Connect with us

News

BRACED Tourism Promotion and Development Initiatives Announces Interim Executive Council Members

Published

on

The Board of Trustees of BRACED Tourism Promotion and Development Initiative (BTPDI) has approved the constitution of an Interim Executive Council to run the affairs of the body for the next one year.

This was reached during a recent virtual board meeting presided over by the Chairman of the BOT, Dr Kiyaramo Piriye, who is also the immediate past Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Tourism to Bayelsa State Governor, Duoy Diri.

BRACED is a forum dedicated to the development and promotion of tourism in the South South region of Nigeria.

Advertisement

Its members are tourism operators and experts across board in the private and public sectors who are committed to working in partnership with the state governments and different stakeholders in the region to make the region a foremost tourist destination in the country.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: Senate Rejects Planned Increase In Electricity Tariff

Members of the body cut across the six South South states of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, and Delta (BRACED).

It is a voluntary organsiation that is opened to people of the region who are committed to the economic prosperity of the region with a view to harnessing its tourism potentials.

Advertisement

In a statement by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of BRACED Tourism Promotion and Development Initiative (BTPDI), Ambassador Usen Udoh, noted that: ‘‘in a virtual Board of Trustees meeting held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, the board made the following appointments from among those who had earlier indicated interest to serve in various executive positions as volunteers.’’

According to him, Mrs. Ifiokobong Anthony Akan of Akwa Ibom State, emerged as the pioneer Director General and Chief Executive Officer, while Leo Ruth Fabian Nkoteto of Akwa Ibom State clinched the position of Secretary General.

READ ALSO: Terrorism: Court Frees Rivers APC Chieftain After Two Years

Other officers include; Walter Aberepikima of Rivers State – Deputy Director General; Bridget Oroupau Sapre-Obi of Bayelsa State – Director of Corporate Services; Barrister Kesther Akanimo Inyang of Akwa Ibom State – Director of Legal Services; Dr. Akong Blessing Mbala of Cross River State – Director of Research and Planning; Sophy Zainab of Rivers State – Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Lady Fiona Ejomofor of Rivers State – Director of Finance; Eno Itemobong of Akwa Ibom State – Director of Programmes; Dr Tarela Kia of Bayelsa State – Director of Contact and Mobilisation; Andrew Iro Okungbowa of Edo State – Director of Media and Publicity; Hon. Dr. Fidelia Salami of Delta State – Director of International Relations and Mr. Fortune Oyadongha also from Delta State – Auditor.

Advertisement

The inauguration of the Executive Council is slated to take place in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State in the coming days.

It is hopeful that the emergence of the organisation and subsequent inauguration of the pioneer Executive Council will live to its vision that will catapult the South Southern Region as the new tourist destination in the Gulf of Guinea.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Comments

News

Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

Published

on

Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: Police Nab Man Who Killed 100-year-old Mum Over Palm Oil Proceeds

The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

Advertisement

“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

Continue Reading

News

Video: Moment Pastor Enenche Sent Lady Away For Giving False Testimony On The Altar

Published

on

A video of popular Nigerian clergyman, Paul Eneche, calling out a woman for sharing a false testimony has made the rounds on social media.

The woman who attends his church in Abuja was on the altar to share her testimony of how God made her the “only graduate in her family.”

Worried by her command of English. the cleric asked the lady what degree did graduated with and she said ‘’Law”. Prodding further, the cleric asked her what kind of Law degree, the lady answered ‘’B.Sc in Law”

Advertisement

READ ALSO:Military Aircraft Bomb Illegal Refining Sites In Rivers

He asked that the lady leave the altar and warned his members never to come to the altar to lie about a “testimony.”

Continue Reading

News

JUST IN: DSS Arrests El-Rufai’s Political Ally Over Post On Gov Sani

Published

on

Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: Military Aircraft Bomb Illegal Refining Sites In Rivers

The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

 

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Trending