Delta State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori says his administration is poised to break new grounds in infrastructural development, inclusive economic growth, and sustainable development in the state.
Governor Oborevwori who made the pledge during the swearing-in of nine new Special Advisers, enjoined the appointees to put in their best to actualize his administration’s M.O.R.E Agenda for the people of the state.
Those sworn-in include; Hon. Charles Oniyere; Mr Michael Ogboru; Chief Ebikeme Clark; Chief Sylvester Oromoni, Hon. Shadrach Rapu, Dr Donald Peterson; Engr Goodnews Agbi; Hon. Peter Uviejitobor and Chief Nathaniel Igbani.
He said the appointment of the new Special Advisers were part of efforts towards building a strong team of technocrats and policy experts for the implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes.
Oborevwori said: “Exactly two months ago, I swore in nine Special Advisers as part of the ongoing process of putting together a strong team of technocrats and policy experts for the administration.
“Today, we have added nine more to strengthen the governance process imperative for the actualisation of our MORE agenda.
“While I congratulate the new Special Advisers, I expect that you will justify the confidence that has been reposed in you with this appointment.
“This administration is poised to break new grounds in infrastructural development, inclusive economic growth, and sustainable development.
“Hence, we need men and women of competence, character, and capacity driven by good governance values of transparency, fiscal discipline, accountability, effective public communication, community engagement and excellent service delivery.”
He said given the intellectual depth, maturity, and political savviness of the new appointees, he was confident that they would contribute meaningfully to the policies and programmes of his administration.
He charged the new appointees to bring in new ideas that would help in advancing the state from where it is currently.
“As policy experts and politicians conversant with our developmental aspirations, I expect nothing but the best from you.
“Your performance will be measured by your ability to generate new ideas, adapt quickly to emerging trends, and manage various interests and persuasions to advance Delta through the MORE agenda.
“This administration is in a hurry to accomplish more within a relatively short time. Hence, you must work with a sense of urgency, creativity, and innovation necessary for us to successfully execute our policies and programmes for the greater good of all,” the governor stated.
He urged the Special Advisers to further promote the mutual harmony among the various ethnic nationalities, warning against giving preferential treatment to people but to serve the good people of Delta State irrespective of their ethnic nationality, party affiliation, socio-economic status, or educational background.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, Hon. Oniyere thanked the Governor for finding them worthy to serve, assuring that they would remain irrevocably committed to the success of the administration’s M.O.R.E Agenda.
The State Deputy Governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, Speaker of the State House Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, the State Chief Judge Justice Theresa Diai, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency and Chief Great Ogboru were among top government functionaries that attended the ceremony.