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Gov Okowa Approves N300m For Students' Bursary

About N300 million have been approved by Delta State government for students of the state that applied for the 2017/2018 academic session Students' Special Assistance Scheme.

Chief Patrick Ukah, the State Commissioner for information, made this known on Wednesday in Asaba, while briefing newsmen on the resolutions of the weekly State Executive Council meting.

The Commissioner said that council released to the State Bursary and Scholarship Board N312.5 million which was intended to important the 2017/2018 scheme.

"Also, the sum of  N473, 832.8 million being the balance of the state counterpart funding for the Universal Basic Education was also approved".

He said that the council also approved the appointments of two traditional rulers.

"his Royal Majesty, Prof. Paul Ogheneero Okumagba, the Idama ll, the Orosuen of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom in warri South and His Royal Majesty, Henry Ezeagwukpo jegbefume I, the Obi of Akumazi Kingdom in Ika North East Local Government got the nod of the council.

"The council also approved the construction of Abavo Circular Road (Phase II), Abavo in Ika South LGA.
"It also approve the 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, Uvwie LGA," he said.

According to the commissioner, the council also awarded the contract for the construction of Akumazi/Owerre Olubor/Ekwuoma Link Road (Phase II) with a 265 meters spur to Obior/Ogwashi-Uku Road.

"The constuction of Hon. Abinko 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 LGAs were also approved by the council.

"Also the construction of Ajagbodudu townshipss roads, including Diden Road to link the community to Oghoreki -Ajagbodudu Road to Ugbenu/Koko Road, Ajagbodudu Town Hall Road and Dudu Road, "he said.

He assured the people that government would take advantage  of the dry season to speed up work on various roads across the state.

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