By Fidelia Femi-Adedoyin
The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor has rated the Governor Okowa project, the recently inaugurated Professor, Chike Edozien Secretariat as world class.
He gave this rating during a tour round the portion of the facility allocated to his Directorate. Expressing much excitement and satisfaction, he stated that the erection of this edifice is a firm reiteration of the Okowa Stronger Delta Agenda as it would directly impact the productivity of civil servants in the State.
He remarked that this is an addition to the tourist sites in Delta and a huge motivation for him as well as for government workers, stating that the environment is very conducive and anyone would be proud to work in it.
Ejiofor likened the 7 story building to the world trade centre, saying it is a one stop shop for conducting most state government business. He urged civil servants and all who would be making use of the facility to ensure they cultivate the maintenance culture for the preservation and longevity of it.
The 45,000 square meter space of the Secretariat is to house 27 ministries and is capable of conviniently accomodating 5000 persons. It has various facilities that beautify and make the work environment easier; 5 courtyards, a 1000 car parking lot capacity, a crèche, multiple conference rooms, and more.
It is situated next to the 8.5 megawatts independent power plant which will ensure constant power supply. The Secretariat also houses a medical facility, driver’s lounge, space for two banks, business centres, executive restaurants, 6 waste disposal facilities, amongst others.
Members of staff of the Directorate of Culture and Tourism could not contain their joy when they were given their allocation. They said it is a far cry from the work environment they have had to endure for many years.
They confirmed that it would certainly give a boost to the work attitude of civil servants and give rise to a positive self disposition. They thanked Governor Okowa for this initiative and prayed that he finish strong.