Delta State Information Commissioner, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has reiterated the administration’s resolve to remain committed to the building of a Stronger Delta.
Mr Aniagwu expressed this resolve when he briefed the press at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Information on the activities of government in Asaba.
According to the commissioner, some mischief makers peddling rumors think that by doing that, the administration will be distracted from fulfilling it’s electoral promises, and we want to categorically say that this administration will not lose its focus.
“We are in a democratic regime no body will be shut up but we will not be distracted. We can only plead to individuals to come and join us in building a stronger Delta”, Aniagwu stated.
Addressing the issue of the suspended 2015 recruitment exercise, the Commissioner revealed that no worker was sacked, rather the process was suspended because there were some irregularities in the process that needed to be addressed to avert future complications. He further stated that the screening process for the reabsorption of those affected would be carried out in batches, adding that no gain saying that some people were being victimised.
He disclosed that a good number of those affected by the suspended recruitment exercise had already been empowered under the State Government’s entrepreneurship programme, and many are now employers of labour.
Speaking on the issue of erosion affecting some parts of the state, the Commissioner stated that it would be uncharitable to expect that all the campaign promises would be fulfilled within 7 months in office and assurd that the government is fulfilling its promises one step at a time.
Regarding the construction of schools in the state, the Commissioner also emphasised that no school would be abandoned as the 2020 budget will entertain massive reconstruction and building of schools while pleading to private individuals to assist the government in any way they can.
The Commissioner further revealed that a Teachers Training Centre has been established in the state to train and retrain teachers to ensure quality delivery of education, adding that any teacher who refused to take the advantage of the facility will be undoing himself or herself.
Also speaking, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olise Ifejika, advised journalists to use their mediums to point out the rules and guidelines concerning electioneering to individuals who seek to vie for electoral positions in the state.