Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta has pledged to be fair and just in the distribution of infrastructural development projects and political appointments in the state.
The governor gave the assurance at a public presentation of a book on Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa’s stewardship as Delta governor, on Wednesday in Asaba.
The book titled; “Hope and Fulfilment” in Asaba, was coauthored by Messrs Olisa Ifeajika, Frank Igwebueze, Sunny Ogefere, Chukwudi Abiandu, Pius Mordi, Felix Ofou, Nelson Egware and Mr Kingsley Kwubosu.
Oborevwori said all parts of the state would be adequately carried along in his M.O.R.E Agenda for the state.
He held that his administration would not only consolidate on the achievements recorded by the Okowa led administration in the state but would do more for the people and residents of the state.
He also pledged that more appointments would be made in due course and had enjoined those who have not been given appointment not to despair.
He said those waiting should continue to work with the state government in order to expand the frontiers of sustainable development in the state.
According to him, some of the Commissioners designate are people with vast wealth of experience in public life and the younger ones.
He said that those with immense wealth of experience were expected to mentor the younger ones in the discharge of their duties.
Oborevwori applauded the authors for their painstaking research and efforts in putting together, the book which chronicled the massive developmental strides of the Okowa led administration in the state.
He also commended Okowa for his outstanding accomplishments in the governance of the state for eight years.
“We shall be fair and just in the distribution of infrastructural development projects and political appointments across the state.
“This administration will not only consolidate on the legacies of the Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa led administration, we shall improve on them (legacies) and do more for the people.
“I want to appeal to Deltans that appointment are still coming. If you don’t get appointment today, tomorrow may be your turn,” Oborevwori said.
In his remarks, Okowa expressed appreciation to the authors of the book written in his honour.
He thanked the people of the state for the cooperation given to his administration which, he said, enabled it to succeed.
Okowa said that the success story of his administration was made possible by a combination of the collective efforts of the people that worked with him and the cooperation of the people of the state.
“I am actually very honoured to speak at this event. I am very happy that we have started mentoring our youths and l thank our Gov. Oborevwori for being part of the mentorship.
“When you look at the list of Commissioners designate, you will realise that there are about 10 people who are less than 40 years of age on the list,” he said.
The ceremony was chaired by Vice Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Andy Egwunyenga, while the book reviewer was Prof. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara.
They said, “Hope and Fulfilment” was a compendium that chronicled the landmark achievements of the Okowa led administration in the state.
Ufuophu-Biri, who applauded the authors of the book for their dedication and commitment in writing the book, said; “the book is a must read for everybody.”
In their separate goodwill messages, Chief Eze Nnajiofor, Charles Aniagwu, Chief Funkekeme Solomon, Fidelis Tilije, Reps. Ndudi Elumelu, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire and Chief Arthur Akpowowo, described Okowa as a good leader who had impacted positively on the lives of the people.
Earlier, one of the authors, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to the former governor, said the book chronicled the massive infrastructural and human capital development achievements of the Okowa led administration in the state.
He said that it was put together to immortalise the phenomenal accomplishments of Okowa in the eight years of his administration.