Delta state government has approved the Delta State Economic and Fiscal Update, Fiscal Strategy Paper and Budget Policy Statement 2019-2021.
With the approval, the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, could now present the 2019 budget to the State House of Assembly in September with a view to getting the budget passed by January 2019.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, made the disclose after a meeting of the Council held inside the EXCO chamber in Asaba on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Meanwhile, the capital city of Delta State, Asaba, is soon to get an Army Brigade as the State Executive Council has approved the purchase of a landed property to fast track its establishment.
Mr Ukah, said that the decision to purchase an existing property as opposed to erecting a new structure was to make the establishment of the brigade quicker.
Mr Ukah stated that with the coming of the Brigade, to be located at Kilometre 2, Anwai/Illah Road, opposite the Government House, security in Asaba and environs would be beefed up to ensure safety of lives and property.
He also said that the construction of access road from NPA Expressway by former Protea Hotel in Warri to the refinery got a nod of the EXCO.