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Delta Approves N250Mn For Cassava Devt Programme

Delta State Government on Wednesday announced that it had approved N250 million for the 2021 cassava development programme.

The programme will be coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, made the disclosure during his media chat with journalists after the State Executive Council meeting.

He also hinted that the State Government would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any land in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate not used for the purpose for which the certificate was issued.

Aniagwu said the Executive Council, presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, also gave the approval of the status support on the Asaba Industrial Estate was given at the meeting to ensure that the allocations fall in line with the government’s desire to have a functional industrial estate.

He explained: “Today, ExCo approved a number of projects that would further transform our communities and then advance our urban renewal drive as well as link our communities to one another.

“All these projects are still very much in line with our five-point agenda and of course, you do know that these agenda are inter-related whether in the area of strategic wealth creation or in the area of the transformed environment through urban renewal or of course in the area of building peace and creating harmony.

“So, in continuation of that agenda, we have approved a number of projects today. The first thing we carried out is the approval of the status support on the Asaba Industrial Estate. In this status support, we were able to examine the status of land that have been allocated to a number of industrialists before now.

“The essence is to make those allocations fall in terms with our desire to have a functional industrial estate and that those who may have decided to deploy some of the land allocated to them will now realise that they have to use it (the land) for the proper purpose.

“Because of that, we have said they just have come forward for the purpose of revalidation and those who have decided not to do anything at all, as a government, we have also made it clear that we are not going to hesitate to revoke their Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)”, the commissioner added.

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