Sequel to the plan by the Delta state Governor to reshuffle portfolios of members of the just sworn in Board of Directors of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
We the members and Executive of Itsekiri Interest Initiative (3I) condemn any attempt to take away Engr. Victor wood from Executive Director Projects of the Commission, this is because he is the only one amongst the entire Board with the highest experience both within and outside Nigeria to handle such a position. He is a man that have more than 25 years working experience as an engineer and project manager respectively in the oil and gas industry across the globe.
We will not entertain any form of mediocrity or misfit to handle such critical and strategic position as the Executive Director Project in DESOPADEC, because misplacement of persons is what made the commission almost directionless in terms of project management since its inception.
Dr. Ifeayin Okowa the Executive Governor of Delta State should know that Itsekiris have already lost confidence in his administration before the appointment of Engineer Victor Wood as Executive Director in the DESOPADEC Board, and it is that singular appointment that changed the heart of the people to gain some confidence in his administration, considering the fact that he was nominated by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II as a result of his experience and ability to deliver based on the Governor’s demand for someone to fill the Executive Director Projects position.
This is why he is considered by an average Itsekiri as the Itsekiri choice appointment, so any attempt to change his position as promised the Olu of Warri by the Governor will mean disrespect and disregard to our king and we won’t tolerate it.
If truly the governor want to succeed in DESOPADEC then Engineer victor wood is the best option for the Executive Director Project.
Should the Governor go ahead and name someone else in that position it will buttress the insinuation that he is fooling the Itsekiris and that will make us loose total confidence in him .
Austin Leleji Omatseye Boyo