SSG Urges Staff To Align With Dictates Of Office

By Vincent Anikwushe
THE Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, Hon, Festus Ovie Agas has charged staff to align with the dictates of the office of the Secretary to the State Government as the engine room of government.
The SSG gave the charge while addressing the staff in his office when he officially assumed duty yesterday.
He gave God the glory for His favour and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing him as the SSG, even as he called on the staff to live above board and join hands with him to enable them succeed.
While reaffirming that the office of the Secretary to the State Government is the engine room of government and that the public service is the main vehicle for the realisation of government policies and programmes, he said that all hands should be on deck to actualise the five point SMART agenda of the present administration aimed at bringing prosperity for all Deltans.
“I need your cooperation and support as the engine room of Government. We cannot afford to fail Deltans. We must work as a team to succeed”.
Earlier in his remarks, the outgoing Permanent Secretary, office of the SSG, Sir Eddy Ogidi Gbegbaje, while formally welcoming Hon Agas, said that his choice and appointment as the SSG speak volume.
He commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was also a former Secretary to the Delta State Government for making a wise and right choice in the appointment of Hon Agas, told the SSG that the office of the SSG had capable hands that will drive the vehicle of government to the expected destination.
Sir Ogidi Gbegbaje also advised the staff to give the SSG the needed support so as to achieve results.
Sir Ogodi Gbegbaje, who had earlier handed over to the new Permanent Secretary, office of Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Jerome also enjoined the staff to extend the same cooperation and support to Mr. Morka.