Isoko monarch seeks robust synergy with DELSU governing council
The traditional ruler (Odiologbo) of Oleh Kingdom in Isoko South local government area has reiterated the desire for a mutual relationship and collaboration between the community which hosts a campus of Delta State University (DELSU) and the institution’s governing council.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to his palace by the council, the monarch commended it and Delta Sate governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for successful accreditation of the faculty of law and some courses in engineering.
He enjoined the council to sustain the effort in the accreditation of the remaining two courses of petroleum and chemical departments in the engineering faculty. He noted that the security of Oleh campus contract be considered for indigenes of the community even as qualified and experienced professionals in intelligence gathering comes from local sources.
He appealed to visiting members of the governing council to consider more admission slots in the catchment area of Oleh for admission and engage its indigenes for employment in the Delta State community responsibility projects. The monarch added that the casual workers laid off be called back for full employment as they are committed and loyal members of the community.
Responding, Professor Sam Oyovbaire, chairman of the governing council said it decided to have sessions and be closer to host communities, move from one campus to another for better understanding and closer relationship as government is part of the people.
He commended Oleh community and the Isoko ethnic nationality for hosting the council and urged them to sustain the cordial relationship. He noted that the university is an institution that maintains global standard, graduating students in professional courses with relevance anywhere in the world.
He lauded Isoko Development Union (IDU) and people for reviving the institution, thus enhancing education in Delta State.
He also praised Professor Stephen Emosairue, provost of the university’s Oleh campus and his team on the level of accountability and transparency in spite of the paucity of funds, especially in tuning the institution to international standards. He said security is important and assured of maintaining standard in the area of employment, noting that all the issues raised will taken to the state governor for consideration.
Chief Iduh Amaidhe, IDU’s president general, thanked the chairman and members of the council for the visit and enjoined them to sustain the effort on the development of the institution. He appealed to the governor to facilitate work on internal road construction in engineering faculty for accreditation.
Amadhe stated that Isoko sons and daughters provided furniture in the engineering faculty and appealed to the council and state government to make available other infrastructures to facilitate accreditation of the two remaining courses.
Members of the council in attendance were, Professor Victor Peretemode (vice chancellor), Professor Rose Aziza (Deputy VC), Professor Stehpen Owaifo (Libarian), Mr. Daniel Orebo (registrar and secretary), Professor S.O. Asagba (Provost, Asaba campus) among others.
The traditional rulers of Igbide, Ofagbe, Okpe – Isoko and Olomoro communities including palace chiefs of HRM Anthony William Ovrawah Omogha 1, the Odiologbo of Oleh, also attended the event.