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Delta: Okowa appoints 11 permanent secretaries


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the appointment of eleven permanent secretaries for the Delta State Civil Service and the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB).

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Lucky Omokri, Deputy Director of Information in the State Ministry of Information made this known on Tuesday while stating that the date for the swearing-in ceremony will be announced later.

Those appointed in the State Civil Service are Onojeta A. Francis, Paul Osahor Onyebuchi-Lucky, Uwalogho Ese Joseph, Nwanze Anastasia Ngozi (Mrs), Obiegba Cletus Nzefili, Ehimen-Babigha Charity (Mrs), and Agas Oghenekevwe (Mrs).

Those appointed in PPEB are Aghwadoma Felicia Iroroevwo (Mrs), Tonwe Unioyo Alero. C (Mrs), Bamah Gozi Judith J. (Mrs), and Chukwuma Austine Ekababanichionye.

Meanwhile, the Delta State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed members of the State Direct Labour Agency (DLA) recently nominated by Governor Okowa.

TNG reports the nominees were screened and confirmed at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by Speaker of the House, Sheriff Oborevwori.

The members are Precious Ajaino as Director General, Blessing Enamuotor, Ndudi Osakunih-Izuegbu and Austin Bebeteidoh as directors.

Also, Governor Okowa on Tuesday inaugurated a 42-member State Advisory and Peace Building Council with a charge on the members to sustain and deepen the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

The council has  Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, former Minister of Information, as Chairman.

Okowa named former state Deputy Governors – Chief Benjamin Elue and Prof. Amos Utuama – and Prince Sam Obi, Chief Chris Agbobu, Alawei Brodrick Bozimo, Brig.-Gen. B. Demeyeibo (rtd), Chief Mike Adiotomre and Chief Ignatius Agidi as members.

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Other members included Chief Patrick Egone, Mr John Nwagimeje, Sen. Stella Omu, Mr Paul Enebeli, Sen. Patrick Osakwe, Dr.(Mrs) F. Nwaeze, Prof. E.C. Nwanze, Dr Pius Sinebe, Chief Joseph Ejigba, Chief Eddie Sorhue and Chief (Mrs) Esther Uduehi,

Also, Chief E.D. Oborfukoro, Chief Robert Ejifoma, Pa. John Edah, Chief Roland Oritsejafor, Chief E. E. Ebimani, Chief Judith Enamuotor, Rev. Gideon Oyibo, Mr Joseph Ikhena, Chief Denis Etaluku, Prof. Sam. Ukala, Chief Jonathan Uyeri and Chief Samuel Okoro are members.

Other members are Mrs Felicia Ajagu, Mrs Theodora Giwa-Amu, Mrs Felicia Sani, Rev. Oke Akokotu, Elder Ayo Odonmeta, Chief Emmanuel Okumagba, Rear Adm. Mike Onah (rtd), Chief Magaret Unukegwo, Mrs. Grace Boyo and Rt. Rev. Justus Mogekwu.

According to the governor, the inauguration is part of the State Government’s effort to further strengthen the wheel of governance in the state.

“As a way of tapping from the wealth of experience of our people, it is necessary to reconstitute the Delta State Advisory and Peace Building Council through the appointment of these men and women of tested integrity and exemplary character.

“Let me reiterate that the appointment of the members of the council is not based on any political consideration whatsoever,” he said.

He charged the council to bring their experiences to bear on their function and create environment to deepen the peace between the state executive and other arms of government.

Okowa charged the council ensure harmony between Delta government and the Federal Government and other international bodies.

He called on the citizens to give the council the needed support and corporation to succeed while thanking the members for accepting to serve.

“I urge all of you to bring your wealth of experience to bear on this appointment,” Okowa said.

Responding on behalf of the council, Oyovbaire thanked the governor for the appointment and pledged their resolve to deliver on the assignment.

Also in an interview, Rev. Mogekwu said the appointment was a call to service, adding that the council would not betray the confidence reposed on it to sustain and deepen the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

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