Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has hinted that the state government would employ teachers in the first quarter of 2021.
The governor who stated this on Wednesday during his quarterly interaction with journalists in the state at Asaba, said the teachers who would be science based will also be engaged in the newly established Technical Colleges being constructed across the state.
“In 2021 we will employ more teachers basically in Science and Technical Education. We will employ according to needs and not according to pressure.”
He said that his administration had completed many road projects, including the Ovwor-Effurun-Otor Bridge in Ughelli South Council Area, adding that the government had also awarded and mobilised contractors for two major storm drainage projects in Warri, Uvwie and environs.
“We have mobilised them and I hope they work well in this dry season because without tackling the drainage systems in Warri, any road constructed there will not last,” he stated.
On tourism, Okowa stated that his administration was constructing Asaba Leisure and Film Village along Illah Road, adding that most movie producers will be headed to Asaba once the project was completed in May, 2021.
In a vote of thanks, Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, thanked the governor for the cordial relationship between the media and the government, and assured that journalists in the state would continue to perform their role as watchdogs of the society.