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Okowa, His 12 Disciples And Why Henry Ofa Should Head DESOPADEC

Source: Kparobo M. Ehvwubare
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Senator Ifeanyi Okowa upon assumption in office knew there were

expectations from him from the good people of Delta State, few days

after his swearing-in, he appointed his secretary to the state

government SSG Bar Festus Ovie Agas, the Director General of his

campaign organization, they were encomiums on Dr. Okowa; that has

rekindled the people's hope of his ‘’monkey work, monkey chop’’

mantra.
But in order for his administration to succeed on his SMART agenda

geared on prosperity for all Deltans, he needed people who will help

him to preach the gospel in all the nooks and crannies of Delta State.

Even when Jesus Christ was preaching the gospel of His father, he

committed twelve disciples that would assist him in preaching the

gospel, ought out of the twelve disciples Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus

Christ.
Few weeks back Dr. Okowa who is known for his result oriented,

appointed his twelve disciples that will help him disseminating his

prosperity for all Deltans gospel the appointment of his twelve

disciples (commissioner) was an indication that he is out for

prosperity if you ask me.
The disciples were strategically placed, from environment to

transport, and to all spheres of human endeavors. And my prayers is

that neither of them will betray their master like the case of Jesus

Christ.
Consequently, for Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa administration to achieve his

SMART agenda geared on prosperity at the grass root, there is need for

him to be careful on who heads DESOPADEC in his administration,

DESOPADEC being an interventionist cum parastal agency if the

DESOPADEC amendment bill scaled through at the house assembly, a grass

root politician or administrator should man the headship of DESOPADEC

as Director.
Without much ado, Dr. Henry Ogheneochuko Ofa, the immediate past

DESOPADEC commissioner is whom the cap fits considering his

antecedents in previous appointments, upon his appointment as

DESOPADEC commissioner a lot was expected from him but to the surprise

to everyone, performed beyond expectation.
Born on the 8th January 1965 of Adagboyerin, Oghara extraction has

been able to affect the lives of men and women in different sphere of

life.
Had brilliant performance and outings all through his schooling days

from primary to the university ‘’as an intelligent chap’’. Being a

trained teacher and administrator he never did badly before going into

active politics.
As a secretary to local education board, SUBEB, board member DBS,

Warri, loyal party man and the immediate past DESOPADEC commissioner

representing Urhobo nationality has been able to prove his worth with

tremendous positive impacts.
Being a man who has made selfless servant leadership and betterment

of his people his watchword, he has been able to enthroned leadership

of his people first in the confines of his powers, being always ready

to sacrifice all and lots to the well-being of all.

His non sectional leadership in his leadership capacities that has

earned him general acceptability on who man the DESOPADEC as Director,

opinion sampled were not different owing to the fact that he is the

best DESOPADEC commissioner who have represented urhobo nation and

secondly was the first DESOPADEC commissioner that has built and put

into use DESOPADEC zonal offices that he built in Ethiope west, Sapele

and Okpe local government.
A replica of what a true husband and father must be, Dr. Ofa has been

able to prove this in his home through his children exemplary and

proper upbringing in character and morals and also showing love and

affection for his entire family.
As a man with passion and great humility, he displays level of

sensibility and listening ears for the people through tender -loving

that has made people refer to him as ‘’a man with the golden heart’’.

This can be buttress on my recent chat with Dr. Okowa when I was

wishing the governor happy birthday, in the chat I brought the issue

of Dr. Ofa, his verge to clique the Director position of DESOPADEC

Delta state Oil Producing Areas and Gas Commission as the case may be,

the governor made a brunt confession that Dr. Ofa has pay his dues,

and as such he will not be left out in his government. The governor

lamented the pressure by prominent person in Oghara to appoint his son

as commissioner. The governor said that Dr. Ofa has made a remarkable

mark and as such he should be rewarded.
Dr. Ofa, a peace loving man with soft spot and feeling, for his

people, has never advocated for vendetta, rather has always sued for

peace, seeking love and unity among all and never seek the opposite,

always saying that ‘’no meaningful development can thrive in an

atmosphere of crisis and acrimony’’.
His been down to earth and gentle personality has distinguishes him

from his peers, and his peace advocacy has earned him the traditional

chieftaincy title as the ‘’Ame of Oghara kingdom’’. He is not known to

be braggarts, bigots and boorist, as this can be seen in his simple

nature, characteristics of his easily accessible life style to the

people which I believe must have developed from his humble family

background and fear of God in built in him.
With Chief Dr. Henry Ofa at the helm of affairs of the Delta State

Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, the treasury

will be guaranteed to be in safe haven and will be used for people

oriented projects geared towards achieving the prosperity for all

Deltans of the state government.
This is no doubt, with Ofa manning DESOPADEC headship, treasury met

for projects will not be converted to personal accounts under his

watch as a man whom account of stewardship speaks volume.

The era of treating all and sundry in the state citizenry un-equally

shall be put behind bars if only Dr. Ofa would be appointed to head

DESOPADEC because he believes that the DESOPADEC shall be egalitarian

for all to strive as no doubt he will re-write negative pasts of

DESOPADEC to the much anticipated one.
I make bold to say with DESOPADEC under Dr. Ofa who has written his

name with gold in all facets of life, cannot afford to disappoint his

people if given the mantle of leadership in DESOPADEC, so I submit.

Kparobo M. Ehvwubare is a journalist writes from Oghara, could be reach

07067546856, [email protected]

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