May 26, 2024

Okowa swears in four commissioners


The Delta State Governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday, swore in four new commissioners in the state.

Punch reports that Okowa charged them to discharge their new responsibilities with dedication and diligence in the overall interest of Delta residents.

He said, “As you are all aware, we are gradually moving towards the end of our second term in office and we have before us, many urgent challenges arising from the committed pursuit of our critical projects, including the inevitable pressures of the politics of the future.

“It is, therefore, necessary that we face our tasks with our best available expertise and be devoted as we represent the aspirations of our people.

“You have come in at a time when this administration is not only taking stock of what it has accomplished so far, in meeting the desires and aspirations of the people, but also accelerating action and increasing articulation of those things still outstanding in the development of the state, as we clearly set out from the onset.

“Therefore, expect that you will put in your very best efforts for the benefit of the entire state and its people.

“In your various portfolios, we expect you to serve with integrity, devotion, loyalty and accountability because all eyes are on us as we have pledged to finish strong.

“It is our expectation that you will provide fresh ideas and a new impetus to support the government in consolidating its legacy projects among others, building a sustainable foundation for our economy and moving the politics of Delta State to a higher level of humility, justice, harmony and fair play as you serve our people.

Those sworn in were assigned portfolios. They include former House of Assembly member, Mr. Samuel Mariere – Water Resources; Chief Sunday Onoriode – Primary Education; Chief Mike Okah – Transport, and Chief Godspower Asiuwhu – Environment. Nine commissioners had resigned from Okowa’s cabinet to pursue their political ambition for 2023 elections.

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