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Bayelsa Suspends Salaries of Absentee Council Workers

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The salaries of some employees of the Ogbia Local Government Council of Bayelsa State under the Chairmanship of Mr Ebinyon Turner have been suspended by the state government.

The reason for the action was because the affected workers were absent from work when the Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, paid an unscheduled visit to the council secretariat in Ogbia Town, headquarters of the Ogbia Local Government Area.

The Deputy Governor, during the visit on Thursday, November 19, 2020, expressed his displeasure over the situation, emphasising that the state government was against absenteeism and will not tolerate this.

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Business Post gathered that a total of 23 members of staff of the local government were not at work when Mr Ewhrudjakpo was at the council secretariat.

He, thereafter, directed that the salaries of the workers suspended. He also directed all relevant authorities to ensure that salaries of other staff should be suspended till further notice.

The Deputy Governor stated that he will pay more of such visits not only to assess the performance of the council chairmen and their staff but also ensure that people at the grassroots feel the impact of government.

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According to him, this is to ensure the third level of government in the state delivers the dividend of democracy and quality service delivery to the people.

Mr Ewhrudjakpo further said during the future visits, more disciplinary actions would be dished out to enforce discipline in the public service, stressing that the era where workers abandon their offices but draw salaries at the end of the month was over.

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While warning workers to resist the temptation of abandoning their offices, the Deputy Governor reaffirmed the present administration’s commitment to repositioning the local government system, which is under his supervision.

Ogbia Local Government Council has an area of 695 km2 and a population of 179,926. The council is historic because it encompasses Oloibiri, the first place oil was discovered in Nigeria on Sunday, January 15, 1956.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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FCT Administration Disburses N2.6bn to Area Councils, Others

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed a total of N2.6 billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT and other stakeholders as their share of statutory allocation for the month of June 2021,

The figure shows that there was a minimal drop in revenue from N2.7 billion disbursed in the month of May to N2.6 billion in the month of June.

This was disclosed by the FCT Minister of State, Mrs Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the 155th Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting.

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She appealed to council chairmen and stakeholders to show understanding and make judicious use of the allocation.

The minister explained that the decline in the allocation was a result of the drop in the statutory revenue allocation from the federation account.

Giving a breakdown of the spending, the sum of N773.6 million was made available for distribution to the six area councils, while the sum of N1.9 billion was made available to other stakeholders, bringing the total sum to N2.6 billion.

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However, distribution to area councils shows that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), received N188.5 million, while Gwagwalada got N177.6 million and Kuje received N108.5 million.

Also, Bwari Area Council received N84.7 million, Abaji got N117.5 million and Kwali received N97.1 million bringing the total sum to N773.6 billion disbursed to the six area councils.

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Furthermore, distribution to other stakeholders includes Primary Teachers which gulped N1.6 billion, 15 per cent Pension Funds took N226.5 million, One per cent Training Fund gulped N26.6 million, while 10 per cent Employer Pension Contribution gulped N107.8 million, bringing the total sum to N1.9 billion.

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Geodrill Supports Tamale SHS Science Lab Complex

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Geodrill Ghana Limited, an exploration drilling go company in the mining sector, has presented a cheque of GH¢150,000 to the OLD TAMASCANS Association (OTA) in Accra.

The amount is Geodrill’s contribution towards equipping the Tamale Senior High School Science Laboratory complex to a state-of-the-art facility for use by the current and future students of the school.

Mr Beninett Yaw Quist Awume the Interim Chairman of the Old Tamascans received the cheque from the CEO of Geodrill in the presence of some alumni of the school.

Making the Presentation, the Chief Executive Officer of Geodrill Ghana Limited, Mr Dave Harper, explained that the donation forms part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and also as a way of giving back to society.

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Mr. Harper revealed that Tamale Senior High School was picked because of the good relationship that he shares with one Dr Ali, a prominent member of Old Tamascans.

The company recently also made a cheque donation of GH¢150,000 to Support the Achimota Senior High School Science Lab Complex.

Mr Dave Harper encouraged other companies to take their Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) obligations seriously and support worthy institutions to fulfil their mission. He expressed hope that science education in Tamale Secondary School, would set the students on the path to successful adult careers so that they can contribute meaningfully to the development of Ghana.

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He furthered that Geodrill was committed to being a socially responsible company that actively promotes social causes such as education, training of Ghanaian youth and also to provide support for science laboratories in schools in Ghana.

Receiving the cheque, the Interim Chairman of the OLD Tamale secondary school Association, TAMASCANS, Mr. Beninett Yaw Quist Awume, expressed his profound gratitude to Geodrill Ghana Limited towards helping equip Tamale Senior High School Science Laboratory Complex.

According to him, the donation is very dear to their heart. He promised that they will make good use of the money and make sure that the project gets completed on time. “It will come to completion and we will look back and say Geodrill Ghana Limited has helped Tamale Senior High School to progress,” Mr Awume

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Mr Awume, also called on other Institutions, Non-governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations to emulate Geodrill’s example.

“We look forward to receiving more donations from other companies to sustainably fund the provision of science education and other programs for the benefit of our students,” he said.

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Osinbajo, Jonathan, Others for GbaramatuVoice 6th Anniversary

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By Modupe Gabdeyanka

Several top personalities led by the Vice President of Nigeria, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, will be at the 6th anniversary of GbaramatuVoice Newspaper slated for Tuesday, August 10, 2021, by 10:00am, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos State.

Other important guests expected at the ceremony include former president Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

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A statement issued by the Publisher and CEO of the newspaper, Mr Jacob Abai, stated that other dignitaries for the anniversary lecture/Niger Delta awards include traditional rulers, captains of industries within and outside the country, executives of International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country, public office holders from the Niger Delta region, leaders of specialized groups in Nigeria, among others.

He said the anniversary/lecture has its central theme as Dwindling State of Crude Oil Demand in the Global Market: The Way Forward, noting that it will centre on critical new research themes as sustainable development goals in the Niger Delta. Its deliberations will address all spectra of analyses including the oil and gas industry.

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Mr Abai further said the event, the third in the series, comes after similar ones held at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers States.

It has a rich history of promoting national unity, recognizing the good works of various individuals that have positively imprinted their names in various areas of endeavours while contributing to the life chances of humanity.

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List of eminent Awardees made up of Nigerians and Non-Nigerians drawn from different sectors of human endeavours through rigorous but transparent process shall be made known to the general public in due course.

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