Gov. Okowa Made Me Self-Employed, Job Creator- Says STEPreneur Enddy.

by Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ENDDY SUNNY-UDJOR is a graduate of Mass Communication from Delta State University, Abraka and the CEO of NIOC Studios (A Subsidiary of Enddyvisuals Ltd) with 10 employees on her payroll. She hails from Okpe Local Government Area. Enddy is passionate about filmmaking, entertainment and public enlightenment through her documentaries which focus mainly…

Delta entrepreneurship programmes vehicle for poverty mitigation – Okowa

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the entrepreneurship development initiative of his administration in vocational skills was a deliberate effort to mitigate poverty, stamp out youth restiveness and meaningfully engage the unemployed youths in the state in productive ventures. Okowa made this known on Thursday while inaugurating the second cycle of Girls Entrepreneurship…

Delta Exco approves N66bn supplementary budget

Delta State Executive Council has approved the 2021 supplementary budget draft of N66 billion.  The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this on Thursday evening while briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba.  He stated that Exco also considered key areas in the…

Gov Okowa Signs Into Law Anti-Open Grazing Bill

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has on Thursday, signed into law the Delta State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021 with a call on the Federal Government to assist interested farmers to establish ranches across the country. Okowa made this known after assenting to two Bills passed by the State House of Assembly…

Okowa mourns Supreme Court Judge, Samuel Oseji

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed deep sadness on the demise of legal icon and Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Oseji. Oseji, who was sworn in as a justice of the apex court in Nigeria in November, 2020, hailed from Idumuje-Unor in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta. He died…

Leisure Park, a people centered project- Ejiofor

Fidelia Ben-Udi The Honorable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor has once again applauded the Governor Okowa Administration as he referred the Leisure park and film village as a people centered project.  The Commissioner who happens to be the head of the overseeing directorate of the project made this assertion during an oversight function, by the House Committee on Arts, Culture and Tourism.  He assured that Delta…

DTSG Introduces New Programs to YAGEP

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh The Delta State Government has introduced Apiculture in its Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in addition to Fish, Crop, Piggery and Poultry Productions in the 2020/2021 Cycle. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer in charge of the Delta Job and Wealth Creation Bureau disclosed this innovation in a one-day Orientation and…

States’ve rights to collect VAT, say Govs Okowa, Emmanuel

The raging controversy over Value Added Tax, VAT, continued yesterday with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and his counterpart in Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, insisting that collection of the tax remained the responsibility of states. While Okowa said states were were prepared and positioned to collect the tax which he described as consumption…

Okowa mourns Mary Iyasere

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed sadness on the passing of his Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development, Chief (Mrs) Mary Iyasere. Iyasere, a lawyer and renowned entrepreneur, reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday in Benin after a brief illness. She was 68. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr…

COVID-19: Okowa launches NG-CARES in Delta for MSMEs

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government and the World Bank for partnering on COVID-19 Action Recovery Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) to provide succour for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) impacted by the pandemic in the country. The governor made the commendation in Asaba at the flag-off of disbursement of…