28th November, 2021
By Ifeanyi Olannye/Asaba
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will on Monday inaugurate the multi-billion naira Delta State Secretariat Complex in Asaba.
Also for commissioning is the the 8.5 Megawatts Independent Power Project (IPP).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this on Sunday while addressing newsmen after inspecting the facilities ahead of the inauguration in Asaba.
He said that the secretariat complex which was named after the Asagba of Asaba, HRM, Prof. Chike Edozien, sits on a 45,000 square meters.
He said it was designed to accommodate all the state ministries and their staff.
“The secretariat complex is fully completed and ready for the inauguration.
“I went round to check the route through which the Vice President can come in for tomorrow’s inauguration and am convinced that we are ready.
“The secretariat is a very complex one, sitting on 45,000 square meters, which is very huge and it’s designed to contain all the ministries and their staff, except the Ministry of Works.
“It is so inter-connected with a lot of things to the point of having a banking hall, restaurants, creche and even a clinic that could actually serve as a mini-hospital.
“The new secretariat is internet enabled all through and it is powered along with other government offices, through an Independent Power Plant. That means we are having a 24-hour power supply.
“We also have conference rooms and all the ministries are interconnected.
“Plans are already in place for a full facility manager, with other sub managers taking charge of security, the cleanliness and the environmental sanitation,” Okowa said.
The governor added, “the 8.5 megawatts Independent Power Project in the state capital will be inaugurated same day by the Vice President.
“The IPP will power all government offices, including the government house, to keep government activities uninterrupted.
“It will also enable us have the best of services and keep the workers comfortable”