Official:Amaechi Re-Inaugurates Petroleum Products Monitoring Committee

Rivers State Government has re-inaugurated the petroleum products monitoring committee to enable it perform effectively.The Committee has Mr. Gogo Fiberesima as Chairman, Mr. Joshua A. Amadi as Secretary and a total membership of one hundred and one (101) persons.

Speaking during the inauguration at the banquet hall of Government House, Port Harcourt, the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi charged members to discharge their duties with sincerity of purpose, and urged them to consider themselves as agents of economic stability for the State.

He warned against products diversion, adulteration, bunkering and hoarding, describing them as illicit activities that would tarnish the image of the State Government.

Governor Amaechi who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. George Feyii stressed that anyone caught indulging in these illicit activities would be prosecuted and dismissed with immediate effect.

It would be recalled that the petroleum products monitoring committee had been earlier constituted and inaugurated by the incumbent Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Hon. Okey Amadi in February 2012, but was however dissolved and recently reconstituted by the Governor, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi .

Also in attendance at the inauguration are Chief Tony Okocha, Chief of Staff, Government House, Hon. Okey Amadi, Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resource

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Construct Community Sports Centres-Igwe

Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Fred Igwe has called on Chairmen of Local Government Councils in the State to follow the giant strides of Governor, Chibuike Amaechi by constructing community sports centre in their areas.

Hon. Igwe said when Local Government Areas take on the development of specific sports facilities and manpower, especially in areas they have comparative advantage,  the State would maintain its winning strides for a long time at National Sports Festivals.

The Commissioner said such facilities would further engage youths and create job opportunities in the State.According to him, such improvement would benefit the State and its citizens would be effectively represented in the country and in International events.

He said all sports facilities under construction across the State would soon be completed.

Rivers:Agumagu Calls For Synergy Between NBA And Customary Court    

The President of Rivers State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Peter Agumagu has stressed the need for more synergy between the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the Customary Court of Appeal to enable it function effectively.

Justice Agumagu made this known when the newly elected Executive Council members of the Nigeria Bar Association Port Harcourt Branch led by its Chairman, Lawrence Oko-Jaja Esq. paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Port Harcourt.

He stated that lawyers whose appeals lacked proper emphasis on the customary laws governing them, posed a challenge to the functioning of the Customary Court of Appeal.

The President however, asserted that with the aid of the constitution review panel for the amendment of Customary Court Laws, it will confer exclusive original jurisdiction on the Customary Courts to ensure dispensation of justice as already achieved at the Federal level.

The Chairman of the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, Lawrence Oko-Jaja Esq. had earlier reiterated the need for credible and suitably qualified persons to be appointed Judges and Members of the Customary Courts and advised that the recommendations made by the Body be taken seriously and given adequate attention.

Oko-Jaja lauded the President for the infrastructural and welfare development recorded during his tenure as the pioneer President of the Customary Court and urged him to keep up the good work.

Other members of the Executive Council include Austine Ozekudo (Vice Chairman), Kingsley Chuku (Secretary), Charles Amala (Treasurer) amongst others.


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