By Kasarachi Azuka/ Asaba
Technical schools across the three senatorial districts of Delta State would no longer be for training only but would move into production activities, says the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Okowa made the declaration at the Palace of Ovie of Ughelli, Oharisi III, a royal majesty. The governor’s declaration came after he had inspected blocks of classrooms being constructed at Eni Grammar School, Evwreni, reconstruction and equipping of Ogor Technical College, Otor-Ogor, construction of Royal Avenue/Prince Oharisi Drive, Government Secondary School and Orherhe/Otokutu road in Ughelli North local government area.
He also inspected on-going rehabilitation of Urban Water Supply Scheme, General Hospital, ultra-modern market and Reinforced Concrete Pavement being done by his administration at Bomadi, Bomadi local government area of the state. “We are here to inspect projects we are executing. Last weekend, we commissioned road projects,” he said. adding that, “we inspected the technical school and it is of the same standard with the ones we have in Sapele, Agbor, Ofagbe and other places because, we are equipping our children to acquire skills to be equipped for the future, the schools are going beyond training to be involved in productive activities.”
The governor who was accompanied on the tour by his Deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, top political office holders and politicians, thanked traditional rulers for making the state conducive for developmental projects to take place.
According to him, “the support of our royal fathers is wonderful, it has done a lot for us to deliver good governance for our people, with the peace that exists in your kingdoms, we have the opportunity to work for our people, without peace, we will be distracted. It is our prayers that we remain as a peaceful state,” Okowa emphasized, even as he had during an interview after the inspection of projects, expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done at the project sites.
He disclosed that the contractor handling the renovation of Government Hospital, Bomadi has been urged to execute the projects in phases to ensure that skeletal services were rendered at the hospital while construction work was on.
Oharisi III observed that Ughelli Kingdom has received unprecedented developmental projects since the assumption of office by Governor Okowa and urged the governor not to relent in his efforts to develop the state.
He thanked Gov Okowa for his sincerity and unity of purpose, stating that the people are in support of his administration.
Oghenekevwe Kumane, Eruvwedede III, the Ovie of Evwereni, also commended Gov Okowa’s administration for the spread of people-oriented projects across the state.