NUJ Lauds Sapele Chairman Over Outstanding Performance –

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, has extolled the performance of the Sapele Chairman of Sapele Local Government Council, Chief Eugene Inoaghan, describing it as landmark and impressive.

Comrade Oyowe made the remark recently, when he led the new NUJ Delta Council State Working Committee (SWC) on a courtesy visit to the council chairman in his office, in Sapele Council headquarters.

The NUJ council chairman reflected on the media’s constitutional responsibility of monitoring, surveillance and setting agenda/benchmark for developmental strides in public and private leadership and governance.

Oyowe said that the media were awash with impressive reports about Sapele council and the visit was partly informed by the curiosity to see and assess the performance on ground.

He commended Chief Inoaghan for his development strides in the areas of health, sanitation, security, works, road infrastructure and other unprecedented facelift in the Council secretariat, especially the ultramodern legislative chamber.

Identifying a key challenge of council administration, which is paucity of funds, Comrade Oyowe stated that Sapele council in the past six years has shown ingenuity in prudent management of resources, while adjudging chief Inoaghan as one of the most hardworking chairmen in Delta.

“You have done well. The reward for good work is elevation and more work. I therefore urge the higher authorities to give you higher responsibility in government after the end of your two tenure as chairman,” the Delta NUJ chairman implored.

Oyowe thanked the Sapele council chairman for his magnanimity, particularly in the payment of Sapele Correspondents’ Chapel secretariat rent, while appreciating him for his continued support to NUJ Sapele chapel.

Chairman of Sapele Local Government Area, Rt. Hon. Eugene Inoghan in his address, charged the NUJ, Delta Council to use its professional calling to promote in the state.

Chief Inoaghan thanked God for the emergence of Comrade Churchill Oyowe-led leadership, acknowledging God as the giver of power.

He noted the importance of journalists in the society, pointing out that governance would not be complete without journalism, stressing that people would not be aware of what is happening.

He, however, tasked the NUJ to ensure that practitioners thoroughly investigate and verify information before dissemination to the public, while carrying out their role as watchdog of the society.

While commending journalists in Sapele for impressive reportage of the area, Inoaghan appreciated Governor Sherrif Oborevwori for appointing Prince Oromonokpaye as a Senior Special Assistant on community Newspaper to enable him to do more.

He sued for an enhanced conducive environment for journalists to thrive in the State.

Reeling out some of his achievements, the council chairman said he has made an impact on education through the construction of classrooms for nursery, primary and secondary schools in the area.

He said that his administration had roads and equally constructed shops at the Amukpe Market.

He said that his administration had also renovated and furnished the legislative complex of the council to give the lawmakers an enabling environment to deliver on their functions.

The highlight of the visit was the on-the-spot assessment of two road construction work at stone-base level in Sapele Town of about one kilometre with side drains, completed blocks of nursery, primary and secondary schools and ongoing lockup and open stalls at Amukpe Market, among others.

Present at the visit were the Vice Chairman of the Council, Rt. Hon. Vincent Ayomanor, Secretary to The Local Government, Hon. Felix Ayemidejor, HPM, NULGE Chairman, several Supervisory Councillors among others.

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