By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”CHIEF Victor Nana of Koko community in Warri North Council area of Delta State has charged natives of the port town to give full support to the newly inaugurated 18-man Koko Community Management Authority, KCMA.
According to him, that remains the only way for the authority to achieve the desired development and growth of the community.
Speaking at the inauguration at Koko town last weekend, Chief Nana, who also is the Head of the community, charged the members of KCMA to always follow the footsteps of their Chairman, Comrade Jeremiah Atigan, who he described as a worthy leader and tested hand in the management of human affairs.
The Koko Community Council of Elders (Iweroko and Ameren â€“Ugogomeje- Family) inaugurated the KCMA for a 3-year tenure, after over 25 years without a body to superintend the affairs of the port town.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman, Comrade Jeremiah Atigan, promised that his tenure would usher in true reconciliation, peace, development, employmentÂ and unity in line with the 3-point agenda of the state government and solicited the support of all and sundry to enable him achieve his lofty dream for the community.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman of Warri North Council, Dr. Godwin Ebosa, represented by his Vice, Dio Tanga, advised the people to give the new body a free hand to run the affairs of the community.
He also charged the Atiganâ€“led executive to endeavor to carry the people along in the course of discharging their functions, assuring them of the councilâ€™s support when required.
Other members of the KCMA are Hon. Mikie Solomon, Secretary; Wilson Ajofodin, Publicity Secretary and Mr. John Atumu, Treasurer. The 18-member KCMA were carefully selected from the seven family stock that make up the Koko community after an election conducted on Wednesday 31 March 2010 .