Delta Commissioner for Finance, Sir Fidelis Tilije, has advised indigenes to embrace and take advantage of technical colleges in their domain by making sure that their children and wards were registered in the schools.
Tilije stated this at Obiaruku on Friday when Governor Ifeanyi Okowa paid an inspection visit on the project site of the technical college, where he charged the contracting firm to deliver the project on the deadline.
Tilije who predicted accelerated development in Obiaruku, headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state following the establishment of a technical college in the town, advised them to develop themselves.
He noted that the college would equip them with sound technical knowledge they need to be successful in life.
The commissioner also charged the community leaders to sensitize the youths so that they could avail themselves the opportunity of a sound education.
He explained that the school was tuition free and magnanimously offered to pay for the books and uniform of the first 500 to 1000 Ukwuani students to enroll in the school.
Tilije commended Governor Okowa on the establishment of the ultramodern technical college in Obiaruku.
He enjoined the leaders of the community to appreciate the efforts of the governor, stating that the school would not only bring development to the area but also create employment opportunities for the indigenes.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Ukwuani Local Government Council, Mr Possible Ajede commended the state government’s decision of citing the technical school in Ukwuani and encouraged his people to embrace education.
He said that education was the only tool that would help them affect policies and decisions to positively impact their lives.