Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has restated called on Journalist and individuals to guide against publications which tend to point to personal interests of Governor Okowa as promoting the agenda of some individuals for the 2023 governorship election in the state, stating that the government is
Committed on achieving the tenet of the Stronger Delta Agenda irrespective of blackmail and distractions.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu stated this when he briefed the press at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Information, Asaba on the activities of government.
According to the commissioner, “We believe that they think when the administration is distracted the SMART Delta Agenda will lose focus but that cannot happen he stated” adding that this government will stay on course despite all odds.
“We are in a democratic regime nobody will be shot up but we will not be distracted. We can only plead to individuals to come and join us. Some are planning to contest in 2023 and are being used to cause distraction, but this administration will stay focused,”Aniagwu stated.
Addressing the issue of workers in the state, the Commissioner revealed that no worker was sacked in 2015, but rather the process was aborted/suspended because they have not come into the payroll, saying that the government made it clear that the screening process will be done in batches, adding that no gain saying that some leaders were left behind.
He disclosed that a good number of those suspended in 2015 have been empowered under the entrepreneurial programme, adding that many are now employer of labour.
Speaking on the issue of erosion, the Commissioner stated that it would be uncharitable to think that all the campaign promises would be fulfilled within 7 months in office while assuring them that the erosion problem in Agbor would be tackle soon.
The commissioner also revealed that the issue of building and reconstruction of schools would not be entertained at once, saying that it would be based on the resources available.
He stressed that no school would be abandoned as the 2020 budget will entertain massive reconstruction and building of schools while pleading to private individuals to assist the government in any way they can.
The Commissioner revealed that a Teachers Training Centre has been established in the state to train/retrain teachers to ensure quality delivery of education, adding that any teacher who refused to take the advantage will be undoing him/herself.
He stated that the consequential agreement on the new minimum wage was reached in October 2019 saying that the Federal Government formular has been adopted to pay workers.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olise Ifejika, advised Journalist to point out the rules of INEC to any individual who want to cause distraction for this administration, saying that their job as Journalist was to speak positively concerning the government.