By Ifeanyi Omenogor
The management of the Delta State Polytechnic at Ogwashi-Uku has assured officials of the Nigeria Polytechnics Games Association (NIPOGA) of hosting the 22nd edition of all Polytechnic games with a difference.
Management gave the assurance when NIPOGA officials visited the institution to intimate it on the decision of the body to host the games at Ogwashi-Uku.
The Rector of the institution, Professor Emmanuel Achuenu, said the institution was one famous polytechnic in the South South zone that was peaceful, focused and with great love for sports, adding that selecting the institution to host the 22nd edition of the games was a welcome development.
While saying that the institution would be actively involved in all the games, he said the management was fully in support of NIPOGA.
The Secretary General of the NIPOGA, Mr. Akinbode Agboola, from the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, said the body decided to select the institution because of the leading role of the institution in sports in Nigeria.
He said NIPOGA would organise the sporting meet in the institution for two reasons which included ensuring peace in all the institutions and for students to engage and showcase their talents in various sports, adding that the greatest interest of NIPOGA was to bring students together.
While commending the institution for successfully hosting the past NIPOGA, he said with the selection of the institution to host the 22nd edition, Professor Achuenu had equally been conferred with the position of the Vice President of NIPOGA.
Danger Looms Over Fallen Tension Cables In Warri
By Ambrose Ologide
Danger looms over fallen high tension cables and pole in Okolobe Street , off Okere/Ugberikoko Road, Okumagba Layout in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the high tension electricity cables and pole were fell by a heavy duty vehicle that brought interlocking tiles, meant for the ongoing road rehabilitation project in the street.
It was further gathered that there was power outage when the incident occurred.
However, sensing danger in the event of restoration of power, some concerned residents were said to have contacted a field engineer of the Benin Electricity Distribution Companies ( name withheld ) to disconnect the high tension cables from the electricity transformer feeding the area with power.
The immediate past President of Okere Urhobo Development Movement, Comrade Cyril Eboh, who spoke to newsmen on the issue, alleged that the said BEDC engineer demanded for undisclosed sum of money before he would disconnect the high tension cables from the electricity transformer and that the BEDC engineer also allegedly rejected an offer of the money raised to do the life saving job.
“He boasted that not even the Business Manager (BM ) of BEDC Warri District could force him to accept less than what he demanded for the job,” Eboh added.
The said BEDC engineer had left when newsmen arrived the scene of the incident.
Efforts to reach the BM of the Warri District of BEDC for comment were unsuccessful.
The fallen high tension electricity cables and pole were left unattended to as at the time of filing this report.