*Says: “There are brighter days ahead”*
[Photo: The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya exchanging courtesies with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa]
Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya [pictured above] on Thursday advised politicians to jettison selfish interest and think more of what they could do for the country.
In a statement issued in Asaba, Igbuya urged elected and appointed officials to see the occasion of the country’s 55th independence as reminder of their obligation to develop the people.
“Don’t neglect the people” he said.
Signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri, the speaker urged politicians to conduct themselves in ways that would inspire confidence in the durability of the country’s democracy.
“All hands must be on deck towards moving the country forward”
He described Delta as a state with great potentials, assuring that the present administration would stick to its policy of transparency and accountability.
“A good government must provide amenities for the people. A good government must be responsible, transparent and accountable. It must be able to manage resources and ensure efficient and effective functioning of all political and socio-economic structures. We are building a Delta of new opportunities” he said.
The statement urged the people to support the current administration in achieving development.
Delta Speaker Mourns Onosode
The death of foremost technocrat and boardroom Czar, Deacon Gamaliel Onosode, has deprived Nigerians, particularly the people of Delta State of the services of one of the most consistent administrators of this age, says Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya.
“Onosode was a family man that radiated the best of family values” he said.
Igbuya, who also described the death of the former chairman of Dunlop Nigeria Plc, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and Zain Nigeria as sad and painful, noted that the boardroom guru proved to Nigerians and the international community that there was everything to gain from being principled.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri urged the younger generation of Nigerians to take a cue from the ideals that Onosode lived for- building a better Urhobo nation, Delta State and Nigeria.
“In Nigeria, Onosode stood out. He was a rare gem and a visionary leader with the knack for identifying talents. As the head of then NAL merchant bank of Nigeria, he brought together bright young men and women, some of whom are today in top banking position in the country and abroad. As a presidential adviser to President Shagari and a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, he demonstrated exceptional administrative prowess.
He urged Onosode’s immediate family and the Urhobo people at home and abroad to take solace in the belief that God’s will is unquestionable and must always prevail,”
“We will certainly miss he former chairman of the Niger Delta Environmental Survey, Global Missions Board of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. We will certainly miss this quiet and unassuming man on so many fronts” the statement added.
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