A new forum of Special and Senior Special Assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has been inaugurated on Wednesday. The forum comprises SAs and SSAs from the nine local government areas of Delta North. The forum was convened by Comrade Kingsley Azuh, Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties.
In an inaugural speech, Comrade Azuh told the forum members that the forum was necessary so as for them to find ways of collectively contributing to the development of the state and ensure the governor succeeds in his bid to develop the state for the good of all Deltans. He said the governor has done well in the state and deserved the full support of all.
He told the appointees that the appointment given to them was for them to contribute their quota to the state development project and one of the ways “we can do so is to work as a team and fashion out implementable solutions to various problems identified in our various local government areas.
“The main objective of the Delta North forum of Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants to the governor of Delta state is to compliment efforts of our leaders towards advancing the Stronger Delta Agenda of our innovative and amiable governor.”
He said the goal is to promote unity, love, understanding, peace and progress in Delta North adding “we believe that there is no language difficult when the language spoken is image. He said the forum is essentially to foster positive image for the governor.”
He told the people that Delta North prayed for God to give the zone a governor and in 2015 with the support of other zones, God answered the prayers and we are happy the Governor has done well to the admiration of many.
He said the forum was started in Aniocha North but some appointees in other Delta North LGAs called to extend the forum to other LGAs, a development which gave rise to the Delta North forum. He added that the forum is voluntary as membership is free.
He said the inaugural meeting of Delta North forum was called to inaugurate interim coordinators for the zone which is made up of nine local government areas.
Sam Fejioku, Special Assistant to the governor on Protocol, who also is from Aniocha North, said the idea behind the forum is for the governor to see that the appointees are working to move the administration forward. He added: “We are not just to receive salaries for doing nothing but we must contribute to the growth of the government. We can achieve much when we work as a team.”
Sunny Obiora, SA to the governor on Rural and Community Development, from Oshimili South, commended Kingsley Azu for the initiative of creating a forum where all the SSAs and SAs will interact on how to collectively move the government forward.
Hon. Charles Ogedi,SSA on project monitoring from Aniocha North, said the group has a duty to support to work for the progress of the governor and support the growth of the forum. He said it was necessary that all the appointees come together and build a synergy, the strength of which can uplift the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Engr. Chike Ugwummadu, SSA on political matters from Ndokwa East, appreciated God for giving the initiative to Kingsley Azu. He said he would support the forum 100 percent so as to actualise its objective.
Prince Igwe Nzekwe, SSA on community development from Ndokwa East, called on all members to engage in ventures that will be of benefit to the governor and his administration, noting that members should do what will make the governor proud of members of the forum.
At the end of the meeting, interim coordinators were inaugurated for each of the nine local government areas that make up Delta North. Stephen Asikawili to coordinate ANiocha South, Dele Akpatashi for Ika South, Ori Ossai for Ndokwa West, Charles Ogedi for Aniocha North, Charles Uchunor for Oshimili North, Anthony Onyia for Oshimili South, Sir Augustine Nwokolo for Ika North East and Prince Igwe Nzekwe for Ndokwa West. Ukwuani was not represented at the forum.
Kingsley Azuh who is the convener was made interim coordinator General for the zone.