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Delta Governor Swears In One Commissioner, 2 Special Advisers

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has sworn in one Commissioner and two Special Advisers, using the avenue to charge all political appointees to key into the developmental framework of his administration.

According to the governor, “the thrusts of our policies and programmes are clear and focused; that is, empowerment, job and wealth creation; we are committed to building infrastructure that can support economic growth and an economically integrated State”.

Governor Okowa gave the charge Wednesday during the swearing-in of Chief Joseph Utomi as Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief (Mrs.) Mercy Almona-Isei and Chief Emuobo Kenneth Gbagi, as Special Advisers in Asaba.

While noting that his administration was committed to transparency and accountability, Governor Okowa emphasized, “Delta State is blessed with many brilliant people out of which you have been selected”.

He congratulated the appointees and used the occasion to call on Deltans to avoid falsehood, sensationalism but, “concentrate on values that will usher in positive development for our common good.

“Let it be known loud and clear that service to the people is the best opportunity to serve God,” he asserted, reiterating that the development progammes of his administration would get to every community in the state.

Chief Utomi who responded on behalf of the appointees, thanked Governor Okowa for finding them fit to serve in his administration assuring that they will serve the government and the people of the state selflessly and to the best of their abilities.