- A floating market is about to berth in Warri North local government area of Delta state
- The state government has earmarked the sum of N4billion for the construction of the modern facility
- Commissioner for information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu made the disclosure at a press briefing
The Delta state government says it has earmarked the sum of N4billion for the construction of a floating market.
Commissioner for information in Delta, Mr Charles Aniagwu made the disclosure at a press briefing in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday, September 2.
According to him, the market is huge and will require more than N4 billion to complete bearing its peculiar nature and it would be sitting on water with all the necessary facilities.
Legit.ng gathered that the market will be located in Warri North local government, a riverine area in the south-south state.
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At the briefing, Aniagwu also, said the government approved the sum of N600 million as counterpart fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stating that the approval was in line with Governor Okowa administration's commitment to meeting the set goals.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Okowa, on Friday, August 28 inaugurated the Delta state economic council, with a charge to the members to institute strong, credible and enduring platforms for diversification of the economy, including enhancing business competitiveness.
The council is headed by the deputy governor, Mr Kingsley Otuaro while the commissioner for economic planning, Dr Barry Pere-Gbe, will serve as the committee's secretary.
At the ceremony in Government House, Asaba, the governor urged the council to proffer viable alternatives to building strong public/private partnerships, formulate policies and practices that promote institutional transparency and accountability.
To underscore his determination to ensure a stronger economy in the state, Okowa inaugurated 20 tractors procured by his administration for agricultural productivity on Wednesday, September 2.
The governor stated that the tractors were procured to encourage citizens to go back to farming, and explained that the equipment would be available to every farmer in need of them, adding that 10 will be given out to the private sector at a subsidized rate.
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