June 16, 2009

Uduaghan warns SUBEB members against in-fighting

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday admonished members of boards and parastatals in the state to work in unity, warning that his administration would no longer tolerate internal wrangling and infighting, a situation he described as ugly and counter-productive.

Inaugurating a four-man member board of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Asaba, the governor said “in-fighting breeds disunity and insecurity, the state government shall, therefore, not tolerate such ugly situation in any board or parastatal”.

While maintaining that the board was set up for the purpose of repositioning and refocusing SUBEB to help strengthen the sector and develop the children, Uduaghan pointed out that “basic education is very fundamental in the educational development of any human being,

“It is, therefore, essential that this critical sector be well funded and all concerned should work hard to achieve time-tested results”.

It will be recalled that the erstwhile board of SUBEB, led by Mrs. Nkem Okwuofu, was crisis-ridden, which led to its dissolution.

Also sworn in yesterday was the newly-appointed board member of the State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Mr. Gbesimi Akperi, who thanked the governor for the opportunity given him to serve and promised he would do his utmost best in discharging his duty credibly.