Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –TODAY (POST EXCO BRIEFING):
As part of the Urban Renewal strategy as encapsulated in the SMART Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Government has restored street lights in Asaba, the state capital and environs.
A visit to some of the roads in Asaba last night shows that Summit road, Nnebisi Road, Anwai Road, Okpanam Road as well as Cabinet Road all in the state capital were looking well illuminated at night.
The significance of the restoration of power to the street lights is that the Okowa Administration leveraged on the improved power situation in Asaba by reconnecting the street lights to public power supply thereby saving the state from the stress of fueling generators to power the street lights.
The street lights now connected to a new 7.5MVA transformer, will no doubt save the state millions of Naira spent on monthly basis to fuel the generators.
The restoration of the street lights no doubt will have great effects on the environment especially improving on the aesthetic of the city as well as improving security and making the roads more safer for motorists who make use of the roads at night.
This major step taken no doubt is a plus to the Okowa Administration in ensuring that things are done differently and Deltans given value for their money.
Governor Okowa have been able to achieve this feat, despite dwindling revenue due to his dogged approach to leadership which he has epitomized by providing leadership of sacrifice as can be seen from his modest lifestyle and tight fiscal discipline.
At a post executive council media briefing today, December 23, 2015 presided over by Delta Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, the Energy Commissioner, Newworld Safugha disclosed that the state government has initiated fresh plans to commit about N10 million monthly for tarrif and other charges to generate the lights as against the almost N74 million used by the last administration.
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