Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has announced former Director General of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Hon. Festus Agas as the Secretary to the Delta State Government.
The Governor made the disclosure today, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at a reception organised in his honour after a thanksgiving service held at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Asaba.
According to him, the appointment of Hon. Agas takes immediate effect signalling the commencement of political appointees for his administration.
Hon. Agas apart from being a former Chairman of the DLA, was also, a Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly. He was the Director General of the Okowa Campaign Organization.
Senator Okowa at the reception, thanked Deltans for believing and trusting him and his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro assuring, “in all that we do, we will look at the common good of all.”
While stating that Delta State would make a difference amongst the states of the country, the Governor said, “we need your prayers, we need your support, continue to support us as we go forward because without your support, we will be able to do nothing.”
“We are committed to serve the people with respect and bring prosperity to all Deltans,” he said.
Prominent Deltans attended the reception ceremony which was spiced by comedians and musicians from the state.
Speaking exclusively to newsmen shortly after the announcement, Governor Okowa said that there had never been any doubts in his mind whatsoever over the appointment of Hon Ovie Agas as the SSG, but he had decided to wait for the auspicious moment provided by the Thanksgiving Service reception to test the popularity and acceptance of his decision to the large gathering of Deltans, in order to be sure he had done the right thing.
Governor Okowa, who noted that the position of the Secretary to the State Government was a critical office that required the appointment of a seasoned and level headed personality, described Hon. Agas as a dedicated and committed Deltan who will bring his vast wealth of political experience and sound administrative acumen to bear on the new job, adding that he was quite satisfied with the response of Deltans to the appointment.
“You can see that the appointment was well received by Deltans which means that we have done the right thing with his appointment”, Okowa said.
Okowa promised that more appointments would be announced very soon with a reflection of the principles of equity, fairness and justice.
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