Okowa makes changes in his cabinet


By Kasarachi Azuka



Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, in a minor cabinet reshufflement, yesterday, relieved two commissioners of their portfolios. The commissioners included the commissioner for health, Nicholas Azinge as well as his Culture and Tourism counterpart, Dan Okenyi.

Okowa also reassigned four commissioners as follows: Asupa Forteta, formerly of the Directorate Of Youths Development, now heads the Urban Renewal Directorate;  Karo Ilolo, formerly of Directorate of Urban Renewal Directorate now takes charge of the Youths Development Directorate.

Others were Bright Edejewhro, formerly of Local Government Affairs Directorate now heads Ministry Of Science and Technology and Hon Joyce Overah, of the Ministry of The Science and Technology now moves to Local Government Affairs Directorate.

A statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Ovie Agas, stated that the decision to reshuffle the cabinet was in line with the state government’s desire to re-energise the machinery of government and bring new impetus into service delivery.

He thanked the two commissioners relieved of their portfolios for their commitment and contributions to the SMART Agenda and wished them success in their future endeavours.

The statement also said that the cabinet reshuffle takes effect from February 8, 2018.

Meanwhile, Gov Okowa has forwarded the name of one commissioner nominee to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.

A letter from the governor conveying the name of the nominee was read at Thursday’s plenary by the Speaker of the House, Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over the session.

Oborevwori directed the nominee,  Mordi Ononye to furnish the House with 35 copies of his curriculum vitae and appear before the House for screening on Thursday February 15, 2018.