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Okowa reiterates administration’s quest to diversify Delta economy

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday reiterated his administration’s resolve to have a diversified, inclusive and self-reliant economy that will withstand any external shocks.
Governor Okowa said this in Government House, Asaba during the administration of oath of office on five Special Advisers.
Those who were sworn-in as Special Advisers at the well-attended ceremony were   Prof. Sylvester Monye  {Senior Policy Adviser}; Dr Kingsley Emu  {Chief Economic Adviser}; Senator Emmanuel Aguariavwodo (Housing and Human Development; Rt. Hon Emmanuel Okoro  (Rural and Community Development; and Hon. Efe Ofoburuku  (Legislative Matters}.
He said though It was true that their first tenure ended on a high note, and they had continued to receive plaudits for their phenomenal achievements in job creation, human capital development and infrastructural renewal, observations shows that the expectations were high as his administration builds a “Stronger Delta.”
He said his administration cannot afford to rest on its oars because, the next four years promise to be as fulfilling as it would be challenging.
“This administration is always ready and willing to work with Deltans at home and in diaspora and from all walks of life; we welcome advice and suggestions that will help us better the lot of our people and make our beloved Delta State the pride of all and I also expect all and sundry people to continue to pray for the continued success of this administration because when we succeed, the citizens are all the better for it.
“We must think outside the box in order to proffer creative solutions to unexpected developments as we march forward; we are resolved in our quest for a diversified, inclusive and self-reliant economy that will withstand any external shocks,” Okowa said.
The governor said the knowledge, wisdom and experience of the special advisers will improve the performance of his administration as it strives to deliver on its electoral promise of a Stronger Delta.
“Special Advisers play important roles in our modern democratic setting; they are carefully selected for their specific policy expertise and ability to skillfully navigate the layers of bureaucracy and partisan viewpoints to deliver on the administration’s goals and objectives. Modern statecraft places a demand on them to lessen the burden of the demanding and complex workload of the Chief Executive.
“As Special Advisers, being experts in your respective fields, I expect nothing but sound, practical advice that meets global best practices because, this administration expects from you bold ideas and initiatives that will engender Prosperity, Peace and Progress,” Okowa said.
Responding on behalf of the Special Advisers who were sworn-in, Prof. Sylvester Monye thanked Governor Okowa for believing in their abilities to render advise and contribute to the success stories of his administration, assuring that they will do their best to contribute towards achieving a Stronger Delta State.