By FESTUS AHON
ABUJA—THE Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oru, has promised to pursue the mandate of the ministry as he assumes office.
Speaking in Abuja at a reception organised in his honour, Oru praised the development effort of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in Delta State.
Acknowledging that his nomination was endorsed by all Deltans, Oru said he was holding the office in trust for the entire people of the state.
“I promise to do my best to promote the mandate of the Niger Delta Ministry,” he said.
Thanking all those who attended the ceremony, Oru said “I am overwhelmed with the turnout of people from across the country and our state.”
Delta State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, on his part, said the appointment of Oru was the most popular in the state since 1999.
On the forthcoming local government elections in the state, Nwaoboshi said that there will be no waiver for those who decamped to the PDP.