By Kelvin Ohoror
The newly elected Chairman of Isoko North local government council, Hon Christian Iteire has resume office at the council secretariat, Ozoro with a call for peace and unity in the area.
He stated that his administration is poised to deliver good governance that will leave the area with lasting legacies.
He made this known at the council chambers, after he received the handover notes from the Head of Personnel Management, HPM, Barr Henry Obukeowho to officially resume duty as the chairman of the council.
The new council boss, while addressing staff and supporters who accompanied him to the office, expressed concern over the rising number of senior staff in the council without a corresponding number of junior staff. This followed the report that out of 460 workers in the council, 395 are senior staff while only 65 are junior. He promised to relate with relevant authorities to ensure that junior staff are engaged.
On the health sector, Iteire “We met with His Excelleny, the governor yesterday and he is very particular with issues of rural health care and security. We are going to ensure we have a functional primary health care system.
“I am aware of a number of security issues which has also been mentioned in the handing over note. We will do our best to address them. We know security has become a national issue, we will meet with relevant security agencies, examine the situation and possible solutions would be reached, he stated.
Speaking on workers welfare, he promised to ensure that staff welfare takes a central role. He promised a conducive working environment. He further promised digitalisation of the work force.
“There would be introduction of computers to digitalise the work force to speeding up service delivery. We shall train staff to man our computer desks.
On revenue generation, he sought the cooperation of the people in order that the government can generate the needed revenue for the pursuit of the well being of the people as the acruable revenue from the joint account if the state cannot fund the council.
In a good will message, the DESOPADEC commissioner representing Isoko nation Dr Paul Oweh congratulated the chairman saying that “The team is fit and proper to man the Isoko North council.”
He urged the chairman to lead with human face, particularly on his drive for improved revenue. He enjoined the chairman to put into consideration that the local government is largely of rural communities.
He therefore enjoined the chairman to call for the cooperation of the people in the pursuit of programs and projects of the his administration.