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Ifeanyi Okowa Of Delta State Supports The Entertainment Industry, Secures Assembly Approval For The Construction Of A N5 Billion Naira Film Village.

Ifeanyi Okowa.

The Delta State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, approved the request made by the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa for a request of N5 billion bond for the construction of a film village and leisure park in the state.

Reports have it that the film village and leisure park would be built at Ugbolu, in Oshimili North Local Government area at the cost of N5 billion, which the assembly has approved on resumption from the four-week breal.

The request of the governor was contained in a letter read during plenary by the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, in Asaba, where Okowa said that the project, when completed, would not only boost the revenue base of the state, but would also create jobs for youths of the state, as government will provide 30 per cent of the funding of the project, while investors would provide 70 per cent.

The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Tim Owhefere, moved the motion for the House to receive and adopt the letter and was seconded by the member representing Udu Constituency, Chief Peter Uvieijitobor.

The request was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers when it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker and adopted.

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