DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr, Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Nigerians to always have respect for the national anthem.
According to Governor Okowa, “when the national anthem is being sang, no other song should be sang, everybody is expected to stand at attention and nobody is expected to move.”
Governor Okowa made the clarification yesterday (21/06/16) during the commissioning of rehabilitated Ogbagu Primary School, Ogume, Ndokwa West local government area of the state after he observed that a group of youths were busy dancing while the national anthem was being recited.
“The national anthem is a symbol of our nationhood and we must respect it; it is not about Governor Okowa but about our country,” the Governor said at the occasion which was attended by the cream of the society.
At the ceremony which was part of activities lined up to celebrate his one year in office, the Governor warned teachers to avoid doing personal business during school hours, stating that his administration will not condone such.
At Umuaja, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state while commissioning newly constructed and renovated blocks of classrooms in Onyia and Umuaja Primary Schools, the Governor gave thanks to God for the opportunity to deliver projects across the state within his one year in office.
“I thank God that we have been able to deliver on these projects within one year,” the Governor said disclosing that his administration has done a lot in the area of rebuilding and renovation of primary schools within one year because, his administration paid counterpart funding to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
“Twenty five primary schools were chosen to be rebuilt, one in every local government area across the state,” the Governor said, stating the the people of Umutu community were free to make use of the water scheme in the school compound but, such should not be done during school hours.
While charging the communities to protect government infrastructure in their areas, the Governor reiterated that his administration would not relent in delivering democratic dividends to the people based on the finances available to the state.
In his speech, the Chairman of Delta State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Hon. Sunny Ogwu thanked Governor Okowa for encouraging the provision of infrastructure in schools while the President General of Umuaja Community, Comrade Ebinum Ucheka said, “we have gathered here today to celebrate the official commissioning of the comprehensive Model Orimary School built in Umuaja but for the entire Ukwuani local government area; I shall quickly acknowledge that this is just one of the numerous landmark achievements of Governor Okowa’s administration in less than one year in office.”
Governor Okowa who was received by a marmoth crowd wherever he went to, also, inspected the level of work at Beneku road and Model Secondary, Ashaka in Ndokwa East local government area of the state.
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