ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa today, March 7, 2018 resumed the series of town hall meeting with a no holds barred interface with the people of Ethiope East and Ukwuani.
The town hall session which climaxed the earlier commissioning and inspection of projects in the two local governments saw the Governor pledging to commence new projects in the two LGAs.
Addressing the large crowd at obiaruku, Governor Okowa said the revamped technical colleges now boost of increase number of enrolment of students.
“The technical schools are centres for our youths to acquire skills that will make them self employed”. Governor okowa said.
According to the Governor, “technical education is important to our children, in technical schools, they are not only taught to acquire skills, but, also, conventional subjects they learn in secondary schools. It is our hope that the students will acquire the needed skills for them to establish on their own and we will, convert more secondary schools to technical schools.”
The Governor disclosed that his administration pays a lot of attention to the employment of youths through different skill and wealth creation programmes, noting that the World Bank has recognised efforts of his administration to take the youths out of the streets by making them job and wealth creators.
On the issues of severe attacks by herdsmen, Governor Okowa condoled with victims of herdsmen activities, disclosing that the Federal Government had set up a committee to proffer solutions to the challenges.
He reassured Deltans that degradation of farmlands as a result of oil exploration activities have made it such that there is no land for Cattle Colony in the state.
The Governor urged the people to embrace the health insurance scheme stating that more than 60 hospitals and 100 health centres have been accredited for the programme.
He emphasised that the health insurance scheme was very important as it will ensure that people who do not have cash at hand will access medical facilities when they are ill.
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro and political office holders accompanied the Governor to the town hall meetings which he described as avenue for Deltans to freely assess his administration and contribute to the governance of the state.
He commended Deltans for their support, assuring that his administration will continue to meet the yearnings of the people.
Chairman of Ethiope East and Ukwuani local government councils, Chief Faith Majemite and Chief Chukwudi Dafe respectively, traditional rulers and other stakeholders stated that Governor Okowa has done well for the people through his administration’s people-oriented programmes.