CACOVID: Delta Starts Food Distribution to Mitigate Effect of COVID-19

ASABA/Nigeria: In its continuation process to ensure that Deltans do not suffer the untold hardship of the economic effect of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the state government had flagged off the distribution of the National Food Distribution Programme of the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19. Flagging of the distribution, the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, said his administration would continue to partner the private sector and individuals in mitigating the debilitating effects of COVID-19 on the less-privileged in the state. He lauded CA-COVID for deeming it necessary to pull…

DTSG Assures of Boosting State Economy Through Projects

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State government has assured that the state would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people. The Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday August 3, 2020, gave the assurance while inspecting some ongoing projects in Asaba. The projects were Leisure Park and Film Village Illah Road and the new Asaba Technical College located in the premises of the old site of Federal College of Education (Technical). Okowa disclosed that the twin-project of Film Village…

Delta Approves Waivers On Tax Liabilities

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has approved waiver of interest and penalties on established tax audit liabilities emanating from tax audit carried out by the Delta State Internal Revenue Service from 2011-2019. The waiver is in addition to the palliative measure published in the Vanguard and The Pointer newspapers of 28th May, 2020, in line with government policy of ensuring peace, progress and prosperity of its citizens, especially in this period COVID-19 pandemic. A statement signed by the Director of Information, Mr Dona Obuseh, said the waiver covered business concerns…

Child Trafficking: Delta State Government Returns Girl, 15, To Akwa-Ibom State

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development has returned a 15 year old Akwa-Ibom State girl to reunite with her family after being trafficked to Delta for child prostitution. The girl named Favour Enefiok was taken back to Akwa-Ibom State by a staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs under the Child Protection unit via Akwa-Ibom State Transport company from Asaba, yesterday Monday 27th July, 2020. Miss Favour Enefiok was on the 9th April, 2020, discovered in an uncompleted…

COVID-19: Okowa’s Spokesman Talks on How Delta is Flattening the Curve

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had said that the state is doing everything possible to flatten the curve of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Chief Press Secretary to Governor of Delta, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, has said the recent significant drop in active cases of COVID-19 in the state was due to effective contact-tracing and adequate treatment of patients. According to Ifeajika, in an interview programme on Arise News Television monitored in Asaba, early reporting, increased detection and treatment of cases of the virus accounted for the massive drop in the number…

COVID-19: Delta Confirms Temporal Slash in Salaries

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of measure to overcome the debilitating effect of COVID-19 on the national economy, the Delta State government has confirmed interim fiscal measures to sustain public spending, through the slashishing of salaries of some grade of Civil Servants and that  Political Appointees. To this end, there would be review of salary of political appointees and workers on salary grade level seven and above for six months with effect from July 2020. Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie disclosed this today while briefing the press at the…

Delta New Secretariat Ready October

ASABA/Nigeria: The ultra-modern multi-billion naira state secretariat complex being executed by Delta Government in Asaba would be ready for inauguration in October, 2020. The state Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, made this known on Friday while speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting the flagship project. Okowa, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work on the project in spite of delay occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, urged the contracting firm to sustain the pace of work. He said that the internal works being done were laudable and promised to visit…

Proposed Salary Cut: Delta Finance Commissioner, Urges Civil Servants To Make Sacrifice

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Commissioner of Finance, Sir Okenmor Fidelis Tilije has appealed to Civil Servants in the state to assist government  in  the development of the state by making sacrifices for the greater good of the people of the state, adding that the proposed salary cut of senior political appointees and civil servants was for the economic good of the State. Sir Tilije who disclosed this in Asaba said, the decision to cut the salaries of senior civil servants and political office holders in the State was to ensure…

COVID-19: Okowa Recounts Experience, Reinforces Call for Protocols Compliance

From right; Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; his wife, Dame Edith and Daughter, Dr. Mrs. Mildred Okowa-Igumbor, during their Thanksgiving Service held in Government House Chapel, Asaba to mark the Recovery of the Governor’s family from the COVID-19 pandemic. ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday recounted his experience with COVID-19 attack and said more than three members of his family contracted the virus. The governor, at a family thanksgiving at the Government House Chapel, Asaba, said God’s mercy saw the First Family through the challenge. Reiterating that…

NOTICE: Senator Godswill Akpabio Reacts to Joi Nunieh’s Allegations

Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON ABUJA/Nigeria: The Honourable Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs,  Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON said his attention been drawn to a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews granted by Ms. GBENE JOI NUNIEH, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her against his person ranging from allegation of corruption, sexual and workplace harassments, pipelines bombings, secret…