OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT
ESTABLISHEMENT OF DELTA STATE DIRECTORATE OF ORIENTATION
As part of on-going efforts at repositioning the State’s Administrative machinery for more effective service delivery. His Excellency, the Governor, Senator (Dr) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the establishment of Directorate of Orientation in Governor’s Office which subsumes the Department of Orientation that hitherto existed in ministry of Information. Accordingly, the Department of Orientation in the Ministry of Information is hereby transferred to the new Directorate.
2. Similarly the Senior Special Assistant to His Excellency on Orientation and Social Development has been re-designated as Executive Assistance to the Governor on Orientation and he assumes headship of the new Directorate which will perform the following functions.
(i) Initiation and implementation of public enlightenment proprammes and attitudinal change aimed at espousing the policies and good intentions of the State Government to all and sundry, including Deltans in Diaspora.
(ii) Undertaking mass orientation of the citizens in support of government policies and programmes through publications/enlightenment campaigns.
(iii) Initiate and implement programmes for the promotion of inter-ethnic, cultural and religious harmony.
(iv) Embarking on campaigns to re-emphasize the virtues of honesty, hard work, selfless service, moral rectitude and patriotism.
(v) Establishing feedback channels to government on its policies and programmes.
(vi) Carrying out branded and rebranding activities of the State Government.
(vii) Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
3. In order to ensure effective coverage of the State in the performance of the foregoing functions, His Excellency has also approved that the Executive Assistant be assisted by three other appointees who will oversee each of the three (3) Senatorial Districts, namely:
(i) Hon. Innocent Esewezie (SSA Youth Development) – Delta North
(ii) Mr. Rex Anighoro (SA, Civil Engagement) – Delta North
(iii) Mr. Prince Akpotareghe Abugo (SA, Social Advocacy) – Delta South
At the beginning of the second tenor of His Excellency Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor upgraded the Directorate of Orientation from being a Directorate to a Bureau. To be called Delta State Bureau for Orientation.
Subsequently the designation of the Executive Assistance was upgraded to Director General.