Second Term: Mulade Urges Governor Okowa to Appoint Competent Persons on Merits

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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by members of the Transition Committee for his Second Tern in Office
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by members of the Transition Committee for his Second Tern in Office

 …Commends Him For Setting Up Transition Committee.

Niger Delta community leader, Amb. Comrade Sheriff Mulade has urged the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to appoint competent and credible people into his cabinet to fast track development in the second term of his administration.

He also advised the Governor to pick those who are tested, proven and trusted in handling the affairs of the State no matter their positions within the political family.

Comrade Mulade who gave the charge while congratulating Governor Okowa for his electoral victory said the second term of Okowa administration deserved the support of trustworthy and reliable Deltans. He said the Governor performed creditably well during the first tenure, and expressed the hope that the second tenure would be better.

The Activist said that he contributed financially to the success of the party at the State level, and told journalists in Warri area that despite Governor Okowa’s leadership skills, he still needed more credible and competent hands as members of the State Exco to take Delta State to the promised land.

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According to him. having a good teamwork with competent and talented hands would increase the productivity of the State, particularly in areas like finance, health, education, agriculture.

He therefore commended the Governor for making it clear that membership of his transition committee was not an automatic ticket for membership of the State Executive Council, but said that those with antecedents who have made positive impacts should be considered for dividends of democracy to spread.

It would be recalled that Governor Okowa  while receiving the report of the transition committee, pledged to Work Harder To The Benefits Of Deltans,  assuring that his next tenure will be more fruitful to the people of the state.

Receiving the report of the 20-man committee which was presented in volumes by its Chairman, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire in the presence of all the members of the committee and some members of the state executive council on May 16, 2019 in Asaba, the governor thanked members of the committee for their commitment to the affairs of the state which led to the speedy delivery of the report.

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According to the governor, “on behalf of the government, the people of Delta State, I want to thank the Chairman of the committee and its members for putting up this report within six weeks of inaugurating this committee; I believe that most of the things we did in the first tenure were as a result of the implementation of the report of the transition committee which we acted on and as such, the report of this committee will be very useful to us as we work for a stronger Delta in the next four years.”

“Some persons have asked me why we are setting up transition committee bearing in mind  that I am continuing as Governor till 2023 and I have told them that the committee need to assess what we did in the first tenure independently and advise us on what to do in the areas we need to improve on and also, applaud us in the areas we need to sustain because, I will like to be remembered at the end of my tenure as a Governor who has done very well,” Governor Okowa stated.

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Prof. Oyovbaire had while presenting the report, commended Governor Okowa for setting up the transition committee, disclosing that the committee considered a lot of issues before arriving at the report and urged Governor Okowa to make the report available to Ministries, Departments and Agencies when approved to ensure synergy in the delivery of democratic dividends to the benefits of Deltans.

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