Delta State Government said it has approved the release of fund to the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) for 2018 council elections.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah made the disclosure today during a post Exco briefing at Government House, Asaba.
Mr. Ukah who was accompanied on the briefing by his Housing Counterpart, Architect Joseph Ogeh, stated that the approved amount was within the proposal sent by Delta State Independent Electoral Committee (DSIEC) to the governor, noting however that specific details would be made available by the management of Delta State Independent Electoral Committee (DSIEC).
The Information Commissioner also stated that preparation for the 2018 Budget for the State featured prominently in State Executive Council, saying it provided a platform for presentation and analysis of provisions for the different sectors.
On the issue of keeping the environment clean, particularly the Asaba Capital Territory, the Commissioner said that the Executive directed the Ministry of Environment to oversee the entire process of keeping the State clean by maintaining adequate synergy with other sanitation partners and stakeholders.
He gave a reassurance that the State Government was on top of the situation concerning the spread of Monkey Pox disease in the Country, stressing that the Ministry of Health was on red alert to handle any suspected case.
Mr Ukah announced that as part of the Executive’s decisions, the town hall meeting would continue on October 17, 2017 from Udu and Okpe Local Government Areas, stating that it would as usual feature the inspection and commissioning of projects as well as meeting with the people.
He clarified that the town hall meeting was not a political exercise but targeted at interfacing with the stakeholders in the various communities and solicited the understanding of the media in giving the meetings the desired coverage.