GOV. OKOWA SENSITIVE TO THE PLIGHT OF THE PEOPLE
— DR MICHAEL NWOKO
By Frank Iroroh
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko has described Governor Okowa as a man who is highly sensitive to the plight of the people and commended the Governor for his show of compassion and governance with human face.
The SSA made the remarks while speaking with newsmen in his office on Friday September 11, following the news of the Governor’s directive for the immediate restoration of Salaries of Civil servants and political appointees in the State.
It will be recalled that following the global economic crunch resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic which negatively affected the National economy and the consequent sharp drop in revenues accruing to Delta State, the State Government, after due consultations with the Organized Labour, carried out a downward review of the salaries of its workforce comprising political appointees and officers on Salary Grade Level 07 and above. The downward review which took effect from July 2020 was intended to last until December, 2020.
However, following the hike in the pump prize of petroleum products and electricity tariffs, the , Governor has directed the immediate restoration of salaries of the affected categories of workers and appointees.
Reacting to this development, Dr Nwoko said, ” the actions of His Excellency Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State is highly commendable and it goes to show that the Governor is highly sensitive to the plight of the people.”
“The Governor understands that the upward review of the pump prizes of petroleum products and the tariff on electricity will impact the prizes of goods and services in the State hence he acted swiftly to mitigate such anticipated adverse effects on the State workers.”
“This is governance with human face and the Governor should be commanded for such compassionate display towards the wellbeing of the people.”
Dr Nwoko concluded.