The Delta State SEEFOR now has a new Project Coordinator, Mr Frank Apokwu who succeeds Mr Benson Ojoko.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Kingsley Emu, commended the outgoing SEEFOR Project Coordinator, Mr Benson Ojoko, for the stream of successes recorded under him and enjoined the new Project Coordinator, Mr Frank Apokwu, to justify the confidence reposed in him by ensuring the continued growth of the project.
Dr Emu gave the commendation in Asaba at a meeting he had with the new Project Coordinator, Mr Frank Apokwu, the outgoing Project Coordinator, Mr Benson Ojoko and the staff of SEEFOR Project in Asaba.
The Commissioner described Mr Ojoko’s track record and performance as uncommon especially as he had brought his wealth of experience to bear in coordinating the affairs of the project.
The Commissioner maintained that SEEFOR project was important to the state government, saying that it was the reason he attended all critical meetings concerning the project with a view to fashioning out ways of ensuring sustainability of the project.
He reiterated that the Okowa-led administration in its determination to complement infrastructural drive in the state had leveraged the SEEFOR platform for this purpose, saying that SEEFOR projects had been rated very successful by the World Bank on all its sub-components.
Dr Emu, who harped on the need for staff to adhere to World Bank procedures at all times, charged staff of SEEFOR to always put in their best, adding that Mr Benson Ojoko was a hardworking officer who the commissioner opined had impacted immensely to the project.
The Economic Planning Commission warned staff agianst peddling false rumours on the project and its activities, saying such was capable of portraying the project in negative light.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning, Mr Ben Igo, urged staff to shun unnecessary and unguarded statements that could impact negatively on the project, advising evil elements in the SEEFOR project who were bent on writing unnecessary petitions to stop.
In his remarks, the new Project Coordinator, Mr Frank Apokwu, pledged to contribute his quota to the successes recorded so far in the SEEFOR project, adding that he would carry his staff along, just as he maintained that the outgoing Project Coordinator was a man full of humility.