2019: OKOWA ADVOCATES ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR INEC
AS members of Nigerian Guild of Editors brainstorm on how to achieve a credible general elections in 2019, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has advocated for change in the funding of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the commission is truly independent.
Delta State is an oil and agricultural producing State of Nigeria, situated in the region known as the South-South geo-political zone with a population of 4,098,291. The capital city is Asaba, located at the northern end of the State with an estimated area of 762 square kilometres (294 sq mi), while Warri is the economic nerve center of the State and also the most populated. It's located in the southern end of the State. The State has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometres (6,503 sq mi).
Employment will remain the central theme for all our policies. Reflecting our strong conviction that deliberate government focus and action is needed to stem the tide of rising unemployment, our intervention strategy will combine time-tested and trusted quick-win schemes and long-term plans for job/wealth creation in the state.
The fundamentals of security and peace building are well known to our people and communities. We also know that the character and ingredients of conflicts and insecurity in the state have been significantly altered since 1999
Delta State has tremendous potentials in agriculture. My administration will pursue multiple strategies that will boost agricultural produce and encourage the free market for raw materials and foodstuffs
As a medical professional, health for all Deltas is paramount and dear to me. I shall consolidate the good work of the out-going Governor in this matter and advance the policies, programmes, and facilities of the health sector
Environment sustainability is important to our state as it is to the national and global communities. In managing the environment better we must recognise and respond adequately to the varying challenges in different parts of the state