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Delta approves N10 billion for residents’ palliative care



On Wednesday, the Delta State Executive Council authorised N10 billion to be used as a social investment to pay for palliative care for the state’s citizens.This was one of the decisions made at the first Executive Council meeting held in the state under the current administration, which Governor Sheriff Oborevwori chaired at the Exco Chambers, Government House, in the state capital of Asaba.

“To the state House of Assembly for approval for the provision of palliatives for the less privileged, people living with disabilities, widows, women, youths, and the elderly in the society,” the governor would forward the resolution, according to Comrade Reuben Izeze, the state Commissioner for Works (Highways and Urban Roads), who briefed reporters following the meeting.

He went on to reveal that the state executive council had approved the building of multiple roads to support Oborevwori’s M.O.R.E. agenda, adding that these roads were essential to improving the people’s economic situation and that they covered every senatorial district.

“The state Executive Council approved the reconstruction of Upper and Lower Erejuwa roads in Warri, Rehabilitation of Esisi road from Warri-Sapele road to Estate roundabout, with a spur to Nana College to link Ajamimogha in Warri,” the Commissioner stated, “in furtherance of the M.O.R.E Agenda of this administration.”

“Rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of Oviri Court-Adagbrasa road in Okpe Local Government Area; rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of the failed sections of PTI road in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.”Okpe Local Government Area: “Ohorhe-Adagbrasa-Ugolo-Okuodiete road rehabilitation and asphalt overlay, with a spur from Adagbrasa to Ughwagba community to Okan junction along the Eku-Osubi-Effurun route.

“Building the Nsukwa-Umute-Adonte Road Phase 1 from Nsukwa to Umute in Aniocha South Local Government Area; building roads surrounding the Otovwodo junction in Ughelli North Local Government Area.””Repairs for the Ohoror-Bomadi Road bridge approach failure at Bedesegba in the Bomadi Local Government Area.

The Commissioner claims that the SEC also approved the payment of the 2023 counterpart fund for the state’s hosting of the 7th National Youth Games and the Universal Basic Education Programme.He added, “Exco also approved the installation of all-in-one LED solar-powered street lights along the NPA – DSC Motorway and its surroundings in the Local Government Areas of Warri South and Uvwie.

“Additionally, he told reporters that the Exco had approved the appointments of a number of traditional leaders, such as HRM Macaulay Ovbagbedia, Uhurhie-Sadjere II, as the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom; HRM Clement Ikolo, Ughelli South’s Ovie of Ewu Kingdom; HRM Ogheneochuko Eyekpimi – Egbobonyen, Warri South’s Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom; and HRM Obi Chukwuka, Aniocha South LGA, as the Obi of Umute Kingdom.

According to Mr. Sonny Ekedayen, Commissioner for Economic Planning, the Exco also authorised N167 billion for the 2023 supplemental budget.

According to him, the Exco also approved an offer of an N40 billion credit facility to the state’s 25 local government councils, which will help them pay for a significant portion of the unpaid retirement benefits due to local government retirees.Prior to this, the governor had congratulated the commissioners on their appointments and asked them to work diligently for the state’s growth and development in a warm statement.

He encouraged them to obtain copies of his inauguration speech and the speech he gave at their swearing-in ceremony, noting that both provide a roadmap for his administration’s policies.

This government needs everyone working together to make it effective. I implore all members to collaborate since the council’s choices are the result of everyone’s input, said Oborevwori.

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