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Delta to inaugurate multi- billion naira secretariat in Dec. —Okowa

By Ifeanyi Olannye

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said on Tuesday that the multibillion-naira secretary of state named after Asagba of Asaba, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, will be inaugurated in December 2021.

Okowa revealed this in an interview with reporters shortly after inspecting the state-of-the-art facilities of the secretariat and the new technical college in Asaba.

According to him, the secretariat is almost ready; there are still a few things to do and the consultant in charge of the project told me that in three weeks they will have completed the project.

Regarding the upkeep of the magnificent structure while in use, he said, an alternative management service was being developed to ensure that the secretariat complex stood the test of time.

“We are already in the process of developing a process for a management service to ensure that the secretariat is taken care of in such a way that, in the years to come, it will still be in a very functional state. We will ensure that before the inauguration, it is in place, ”he said.

Okowa revealed that the project will be powered 24 hours a day by the state government’s independent power plant.

“We are giving them a few more weeks and we should be able to launch this project in early December.

“The period will leave them enough room to finish the furnishings they are doing and will also ensure that the premises are well cleaned, as well as the exterior work, which is nearing completion, is completed. .

“I hope we should consider moving in in the first weeks of December. “It’s a beautiful project and I’m happy with what I saw today – almost all floors are fully furnished.

“I think the test was done in terms of power supply and the like and a nice thing is that it is powered by the captive power supply that we have (the independent power plant that powers the government house and others. government offices).

“So we have a 24 hour guaranteed power supply, which makes it very unique,” ​​the governor said.

On the state government’s decision to name the building after Professor Chike Edozien, the governor said that the tenure of the traditional ruler has brought remarkable peace and sustainable development to the state capital.

He stressed that naming the secretariat after the Asagba of Asaba was part of the tribute paid to him for his belief in the unity of the state.

“I think he is very worthy of it, not because he is a professor of medicine and one of the best that we have had and it is not because he is the oldest professor of medicine that we have today in this country.

“But, as Asagba of Asaba, it was during his time that we saw some critical changes in the face of Asaba. In its time, we have witnessed many developments in Asaba, and above all, peace.

“We saw a lot of movement of people from other places to Asaba and he was able to administer the city in such a way that it welcomed foreigners.

“There is no better administration than this. So, we have to praise the man for his ability to manage Asaba. He played a big part in what we have today as a united people, ”Okowa explained.

He also said he was impressed with the level of work carried out so far in the Asaba Technical College project, pointing out that the nine new technical colleges being executed simultaneously by his administration were in various stages of completion.

He revealed that Asaba Technical College will be ready for the inauguration in the first week of January 2022. .

Source: NAN

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