By Frank Momoh
The Delta State Government has approved the recruitment of over 1,500 teachers in core subject areas into the Unified Teaching Service (UTS) of the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, made the disclosure in Asaba on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Commissioner said the recruitment became necessary to fill in vacancies created as a result of retirement, death and establishment of new schools across the state.
He said that the recruitment would not be political but strictly based on candidates passing Computer Based Test (CBT) in relevant subject areas.
On road construction, he said Exco approved a number of roads for construction across the three senatorial districts in the state.
He listed Construction of Justice Ada Onyetenu Street Asaba; Okuku Road, Kwale, Ndokwa West; Uche Anyahaebizi Street Asaba; Okobu Street Alisimie, Ika South LGA; rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Road in Udu and Construction of Aladja Ogbe-Ijoh Unity Road in Udu and Warri South West Local Government Areas as some of the roads earmarked for construction, rehabilitation and asphalt overlay.
Others include Construction of Chief James Ezechi Street, Okpai, Ndokwa East, Construction of Comrade Izeze Boulevard Road Oginibo, Ughelli South Local Government Area.
He said the Exco’s approval for the Construction of Ilabor Road in Igbodo, Ika North East, Oko-Amakom/Oko-Obiokpu to link 2nd Niger Bridge Service Road in Oshimili South; Construction of perimeter road at Asaba International Airport; Construction of Samuel Osika/Onojaife Streets, Mosogar, Ethiope West; and Construction of Aboy Road, Bomadi.
Others include construction of Idumu-Inneh Street Phase 1, Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA, Construction of Chinedu Obodo Road and Francis Nwajei Street Asaba. Construction of Okwuijen Street, Boji-Boji, Agbor, Ika South, construction of Buzugbe Street and Oranu Street, Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East Local Government.
Aniagwu explained that the construction of the perimeter road at the Asaba Airport was part of government’s responsibility in the airport concession agreement.