Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has asked commissioners under his government to tender their handover notes to the different permanent secretaries in the ministries and directorates they work.
The governor made this known on Tuesday, May 21 2019,during a valedictory session with members of the State Executive Council in Asaba, the capital of the state.
This valedictory session was a herald of his swearing-in for a second term of office coming on May 29. The commissioners were asked to oblige to the instruction before the close of work on Friday, May 24.
Okowa who thanked his cabinet members for their contributions to the overall success of his first tenure, promised to run an all inclusive government in his second term, adding that such was instrumental to the success recorded so far in the delivery of policies and programs by his administration.
“In the last four years, I have had a working team, an Exco that realized that we are together and that our success story will be told together and I am proud to say that it is the collective efforts of each and every one of us that have given us our success stories which also resulted in the resounding victory we recorded at the elections.
“God’s grace was obviously with us but I believe that if each and every one of us had our own different beliefs, working in different ways, I believe that we will not have been able to achieve what we have achieved thus far.
“So, I will, first of all, want to thank each and every one of you (members of the state executive council) for the wonderful comments that you have made this afternoon and appreciate you more for the commitment of each and every one of you in your previous offices in the last four years, because, there is no doubt that you have all been very loyal to the deputy governor and myself and that loyalty has kept the team together; I want to thank each and every one of you; I can rightfully say that none of you betrayed the confidence that I have in you.
"Any faceless individual coming to create more anarchy in our region should desist and embrace peace, as we will not allow saboteurs to instigate unruly act here. We are ready to partner with the security forces to maintain peace in the Niger Delta"