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Delta State: 15 Years of Democracy articles

People-oriented Free Maternal and Child Health Programme

People-oriented Free Maternal and Child Health Programme

His background as not just a medical doctor but an obstretician and gynaecologist, no doubt influenced his policy of free maternal and childcare with a resolve to reduce to the barest minimum, the maternal and infant mortality ratio. To achieve this, needed infrastructure have been put in place and today, the success story is that

The Convention Centre-DOME

That Asaba, the Delta State capital, has become the favourite of event organisers especially professional bodies, is common knowledge. The reason is not far-fetched. As one of the fastest-growing capital cities, the peace and tranquility of the town, coupled with well-developed infrastructure has made it the tourists’ delight. The state government therefore considered it expedient

A Peep at the Future

The Delta State Government is laying a solid foundation for the future through infrastructural development and economic advancement programmes The future, goes a popular saying, belongs to those who are able to see and plan ahead of time. Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta State, knows this too well and that was what informed his decision

Nine Tertiary Institutions In 15 Years: Creating Opportunities for Higher Education

The sheer number of higher institutions that had been established in Delta State since the inception of democracy in 1999, is a positive commentary on the importance successive administrations attach to acquisition of knowledge especially at the tertiary level. From the administration of former governor, James Onanefe Ibori, (1999 to 2007) to incumbent governor, Emmanuel

Bold Steps in Poverty Alleviation and Employment Opportunities

The government of Delta State, through agriculture, infrastructure development and creation of an enabling environment, has expanded employment opportunities for the people  From inception, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan promised to turn around the fortunes of the people of Delta State. For the governor, nothing is as good as putting smiles on the faces of the people.

We Have Done Well in Public building sector – Paulinus Akpeki, Commissioner for Housing

Delta State, Housing Commissioner, in this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, Stella Sawyerr, associate editor and Adewale Adelola, photo journalist, assures that genuine investors would get land allocation in less than 30 days. He says government’s focus now is building houses for workers   Since the inception of democracy

‘We are Institutionalising Delta Beyond Oil’ – Kenneth Okpara, Delta State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning

Kenneth Okpara is the Delta State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning. In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, Stella Sawyerr, associate editor, Tony Akaeze, senior assistant editor, and Adewale Adelola, photojournalist, says in Nigeria and Delta State, a lot has been achieved in terms of results on ground

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