Last week, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu received a PDP Presidential aspirant and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed who was in the State to solicit support for his presidential ambition at his Umuobiakwa Obingwa country home.
Speaking, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said Nigeria as a country is at present bedeviled with socio-political and economic challenges and requires visionary and courageous leaders to salvage it.
During the week, more than forty-eight workers drawn from the three senatorial ones of the state received training on how to fight Infant mortality tagged: ‘’Help Babies Breath’’, a train the trainer programme organized by US-based NGO ‘’Inspire Hope Foundation in collaboration with the State National Orientation Agency, State Ministry of Health as well as office of the Abia State Diaspora Commission.
Addressing the participants, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo who extolled the Governor, Dr. Ikpeazu for the laudable way he has been piloting the affairs of the State especially in the health sector, also commended him for his foresight of setting up the State Diaspora Commission which has contributed to solidifying the intergovernmental relationships with foreigners to better the lots of Abians.
Within the week under review, Journalists in the State joined their counterparts the world over to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day with the theme: ‘’Journalism Under Digital Siege’’, held at the NUJ Press Centre, Aba Road, Umuahia.
In his opening remark, the Chairman on the occasion and former Chief of Staff to the Governor, Professor A. C. B. Agbazuere, called on Journalists in the State to uphold the integrity of the profession in the discharge of their duties.
The event featured lecture on the topic: Journalism Under Digital Siege’’ by the Head, Department of Mass Communication, Gregory University, Uturu, Dr. Uwaoma Uche.
Government last week approved the resumption of all Public and Private Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in the State for the third term of the 2021/2022 Academic Session tomorrow.
In a release jointly endorsed by the Commissioner for Basic Education, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma and his counterpart in the Post Basic Education, Sir I. C. Mark, advises all School heads, teachers and pupils/students to note that teaching and learning will commence immediately on the same day.
Last week, Abia Civil Servants joined their counterparts in the country to mark this year’s Workers’ Day.
In his message to civil servants in the State, the Head of Service, Sir Onyii Wamah, commended the steadfastness and immense contributions of the civil and public servants towards the attainment of an egalitarian public service and wished them a happy Workers’ Day.
The wife of the Governor, Dr. Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu bagged an award of the Most Supportive First Lady of the Year by the Sun Newspaper, Lagos.