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Okowa swears in special advisers, tasks appointees on hardwork, diligence

The Delta State Government has disclosed that it has sworn in two new special advisers to the Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, saying that the state needed all the help it could get in facilitating better response to rising incidence of the deadly coronavirus pandemic within its borders.

It revealed that the appointments had been made with aim to further the state’s response to the coronavirus healthcare crisis and that it intended to harness the expertise which would be brought to the fore by the newest additions to the administration.

Okowa, who confirmed the swearing-in through a post made on his social media page on Wednesday, stated that the newly appointed special advisers included businessman and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member, Godwin Ogadi, as well as the former Secretary and Chief Accounting Officer to the Delta State Oil Producing Development Commission, Andrew Osawota.

He revealed that the appointments had been made on basis of the administrative experience and expertise of the two new advisers, and added that their contributions would go a long way in aiding the state’s Covid-19 response.

“In the face of the most challenging moment in our nation and the world’s contemporary history, today, I was pleased to swear-in Chief Godwin Ogadi and Chief Andrew Osawota as my Special Advisers,”

“As we deal with COVID-19, the next few months will require expertise, strategic thinking, and administrative foresight across board. Hence, the addition of these two men that have distinguished themselves as capable administrators will serve both our state and its people.”

He charged the appointees to ensure that they carried out duties with diligence and hard work while bringing previous administrative experiences to bear on given assignments.

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