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Delta official offers panacea to bureaucratic bottlenecks in public service


Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay. Photo: ASABAMETRO

The Director-General of Warri, Uvwie, and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has listed determination and diligence as a panacea to the bureaucratic bottlenecks in the nation’s public service.

The former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) spoke during a thanksgiving service at Owhelogbo in Isoko North Local Council hosted in his honour by the Isoko Patriotic Front (IPF).

According to Macaulay, “public service is an unending battle to enshrine the values of development on society. This is also why there is the need for the continued support of Deltans for government and the leadership.”


He commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for finding him worthy to be part of his cabinet, pledging that he would do all it takes to deliver on the mandate.

His words: “When I was appointed Commissioner for Peace and Conflict Resolution to resolve the Warri crisis, I was branded a ‘gbeghe’ (troublesome) commissioner. From Warri, I rose to become the Secretary to State Government. Today, I am back in Warri to develop it. Again, they are saying I went there to plant flowers. It is good. I know Warri again will be a stepping stone.

“I urge you (IPF) to continue to support me. I thank the governor for finding me worthy to be in his cabinet. I will do my best to deliver on that mandate. Public service is a battle. There are those who want you to fail. There are those who believe your success will affect their destinies.

“Those who thought I fought for the office of the Managing Director of DESOPADEC are wrong. I did not fight for it. I did not discuss it with the governor. I don’t fight for positions. From Commissioner to SSG, I never fought for them. I believed I had done my part, it behoved on God through the governor to give me what I deserve.”


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