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My Administration Created 17,173 Jobs Within One Year – Delta State Gov. Okowa

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Monday, said that his administration had created 17, 173 jobs directly and indirectly in his first year in office.

Okowa made this disclosure at a news conference where he presented his First Year Performance Report in Asaba.

He said the high rate of unemployment had become worrisome and was threatening the socio-political stability of the state when he assumed duty on May 29, 2015.

Okowa said that his administration realised that in order to achieve sustainable economic growth, there was the need to create new jobs.

“Our credit was in bad shape and the financial system was shaky and indeed, our promise of prosperity for the Delta people seemed illusory. It is my pleasure to announce that as at April 30th, 2016, a total of 17, 173 private sector jobs were created by this administration. This figure consists of 6, 800 direct jobs and 10,373 indirect jobs of both skilled and unskilled workers,” he said.

The governor said that the process was driven by a Job Creation Office, which accounted for 7, 522 of the jobs while the remaining 9,651 were created through the MDAs projects and programmes.

Okowa said that his administration’s vision was to drive an all inclusive economic growth policy that carried along the poor, women and the vulnerable.

He said that government had also in April disbursed the sum of N546 million to 3,110 micro, small and medium enterprises in the state.

“These include, 2,052 females, representing 66 per cent of the loan recipients and 1,058 males, representing 34 per cent in compliance with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulations”.

Okowa said government would soon release another N500 million to the State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency for disbursement as loans to beneficiaries.

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16 Comments

  1. Nosa

    May 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    You have tried,we need one million more please,still along way to go sir.

    • keke driver

      May 23, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      This Man is such a liar, I stayed in Asaba from January 2016 till Sunday 22nd May 2016……Asaba is in a deplorable state……The fear of going out of your House after 10 pm is the beginning of wisdom, because your bag, wallet, wrist watch and errything you have on you would be robbed off *Thanks to the high rate of POVERTY AND LACK OF GOOD JOBS* in the state.
      Asaba can ONLY boast of hotels and motels (for censorships sake, I wouldn’t go into details abt motels in Asaba)

  2. Prince

    May 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    We aint talking about the ones you’re using tax payers money to pay their salaries like your SAs, PA to your SAs, Secretary to the PA to your SAs and Clerk to the Secretary to the PAs of your SAs

  3. Spunky

    May 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Hian! No be the same town/state we dey? 17,173 jobs? Fear God Ooo…Please sir, approve Retiree funds Biko. Most retirees from 2012 to date are yet to receive their accrued rights. No one investigates these claims and even so, the Data base is highly exaggerated.

  4. E

    May 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Governor, Please get your fact right! These are all lies!!! Pls where did he create the jobs? which state? This man stopped employment into civil service as soon as he resumed office. He even sacked those that were employed before he came in.

    • Miss

      May 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

      So true!! My friend got a job with the civil services in Asaba weeks before he came in after searching for jobs like hell only for this man to come and sacks all of them that were recently employed for no reason at all. I think over 2,000 workers were affected.

    • Miss

      May 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

      sack*

  5. Ehiwarior

    May 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Okay, we have gbo you.. Next please!

  6. Sa Enw

    May 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Continuity is the key. Leaders in Nigeria needs to have one VISION. one LOVE. one DESTINATION.
    voiceandtext.com

  7. CovertNigerian

    May 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    And the evidence is still in the imagination of the person that thought up these numbers abi?

    As far as Nigerian politicians are concerned, trust but verify. Otherwise, ignore.

  8. forreal

    May 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Mr governor, re we talking about this same Delta state that I am in or an imaginary one,we re orphans in Delta state as regards government presence, because nothing is happening

  9. eric edhughoro

    May 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    “fart and figures”

  10. Gloria

    May 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    The only job you created sir, was a wedding planner for your daughter’s wedding. Asaba is currently the worst state to live in. Roads are horrible and standard of living is poor. Do you people think that you will get away with making people suffer while you sit and enjoy our money and lie on top of it #HELL

  11. lacey

    May 23, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    This man with his 42 should go and relax! He is just a liar!

  12. Mz A

    May 24, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This one is definitely related to lie mohammed. Enough of the imaginary job creation, come and repair our roads. Where’s the other thief EEU, why has EFCC not carried him sef?

  13. Billy Bilero

    July 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    How do I report a corrupt government official to the Nigerian government

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