VP Osinbajo to inaugurate Delta Secretariat, IPP project today



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would on tomorrow, November 29, inaugurate the newly completed multi-billion naira Delta State Secretariat Complex and the 8.5 Megawats Independent Power Project (IPP) in Asaba.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this on Sunday while speaking to newsmen shortly after inspecting the facility in preparations for the inauguration.

He said that the secretariat complex named after Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Chike Edozien, a professor, was fully completed and ready for inauguration.

The governor said that the Secretariat complex which sits on a 45,000 square meters was designed to accommodate all the ministries and their staff.

“The secretariat complex is fully completed and ready for the inauguration.

“I went round to check the route through which the Vice President can come in for tomorrow’s inauguration and am convinced that we are ready.

“The secretariat is a very complex one, sitting on 45,000 square meters, which is very huge and it’s designed to contain all the ministries and their staff, except the Ministry of Works.

“It is so inter-connected with a lot of things to the point of having a banking hall, restaurants, creche and even a clinic that could actually serve as a mini-hospital.

“The new secretariat is internet enabled all through and it is powered along with other government offices, through an Independent Power Plant. That means we are having a 24 hours power supply.

“We also have conference rooms and all the ministries are interconnected.

“Plans are already in place for a full facility manager, with other sub managers taking charge of security, the cleanliness and the environmental sanitation.

The Governor also announced that the 8.5 megawatts Independent Power Project in the state capital would be inaugurated same day by the Vice President.

“The IPP will power all government offices, including the government house, to keep government activities un-interrupted.

“It will also enable us have the best of services and keep the workers comfortable,” Okowa stated. ENDS//

Photo caption:
Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor (middle); Patrick Ukah, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), (left). On the right is Kester Ifeadi, the architect and  project consultant of the newly built central secretariat complex conducting the governor round the project during his (Governor’s) final Inspection of the edifice in Asaba on Sunday, ahead of its inauguration.