Oborevwori Tasks Political Appointees On Loyalty

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By; UTEBOR PETER, Asaba

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, today, charged appointees of government and all public officers to pledge their loyalty to the State and not ethnic backgrounds, narrow political or social interests. 

Governor Oborevwori gave the charge at the swearing-in ceremony of six new Special Advisers. Those sworn-in are: Mr. Ramson Ikweki, Mr. Dimaro Progress, Chief Barry Gbe, Barr. George Orogun, Mr. Nicholas Ojei, and Chief Jeffery Azagba. 

He noted that the appointment of the Special Advisers was a clear demonstration of his administration’s sincere drive to energise the machinery of government through the recognition of qualified and worthy persons from the pool of the vast array of skilled manpower which, he said, was readily available in the State. 

According to him, the appointments have become necessary as it would enable the state government to infuse more blood in the governance of the State and strengthen the implementation of the policies and programmes of this administration.  

Having established the desired administrative structures, Governor Oborevwori said, it has become necessary to provide and fortify them with more suitable managerial capacity. 

He disclosed that the appointment of more Special Advisers was aimed at beefing up the executive capacity of the government, adding that his administration was sincerely committed to succeed in the task of turning around the lives of Deltans for the better.  

“I sincerely appeal to all the new appointees and indeed, all public officers, that their loyalty should be to the State through this administration rather than seeing themselves as representatives of ethnic backgrounds and narrow political and social interests. 

“As Special Advisers, you have a sacred role to play in rendering objective, sound and frank advice to me and your Chief Executives. It is important for you to adhere strictly to your oaths of office including familiarizing yourselves with the Constitution, financial regulations and other extant rules of public office.  

“This way, you will be able to perform your duties creditably without causing this administration any embarrassment. We do not want to be distracted from our cardinal objective of leaving Delta State, better than we met it. 

“Please note that the M.O.R.E Agenda of this administration is not mere hype. It is a well thought out agenda, which capture the policies and programmes of this administration aimed at comprehensively confronting the challenges of sustainable development headlong.  

“Please, be prepared to inject fresh ideas into the implementation and successful outcomes of the Agenda. We owe our people the duty of meeting their yearnings. Please be part of this move to positively impact the lives of our people,” the governor said. 

He appealed to them to discharge their duties with honesty and transparency, adding that they should foster good and cordial relationship with the Chief Executives of Ministries and other functionaries of government in the cause of performance of their duties.  

While congratulating them on their appointment, Governor Oborevwori urged them to carry out their duties with a great sense of responsibility, decorum and integrity, saying “as Special Advisers, you have a duty to be discreet and see your offices as complementary rather than competitive, with those of the various Chief Executives of the administration.” 

Responding on behalf of the appointees, Barr. George Orogun thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve, and pledged to contribute their meaningful quota towards the advancement of the MORE Agenda of the state government. 

Orogun noted that the giant strides of the Oborevwori’s administration in the past eight months were quite commendable and called on Deltans to rally round the present administration for the accelerated transformation of the state.

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