Continue to support state government to attain  stronger Delta, Gov Okowa urges media practitioners

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By Ogude Samuel (Warri)

The Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr)  Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged media practitioners in the state to  continue to support the state government to actualize its policies and programmes  to give  room for stronger Delta.

Governor Okowa stated this in a chat with newsmen in Asaba, the state capital.

He said the state government has mapped  out many programmes  to make the state a vibrant one. He said among other things, the government is to   link the various  riverine communities,  tackle   the issues of insecuritty especially  the ones  associated with fulani herdsmen, improve on health programmes, on education, double wealth creation programmes  such as STEP and YAGEP,,  focus on widows” development, and the development of girl  child, as empowering  women is empowering the nation.

The Governor said the government is to improve on the health insurance scheme, improve on primary health programmes  in each ward  of 271 in the state,  improve on technical education by establishing 19   technical colleges   in addition to the 6 existing ones in the state to encourage Deltans to be educated among others.

The governor said all these will be done  with Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) among others.

The governor said the state government can not do all these alone but needs the support of the individuals,  corporate organizations  in order for the government to succeed.

He said the challenge the state government has is that, the economy is not growing commensurate with the growth of the population in the state.

He said: “ the only challenge the state government has is that the economy doesn’t grow as the population explosion in the state “

He thanked the media practitioners and other stake holders for the success the government  recorded in his administration and solicited more support and cooperation for the state to move forward.

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