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Delta to spend N381m on 2018/2019 bursary
By Okies Veeky
DELTA State Government has approved N381 million for the 2018/2019 bursary scheme for students of Delta State origin in higher institutions.
This was disclosed by Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Commissioner for Information, while briefing journalists on the outcome of State Executive Council meeting in Asaba recently.
Mr. Aniagwu, who was in company of Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika said that the state government approved over 17,000 students to benefit from the assistance.
According to Mr. Aniagwu, “Government has approved the sum of N381 million for the 2018/2019 bursary scheme for students of Delta State origin in higher institutions in the country. Over 17,000 students will benefit from this scheme from the over 24,000 students that applied.”
He disclosed that government has also approved the recertification of all co-operative societies in the state to ensure that they meet best practices and truly reflect the yearnings and aspirations of their members.
Aniagwu also disclosed that the State Executive Council has approved the reorganization of the Ministry of Oil and Gas with the creation of additional six departments to ensure that the Ministry meet up its mandate of monitoring the activities of the oil sector in the state.
While expressing government’s concern on environmental cleaning, the commissioner said that government would soon embark on the clearance of illegal structures on our highways to ensure safety of motorists and other Deltans on these roads.
On the palliative measures on ‘federal roads, he said that the state government would continue to carry out the repairs of the roads as they impact more on the state economy and the lives of Deltans.