The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated four fire trucks to Abia State government to assist the fire departments in the state to fight and minimize the havoc caused by fire incident.
While commissioning the trucks at Umuahia, Governor Theodore Orji commend the efforts by the NDDC and the team calling on them to ensure the completion of all on-going NDDC projects in the state.
The governor urged the head of Fire Department in the state to liaise with NDDC for proper training of the staff to enable them handle the equipment well.
He reminded the NDDC team of their commitment to ensuring that all projects embarked on in the state were executed within the stipulated time and assured them of their security, the government’s cooperation and partnership.
The head of the fire service, Victor Gbaruko, pleaded with the governor to restore and enhance the payment of their hazard allowances and appealed for more intervention vehicles to assist the victims of fire incident if the need arises.
About 30 students who won laurels for their states and the country have been rewarded with scholarships up to university level.
In separate ceremonies in Kogi and Abia states, the two governors promised to ensure the education of the pupils by providing adequate sports equipment and fully equipped laboratories and libraries.
In a reception held at the Kogi State Government House for the students who made the state proud in the just concluded sport festival in Port Harcourt and in India, the state’s Commissioner Of Education, Mrs Grace Elebiyo encouraged the students to focus on their studies.
In his remark, the obviously pleased Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada reiterated his administration’s commitment to promoting holistic education and announced several scholarships and cash awards for the students.
The event had Government officials, journalists, parents and well-wishers in attendance.
In Abia state, it was an elated Governor Theordore Orji who watched some of the pupils as they displayed the talents that gave them victories.
Chairman Abia State Universal Basic Education Board, Micah Onyebuchi then went on to present the laurels won by the pupils to Governor Orji.
The governor responded by announcing scholarship awards to the pupils. He also gave cash gifts to the pupils and their teachers as well as promotion for those in the Ministry Of Education.