Valedictory Session: DIDA Chairman calls on staff to sustain tempo of achievements

-By Sylvester Iloba:

The Chairman Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) Mr. Paul Nmah had called on management and staff of the Agency to endeavor to sustain and improve on the level of achievements by DIDA since inception.

Mr. Nmah made this call during a valedictory meeting organized by the Agency in honour of both himself and the Director General (DG) of the Agency, Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru, in Asaba.

-(MR. Paul Nmah Chairman DIDA and Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru DG DIDA during the Valedictory Session in their honour held at the DIDA Office in Asaba).
The DIDA Chairman in particular extolled the virtues of His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for creating a conducive environment for the Agency to operate.

According to him, the successes obtained in DIDA could be ascribed to the support received from His Excellency, DG, Management and Staff of the Agency.

“I am overwhelmed by the cooperation during the period we have served. I can say that not everything have  been rosy, as at times we had our ups and downs. Sometimes, we had our differences but yet we still achieved our goals and the goals could not have been achieved, without your cooperation and for that  reason, I thank you all so much for all your efforts” Nmah said.

” I am glad that His Excellency, the Governor recognises the efforts and achievements of DIDA as can be seen in his expressions and remarks at State functions.” He further stated.

The DIDA Chairman urged management and staff to ensure that all on-going projects were seen to their logical conclusion and support the incoming Governor, Rt. Honourable Sheriff Francis Oborevwori to achieve his MORE policy.

Definitely, somebody will come to occupy the leadership position in DIDA. It is therefore your duty as pioneer management and staff of the Agency to bring the person to speed.

“However, if God permits and we find ourselves here again, I will really be happy to work with such reliable and hard working Staff like you people.” Nmah stated.

Mr. Nmah eulogized the Director General for the cordial working relationship that is the envy of all.

The Director General of the Agency, Olorogun Lucky Oghene-Omoru speaking on DIDA achievements said that the Agency started from ground zero.

” DIDA actually started operations in July 2017 and you people are the pioneer Staff. Please let it always ring in your minds that you all started DIDA.

“During this period, we have built up a working culture that is unique in this Government. Most of you work late hours including weekends and it took time for this culture to build  up. So please don’t throw it out the window..

“In DIDA there are certain things that must be put in place such as unbiased investment appraisal and Due Diligence investigation processes to ensure that MoUs which have been executed by DIDA are actually implemented. Moreover, the smooth operations of the Agency is very key.” He said.

The Director General implored all to sustain the existing virtues and good working ethics and never to do away with them.

” The major thing that makes DIDA work is you people.  DIDA is like a computer and you people are the software. Although DIDA was created by law which is like a Hardware, but the chief Software are you people. So you people should jealously guard your attitude to work and achievements. If you put a different type of Software in DIDA, you will get different results in the Agency. 

Other speakers that spoke on the achievements of DIDA and it’s sustainability were Mr. Peter Okolie SIA DIDA, Mr. Fred Onojete SA to DG, Mr. Johnbull Obihia DA, Ms Faith Ossai Odeareduo DOSS, Mr. Ogheneovo Okome DPP, Mr. Felix Nwamumu.DPRS and Mr. Karo Ukavwe immediate past DFA 

They all appreciated the fact that both the Chairman and the DG had created a conducive working environment and produced outstanding results with their leadership style and qualities. 

They extolled the virtues of the Chairman DIDA  for  gaining the trust of His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa towards ensuring that DIDA met it’s set goals.

The concensus was that DIDA delivered on its mandate to attract investments to the State including  the Asaba International Mechanic Village which took about 6 years to materialize and other projects that are ongoing.

They emphasised the fact  that investments projects take a long time to materialize.

According to them we may not appreciate the work done now, but over time we will get to see the impact of what had been put in place by the time the projects come to fruition.

They emphasised the fact that DIDA requires the leadership with the capacity to attract investments, the requisite skills to evaluate investments and the character to gain the listening ear of the Governor, for DIDA to achieve MORE success.

The high point of the occasion was a general applause and standing ovation observed for both the DIDA Chairman and DG.

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