The Delta State Executive Council (SEC) has approved the sum of N10 billion as social investment to fund palliatives for the less privileged, people living with disabilities, widows, women, youths and the aged Deltans in the society.
It also set up a 14-man Flood Disaster Management Committee to curtail the effects of floods in the state.
This was part of the decision reached at the maiden State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori on Wednesday in Asaba.
Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, the State Commissioner for Works (Highways and Urban Roads), Comrade Reuben Izeze, said the governor would forward it to the State House of Assembly for approval for the provision of palliatives.
He said Exco gave approval for the construction of several roads in furtherance of the M.O.R.E Agenda of the Governor Oborevwori-led administration, adding that every senatorial district was covered and the roads were critical to the uplifting of the economic status of the people.
Exco also approved the payment of the 2023 counterpart fund for the Universal Basic Education Programme and for the organisation/hosting of the 7th Edition of the National Youth Games in the state”.
On his part, Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr Sonny Ekedayen, said Exco also approved the sum of N167b as 2023 supplementary budget.
He said Exco also granted approval for N40b credit facility offer to the 25 local government councils in the state to defray a substantial part of the outstanding retirement benefits to local government pensioners.