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Oru East Begins Skills Acquisition Programme For youths



Poised at keeping the youths of the Local Government off crime, restiveness, and make them self reliant, the IMC Chairman of the Local Government Nze  Nyerere Ogbonna has commenced a skill acquisition training programme for youths.

Flagging off the programme, the commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skills Development, Hon Noble Atuegwu, who was represented by the Special Adviser to Imo State Governor, Elder Aloysius Nnawugo, urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity, stressing that it will help them now and in the future. He noted that it is a wonderful opportunity for them to live right and become self-employed.

He enjoined them to pay attention and take the training seriously, stressing that the days of everyone rushing for white-collar jobs are gone. He thanked the wife of the Chairman who came up with the idea.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the IMC Chairman Nze Nyerere Ogbonna, thanked the governor who gave him the opportunity to serve the people of Oru East. He disclosed that he came up with the idea to enable the youth to acquire skills for self-enhancement and economic benefits, especially in the changing world order. He encouraged all the participants to take the training seriously, revealing that the program was borne out of their desire to support the state in her shared prosperity in order to curb youth unemployment and restiveness in the society.

He expressed optimism that at the end of the programme, the lives of the teeming youths who took the training seriously will never remain the same again and wished them well in the course of their training. He thanked his wife for coming up with the idea.

Contributing, the Chairman of Oru East Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Barr Christian Amukamara, noted that the project is laudable, disclosing that in the past it was usually said without being fulfilled. He thanked the Chairman and his wife for the initiative and urged the youth to make good use of the opportunity availed to them.

Also speaking, the Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Soronnadi Justice, stated that the programme is a life-changing opportunity that will inspire the youth to achieve personal growth, self-knowledge and acquisition of new abilities. He however warned against all forms of laxity, dishonesty and any conduct that will undermine the programme.

In his remark, the Director of Administration and General Services of the Local Government, Mr. Ihesinaulo Mbadiwe Placid, lauded the initiators of the programme. Lending her voice, the wife of the IMC Chairman, Mrs. Ogechi Ogbonna thanked God for granting her such opportunity, disclosing that she has been longing for an opportunity to train the youth so as to make them useful to themselves, their families and the society. She thanked the state governor distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma and his husband for giving her the rare opportunity to train youths.

Responding on behalf of the participants, miss Onuwa Amarachi thanked the Chairman for the opportunity given to them and promised that they will put to practice all that they will learn.

The packages for the skills acquisition training are the production of toiletries, soap making, paint making, catering, fashion designing as well as animal husbandry.

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Change Security Chiefs , Wike Urges FG



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approached the Federal Government to change the Security Chiefs to give space for new thoughts and methodology in handling the dangers of internal security.

The governor, Wike settled on the decision during the wreath laying and parade ceremony put in place to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The governor, who recognized the endeavors made so far by the nation’s security chiefs in the fight against insurgents, noted anyway that in spite of full military commitment with Boko Haram and bandits, the dangers give off an impression of being overpowering on the nation’s security agencies.

Governor Wike stated, Boko Haram, bandits and killer herders have kept on overrunning networks, arbitrarily murdering and abducting helpless individuals.

As indicated by him, these insurgents have likewise decimated private and public property without any difficulty, and it is the ideal opportunity for the Federal Government to make an unequivocal move and end such menace.

“A nation is as strong as its Armed Forces. Her failure to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency notwithstanding long periods of full military commitment shows that everything isn’t well with our methodologies and responsibilities to the fight against the internal security.

“Today, consequently, additionally raises the need to for us all to be worried by the disintegrating security across the nation and restate the call on the Federal Government to do all things needed to bring the security threat by Boko Haram and armed bandits to a definitive end in the most limited conceivable time.

“We thank the Service Chiefs for their endeavors so far in the fight against the insurgents. Yet, we additionally line up with the worry of citizens that having apparently reached their wit end, they should now give way for new hands and thoughts to give the battle the driving force that it so unequivocally needs to guarantee that Boko Haram and killer bandits are extensively crushed and cleared out of presence.

“The time has arrived for the Federal Government to stop the pretence, change procedure, look for help from our companions and stand up to the direness of the internal security situation in Nigeria with each weaponry available to it to stop the slaughtering, free all hostages and improve the physical security of our nation for all Nigerians,” he said.

The governor expressed that all Nigerians are charitable recipients of the different penances made by the Armed Forces as they put their life in line to defend the nation.

According to Governor Wike, the least obligation each Nigerian owes the soldiers, veterans, and their families is to keep on recollecting, respect and commend them for their remarkable courage in service and sacrifice to the nation.

“On this solemn day and event hence, we join the rest of our nation to respect and honor every one of our officers who lost their lives at the different battlefields in the service of our country.

“We likewise salute and honor each serving member of Nigerian Armed Forces continuing today in the noble tradition of those before them dutifully defending our nation’s territorial integrity.

“They are fighting to keep us safe and secured in the face of insurgencies from Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal elements posing a threat on our peace and security across the nation.

“Our dearest nation is still together, existing and waxing stronger as one unified, free, and democratic nation in light of your responsibility and sacrifice to its solidarity and progress.

“As Nigerians, our collective desire is to have a nation where we would all be able to live in solidarity, freedom and security. A nation where our kids and grandkids can live in relative comfort and take a stab at a more promising time to come,” he expressed.

Governor Wike expressed the need to have a lasting reward framework for officers and men of the Armed Forces to encourage them in their sacrifices to the nation.

He said his administration has kept on executing such financial support strategy for security personnel of Rivers origin as a result of the worth it puts on the selfless sacrifices they make to keep Nigeria united and in harmony.

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Happy New Year 2021!



Happy new year our highly esteemed reader! We wish you a very productive year 2021. We heartily thank you for trusting us to Lead you in the past years and we look forward to helping you to find the truths this year. We are the Lead Express.

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CAN Announces Death of NCGF President



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Prof. Adisa

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has announced the death of one of its own, the President of the Nigeria Christian Graduates Fellowship, NCGF, Prof. Charles Adisa.
In a statement made available to the media today and signed by CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle,Prof. Adisa will be greatly missed by CAN as he will always be remembered for his contributions to the Christian fight for the restoration of the teaching of the Christian Religious Knowledge in public schools, the fight against the controversial RUGA settlements, the Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA, and the federal government’s lopsided appointments.

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