By JOHNSON EBIGIDE
Director-General of the Delta State Bureau of Orientation, Barrister Eugene Azuka Uzum, has said that the bureau would partner office of the Senior Political Adviser (SPOLAD) to the Governor of Delta State in its drive to reorient residents in the state.
Barrister Uzum dropped the hint when he led some principal officers of the bureau on a courtesy visit to office of the SPOLAD in Asaba.
The orientation helmsman maintained that office of the SPOLAD is relevant in the quest to make the state stronger, adding that it was necessary to partner the office towards the reorientation of the mindset of the general populace in the state. He said that the SPOLAD, Rt. Honourable Funkekeme Solomon, is a strong political personality that is versed in the political administration of the state.
Barrister Uzum maintained that there was the urgent need for relevant political stakeholders to key into the much needed mental reorientation of the citizens so as to curb the ever growing societal vices which could truncate the desire of the state government to make the state not only economically viable for investment but a home for all.
While congratulating Rt. Honourable Funkekeme for leading the PDP to success as the state Director-General of the campaign organization of the party in the last general elections in the state and his subsequent appointment as the SPOLAD, Barrister Uzum solicited the assistance of the SPOLAD towards the actualization of the set goals of the bureau. He posited that Governor Okowa made the right choice in the appointment of Rt. Honourable Funkekeme as the SPOLAD, adding that the office of the SPOLAD would enhance the realisation of the determination of the Governor to bring greater development to the state.
Responding, Rt. Honourable Funkekeme thanked Barrister Uzum for the visit, saying that orientation of the people is key to the development of the state.
He said that the present orientation push by the state government should be hinged on renewal of the mindset of the people on the need to make the state stronger, adding that through proper orientation, the populace would realise that equity, justice and fairness would lead to a peaceful environment which is necessary for development.
The SPOLAD described the visit as timely, saying that his office and the bureau have a common agenda of ensuring that the state government and the general public are constantly on the same page towards a responsive governance in the state, just as he urged the bureau not only to reorient the populace, but that it should act as a feedback mechanism of the pulse of the people on the policy thrust of the state government.