By Sunny A Ijomah
Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has made his very first appointment after his inauguration on Monday.
He announced Veteran journalist, Comrade Festus Ahon as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) shortly after taking the oath of office.
Comrade Ahon was, until his appointment, Vanguard Newspaper Senior Correspondent in Asaba, the State capital.
Recently, he was appointed member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has also served as Chairman of the Delta State INEC Press Corps (IPC).
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, congratulates the Senior Correspondent of the Vanguard Newspapers and National Ex-Officio of NUJ, Comrade Festus Ahon on what they described as his well-deserved appointment as the Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
‘Comrade Ahon has proven his mettle in the journalism practice as a distinguished professional in all aspects of the profession, including character and ethical conduct.
‘We are proud of him as an active and loyal member of the Union in the State for which he was nominated for an appointment as the National Ex-Officio of NUJ in the administration of Comrade Chief Christopher Isiguzo.
‘We indeed commend the amiable and media friendly Governor for this extension of a hand of fellowship to the NUJ, just immediately after being sworn-in as the Executive Governor of Delta State.
‘Of course, the Governor made a promise to the leadership of the NUJ, to appoint a member of the Union who must satisfy the yearnings and aspirations of all members of the Union.
‘This he has achieved as the vast majority of our members are happy and jubilant on hearing the news of Festus Ahon’s appointment.
‘We make bold to say that the NUJ Delta State Council is at home with Comrade Festus Ahon and will work assiduously to ensuring that he succeeds in his new assignment.
‘Like Oliver Twist, we plead with our dependable Governor to also accord us the honour of appointing for us, a media practitioner in the State as the next Commissioner for Information.
‘We equally look forward to seeing more of our members appointed into the Government of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori in order to continue to foster the cordial working relationship that already exists between us.
‘Once again, we congratulate the newly minted CPS, Comrade Festus Ahon. We rejoice with him and hail this appointment with utmost appreciation to the Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori,’ the NUJ, Delta State Council, stated in a press statement.