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Rivers government tasks community leaders on security of projects

By Ann Godwin and Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
16 September 2021   |   2:57 am
The Rivers State Government has charged community leaders to ensure the security of projects in their domains, as it condemned the recent abduction of expatriates

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The Rivers State Government has charged community leaders to ensure the security of projects in their domains, as it condemned the recent abduction of expatriates working with Lubric Construction Company (LCC) along with the Sama Road in Asari Toru Council.

Following the incident, Secretary to Rivers State Government (SSG), Dr. Tammy Danagogo, who urged the local leaders to monitor ongoing projects in their communities to ensure that the security of the contracting firms was not compromised, warned that insecurity could delay or even stop development projects.

Danagogo spoke yesterday when leaders of Nyemoni Awome Ogbo of Abonnema, a socio-cultural group in Kalabari Kingdom visited him in Port Harcourt.

Earlier, a former President of Nyemoni Awome Ogbo of Abonnema, Prof. Adaye Orugbani, said the visit was to express its appreciation to Governor Nyesom Wike for his benevolence and love for Kalabari people and Akuku Toru Council.

MEANWHILE, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has approved the study of medicine and surgery at the Rivers State University (RSU).

It granted the accreditation after a visit to the institution on Tuesday, during which it increased the admission quota for the medical college from 50 to 100 applicants.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Nlerum Okogbule, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt, maintaining that the Council accredited all programmes for the institution.