Enugu government takes delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, assures effective administration
South Eastern States: Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra, on Wednesday, March 10, took delivery of the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The vaccines for Enugu state, which arrived at the Enugu airport through Allied Air, were received on behalf of the state government by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, top government officials alongside heads of Development Partners in the state, such as World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, among others.
The Health Commissioner, therefore, advised residents of the state not to relent in strictly observing other precautionary measures for the containment of the pandemic, disclosing that the Enugu state government has provided the needed logistics for administering the vaccines.
He stated that the vaccination will take place in four phases, explaining that the first phase will be administered effectively to health frontline workers, elderly people with underlying illnesses, and some key stakeholders in the state, among others.
Enugu state has progressed Despite economic challenges- Deputy Speaker
The Deputy Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Uche Ugwu says despite the unique economic challenges Enugu state has found itself in, the Governor Ugwuanyi-led administration had built more infrastructures and created more empowerment programs.
He condemned those attacking Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration, adding that it is a show of ignorance
He stated this on Wednesday at a media launch of Enugu State Project Enlightenment and Development Programme, with the theme: The giant strides of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
He advised the youths to take advantage of Skill and Medium Entrepreneurs and empowerment program created by governor Ugwuanyi rather than criticizing the state government.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrests 29 Internet fraudsters in Awka
Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday arrested 29 (Twenty-Nine) suspected internet fraudsters for various offences bordering on cyber Crimes at a hideout in Awka, Anambra State.
In the course of the arrest, five exotic cars; a brand-new Mercedes Benz GLK, Lexus IS 250, Toyota Avalon XLS, Lexus ES 350, Lexus ES 330 were recovered from them. Other incriminating materials also recovered from the suspects include various mobile phones and laptops.
Bayelsa State Bans Open Grazing, Rejects Ranching for Herdsmen
Bayelsa State has passed a law prohibiting the open grazing of livestock in the state and establishment of ranching.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri agreed to the Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Law 2021 at the Executive Chamber of Government House in Yenagoa.
The law, according to him, stipulates that any herdsman found with arms, whether licensed or not, should be arrested due to the ban of cattle movement on foot from other parts of the country into the state, inspection of livestock and certification by veterinary doctors at entry points into the state among others.
Imo State: Caution Your Aides, Okorocha’s Son-In-Law Tells Uzodinma
The 2019 governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has asked Governor Hope Uzodinma to warn his aides from attacking his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Nwosu, who is Okorocha’s son-in-law, urged the governor to tread the path of peace, so as not to let the feud between him and Okorocha escalate.
Speaking on the quest for an Igbo presidency, Nwosu advised Igbo leaders to present a generally acceptable candidate if they are to get the presidential position in 2023 and opined that only a candidate accepted and supported by all other zones could guarantee victory for the Southeast in the 2023 presidential race.