Executive Assistant on Communications (EAC) to Delta State Governor, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, says the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, served the people of the State with great passion, and achieved tremendous results in socioeconomic and infrastructure development in eight years.
Oghenesivbe made the assertion at the 15th anniversary celebration of Reliance Newspapers on Friday, while receiving the “Leadership Award in Political Communication Strategy and Media Management,” from the Editorial Board and Management of the Benin City based media organisation.
He noted that Okowa stopped wasteful spending, introduced fiscal discipline, blocked financial leakages and prudently managed the state financial and material resources to achieve goals encapsulated in the SMART and STRONGER Delta agendas spanning eight years.
According to him, the achievements of the Okowa administration is so huge that his successor will have to work extra hard to beat the staggering record.
Oghenesivbe, however maintained that the incoming governor of Delta State, Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, has the needed capacity, experience, integrity and competence to deliver quality dividends of democracy to residents of the state, as he assumes office on May 29.
Governor Okowa’s EAC was represented at the event by Delta Bureau Chief of Daily Times Newspaper, Prince Nosakhare Akenzua.
The prestigious Leadership Award in Political Communication Strategy and Media Management was bestowed on Oghenesivbe, less than three days to the end of Okowa administration in Delta State.
The Award, according to the Editorial Board of Reliance Newspaper, is in recognition of Okowa EAC’s selfless and quality professional service to the Government of Delta State…
As well as the display of courage, tenacity and creative skills in crisis communication management in the face of daunting challenges in electionering campaigns for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Oghenesivbe thanked the management of Reliance Newspaper for recognizing and honouring him, saying that his Boss, the governor of Delta State, Dr Okowa, and the state government invested so much in sharpening his skills.
He disclosed that the Governor assisted him to attend five state sponsored capacity building workshops at Channels Television Academy, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management in Abuja.
He further disclosed that Delta State government also sponsored his professional doctorate degree programme in Information and Strategy Management at the Billingual University of Togo, in conjunction with CIISM Nigeria and was awarded the doctorate degree in 2021 at LBUT in Togo.
Oghenesivbe dedicated his latest prestigious Leadership Award in Political Communication Strategy and Media Management, to God Almighty, and to his Boss, Dr. Okowa.
He noted that the Governor gave him the needed support and platform to exhibit his professional skills in the past six years as Executive Assistant on Communications.