Delta approves 700-bed hostel for NYSC camp – The Sun Nigeria

By Paul Osuyi Asaba

The Delta State Government has approved the construction of a 700-bed hostel at the permanent National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp site in Issele-Uku, Aniocha Local Government Area North of the State.

This was among the decisions taken at the state executive council meeting chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Asaba.

Briefing reporters, Information Commissioner Charles Aniagwu said the aim was to be able to effectively accommodate the growing number of corps members deployed to the state for the one-year compulsory service.

He said Delta has become a preferred state where NYSC management deploys corps members due to the level of safety and smooth coexistence among residents.

Aniagwu noted that the project will be accelerated to serve as accommodation for athletes during the National Sports Festival (NSF) 2021 to be hosted by Delta State in November this year.

He added that approval has been given for the furnishing and equipment of the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Center as well as the Mother-Child Center of Owa-Alero in the locality of Ika North East.

In the area of ​​road infrastructure, Aniagwu revealed that the council had approved the construction of an access road to Obiaruku Model Technical College in Ukwuani Local Government Area as well as the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the road. Onicha-Ugbo/Udumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North.

According to him, the council also approved the rehabilitation of inland roads in Oghara and Ofagbe, James Ezechi Road, Okpai in Ndokwa East, Achalla Ibusa Road in Oshimili North and Ilabor Road, Igbodo in Ika North-East among others.

“For some roads we have to embark on total reconstruction, for others they are entirely new projects and yet for some they are rehabilitation projects in addition to the upward revision of certain projects due to price fluctuations and uncertainties. of course in other areas, the extension of the work that needed to be done,” he said.

Aniagwu explained that road rehabilitation and reconstruction will be in addition to the state government’s urban renewal campaign in the affected areas.

Linda G. Ibarra