Minister of Transportation, Engr Muazu Jaji Sambo has been a wonderful person, one that grew from grass to grace, a professional to the core.
Before becoming Minister of Transportation, he had previously worked with the Nigerian Ports Authority and National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA. Sambo is an exceptional leader, compared with other Transportation Ministers we have had over time .He is blessed with wisdom and knowledge. He is upright and very straightforward, a leader you could trust.We have worked with him severally and Labour will definitely miss him. He is a man of wisdom, a knowledgeable person, a man that believes in objectivity, a straightforward person. A man that believe in his yes.
I've worked with him severally and we are going to miss him. We will miss him because...
Engr Muazu Muazu Jaji SamboI is first and foremost a great patriot, a man who has come into public service with the greatest desire and determination to show that public office can be used for good. A humble man. Very unassuming, but a man who also has grit and strength of character. Once Muazu Sambo is focused on the delivery of an objective, you can be rest assured that he is committed and determined to delivery of that objective without any distractions whatsoever. So for me, working with him, particularly at this time has also been a great joy and you know, a learning curve in a lot of ways because he demonstrates very clearly the capacity for office.And I think for me, Muazu Sambo also is the sort of officer that this country would need to have.He is in the class of people that were p...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Tuesday directed oil marketers in the state against hoarding and raising the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol.
Senator Diri, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, warned that his administration will take stern measures against any filling station that flouted the directive.
He said the government had received reports that filling stations in the state capital had hiked the pump price of petrol above the usual price of between N193 and N250 per litre and now being sold at N500 per litre and above.
Marketers in the state are said to have reacted to the pronouncement of President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration on Monday that the Federal Government subsidy on petrol “was ...
Fresh facts have emerged on why the outgoing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, recently demolished two buildings belonging to neighbouring Bayelsa State in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
The real reason for Wike’s anger, according to reliable sources, was not because Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State failed to renovate the buildings on 5 and 9 Akassa Street in the old GRA in Port Harcourt having been notified in 2021 by the Rivers State Ministry of Lands.
The action of Wike is said to be an afterthought when his earlier plot failed.
He was said to have approached Governor Diri sometime in 2021 seeking to acquire the buildings from the Bayelsa government.
During his second term, the garrulous Rivers governor, who leaves office on May 29, had embarked on acquisiti...
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (Beneficiaries) Cooperative Society Limited (PAPCOSOL) to give strategic empowerment directly to ex-agitators of the Niger Delta.
While officially launching the scheme at the Amnesty Office in Abuja on Wednesday, Interim Administrator of the PAP, Major Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), said the initiative is a “novel alternative economic development scheme" designed to create a more viable means of sustainable livelihood for ex-agitators with socio-economic development of their communities and making them self reliant.
Ndiomu recalled that over the years, various reintegration empowerment programmes have delivered less fulfilling results, but expressed confidence that the Cooperative initiative “is considered the most practicable approach to ensuring the sus...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the state’s Directorate on Erosion and Flood Control.
The directorate, which is headed by a surveyor, Mr. Omusco W. Omusco, is in response to the perennial flood devastation and the impact of coastal erosion in the riverine state.
The body is charged with the responsibility of proffering solutions to the twin natural disasters.
Governor Diri, while inaugurating the members on Wednesday in Government House, Yenagoa, stated that the impact of erosion and annual flooding on the socio- economic lives of Bayelsans necessitated the setting up of the directorate.
The Bayelsa governor charged the members to put in their best and write their names in the history of the state.
He assured the directorate of his support to ensu...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has advised the Nigerian Army to be professional and neutral during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Speaking in Government House, Yenagoa, when he hosted the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, he lauded the security agencies for being neutral during the recent general election.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the army and other security agencies were crucial to the sustenance of democracy if they effectively played their role.
The Bayelsa governor also applauded the Army for the support to his administration, saying it should not relent in sustaining the peace and security in the state.
He noted that security was a priori...
Scores of prominent Nigerian leaders, on Saturday, bid farewell to Pa Abraham Joseph Michael (AJM) Diri, father of the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, at Sampou community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
The attendees included a cross-section of leaders, namely Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and his wife, Dolapo, former Presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr Goodluck Jonathan alongside his wife, Dame Patience, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu as well as the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
State governors and governors-elect at the funeral service were Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, (Governors of Delta), Senator Ademola Adeleke (Osun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and ...
The League of Maritime Editors on Monday expressed shock over the demise of the Chairman of the Shipowners Forum, Barrister (Mrs) Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi weekend.
Describing Orakwusi as epitome of knowledge, the League in a condolence message to the family said her death is devastating to the entire maritime industry.
The President of League, Chief Timothy Okorocha, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke described Orakwusi as an erudite maritime personality who has contributed immensely to the development of the industry.
Okorocha said the maritime industry will miss her wealth of experience for a long time to come.
Okorocha while condoling the family prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Orakwusi, a well known mari...