Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has sworn in the Chairmen of Ethiope East and Ughelli North local government areas, Chief Faith Majemite and Hon. Godwin Adode respectively, who were yet to take their oath of office after the rerun council election.
Speaking at the ceremony held at Government House Asaba on Friday, the governor said that chairmen of the councils “should pay salaries first before engaging in any other venture$.
He also, challenged the Chairmen of Councils in the state to pay special attention to environmental cleanliness, noting that clean cities and towns are necessary to attract inventors and make such areas habitable.
“We must institute lasting measures to keep our environments clean, it is the duty of local government councils to keep the environment clean, our environment must be clean for investors to come in, make us healthier and happy,” the Governor said
While congratulating the Chairmen and the Vice Chairmen, including the Councillors for their victories at the polls, the governor urged the chairmen to take the issue of security serious and ensure that they leave within their council areas.
“We will not have absentee chairmen and councillors, live in your local government areas, at all times we should note that our position is to serve the people, we must be humble with the way we relate with people.”
“You (council chairmen) should find out what is going on at the state government level and ensure that your people key into the programmes of the state government, be prudent with the management of resources and do not be lousy on the job,” the Governor said.
The first set of 23 Council Chairmen who were declared winners of Saturday last week local government election by the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) were sworn-in on Monday.