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Good governance earns Okowa man of the year award Says Ossai.
The Political Aide on Special Duties Media to the Delta State Governor Mr. Ossai Ovie has described Independent Newspapers’ ‘Man of The Year, 2017’ award bagged by the Governor of Delta State Sen Ifeanyi Okowa as a product of good governance.
Ossai made this known in an interview with newsmen in Lagos shortly after the 7th Edition of the Independent Newspapers ‘Man of the Year Award’ @ Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
According to Ossai the Award is well deserved award looking at the Governor achievements in the past years .
“As at today, Delta State has the best Road Network Under Gov Okowa which has made transportation of goods and services easy for Deltans .
Delta has the most empowered Youths who are now entrepreneurs in this country
Since August 2015, when Gov Okowa launched the Job and Wealth Creation Scheme with the following programmes viz; Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), and Production and Processing Support Programme (PPSP), over 45,000 direct and indirect jobs has been created both in the private sector in the state.”
Also Talking about Agriculture in the State, Ossai siad “the state government has distributed tractors to 64 Cooperative Societies. Another set of 106 Cooperative Societies got Mellon Shellers while 18 other Cooperative Societies received Outboard Engines and Fishing Gears support packages.
The state governemnt also distributed improved variety of cassava cuttings, fertilizer, and cash to 475 cassava farmers; 100 fishery farmers were given fingerlings, feeds and cash; 100 poultry farmers were supported with 200-day-old chicks each, feeds and cash; 50 poultry layer farmers got 200 layers each, feeds and cash; 50 piggery farmers received 10 growers, feeds and cash; while 40 tomatoes farmers were supported with seedlings, agrochemicals and cash” He said while congratulating Deltans for their supports.