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The Delta State Government has sent teams of medical experts to Ute-Okpu and Idumuesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area to investigate reports of mysterious deaths in the two villages.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu disclosed this during a press briefing to a cross section of journalists in Asaba on Tuesday.
The Commissioner added that though the alleged mysterious deaths in the two communities were still being investigated, preliminary reports indicate that the deaths may be related to cases of substance abuse.
Also, Aniagwu said the Delta State Executive Council, on Tuesday approved the development and management of the Lander Brothers Anchorage in Asaba.
The Commissioner said the approval was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, said that the upgrade of the facilities at the Anchorage will cost N524m.
He said additional works on the Beneku Bridge to increase the height of the bridge by two meters at a cost of N1.2bn was also approved at the executive meeting.
The exco also approved completion of the DLA road Asaba and tarring of some adjoining streets in the area at the cost of N448.5 million.
He added that the state government had earlier linked the DLA drainages through Jesus Saves Road and Agric Road to Amilimocha River.
Other projects approved at the executive meeting include the expansion of the Warri/Sapele road to Effurun roundabout to accommodate more vehicles and the construction of Laboard Road in Sapele at a cost of N392.4million.
He said the cardinal goal of the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration was to tackle unemployment, create wealth and improve the living condition of the people through different sectors.
“Our major concern as an administration is how we can get majority of our youths engaged and by extension reducing the rate of unemployment which has become the bane of most societies in Nigeria.
“We have decided to take our investments in the tourism sector a notch higher and the development of the Anchorage will attract tourists to the state.
“It is being done from the private sector perspective and Exco has approved a lease of 13years to Abuja Boat Club to develop and manage the historic site,” the Commissioner who was joined by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olisa Ifeajika said.
According to him, Exco also gave approval for the construction of Faculty of Agriculture building at the Anwai campus of the Delta State University.
Mr. Aniagwu added that approval was also given for the establishment of Odogun Secondary School at Oboghoro community in Warri North Local government area.He disclosed that Exco commended a number of Delta youths who ensured that public buildings were protected during the #ENDSARS protests.
He assured that the State Government was committed to ensuring implementation of the outcome of the Town Hall meetings the Governor held with the youths of the state in Warri and Asaba.
“All the resolutions from the Town Hall meetings are being processed and sooner or later you will begin to see very concrete steps aimed at actualizing some of those issues raised by our youths and those canvassed in the course of the #ENDSARS protests.