Delta Government Approves Over N300 Million For Students’ Special Assistance Scheme

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Students of Delta State origin who applied for the 2017/2018 academic session Students’ Special Assistance Scheme would soon smile to their banks as the state government has approved money for their payment.

The state Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, disclosed this after the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting held at the EXCO Chambers of Government House, Asaba, presided over by the state governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okwa, on Tuesday.

He said that the sum of N312, 448,574:60, being the amount required by the State Bursary and Scholarship Board to successfully implement the 2017/2018 scheme was approved during the meeting.

The Information Commissioner disclosed that the sum of N473, 832,845:20, being the balance of the state counterpart funding for the Universal Basic Education, was also approved by EXCO.

Meanwhile, the appointments of two traditional rulers received the nod of members of the Council. His Royal Majesty, Professor Paul Oghenero Okumagba, as the Idama II, the Orosuen of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom in Warri South and His Royal Majesty, Henry Ezeagwukpo Jegbefume I, as the Obi of Akumazi Kingdom in Ika north east local government.

He said, Council also approved the construction of Abavo Circular Road (Phase II), Abavo in Ika south, completion of the dualisation and rehabilitation of Emore Road in Oleh town, Isoko south and the construction of Ugbomro Road (Sector II) from Ughelli/Warri Expressway Junction at Iteregbi Village to the main gate of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, in Uvwie local government.

Other roads approved are the construction of Akumazi/Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Link Road (PhaseII) with a 265 meters spur to Obior/Ogwashi-Uku Road, construction of Hon. Abinoko Way, Community Road and Ekuobodo Village Road, (Phase I), Ekuobodo village, Mosogar, Ethiope west and the reconstruction of Igbodo/Obior Road in Ika north east/ Aniocha north.

Also included is the construction of Ajagbodudu Township Roads including Diden Road and link the community to Oghoreki-Ajagbodudu Road to Ugbenu/Koko Road, Ajagbodudu Town Hall Road and Dudu Road.

Recall that the governor recently said that the state government would take advantage of the dry season to speed up work on construction of roads in the state.