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Shun divisive ideas, Okowa charges political appointees

*Swears in three new Special Advisers

By Festus Ahon

Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has charged Special Advisers and other appointees to shun divisive ideas and concentrate on actions that will help actualise the objective of government in all sectors of the economy.

Okowa who made the call, yesterday, in Asaba during the swearing in of Dr. Joseph Otumara, Mr. Basil Ganagana and Mr Kingsley Esiso as his Special Advisers, said it was important for appointees to be involved in actions which would lead to the accomplishment of set goals of government.

He said: “As Special Advisers, you should come up with bold ideas and initiatives for the attainment of set goals; you should eschew divisive or diversionary ideas or actions. You should focus on ways that will lead to the accomplishment of our collective responsibilities to the state and its citizens.

“You are individually and collectively expected to employ your vision, competence and experience to instigate and implement measures or schemes that will help actualise the objectives of government in all sectors of the state’s economy, as this administration is ready to work with advice from all Deltans, provided it will improve our developmental objectives and impact positively on the lives of our people.”

He charged the Special Advisers to “imbibe the principle of collective leadership and work in close liaison and cooperation with the commissioners for the successful implementation of government’s policies and programmes,” adding that there was no room for laxity or impunity, “more so in this period of prevailing economic uncertainty, which demands total commitment, selflessness, team work and exemplary leadership from all and sundry, especially political appointees.”

Ganagana who spoke on behalf of the new Special Advisers, thanked the governor for finding them fit for the job and assured that they would do their best at all times to discharge their functions with the fear of God and to the benefit of Deltans.


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