Delta spends N1.3bn monthly on pensions

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the state government spent N1.3 billion monthly in servicing pension obligations to its retirees. Okowa made this known while swearing in nine Special Advisers and Chairman, Bureau of State Pensions, at Government House, Asaba. He said the state was facing lots of challenges as a result…

Okowa mourns Delta lawmaker, Kenneth Ogba

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden demise of a member of the state’s House of Assembly, Mr Kenneth Ogba. The lawmaker, who was representing Isoko South Constituency I, reportedly slumped and died on Sunday in his home in Oleh. He was elected into the House of Assembly…

Separation of powers imperative for good governance – Okowa

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that separation of power, checks and balances were imperative for good governance in a presidential system of government. Okowa stated this in a keynote address he delivered at the 2021 Second Quarter meeting of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria at Asaba, on Saturday. He…

Nobody Can Pitch Me Against My Predecessors – Okowa

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said he would not be distracted by attempts by some highly placed members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to pitch him against his predecessors. Speaking while receiving hundreds of members of opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, who defected to…

Delta will sustain widows welfare scheme – Okowa

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, said his administration will sustain its widows welfare scheme aimed at ameliorating the plights of the less privileged widows in the state.  Okowa disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the “First National Summit on Widows’ Rights and Welfare -Delta Experience” held at the Event Centre, Asaba,…

Delta partners FADE Africa on green environment

Delta Government on Thursday said it would partner with Fight Against Desert Encroachment, FADE Africa as it strives to combat environmental degradation in the state.  Speaking at the flag-off of tree planting exercise by the Delta State Government as part of activities marking this year’s World Desertification and Drought Day in Asaba, Governor Okowa said…