By Festus Ahon
ASABA—NON-indigenes in Delta State have urged the people of the state to remain firm in their support for the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Thanking Okowa for appointing five of their members into his cabinet, they said the governor’s gesture was a display of the love he has for non-indigenes in the state.
Chairman of the non- indegenes in the state and member of the state Advisory and Peace Building Council, Chief Joseph Ikhena, in a statement, reaffirmed the support of non-indigenes in the state for the Okowa administration.
Expressing confidence in the prosperity agenda of the state government, Ikhena said that in the next four years, millions of Deltans, particularly the youths would have been adequately empowered.
He named the non- indegenes appointed into Okowa’s cabinet to include Chief Joseph Onuora, Special Assistant to the Governor, (non indegenes); Alhaji Wali Mukta, Special Assistant to the governor, (non-indegenes); Alhaji Badmus Sule, member, Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Sulaiman Jauro, member, Pilgrims Welfare board and Alhaji Adamu Kuta, member, Pilgrims Welfare board.
In another development, Delta State Muslim Community and Indigenous Moslems in Obiaruku, Ukwani Local Government of Delta State, has commended Okowa for appointing Dr. Ismaila Okudaye as Chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
They said that contrary to the report that the current chairman, Dr. Okudaye, was not an indigene of the state, his choice was the best option by the state governor. They added that Dr Okudaye is from Obiaruku and a true Deltan.