Okowa swears-in commissioners in Delta

Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, swore in 18 new commissioners on Thursday, cautioning them against complacency.

On May 18, the governor disbanded his cabinet due to disagreements about the 2023 election.

As he swore in five women among the state’s 18 new commissioners, Okowa reaffirmed his commitment to boosting women’s visibility in administration and encouraged increased visibility in politics.

He went on to say that swearing in five women was a deliberate move to increase women’s participation in the governance decision-making process.

He said, “I am especially proud that we have five women in the cabinet, the first in the history of the state.

“This demonstrates our commitment to enhancing women participation in the decision-making process of governance.

“We intend to keep working and delivering the dividends of democracy to our people until the end of our tenure.

“It is our desire to complete all the projects we have started and, by the grace of God, we shall do our utmost best to make that a reality.

“You must be innovative and strategic in your thinking, encourage and welcome new ideas, and be ready to take bold action.

“This administration has barely two years to go, but it is also sufficient time to touch the lives of many more people through innovative policies and programmes targeted at their needs and aspirations”

The governor urged the appointees o commit themselves to their responsibilities with a greater sense of urgency in the remaining period of his tenure.

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