By Gabriel Elozino, Asaba
Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has dissolved the state Traditional Rulers Council.
Okowa, through a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, said the dissolution was due to the expiration of the tenure of the council.
The statement reads, “it is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly our esteemed Traditional Rulers of Delta State and Deltans in general that the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the dissolution of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council.
“The dissolution is sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the council.
“I therefore convey the gratitude of the Governor of Delta state and indeed Deltans at large to members of the defunct Council for their impactful contributions to governance during the period of their stewardship.”
The statement further adds that the council will be reconstituted in due course.
Delta State Govt. Approves Appointment of Two Traditional Rulers
In another development, the State Government has approved the appointment of Michael Imoh as the Ovie of Aviara Kingdom in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state.
It also endorsed the appointment of Solomon Usoro Onyesom as the Okpala-Uku of Ashaka Kingdom in Ndokwa East Local Government area.
The State Commissioner for information, Mr Charles Aniagwu disclosed this at Asaba, saying the approval of their appointments were part of resolutions reached by the State Executive Council (SEC) at its last meeting on Thursday.
Aniagwu also announced that the government gave approval for the amendment of the declaration to the throne of Uvwie Kingdom regarding succession to the throne, even as he said that a 500-seater auditorium was approved for construction at the Delta State University, Abraka.
On road infrastructure, he said that approval was given for the construction of Idheze internal roads in Isoko axis, rehabilitation of 5.6km Idere-Ase road in Isoko South, construction of Umuchime-Ogbele road, Ogume in Ndokwa West and construction of Ovie Whiskey Palace Road, Jesse, in Ethiope West.
While saying that the Okpe-Ekuku-Agbor road in Ika South was also approved for construction, the Commissioner disclosed that the Exco approved the rehabilitation and expansion of the Ugbolu – Asaba road as well as the Flood Control measures of Sakpoba Water Board, Oghara and the Ajagbodudu Market road.
“We also approved the rehabilitation of Ugbolu-Asaba road, to enable people easily access the film village coming to fruition soon. The road will also be expanded,” he added.
Aniagwu said that Exco also approved the repudiation of the Udu Harbour Market due to non-performance of the contractor, and that the contract would be re-awarded to a more competent company.
The commissioner further stated that Exco approved the upgrade of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) to enable it to beam its signals across the state and to the entire South-South region.
To this end, he said, transmitters and other tools would be provided for the Asaba station and Ubulu-Uku sub-station to enhance the strength of the signal.
“The good one for me is that Exco approved the upgrade of Delta Broadcasting Service. So, in the next six months, we will, as much as possible, provide them with transmitters that would be able to cover the entire state,” Aniagwu stated.