Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants from Aniocha North local government area of Delta state, under the aegis of Forum of SAs and SSAs on Tuesday July 7, 2020, met and took important decision for the good of the local government area.
The meeting held at the Squash Club in Delta Government House where the appointees of the governor met and formally inaugurated the forum with Comrade Kingsley Azuh as interim coordinator, Deacon Chris Akunjinwa, secretary; Ebele Sedenu as treasurer and Samuel Efejioku as publicity secretary.
Presenting the inaugural speech, Azuh said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has graciously offered them the opportunity to serve the state in their different capacities, noting that the governor has continued to demonstrate great commitment in the Delta state development project within the last five years of being in the saddle.
He said the current administration of Governor Okowa has transformed the local government area through massive road constructions, renovation of schools and even reviving Rev. S.W. Martin Memorial Hospital, adding: “We have never had it so good before now.”
He said: “As a responsible and committed political appointees of the governor, it behooves on us to do our utmost to ensure Governor Okowa’s people oriented administration is sustained at the grassroots level. It is for this and other reasons that the forum of SAs and SSAs from Aniocha North local government area was put together.”
He stated the objective to include but not limited to promote the stronger Delta agenda of the governor, galvanise various groups in the local government to support the government’s laudable policies and programmes, promote peace, unity and progress in the local government and collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure effective execution of the forum’s objectives.
Azuh stated that the forum holds “our political leaders, especially those in the local government in high esteem as our goal is complimentary and not confrontational.”
In a remark, Adimabua Elue said the goal of the forum is to support what the government is doing for the state and the local government area, adding that the governor, being a man of peace, his foots soldiers should also pursue peace.
He stated that the forum will not encourage factionalisation of any kind, adding that the members of the group would work in line with the policies and programmes of the governor. He said: “We intend to bridge the gap and end complaints of our people at the grassroots.”
Mrs. Nkem Ogbechie, SA to the governor on women development, called on all members of the forum and the entire local government to maintain peace and build on what the governor has achieved for the local government area.
A short service was held where Pastor Emy Ugbaja called on Deltans to continue to depend and trust in God, assuring that the pandemic and other unpleasant things happening in the state would soon be a thing of the past. Prayers were offered for the governor and his family for quick recovery and discharge. Prayers were also made for the state and successful execution of the forum’s objective in the local government area