HRM Dr. Matthew Ediri Egbi, Owahwa II, Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, Delta Central APC Chairman, Chief Barr. Bodjor Adelabu, APC Ughelli North LGA Leaders, Executives/Ward Leaders, Mr. Anthony Djevwedje has commended the Rufus Ebegba Centre for Leadership and Environment Sustainability initiative, expressing optimism that the Centre will tackle important political and social issues affecting youths in the country.
HRM Dr. Matthew Ediri Egbi, JP, FoD, AMNSE, speaking during a sensitization visit from the Director General and Chief Executive Officer, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba and his team, expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing an experienced seasoned administrator and worthy Urhobo son to manage the agency. “Urhobo nation has got her fair share of good hands that are well trained to manage and develop most significant agencies but we are most times not given such opportunities. The president has done well by this appointment but we look forward to more.
“A great man does not think of the immediate alone he thinks ahead. I like to relate with people who have ambitions, higher foresight. The Rufus Ebegba Centre for Leadership and Environment Sustainability is all built on the wellbeing of the Urhobo nation, Delta state and Nigeria and I respect that commitment. For thinking, believing and considering us worthy to share your dream with, we will partner with you to actualize your dreams. I like to collaborate and find myself useful somewhere in the midst of the dreams of people.” He assured
Chief Barr. Bodjor Adelabu, Delta Central APC Chairman, while playing host to Dr. Rufus Ebegba and his team at his residence described him as one in a million. He said “there is high level of corruption in Nigeria yes but I keep telling people that in the midst of the corruption, we still have diligent, committed, straight forward men of integrity. I have never heard of you nor was I aware that you were given appointment I feel highly humbled that you came here to introduce yourself to me and to recognize my office without you expecting anything from me now you are wonderful and I pray to have more of your likes. I am a man that is so easily satisfied but I want to admonish you keep it up as you do not lose anything by being good.
“Remain focused as you are now because it is only a focused man that will think about all that you are thinking about. You are thinking about how to better the lives of people that is how to be a big man if you call yourself a big man and all around you are ‘hangers on’ you are the poorest of all persons because if anything happens to you, you have nobody to turn to. You belong to a class of your own; I love your humility, your sense of direction and your commitment to your race and mankind. Anytime you need me to be part of your activities feel free to call me whether long or on short notice and I will oblige you.”
Hon. Onoabedje Obakpororo Chairman APC Ughelli North LGA and Leaders, Executives/Ward Leaders, received and welcomed Dr. Rufus Ebegba and his team joyously using the opportunity to thank him for his good works geared toward the betterment of humanity. “Your love for the party is evident for all to see as your every move and visit since last year has been hinged on the need for unity in APC Delta State.”
Mr. Anthony Djevwedje a seasoned Pharmacist and contractor disclosed that any organization whose core value has to do with reorienting the youths to take leadership responsibility has his undivided attention any day anytime.
Earlier in his address, Dr. Rufus Ebegba stated that the greatest challenge facing the nation today is insecurity a major threat to development. “Across the nation today militancy, Boko Haram, armed robbery, kidnapping, 419 is being perpetuated by the youths but if we can conscientize them I believe we would sleep with two eyes closed and spend less on hiring security personnel. Under my leadership of the Centre for Leadership and Environment Sustainability I will use it to promote the involvement of youths in leadership participation because I believe that if they are involved in leadership they will be more responsible and see the need to ensure that there is peace.
“I am here today to intimate you about this cause because as traditional rulers, party leaders people look up to you so you have a major role to play in ensuring that everyone goes about their normal duties without harassment or fear of intimidation. The need for peace, unity and security is very paramount I will continue to pursue these things with the might and money given to me by God. I must not also forget to commend APC leaders, elders and party faithful’s who have stood their ground and worked for the success of the party in the state these past years despite the choking politics being played by the People’s Democratic Party.”