- The Delta government has reassured residents of Asaba, the state capital, of their safety and to do their duty
- The government made the assurance after rumors that the sit-at-home order could spread to Asaba in the Southeast
- State security agencies have been put on alert, even though they the federal government accused of mismanagement of the riots in the Southeast
The Asaba State Government- has engaged all state security agencies Red alert following the recent activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Commissioner of State for Information Charles Aniagwu made the announcement while briefing journalists on the outcome the State Executive Council meeting in Asaba on Thursday g, May 19.
Aniagwu said the federal government had matured the problem of a gitators
“Let me assure you that security agencies have been put on alert to ensure our people are doing business legally and lawfully.
“No one is happy about what is happening in the Southeast because it is affecting the economy of the Southeast and therefore we are appealing to those who are asking people to stay at home and look for other ways to advocate for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu.
“We also believe that if the federal government had handled the matter of Nnamdi Kanu well, we would not have gotten to where we are.”
The commissioner also said that the state will spend N5.1 billion to build e An international conference center in Asaba, the state capital, is investing, which he explained has become necessary as the state capital continues to develop into a megacity.
According to Aniagwu, the state go vernment intends to complete the project within 12 months and has also agreed 35% mobilization fees to the contractor to ensure speedy delivery of the project.
He said:< blockquote>“Although we do have an events center it does not serve the purpose of an international conference center where various breakout rooms and committee meetings are normally held, so it must have something like this of world-class standard in Abuja” align-left “>He explained that the Exco had approved several roads for construction, including the 2.49 km long inland roads in Kokori and the 2 km long Eku inland roads in Ethiope East administrative area, the 1.17 km long Obi Palace Road Ubulu-Uno, the Aniocha South Administrative Area among others.
Other decisions made at the board meeting included e a rejection of the Mini sports arena in Koko in Warri North and approving N543 million in compensation for verified property owners in the defunct Abraka market in Asaba.
Uncertainty: Okowa puts Nigerian military in charge of troops’ welfare
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the Nigerian military authorities to prioritize the well-being of officers and soldiers in the armed forces to help them fight insurgents and others to motivate violent crime in the country.
Okowa called out on Monday, May 9th at Defense Retreat 2022 with the theme “Shaping the Armed Forces of Nigeria for Current and Future Security Challenges” in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
He said that while the armed forces have sophisticated weapons, they would not achieve the desired result without motivated personnel.
No Alternative to Peace, Okowa Admonishes Warring Delta Communities
Recall that on Friday, March 18, Governor Okowa addressed the citizens and communities of the State had advised to avoid hostilities and said there was no alternative to living peacefully.
Okowa gave the advice at Asaba when delivering the Judicial Panel of Inquiry report the intra-community crisis in Evwreni in Ughelli North Local Government Area
According to him, communities must realize that there is no alternative to the pursuit of peace, and any community that finds itself in trouble , doesn’t really look at the future of their population, because as long as there are problems in any community, the families will be negatively affected.