By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, said his administration was working towards alleviating sufferings of the less-privileged in the state.
Okowa made this known after assenting to five Bills passed by the State House of Assembly at Government House, Asaba.
The Bills, which were presented to Okowa for assent by the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, who was accompanied by his Deputy, Chief Christopher Ochor and other principal officers, were the Delta State University (Amendment),Bill, 2021and Delta State Printing and Publishing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Others were Delta State House of Assembly Service (Establishment etc.) Bill, 2021; Delta State House of Assembly Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, 2021 and Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, 2021.
The Governor thanked the House of Assembly for its cooperation and collaboration, noting that his administration had achieved a lot because of the cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature.
He urged the speaker and members to sustain the collaboration in the best interest of the people of the state and said “we have been doing a lot for our people but there is still a lot more to be done and we urge all Deltans to remain patient with us.
“In the remaining 21 months, I want to reassure all Deltans that our eyes are still focused on the ball to do the best we can to impact positively on their lives in spite of the very challenging situation in our nation today.
“In the course of the next three months, I am sure that we will be reaching out a lot more to those who are less-privileged in the society.
“We will find ways to continue to empower them to put food on their tables, because it is truly very necessary as in today’s Nigeria, it is very tough for families to take care of themselves but we will try continually to assist families to be able to eat at the end of the day.
“We have started a lot of empowerment programmes and beyond the programme for the youths which started through the Job Creation Office, we have continued to engage ourselves in women empowerment programmes, and recently, the Girl-Child Empowerment Programme.
“We have already designed programmes for the very poor in the society so that we are able to lift such families from the very poor stage they are to a state where they can be stable and they can be assured of meals at the end of the day for their families,” Okowa said.