By Gab Ejuwa
Delta State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Kingsley Emu, has said he was satisfied that the cardinal development agenda and investments of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration were in tune with the ideas of global economists and business leaders for sustainable development.
Emu made the disclosure against the backdrop of current national conversation on critical economic development requirements following the recent meeting of National Economic Council and the criticism of world richest man, Bill Gates, who expressed reservations over the Federal Government’s low prioritisation of the critical human capital development sectors of education, health and provision of opportunities, in its economic recovery investments.
In relation to the situation in Delta State, Emu said Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote’s concerns were well addressed in the development focus and investments of the Okowa administration.
He said: “The capital expenditure profile of the Delta State budget addresses Bill and Dangote’s concerns as known to renowned global economists. Human capital development cannot be substituted. It will remain the subject matter for the inherent value and the phenomenal impact it brings to the table of economic prosperity.”