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…

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…

UNDP designates Delta SDGs innovation hub for South-South

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, announced that Delta had been selected as innovation and acceleration hub of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-South. The Senior Economic Adviser to UNDP, Dr Amarakoon Bandara, disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Directorate of Sustainable Development Goals, Governor’s Office, Asaba, and…

Delta Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

The Delta State House of Assembly has passed the Prohibiting Open Grazing, indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in Delta State, otherwise known as Anti-Open grazing bill. The Bill was passed following a motion to that effect by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Ferguson Onwo and adopted during the Tuesday’s resumed plenary…

Okowa seeks private sector support for talent development

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa Friday, emphasized the need for the private sector to support talent development and tourism in the country. Okowa made the call when he received the “Made in Delta Talent Search” winners led by the Producer and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Talent Development, Akpobome Ogude (Ogus Baba)…