The Delta State Government says it has disbursed N3.18 billion towards the improvement of education sector in the state in the last two years. The state Commissioner for Economic Preparing, Dr. Kingsley Emu, who confirmed this on telephone at the weekend, disclosed that the funds was dispensed for the provision of core infrastructure in the education sector.
Emu said that the amount was also without having prejudice to the administration’s huge commitment to meeting the spend of the teachers in the state public education program at the secondary tier.
In addition to, the state government has expressed its commitment to the implementation of the Globe Overall health Organisation (WHO) recommendation to audit all maternal and pre-natal deaths in the state.
The Commissioner for Wellness, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, stated that the state government began the approach by the establishment of Maternal Death Review (MDR) committee in March 2014, including the follow up of the State Maternal and Pre-Natal Surveillance and Response (NPDSR) steering and technical sub-committee that was inaugurated in July 2016 after the inclusion of a pre-natal, surveillance and response element.
In yet another improvement, the state government has issued a a single-month ultimatum to the individuals of Abbi town in Ndokwa West Nearby Council of the state to resolve the lingering tussle more than the agitation of an Okpala-Uku as the traditional head of the town.
A statement signed by the State Deputy Chief of Employees, Mr. Steve Eniotor, stated that government had decided to wade into the matter following petitions written and addressed to the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, from the town over the emergence of an Okpala-uku of the community.
The statement reads in aspect: "The state government interest has been drawn to the lingering tussle in Abbi community more than rulership and many petitions addressed to the Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.