The Delta State Government has approved the release of N434 million for the payment of 2020/2021 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme (bursary) for students of state origin studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Mr Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, stated at a press conference that it was part of the decisions reached at the post-State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting on Tuesday in Asaba.

Aniagwu, who was accompanied by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, stated that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa presided over the meeting at Government House.

He stated that the governor’s continued payment of the bursary to Delta State students despite the country’s economic hardship was a further demonstration of the governor’s commitment to the state’s human capital development.

Aniagwu also stated that the EXCO approved the start of the 2021/2022 cycle for the Job Creation Bureau, with 650 youths and women expected to benefit from the seventh cycle.

“Exco also agreed to establish a technical college in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area.”

“We also approved the construction of an administrative building for the College of Health Sciences in Oghara, as well as the remodeling of the Clinical Science Building’s Library.”

“Others include approval for the rehabilitation of Orogun Road in the state’s Ughelli North Local Government Area.”

“The government has approved the connection of additional government offices to the 8.5 megawatt Independent Power Plant (IPP) in order to maximize the state’s benefit from the power plant.”

“It is also approved that the Institute of Continuing Education be transferred from the Ministry of Higher Education to the Ministry of Secondary Education, where it belongs.”

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“At today’s EXCO, we also urged all workers and Commissioners in the newly inaugurated secretariat to be of good behavior and to ensure that cars are not parked in prohibited areas,” he said.

Concerning Sylvester Oromoni’s case in Lagos, Aniagwu stated that the state government remained committed to ensuring justice for the family, echoing Governor Okowa’s earlier statement on the subject.

“Recall that the governor stated that we will collaborate with the Lagos State Government to ensure that justice is served,” Aniagwu said. (NAN)

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