Delta Will Continue To Pay Pension To Former Governors – Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has unveiled that his regime will not stop the pension and other entitlements of former governors and their deputies. He disclosed this in Asaba, in reaction to the declaration by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu that he have plans of stopping the payment of pension and the necessary entitlements of ex-governors and deputies in the state. Ifeanyi Okowa while declaring his position noted that each Governor has the responsibility to run the state as it fits best, but he don’t understand and can’t explain why Sanwo-Olu took the step but his administration is not planning anything of such in Delta. He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch. “We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that. “I don’t want to comment on the decision of Lagos State Governor. Each state has the power to make a decision concerning its governance.” “That’s why South-South governors are insisting on restructuring and for us to manage our resources. “We will be meeting with the President’s Chief of Staff on Friday in Port -Harcourt, so we believe our voice should be heard.

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Why Electoral Act was not signed in 2019 –Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not sign the Electoral Amendment Act before the 2019 general election for political reasons. The governor blamed politicians for their selfishness in avoiding actions that would in the long run undermine their personal interests and to the detriment of the common good. He, however, expressed optimism that the Electoral Act would be signed this time around. According to him, “The Electoral Act was not signed because of politics, politicians are selfish. If you watch what is going on in America, President Donald Trump does not want the mailing votes to be counted if they arrive after 8pm on election day. But members of the Democratic Party think otherwise. “That is the way of politicians, always be conscious to avoid taking actions and decisions that would undo you. So it was not signed because of politics but I know that it will be signed this time.” While addressing youths in Delta North at a town hall meeting following the #EndSARS protests across the country and it’s subsequent hijack by aggrieved youths, the governor addressed them. Okowa told the youths that politics was about learning along the line and picking the good things seen in good politicians and throwing away the bad ideas. “I agree that there is need to re-work our electoral processes but we need to re-engineer our minds because we have lost it and it’s time we began to talk to ourselves,” he said.

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Delta relaxes curfew from 8pm to 6am

On Saturday, Delta State Government, announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed in the State after the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests by hoodlums. In a statement by Mr Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, said the curfew would now be from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020. ExAniagwu in the statement, said: “As a government, we are not unmindful of the stress our people are going through on account of the curfew, but it was inevitable in order to protect the life and property of Deltans. “I must thank Deltans for protecting the interest of our common patrimony by ensuring that no further destruction of public buildings was witnessed in the state. “As part of our avowed commitment to build a stronger Delta with our youths, let me also express the determination of the State Government to give effect to the decisions reached in the Town Hall meetings with youths in the state”.

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