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Delta inaugurates governing councils, boards




Clears highway of faulty vehicles ahead Yuletide
DELTA State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged chairmen and members of governing councils of institutions of higher learning and boards of parastatals to work harmoniously with their managements to ensure that desired results were achieved.

Okowa, who gave the charge in Asaba while inaugurating governing councils of Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar which has Dr. Amos Ighorodje as chairman; Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku, headed by Dr. Festus Okubor. Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara has Chief Andrew Asawota as chair while Chief Emmanuel Onyeukwu heads that of Delta State College of Education, Agbor.

Delta State College of Education, Warri and the Institute of Continuing Education, Asaba, had Prof. Samuel Aghalino and Chief Champion Kpateghe as chairmen respectively.

The inaugurated boards and their chairmen were Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba (Ifeanyi Osuoza); Delta State Waste Management Board (Ogbueshi Douglas Okolotu); Urban Water Board, (J. T. Government); Rural Water Supply/Sanitation Agency (Chief Ochuko Unuagba) and the Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (Dr. Richard Kofi).

According to the governor, “the government and ultimately, the people who elected or appointed to serve, stand to benefit when the relationship between councils cum boards and management is devoid of tension, competition and turf battles. The relationship does not always have to lead to bitter quarrels,” Okowa counselled.

Meanwhile, the state government has begun the removal of faulty vehicles and illegal structures from the busy Asaba axis of the Benin-Agbor-Asaba Expressway to ensure an accident-free Yuletide.

Chairman of the multi-agency task-force in charge of the clearance of major roads in the state, Prof. Sylvester Monye, told journalists that the initiative was capable of not only restoring sanity but also ensuring a cleaner environment with the attendant safety to lives and property.

Monye, who was Special Adviser (Project Monitoring) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, said the exercise was to restore the environmental ambience of the state capital as well as set the standard for the beautification of the capital territory.

He said: “The approach to Asaba, our capital city is less than clean. We have, over the years, allowed people to turn the road into mechanic workshops and trading spots. There was a time, when Asaba was a huge relief for those coming in from Onitsha but today, the reverse is the case.”

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