PDP Governor Appoints His Daughter As Aide

The Executive governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed one of his daughters as Special adviser on child education.

Ifeanyi Okowa has said that he has no apologies for appointing one of his daughters as an aide.

Okowa, who spoke at a media quarterly briefing in Asaba, the State capital on Tuesday, said his daughter was eminently qualified for the position.

He said the PDP will continue to work towards achieving a situation that keeps the people United, realising that working together makes the party stronger.

According him, “It is not true that I have two of my daughters appointed. I have only one appointed and she is rightfully qualified.

“I do not have any daughter in social media. The one appointed for girl child education is rightfully qualified.

“I do not have any apologies for that because I know the quality of daughter that I have.”

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Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State governor

Okowa also said the choice of who becomes the next governor of Delta State in 2023 will be determined by God.

“I am not God. I don’t make a Governor. Nobody makes a governor. It is only God that can make one.

“The important thing is we want to ensure there is unity and equity and we will continue to work towards achieving a situation that keeps us United as Deltans realising that working together makes us stronger as a people,” he said.

He said Delta State had at October 2018 exited from payment of the bond taken by the previous administration by making a monthly payment of N1billion from 2015 to 2018,adding that with the restructured debt the state now pays a manageable N1.5 billion monthly.

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He said his administration “was planning its economic approaches in a manner that his successor will be debt free save for old restructured debts”.

Okowa, however, admitted to taking short term loans for contracts that are financed through Irrevocable Standing Payment Orders (ISPO).

He said the huge figures credited to Delta State are not the actual debts accumulated by the State, but includes both capital and the interest rates computed over a period.

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