By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
In order to ensure projects executed in Delta State are done to specifications and delivered on schedule, the state executive council has approved the establishment of a Project Monitoring Unit.
This was made known to newsmen in Asaba by the state commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu while briefing the press on the outcome of the executive meeting.
The commissioner noted that the approval is in line with the governor’s desire to deliver projects that will touch the lives of the people for a long time to come. He added that exco also approved the review of the cost for construction of Igbide-Irri internal roads.
On the deplorable state of federal roads in the state, the commissioner lamented the hardship Deltans and other road users are passing through.
He urged the Federal Government to speedily intervene in the reconstruction of the roads.
The commissioner disclosed that in addition to other approvals, Exco also approved the 2020 Work-Plan for the Job Creation Office, and that all markets constructed by the state government have been handed over to local government councils for management.
“The issue of job creation was also discussed and based on the need to ensure that more Deltans, especially the youths, are positively engaged in the next four years, the Directorate of Youths Development will collaborate with other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to engage the youths.’’
Egwuyenga said, “Our governor wants collaboration across MDAs to ensure the effectiveness and opening of more frontiers for the youths to be engaged.He wants that opportunity for youths to be employed and also be employable.
“Exco agreed that there was a need to expand other entrepreneurial opportunities and to look critically into the mindset and value orientation of youths, because it is clearly so desired.
“So, we have a direction and a value system where youths need to have a different perception as we currently have.We looked at value orientation for youths and the need to expand every opportunity that will ensure that youths fare better”.