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Okowa swears-in newly appointed special advisers

Okowa swears-in newly appointed special advisers

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday charged political appointees in his administration to contribute to efforts of the state government in surmounting socio-economic and developmental challenges confronting the state.

Okowa gave the charge while swearing in eight new Special Advisers at the Government House, Asaba.He remarked that appointments made by him so far were not to fulfill requirement of Section 196 of the Constitution, but was a deliberate effort at bringing into governance, men and women of impeccable character and verse knowledge on how to tackle unemployment, poverty, anti-social vices, suspicion and distrust.

“I expect concrete, measurable inputs from everyone of the new set of appointees as I do of all that came before them.“It has been my observation that many appointees, all too frequently, are content to bask in the prestige of the office without really proffering ideas and concepts to the many developmental problems that confront us,” the governor said.

He stated that his administration believed that the stability, peaceful co-existence and prosperity of the state depended on the ability to run an all-inclusive government peopled by men and women that could oil the wheel of Stronger Delta vision.He added that the state was driven by a strong, diversified, resilient economy, transparency, effective public communication, community engagement and excellent service delivery.

“This administration is passionate in the belief that the stability, peaceful coexistence and prosperity of the state depend on the ability to run an all-inclusive government peopled by men and women of competence, capacity and character.

“Hence, the new special advisers are additional key resources in our governance team, painstakingly assembled to be architects and builders of a Stronger Delta,” Okowa said.According to him, the cardinal goal of anyone in position of trust is to render quality services to the people, which is the only way to merit any appointment.“As leaders, we must work – and walk – with the consciousness that leadership is service; service to the people for whom we hold the position in trust.

“Thus, it is incumbent on appointees to devise means and methods towards discharging that calling and responsibility.“A leader, and by that I mean any political appointee at whatever level, should be a repository of ideas for solutions to the problems of unemployment, poverty, anti-social vices as well as suspicion and distrust that breed inter-ethnic feuds in our communities.“It is my expectation, therefore, that all appointees of this administration consider it their duty to connect with their communities and engage in regular advocacy that will remould the youth and set them on the right path.

“I do not expect it to be a walk in the park. But it is the burden of leadership, and one that we all must bear with dignity and equanimity.“Where there is a will there is way, as the saying goes. I trust that we will see this charge -and challenge as a clarion call-to-arms to fight for – and safeguard – our collective future,” he said.While remarking that the future of Nigeria was at risk due to “the disconnect” between government and youths, he urged appointees to go to their communities to sensitise youths on the need to embrace core values to guarantee a bright future.

The governor, however, stated that no fewer than 100,000 youths in the state had been trained and empowered to become successful entrepreneurs in various fields, stressing that the state government’s efforts had started yielding positive results.

Responding on behalf of the new Special Advisers, Mr Johnson Erijo thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve, and assured that they would give their best in the realisation of his Stronger Delta vision.The new advisers are Mr Ignatius Ziakegha, Mr Matthew Tsekiri, Mr Chukwudi Dafe, Chief Edward Ekpoko, Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, Mr Daniel Yingi, Mr Ernest Ogwuezzy and Mr Johnson Erijo.
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In a recent publication on social media platforms by Fred Latimore, executive assistant on communication to the governor of Delta State and member of the “Ibori political dynasty” that has enslave Deltans since 1999 till date. said: he, “looked around and still cannot find any political leader in the Niger Delta region and by extension, Nigeria, who have been unjustly victimized like the national leader of South-South politics and former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, the Odidigborigbo of Africa”

Honestly, I don’t understand Fred, How? which south south? Are you saying Ibori is not a thief? Are you saying Ibori is been victimized?Ibori be victimized by who Fred? Did Ibori not confess to the crime that he committed same is that victimization? was the evidence on ground not a prove beyond reasonable doubt that Ibori is a criminal? Fred you don’t sound like a lawyer, I’m disappointed. What do you understand by the word “victimization” you are so annoying Fred. shuo, wetin be this? How can you be calling black white? even when is glaring to the blind.

This is the reason. I, always have issues with Fred Latimore, he’s character is not worthy of emulation, by any one who seek to make positive impact in society. Only those who are “criminally minded” will see a criminal like Chief James Ibori, who looted our common wealth as a roll model in society, this is so sad. I’m highly disappointed in fred for defending criminality.

Fred Latimore, pray for your own children to end up like James Ibori, don’t mislead the young generation to believe that Ibori character is inline with democratic principle’s that is obtainable in civilized society or worthy of emulation.

Fred Latimore, what you are doing is “sycophancy of the highest order.” This is the level of sycophancy and praise singing which promoted and elevated James Ibori’s ego to become power drunk and ultimately caused and contributed to his failures in totality

How happy are you. Fred Latimore, seeing Delta State loss the pounds your role model chief James Ibori looted? I, know of course, you are excited about it, because if not, you won’t be defending the criminal and shameful act of James Ibori. Well, I’m not surprise in your primitive and uncivilized action towards the defense of Ibori you guys are birds of same feathers.

Fred Latimore, you, your boss “Gov Okowa” some Deltans and the entire “Ibori Political Dynasty” said. Chief James Ibori is the greatest governor deltans have ever known in the history of Delta State.

You said Ibori developed the state and even went as far as defending Ibori that he never stole our money “Deltans funds”.

Fred Latimore, today the entire world is seeing the greatness and legacies that Ibori left for Delta State, the pounds, euros, dollars and nairas that Ibori looted and laundered out of Nigeria are the legacies you are emulating continue on that path, you are, an adult, responsible for your action by God grace very soon you will end up like your role model Ibori.

Fred, you may be afraid to tell Ibori the truth but someone have to say it anyhow.

Fred Latimore, you and the entire Ibori Political Dynasty is a big disgrace to Delta State. How do you guys feel being alive to witness billions upon billions of naira that you stole from Delta State be repatriated and use for the development of Nigeria while Delta wallow in under-development?

Fred Latimore, you guys, did not just caused yourself unimaginable pains, but also brought absolute humiliation to Deltans in general. Deltans are ashamed to have had Ibori as a Governor.

Fred Latimore, today where did corruption lead Ibori politically? Ibori use to be very great and was a voice in Niger Delta and indeed Nigeria. How great is Ibori today Fred Latimore? Where is the voice of Ibori today in national discourse Fred Latimore? You see, penny wise, pound foolish.

Fred Latimore instead you to hide your face in shame learn from the great fall of Chief James Ibori, you are busy celebrating and defending Ibori on social media platforms. What an irony! I shame for you Fred Latimore. Wetin?

Can Ibori boldly contest as a president of Nigeria today? If weren’t caught, surely he would have. This is how sudden the fame of all criminals in Delta State will end. Your boss is next inline immunity is just the saving grace for now we have more than enough evidence to send him to prison like Ibori. Fred Latimore there’s no justification for looting so be guided.

May Delta State receive sense as they loose the Ibori loot so that they will not support criminals and looters from the Ibori political dynasty going forward.

Godwin ObireChairman Concern NigeriansFor Better Nigeria (CNBN)
Source: Ika News Agbor

Christmas: Concerned Citizen donates food items to widows, community women

Not less than 60 widows in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, on Monday, December 21, 2020 smiled home with food items donated by an illustrious son of the kingdom.

The widows, mostly emerging from Triumphant Baptist Church, Ime-Obi, Agbor including women from Ihaikpen community received one 25kg bag of rice, one carton of indomie noodles, tomatoes paste and wrapper each.The donor who chose to remain anonymous, said the gesture was a yearly exercise to support the widows in the community.

He said, “I know their major burden is how to feed and that is why I took it upon myself to show them love as part of me giving back to the society.

As you can see, these widows are really in need and their voices are not necessarily heard by those in government and other NGO’s.This donation is just a token, but I know it would go a long way in putting smiles on the windows faces while they celebrate the yuletide. Hopefully, I will do more for them as time goes on.”

Widows jubilating for the gesture

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen thanked the donor for the gesture.

They said the food items and the wrapper would make them enjoy Christmas and New year celebration and prayed God to reward the donor abundantly.

Benefic aries being presented with gift items

Widows jubilating for the gesture

Items ready for distribution
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