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Okowa inaugurates boards of agencies, tasks appointees on policy execution

By Sony Neme, Asaba
20 December 2019   |   3:29 am
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged political appointees to ensure cohesion in policy execution by carrying on from where their predecessors stopped.

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged political appointees to ensure cohesion in policy execution by carrying on from where their predecessors stopped.

He gave the charge in Asaba while inaugurating chairmen and board members of Water Corporation, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Land Allocation Committee and Arts Council.

Others are, Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Urban Technical and Vocational Education, Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education, as well as Bursary and Scholarship Board.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, he noted that the chairmen and board members were carefully selected based on their antecedents and expressed confidence that with their wealth of experience, they would contribute meaningfully to the growth and sustainability of the agencies.

He stressed the fact that they have been selected to serve on the boards on account of their proven integrity, unwavering loyalty and uncommon sense of duty.

“It is my sincere hope that you will bring these worthy attributes to bear on the discharge of this very vital assignment as you are expected to demonstrate the highest standards in the discharge of your responsibilities.

“You are expected to carry on from where your predecessors left off and improve on their achievements. This would require total commitment and diligence, which I am confident you will epitomise,” he stated.

The governor enjoined them to make sustainable contributions capable of expanding the frontiers and focus of the agencies to make them much better than they met them.

“Let the policies you enunciate be productive enough to justify the confidence reposed in you and serve as enduring legacies you will leave behind,” he added and admonished them to desist from actions capable of bringing division in the state.

“As we strive to build a strong, united and progressive state, we must eschew the temptation to pander to primordial sentiments and divisive tendencies.

“We should focus on emphasising the strength of our diversity, resilience and creativity that mark the people of Delta apart as uniquely gifted people.

“It is in this context that I advise that you should not subject decisions to the expediency of cheap political advantage, with its potential for avoidable discord,” he added.