Delta State Governor Oborevwori swears in new commissioners, announces N10,000 palliatives, others for Delta workers

Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has swore-in 26 commissioners as members of his cabinet.

He announced the payment of N10,000 palliatives monthly to no fewer than 50,196 state workers to run for three years to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal and depreciating naira exchange rate in the country.

Oborevwori said approval has also been given to pay workers’ promotion arrears which had been scheduled to start from August to November this year.

The governor added that he has approved a committee, including the labour union to work out modalities on how to provide palliatives for widows, persons living with disabilities, poor, and aged persons in the state.

He stated that he had discussed with local council chairmen to ensure they also get palliative for their workers.

Governor Oborevwori said these while administering oath of office on 26 commissioners in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Oborevwori added that approval had been given to recruit no fewer than 2000 primary school teachers in the state.

According to him, the government is also working out modalities to acquire electric vehicles and to ensure a tricycle workshop in Asaba to convert tricycle to both petrol and gas engine to ease high costs of transportation in the state.

He, however, said the commissioners should continue the process of filling job vacancies in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) but noted that they must on merit.

The governor also charged the members of the Delta State Executive Council to prioritise the interest and welfare of the state above ethnic considerations.

Oborevwori said the commissioners were privileged to be appointed based on the number of qualified persons in the state, urging those who could not make the list not to be disappointed.

The commissioners sworn in were Fidelis Tilije, Charles Aniagwu, Rose Ezewu, Dr Kingsley Ashibuogwu, Odinigwe Odigle Daniel, Joan Onyemaechi, Jerry Ehiwario, Michael Ifeanyi Anoka, and Princess Pat Ajudua.

Others included Darlington Ijeh, Funyei Manager, Godknows Angele, Dr Joseph Onojaeme, Emamusi Obiodeh, Perez Omoun, Orode Uduaghan, Isaac Tosan Wilkie, Agbateyimiro Weyinmi, Samuel Oligida, Prof. Tonukari Johnbull, Etagherure Ejiro Terry, Jamani Tommy Ejiro, and Onoriode Agofure.

Izeze Reuben, Vincent Oyibode, and Sonny Akporokiamo Ekedayen also made the list.

Responding, Tilije and Uduaghan, in their separate remarks, pledged the commissioners’ resolve to deliver on their mandate which they said centred on effective service to the government and people of Delta State.

The commissioners have however yet to be assigned portfolios.