opportunity to advice the people living in Warri and its environment to strictly adhere to government instructions so as not to be victims of the dreaded corona virus. "Staying at home is the best treatment for now." he stressed.

Prominent Nigerians who had contact with Kyari

 Prominent Nigerians who had contact with Kyari

This  is a possible list of all the politicians and public servants that Abba Kyari came in contact with after returning from Germany.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari
2. Secretary to the FG, Boss Mustapha
3. Vice President Yemi Osibanjo
4. Minister of Health, Enahire
5. Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman and aides (travelled alongside with Kyari to Germany)
6. Nigerian Ambassador to Gernany, Yusuf Tuggar
7. MD of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu (met Kyari during the meeting of the Presidential taskforce on coronavirus)
8. All members of the Presidential task force on coronavirus including Ministers of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, Education, Information, State for Health.
9. Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator for Coronavirus control
10. Governor Yahaya Bello (Kyari attended a burial in Kogi over the weekend)
11. Adams Oshiomole (met with Kyari to quash his APC travails)
12. All APC Governors
13. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai
14. IGP Mohammed Idris
15. All Service Chiefs
16. All Security details of top government personnel
17. All Aso Rock Staff.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Governor Okowa Announces Closure Of night clubs/lounges and cinemas, Restrict public burials, Social Events to 20 persons


My Dear Deltans,

For the second time in one week, I am addressing you on the coronavirus pandemic.
2. As at 2 pm today, 24th March, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 42 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. While there is no case of COVID – 19 confirmed in Delta State we must take some precautionary measures to prevent, as well as limit infection if it occurs.
3. The Multi-sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group led by NCDC has activated its national Emergency Operation Centre, and they are working closely with State Health authorities.
4. I wish to urge all Deltans to adhere strictly to the following precautionary measures:

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 - 60 seconds and use alcohol-based Sanitisers.

Social Distancing: maintain at least two metres (six feet) between yourself and anyone, especially those coughing or sneezing.

Persons who are coughing or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance. They should not mix in a crowd.
Ensure good respiratory hygiene by coughing into your sleeve at the bent elbow or using tissue to cover your mouth and nose.  Then dispose of the tissue immediately.
Deltans are advised to avoid all non-essential travel within or outside the State.
It is important we realise that the virus does not spread itself; it is spread by people.

     If you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and
     have difficulty in breathing, call the following    
     numbers for guidance:- 0803 123 0480,  0803 123 0481
   (viii)         Do not engage in self-medication.

5. My dear Deltans, in the spirit of love for one another, any one of us who has recently returned from high risk countries such as China, USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Iran, South Korea, Japan, must self-isolate from friends, family and others for minimum of 14 days. All who have had close contact with those who visited these high incidence countries are also advised to self-isolate for the same period.
6  On our part, we have taken certain steps to mitigate the impact if and when cases are detected in our State;
 A multi-sectoral Committee has been put in place and the State Emergency Operation Centre activated.  Health Staff  have been selected and trained adequately.
(ii)  The State Government has completed a purpose-built Isolation Centre at the Federal Medical   Centre, Asaba. The centre is ready for use.
(iii) Three other Centres at the now completed central Hospital,  Asaba; Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara and Central Hospital,  Warri are being prepared as additional Centres.
(iv)    To protect healthcare personnel and increase capacity, Personal Protective Equipment for health Staff are in stock and we have continued to scout for more.
(v) The State Government has also packaged incentives for critical health staff who will be engaged in COVID-19 treatment and management.
In the last 48 hours, we have paid for and taken delivery of  19 No. Ventilators and a good number of Monitors for use  by our medical Staff.

(vi)   Other critical needs, including Dialysis machines, dedicated for COVID -19 case management will be installed.
7. I urge Deltans not to panic, but we must all commit to best behaviours by keeping to the advice of the NCDC and State officials.
8. Please do not spread false information on social media, as it will do us no good.

All institutions of learning: Primary, Secondary or Tertiary are to close for a period of 30 days at the end of School hours on Wednesday, 25th March, 2020.

All workers on grade levels 1 -12 (except those on essential duties (Health Staff, Fire Services, Water Corporation/agencies) are to stay at home effective 26th March, 2020.

Biometric operations at all levels of Government are hereby suspended till further notice

 Malls, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, hotels and bars must, in addition to providing Sanitizers at various entry points, ensure social distancing by allowing only few persons at a time.

Market leaders to ensure that Sanitizers are provided at all entry points to the markets. Failure to do this will attract sanction from the Government.

All night clubs/lounges and cinemas are to be closed forthwith.

All burials and social events must be low-key, not attracting crowds of more than twenty (20) persons or be put off indefinitely. Security Agencies will be directed to enforce this henceforth. Social distancing must be complied with.

The State Government is to immediately convene a meeting with religious bodies and their leaders to enable us take far-reaching decisions on worship. However, all crusades and conferences must be suspended for now.

 All Local Government Council Chairmen are hereby directed to urgently meet with traditional rulers and opinion leaders (men/women) in their domain to partner with the State in carrying out this advocacy to curtail the spread of the infection.
All buses and taxis must provide hand Sanitzers for    

     All town union gatherings or youth
          conferences/gatherings are prohibited until further  

    All political gatherings and conferences, summits and
          gatherings involving more than 20 persons are
          banned until further notice.
9. Together and with God on our side, we shall overcome this plague.

Office of the Governor
Government House
March 2020

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