Chairman of Warri South Local Government and seasoned grassroots politician, Dr. Michael Ejueyitsi Tidi says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s appointment of immediate past Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Primary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie as Secretary to Delta State Government, appointment of former Commissioner for Finance, Chief David Edevbie as his Chief of Staff and announcement of Ex-Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon as his Senior Political Adviser, exemplifies speed, efficiency and resolve to hit the ground running.
Tidi who only last year bagged a PhD in Energy Studies with Specialization in Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Ibadan, described the appointments as placing square pegs in square holes.
According to Dr. Tidi, the experience of Mr. Ebie in the educational sector and his overall antecedent, speaks volume of Governor Okowa’s determination to strengthen the administrative engine room of governance in the state and testament of the governor’s strategy to scale up performance and build a truly stronger Delta State.
He also commended the choice of Chief David Edevbie as Chief of Staff to the Governor, saying as ex- Principal Secretary to late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua and immediate past Commissioner for Finance in the state, Chief Edevbie will bring his experience to bear.
On the appointment of Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, the Warri South Chairman opined, “those who have followed his political history in the defunct G3, Minority Leader and later Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and most recently, Director- General, DG of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council in Delta State, would certainly attest to the fact that our dear governor made the perfect choice”.
Dr. Tidi enjoined Deltans to continually support the Okowa administration in the quest at building a stronger Delta State.