GOV OKOWA SWEARS IN SSG AND POLITICAL AIDES

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa  has charged all Political appointees in the state to redouble their efforts to help his administration deliver on its promises to Deltans.

Correspondent reports that Governor Okowa gave the charge on Monday while presiding over the swearing in ceremony of the New Secretary to the state Government and Seven Newly appointed Special Adviser at the Unity Hall,  Government House Asaba. 

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa congratulating the Newly sworn in Secretary to the state Government and  Special Advisers,  urged them to work with  greater sense of urgency, unflagging enthusiasm, more creativity, and innovative strategies to enable the state Government successfully execute its  policies and programmes .

Governor Okowa while stating  that the office of the SSG requires a person who is able to marry policy  and politics as well as support for the agenda of the Government added that 

the SSG must a be a consensus builder, broadminded, accessible, and flexible with a good sense of fairness and justice.

He  noted that the New SSG,  Chief  Patrick Ukah has been an integral part of his administration Smart and Stronger Delta agenda, having served as commissioners for Information , Basic and Secondary Education, and  he is  well grounded on the working knowledge of the state Government policies and Programmes. 

The Governor charged the new Special Advisers,  to discharge their  duties and responsibilities in accordance with section 196 (Sub-section 1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as they  are well acquainted with the key policy thrusts of the administration. 

Governor  Okowa enjoined  political appointees in the state to resist complacency, adding that getting obsessed with 2023 politics would make them to lose track, leading to negligence and dereliction of duty. 

While saying that his administration was on its home run, Senator reiterated the  commitment of his administration’s determined to finish strong. 

Responding on behalf of the  Newly sworn in Appointees, the SSG, Chief  Patrick Ukah thanked Governor Okowa  for the honour done them, and assured that they will not betray the confidence reposed on them. 

Those  sworn in, included  Dr. Kingsley Emu as Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Omimi Esquire , and Chief Isaac Anwuzia as Political Advisers , while  Hon. Emmanuel Okoro, Hon. Kelly Penawou ,Chief Andy Asawota, Chief Edwin Uzor and  Chief Godwin Ogadi as Special Advisers.