Maj-Gen Omu At 80: DESOPADEC MD, Askia Calls Him A Bridge Builder And Mentor

  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has felicitated with elder statesman and Othuke of Isokoland, Major-General (Chief) Paul Ufuoma Omu (rtd.), as he clocks 80 years of age. Bashorun Askia, in a personally signed statement describes the former Military Governor of South-Eastern State, Nigeria between July 1975 and July 1978, as his mentor, father, bridge builder of repute and foremost peace ambassador, According to Askia, My joy is that Major-General Omu’s track record, as an elder statesman, national leader…

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DESOPADEC Loses Overah As Askia Mourns

  The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of one of the board members of the agency, Hon. Joyce Overah. The late board member who represented the Urhobo ethnic nationality of Sapele, Ethiope West and Okpe Local Council Areas, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 after a brief illness. “We have lost an articulate, passionate and forthright member of our board whose painful passage is hard to imagine. But…

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Chief E. K Clark, A Towering Pillar At 93, Says DESOPADEC MD

  The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has described Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark as a towering pillar and source of strength to many he has mentored. Bashorun Askia said Chief E.K. Clark who is celebrating his 93 years birthday, is an avowed advocate of equal rights, defender of justice and fairness. In a birthday message he personally signed, Bashorun Askia said: “It is with a heart full of pride and thankfulness to God almighty that I celebrate…

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Askia Foundation, BAF Donates Food Items To Okada/Keke Riders In Isoko Nation

  Bashorun Askia Foundation, BAF, a Non-Governmental Organization has donated food items worth millions of naira to  commercial Motorcycles and Tricycle  Riders in Isoko nation to cushion the effect of the lockdown directives by the Delta State government.   The Delta State Government have has further announced another 14 days lockdown over the unabated spread of Coronavirus pandemic also know as COVID -19.   The President of the Foundation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh while presenting the items at IDU secretariat in Oleh, Isoko South said, “The Okada and Keke Riders are…

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Lockdown: BAF Foundation Presents Food Items To Isoko Nation

…Promises To Do More   As part of its social responsibilities, the President of Bashorun Askia Foundation and DESOPADEC Managing Director/CEO Bashorun Askia Ogieh (FCNA, CrFA) has presented Sundry Food Items to Isoko Nation as his contribution towards cushioning the effect of the Stay at Home orders of Government caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.   Presenting the items to the President General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, High Chief Iduh Amadhe and some communities Presidents, Askia stressed the need for even distribution without Party or religious considerations. He said, In…

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PLANNED MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF CALUMNY AGAINST DESOPADEC

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  IT has come to the attention of the management of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) that some disgruntled elements and newly formed opposition groups have planned to launch a campaign of calumny and blackmail against the Commission, using some local tabloids and social media platforms.   In a statement Signed by Sunny Areh, Special Adviser (Media and Communication) to the MD/CEO of DESOPADEC, “These individuals have already concocted mischievous and malicious lies from the pit of hell to tarnish the image of the Commission and to…

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DESOPADEC Bags Agency Of The Year At Independent Newspaper Awards

  Perez Brisibe UGHELLI – THE Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has bagged the agency of the year award at the 2020 edition of the Independent Newspaper Awards. The event which was held on Saturday in Lagos, had in attendance the Delta State Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro who also bagged an award as Peace Ambassador of the Niger Delta. Accepting the award on behalf of DESOPADEC, managing director of the commission, Bashorun Askia Ogieh who graced the event in company of other executives of the DESOPADEC board,…

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DESOPADEC Takes Lassa Fever Campaign To Mandate Areas

Against the widespread and individual panic of lassa fever, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has embarked on enlightenment campaign to compliment the efforts of the state government on measures to curb the spread of the dreaded virus in Delta.   The Chairman of the Commission, and Managing Director/CEO, Evang. Michael Diden, and Bashorun Askia Ogieh has mandated the Medical Health and Safety Unit of the Commission to embark on an enlightenment campaign in all mandate areas of representation on the epidemiology and control of Lassa fever.…

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Uzere Kingdom Agog As Her King Returns Home After 9yrs

  … Askia, Iduh laud the peaceful process   Omoghene Benedict,   The Kingdom of Uzere in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State was beheeve of activities as they troupes out in their hundreds to welcome home their King, HRM Isaac Odhiwu Udogri I, who has been out of the community for a period nine years.   It would be recalled that in 2011, the traditional ruler exited the community for the safety of his life after an internal crisis that rocked Uzere kingdom.   Speaking at the…

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DESOPADEC Begins 2020 With Harvest Of Projects

  By Perez Brisibe   IN keeping with its vision of re-strategizing for effective delivery, the management of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, headed by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Askia Ogieh, has put words to action by kick starting the New Year with a harvest of projects in less than a year in office. The DESOPADEC boss upon assumption of office in July 31 had vowed to implement new ideas to meet the mission of putting smiles on the faces of people…

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