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Delta State Government Swears in Two New Commissioners.

Ministry of Information, Delta State
05/01/2009

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has sworn in two new Commissioners into the State Executive Council with a call on political appointees to be dedicated and honest in the performance of their duty.

Those sworn in are popular Nollywood Actor, Barrister Mofe Damijo and a University Don. Dr. Hope Eghagha. Performing the swearing in ceremony, Dr. Uduaghan announced the splitting of the State Ministry of Education into two namely; Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Ministry of Higher Education.

The Governor who announced that the splitting of the Ministry was to ensure effective service delivery disclosed that while Barrister Mofe Damijo would be in charge of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hope Eghagha would take charge of the Ministry of Higher Education.

Dr. Uduaghan charged the new commissioners to face their duties with the highest sense of responsibility, commitment and loyalty. He also charged them not to see themselves as champions of their local communities but should be patriotic and reflect the hopes and aspirations of the entire people of the state in the performance of their duty.

The governor reminded them that their appointment was the out-come of wide consultations and should therefore avoid extravagant, wasteful spending and flagrant abuse of office. Dr. Uduaghan therefore urged them to make the best use of limited resources to meet the development and aspirations of the people.

He also urged them to settle down quickly with the policy trust and the overall philosophy of his administration as the policy would stimulate and motivate them to action. Emphasizing the importance of the three point agenda of his administration, the governor said " Peace and Security, Human Capital Development, infrastructure Development remain the road map of this administration."

He told them that society could not develop unless goals were religiously pursued and urged them to stand on the good pillars of discipline, punctuality and honesty.

The governor also urged them not to be afraid to face challenges reminding them that what they do today or fail to do tomorrow would determine their place in history.

Responding Barrister Mofe Damijo promised not to betray the confidence placed on them. Barrister Damijo commended the governor for finding them fit to serve the state in different capacities.

Keywords:
Emmanuel Uduaghan , Mofe Damijo , Hope Eghagha

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