N150bn bridging finance not loan – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said N150 billion “Bridging Finance” facility was not a fresh loan but an advance from the N270 billion owed the state by the Federal Government. Okowa stated this on Thursday at the quarterly media briefing at the Press Centre, Government House, Asaba. He said that the N150 billion had been…

Unemployment: Skills acquisition way to go, Ayu tells FG, states

National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has urged Federal and States Governments to resuscitate technical colleges as panacea to rising unemployment in the country. Ayu made the call in Asaba after joining Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on an inspecting visit to Government Model Technical College, Asaba built by Delta State Government, and…

Okowa committed, dedicated democrat – Ayu

National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for his commitment to the welfare of his people, describing him as a dedicated democrat. Ayu spoke on Friday in Asaba at the inauguration of Ralph Uwechue Road and Storm Drainage projects executed by the Delta State Government.…

Why we’re seeking N150bn bridging finance facility – Delta Govt

Delta State Government has said it was seeking N150billion bridging finance facility to pay for the completion of some critical on-going legacy projects awarded by past and present administrations. The government further explained that the facility would also take care of outstanding pension commitments to state and local government pensioners in the state. Briefing journalists…

Face your dispute with FG, DTSG chides ASUU

Delta State Government has called on the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to concentrate on how tertiary institutions in the country could commence academic activities rather than maligning it to score cheap political points.  The Commissioner for Higher Education in the state, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, made the call while reacting to some allegations…

Delta Agro-Industrial Park ready Nov.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday, said the Agro-Industrial Park being executed by his administration at Aboh-Ogwashi, Aniocha South Local Government Area, would be ready for inauguration in November, 2022. Speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting ongoing works at the park, the governor, who said that the contracting firm had assured on the completion…

Delta Govt Approves Over 30Km Of Road Projects

As part of measures aimed at urbanising some communities in the three senatorial districts in Delta State, the State Executive Council, presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, today, approved the construction and rehabilitation of more than 30 kilometres of road projects.  The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu who briefed journalists shortly after Exco meeting,…

2023: Delta PDP rules out imposition of candidates

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State have been assured of a free contest and level playing ground for all aspirants in the 2023 general election. Commissioner for Information in the state, Charles Aniagwu disclosed this at a news conference in Asaba as part of the resolutions reached at the stakeholders meeting on…

2023 Presidency: Consensus candidacy best for unity – Saraki

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopefuls from the North were working for a consensus candidate to foster desired unity in the country. Saraki disclosed this in Asaba on Monday when he led other aspirants, including Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and…