Lawmakers frowns over slow pace of Ogoni clean-up

National Assembly members have frowned at the delay in the remediation on the polluted areas in Ogoni, nine years after the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) submitted its report. The lawmakers, comprising Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change and House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, were on inspection visit organised by Environmental Rights…

RSG To Partner Agencies, Others On Sustainable Environment

The Rivers State Government, has pledged to partner with relevant agencies and non-governmental organisations to promote sustainable environment in the state. Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Environment, Dr Nduye Briggs, said this in an interview with newsmen during the launching of ECO Friendly Network by the Centre for Creative Development Strategies, a non- governmental…

Bayelsa Assures On Minimum Wage Payment To LG Staff

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has urged local government workers to be patient as government is taking practical steps to ensure they benefit from the N30,000 new minimum wage. Senator Ewhrudjakpo stated this at the weekend while addressing a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Bayelsa State Chapter, led…

Agric Loan: RSG Targets 10,000 Jobs

No fewer than 10, 000 youths would be empowered and trained in commercial agriculture as the Rivers State Government kicks off its new agro-development plans.Buoyed with the new N5billion loan facility already authorised for agricultural development by the state House of Assembly, last Wednesday, the state policy blueprint on agriculture aims to enhance and support…