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Delta is 2nd least poor state in Nigeria – NBS

Delta is 2nd least poor state in Nigeria – NBS

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Delta ranked as second least poor state in the country.

The bureau, in its latest Poverty Index Report, ranked Delta second after Lagos among the states with low poverty rate, and said that 40.1 per cent of Nigeria’s total population was poor. According to it, an average of four out of 10 individuals in Nigeria have real per capita expenditures below N137, 430 per year, meaning that monthly income of an individual in this category is less than N11,500 while income per day is N383.03.

Okowa Urges State Assemblies To Pass The Constitutional Amendment Bill

Okowa Urges State Assemblies To Pass The Constitutional Amendment Bill

DELTA State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has told States’ Houses of Assembly to ensure the passage of Constitutional Amendment Bill when sent to them by the National Assembly.

Okowa who stated this when he received the Conference of Speakers of States’ Legislatures in Nigeria led by its Chairman and Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, at Government House, Asaba, Friday night, said as states’ legislatures, the onus was on them to pass the Constitutional amendments in the interest of the nation.

Delta State University Amendment Bill Passed Into Law

Delta State University Amendment Bill Passed Into Law

The bill to amend the Delta State University Law 1998 Cap D47 of Delta State 2008 and for other matters connected therewith has been passed into law by the state’s house of assembly.

The deputy majority leader, Honourable Kenneth Preyor, who led the debate  at plenary argued saying, “Arising from the creation of the Dennis Osadebe University, which was formerly Awian campus of the Delta State University, Abraka, there is urgent need to amend some few sections of the Delta State University Law 1998 Cap D47, which means the Delta State University Abraka will now have two campuses which is Abraka (Main) campus and Oleh campus as against the previous three campuses.”

Non-Oil Leads Other Sectors As Delta State GDP Grows By 51% in 4 years

Non-Oil Leads Other Sectors As Delta State GDP Grows By 51% in 4 years

The oil and gas played a less dominant role as the size of the Delta State's economy rose by 51 percent in four years with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hitting N4.471 trillion in 2019, from N2.961 trillion in 2015.

The latest Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report on Delta State's economy for four years stated that the contribution of the non-oil sector to the state's GDP shot up from N1.74 trillion in 2015 to N2.356 trillion in 2019.

Delta economic summit group appoints new DG

Delta economic summit group appoints new DG

The Delta Economic Summit Group (DESG) has appointed Ekenem Isichei as its new director-general (DG). Isichei takes over from Chukwuka Monye. Similarly, Isioma Udeozo has been appointed deputy director-general (DDG) of the association.

The new DG and DDG have been saddled with the responsibilities of promoting strong public-private partnerships in Delta, providing technical support to enhance the state’s capabilities through its members, support the ease of doing business and derive support towards women-led businesses in the state