The Delta State Government has approved the sum of N381m for the 2018/2019 bursary scheme for students of the state origin in higher institutions.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, made this known while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Asaba.

Aniagwu, who was joined by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olisa Ifejika, said over 17,000 out of over 24,000 students that applied would benefit from the assistance.

He disclosed that government had also approved the recertification of all cooperative societies in the state to ensure their operations were in tune with best practices and truly reflected the yearnings and aspirations of their members.

Aniagwu disclosed that EXCO also approved the reorganization of the Ministry of Oil and Gas with the creation of additional six departments to ensure that the Ministry lived up to its mandate of monitoring the activities of the oil sector in the state.

While expressing Government’s concern over poor environmental condition of some parts of the state, the Commissioner said government would soon embark on the clearing of illegal structures on the highways to ensure safety of motorists and other road users.

On rehabilitation of federal roads, he said the state government would continue to intervene on the roads as they impacted more on the state’s economy and the lives of Deltans.

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