The Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has charged Civil Society Organization, CSO and Non Governmental Organisations, NGOs in Nigeria to campaign against drug addiction and encourage youths to see education as key to development.
Ogbeni Aregbesola gave the charge when he played host to a team of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ which visited him in his office in Abuja. He advised CEPEJ to focus on education and advocacy towards eliminating drug addiction and ensuring security nationwide.
He lamented that education, which is the bedrock of all forms of development, is very poor in Nigeria, saying that any efforts made by Civil Society Organizations such as CEPEJ to bridge the gap as obtains in the developed world would be highly appreciated.
Ogbeni Aregbesola a former Governor of Osun State, commended CEPEJ for its activities and projects so far. He encouraged the CEPEJ team to sustain the energy with which it has been driving the mandate of the organization.
He described peace and security as the basic factors for overcoming the challenges inhibiting engagements with government and its agencies, stressing that security is the fulcrum of national sovereignty.
He therefore stressed the need for stakeholders to make security a community affair so as to effectively manage the insecurity situation in Nigeria. He emphasized that when community people are involved there will be a drop in security challenges such as kidnapping, insurgency and all forms of crime.
He expressed his strong desire to be part of CEPEJ’s 10th annual conference, especially to play the role of a keynote speaker at the event, provided his schedule is clear.
He was excited to note that youths involved in the development sector use private funds as opposed to a situation where youths want to be in governance with little or no management skills or experience.
The Minister of Interior wondered how CEPEJ had been funding its numerous activities, given the level of success achieved so far, and promised to support the organization towards moving it forward.
Responding, the National Coordinator of CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade told the Minister that over 90% of the NGO’s funds for administrative and programme activities come from a private source, a philanthropic arm of his business, and he was applauded by the Minister.
The National Coordinator thanked the Minister for hosting the CEPEJ team and promised to work on the advice given to the NGO to develop programmes in collaboration with the Ministry.
HeHe appealed to the Minister to honour CEPEJ’s invitation to its annual conference coming up 12th of November 2019.
PDP Ebidou-Ogbo of Amassoma fully Shows their supports and their readiness to vote for Hon. Douye Diri, as the next governor of Bayelsa state, Nigeria.
The PDP Ebidou-Ogbo, group, under the aegis of Mr. Omarow Ogede holding on the party meeting early today at Amassoma, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state. While speaking on the full support in the meeting, Omarow assured Hon. Douye Diri as the next governor of Bayelsa state and he further assured him of two tenures in office. According to him, the group will constantly mobilize electorates to give him vote in all ramifications.
According to the speaker of the PDP Ebidou-Ogbo, Mrs. Thomas Ebibomene also opined that, Douye Diri is the answer to Bayelsa state problems. Says, he’s the only one that support the development of the state, bring education, good works, infrastructure and non-segregation of the diverse regions of the state.
The meeting was attended by over three hundreds participants and at least seventy three members from different political parties were decamped to PDP all in the name of supporting Douye Diri and People Democratic Party in general on the forthcoming Bayelsa gubernatorial election.
So many of us don’t know the value of what we have. I was in a program on Saturday, while sitting, a guy walked in with his sister holding his hands.
They walked passed me and sat in the front, after awhile the sister left maybe to get something or what, I don’t know. I don’t understand what came over me and I left my seat and went to sit with him. I never knew he was blind.
Immediately I sat close to him, he said Ola are you back? I smiled and said no this not Ola, I am a friend, can I keep you company before she returns? He said yes, he asked me my name and I told him.
While we were talking he made a statement that brought tears to my eyes. He said he wished he could see who is talking to him. A tear dropped from my eyes as I couldn’t hold back the tears.
I asked him how he became blind, he said he was blind from birth. He never saw what the world looks like he doesn’t know what his mom, dad and siblings look like, he said he wished God could give him back his sight and he went on and on. I had to excuse myself because I couldn’t hold back my tears.
After the program I went home and was crying, asking God to forgive me. l have been an ungrateful being. I always complain of the things He hasn’t done for me. After my encounter with that young man, I changed my prayer to Thanksgiving.
So many of us don’t know what God has done for us. That you can see is by His grace, you can walk is by His Mercy, you can do anything without any body coming to help you is by His love. If you don’t have anything to thank Him for, thank Him for your life and all parts of your body.
I say THANK YOU LORD for my eyes that I can see, THANK YOU LORD for my legs because I can walk, THANK YOU LORD for my ears, nose and all other parts of my body because everything is working good and fine.
Please appreciate HIM for your life today and always.
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The Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC, has revealed alleged planned attack orchestrated against Ijaw people of Edo state.
In a statement Oct. 5, by President, IYC worldwide, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, Esq., said that those who planned the alleged attack shared their to-be modus operandi on social media.
Oweilaemi opined that the plan was sponsored by Bini Kingdom and, he called on the appropriate authorities to wade into the matter. He however added that Ijaws were not cowards but his call for immediate intervention by security agents was for peace to reign.
According to the statement, “Our attention has been drawn to a viral video currently trending in the social media where some persons armed with assorted rifles, threatened to attack Ijaw people in Edo State.
“Ordinarily, IYC would not have responded to such cowardice act of feeble minds as the Ijaw nation is equal to the task but for the sake of peace and harmony.
“If the faces that appeared in the footage are people being sponsored by the Bini Kingdom, then we are surprised why they choose to use such sickening method to threaten people who are ever ready to protect themselves and their lands?
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ijaw man can never be cowed or emasculated by the threats of those fugitive miscreants. We will not abandon our ancestral lands in Edo State for anybody including the Bini land grabbers.
“The entire Ijaw nation is solidly standing behind the Ijaws in Edo State. We will not take it likely if those Bini warmongers make good with their threat of violence against any Ijaw settlements in the State.
“Such will be responded to with a bloody fratricidal war. Those beating the gong of war should be wary of the consequences of their actions.
“The silence of the Bini Kingdom in the face of this provocative video footage by those alleged Bini delinquents is preposterous and suspicious. The Oba of Benin’s gleeful silence means that the delinquents are speaking his mind.
“We are calling on the Edo State and the Federal Governments to immediately take steps to investigate the video. The security agencies should also rise up to the occasion by investigating the source of the video and bring to book anybody found culpable.
“The Ijaw people will not sit idle bye and allow the Bini warmongers to attack us. If the governments fail and/or refuse to carry out their primary functions of securing lives and property then the Ijaws in Edo State will protect themselves against invaders.”
As part of activities marking this year 2019 world contraceptive day Thursday, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom , His Royal Majesty Major General Felix Majakperoh, (Retd) Orhue 1, has expressed deep support for family planning among the people in his domain in order to control child birth population.
The Okpe King, Orhue 1 made the declaration while receiving members of The Challenge Initiative, TCI who paid him an advocacy visit at Orerokpe, Traditional headquarters of Okpe Kingdom in Delta state.
He urged his subjects to take advantage of the in reach programme and take up family planning methods.
In her remark the Delta state coordinator, The Challenge Initiative, TCI project in collaboration with Delta state government, Mrs. Nwanne Kalu who led the team said their advocacy to Royal fathers is to notify them of the free family planning program being organized by TCI.
Mrs. Kalu commended the Okpe Kingdom Monarch for his support and love for his subjects and for being a champion of family planning.
The Challenge Initiative Social Mobilizer, Mr. Andrew Arome explained that TCI have been embarking on family planning across all Heath centres of Delta state, nothing that the program is free and will continue.
Okpe Community leaders encouraged and announced to their reproductive Men and Women age to make themselves available, whereby some people were administered with family planning methods such as I.U.D, JADELLE, IMPLANON AND INJECTABLE.
Some beneficiaries commended TCI for the programme, assuring that they will Mobilize more women and men for the excerise.
President Muhammadu Buhari may bow to pressure and reverse the newly constituted board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) due to the widespread resentment and demonstrations across the nine states of the oil producing states in the country.
It was alleged that politics was the only consideration used in selecting members of the new Board and this runs contrary to the provisions of the NDDC Act.
Besides, the new board was “hurriedly put together” without the input of the governors of the oil bearing states.
As governors of the Niger Delta states, the law setting up the NDDC provides that they should be consulted on the composition of the NDDC Board.
Sunday Independent gathered that governors of the oil producing states are scheduled to meet with the President this week to resolve the vexed issue.
President Muhammadu Buhari had recently approved a 16-man new board of the NDDC, with Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State as the chairman.
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF, however, said that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate.
Among the board members are Bernard Okumagba from Delta State, who will serve as Managing Director; and Otobong Ndem from Akwa Ibom, who was appointed as the Executive Director, Projects.
Others are Maxwell Okoh from Bayelsa State; Jones Erue from Delta State; Victor Ekhatar from Edo State; Joy Nunieh from Rivers State; Nwogu Nwogu from Abia State; Theodore Allison from Bayelsa State; Victor Antai from Akwa Ibom State; Maurice Effiwatt from Cross River State; Olugbenga Elema from Ondo State; Uchegbu Kyrian from Imo State; and Aisha Muhammed from Kano State representing North-West area on the board.
From Adamawa State, President Buhari appointed Ardo Zubairu to represent the North-East; while Badmus Mutalib was appointed from Lagos State to represent the South-West region on the NDDC board.
Ondo State has been vehement against the composition and has urged President Buhari to appoint an indigene as the next Managing Director of the NDDC.
A top government official from the state, who does not want his name in print, argued that as the fifth largest oil-producing community in Nigeria, Ondo State deserves to produce the next NDDC MD.
He said the other oil-producing states, such as Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa, had had the opportunity of producing the Managing Director, Executive Director of Finance and Administration and Executive Director, Projects of the NDDC.
“The first Board of the NDDC (2001-2004) had Godwin Omene and Emmanuel Agwariavwodo, both from Delta State; Chief Timi Alaibe, from Bayelsa; as well as Udoh Mboso and Ukot, both from Akwa Ibom State.
“Second board (2005-2009) had Chief Timi Alaibe from Bayelsa as the MD; Chief P.Z Aginigha from Delta as the EDFA; and Beniah Ojurn from Rivers as the EDP.
“The third board (2009-2011) had Mr. Uguwoha from Rivers as MD; Chief P.Z. Aginigha from Delta as the EDFA; and Etteh from Akwa-Ibom as the EDP.
“Still, the third board (2011-2013) had Dr Christian Oboh from Rivers as the MD; Mr Lambert Konboye from Delta as the EDFA; while Edikan Eshiet Eshiet from Akwa Ibom was the EDP.
“If the NDDC Act can be strictly followed in the appointment of the board chairmen, why can’t they obey same Act in the appointment of the Managing Director and Executive Directors for the commission?” he queried.
According to the official, “Under Part 1, Section 4 of the Establishment of the NDDC Board, the office of the Chairman shall rotate amongst the member states of the Commission in the following alphabetical order: Abia State, Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Cross River State, Delta State, Edo State, Imo State, Ondo State and Rivers State.
“Ondo State has never produced the Managing Director since inception. It is now the turn of Ondo State and not Delta State as presently proposed. It is also the turn of Delta State to produce the Chairman and not Edo State. It is a battle royale because Ondo State will not agree and allow the present nomination to be confirmed by the Senate.
“The present manipulation was done by the APC Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The President cannot forward their names to the Senate for confirmation because it will be thrown out. If they use their political might to get the nominees confirmed, we will go to court to challenge it”, the official boasted.
Sunday Independent was also reliably informed that the incumbent Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, requested for the transfer of the NDDC from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
President Buhari had in his October 1, 2019 national day broadcast said “The recent redeployment of the Niger Delta Development Commission from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs underscores our commitment to enhance the living standards of our communities in the Niger Delta, through coordinated and appropriate programmes.”
Sunday Independent gathered that less than 24 hours after his swearing-in as the Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Akpabio wrote a letter to the President on August 22, 2019, requesting for the supervision of the NDDC and that it should be transferred to his ministry.
The letter has reference number MNDA/PRD/114/S.I/T/119.
His request was granted via another letter (reference number SH/COS/81/A/1900) by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on September 2, 2019.
Contrary to insinuations that Akpabio is behind the delay in the confirmation of the new board because he was not instrumental to the nomination by the President, it was learnt that Otobong Ndem from Akwa Ibom, who was appointed as the Executive Director, Projects, is his candidate.
Another board member, Victor Antai, a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Akwa Ibom State, was also brought on board by Akpabio.
Though efforts to get the Minister proved abortive before going to press, one of his media aides said the Minister is handicapped as well concerning the confirmation of the nominees by the Senate.
Credible sources from Ondo State also had it that it was responsible for the transfer of the former Minister of State, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, to the Ministry of Labour.
“When the cabinet was constituted, we discovered that the NDDC board and the Ministry were dominated by Urohobo people, we protested to the President that we want our son from Ondo State as the Minister of State, and the President graciously listened to us and made the necessary change.
“How can you have Bernard Okumagba, an Urhobo man as the Managing Director of the NDDC and at the same time have Festus Keyamo, another Urhobo man as the Minister of State in the Ministry that will supervise the NDDC? That does not reflect a federal character. That was the reason why Senator Tayo Alasoadura who is from Ondo State was asked to swap position with Keyamo, said our source.
Mixed reactions by Niger Delta stakeholders have been trailing the composition of the NDDC board.
While governors of Niger Delta states expressed reservations, other stakeholders, including Uhrobo and Ijaw youths, hailed President Muhammdu Buhari for taking a wise decision.
Isoko and Ndokwa leaders in Delta State, who rejected the composition of the board, vent their anger on President Buhari and Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, stressing that the appointments violated the principles of inclusiveness.
Noting that two Delta State indigenes-Okumagba, an Urhobo, and Prophet Erue Jones, an Isoko-are on the new board, they maintained that Ndokwa was marginalised.
The paramount ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom and former President of Traditional Ruler of Oil-Producing Communities, Pere Charles Ayemi-Botu; President, Isoko Monitoring Group, Comrade Sabestine Agbefe, and the Vice President General, Ndokwa Neku Union, Chief Tony Uti, said the appointments were in bad faith.
Pere Botu, who complained that Delta State was not given the board chairman, said the appointments violated the rotational principle.
He added: “By the law setting up NDDC, the Chairman is supposed to be for Delta State. The Chairman rotates in alphabetic order among all the states. First was Abia, then Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, and Cross River. Now that it is supposed to be for Delta State, it has gone to Edo.”
The monarch added: “The President doesn’t have listening ears. So, I don’t expect any change from him. But, the fact is that letter ‘D’ comes before ‘E.’ So, Delta state should have got the chairmanship. This is very sad and a bad precedent.”
A lawyer and leader of Ndokwa nation, Chief Henry Uti, said: “I am very disappointed with the Federal Government because it has failed to uphold the policy of he who gives, receives.”
He added: “For over 60 years, Agip has been operating in our land. Except for Professor Eric Opiah, who is a former Chairman of OMPADEC, Ndokwa nation has not had any appointment in any agency for the development of oil communities.”
Uti said: “The appointments are very unfair, to say the least. It is unfair for the Urhobo to produce the Managing Director of the NDDC for a second time when other ethnic groups are yet to get any position, just because the Deputy Senate President is an Urhobo.
“Giving the Commissioner to Isoko is also unfair to the Ndokwa. Ndokwa deserves the position. Isoko deserves the MD because Urhobo and Itsekiri have had executive positions as MD, Executive Director, Project.”
“Ijaws have been Executive Directors, Finance and Administration, and Itsekiri have been EDP, even though Tuoyo Omatsuli did not complete his tenure. An Urhobo, Samuel Adjogbe, completed that position.”
The President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Chief Legborsi Pyagbara, said there is nothing to celebrate in the new appointments.
He said: “The frequent changes by the Federal Government of the persons at the helm of affairs in NDDC do not allow for stability and consistency in policy making. The Federal Government is simply using NDDC to play politics and not for technical delivery of projects. The NDDC’s Act is also no longer being strictly adhered to.
“How can NDDC make a difference in the Niger Delta, when the competent helmsmen, who ought to push for the development of the region and empowerment of the people are frequently being changed?”
The MOSOP leader urged President Buhari to enhance consistency and stability in NDDC, instead of using the interventionist agency to play politics.
However, the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, differed, saying that the President put round pegs in round holes.
He said the new board would live to expectation, unlike the past board that failed to develop the region.
Emami added: “The new board should focus on all ongoing projects so that it doesn’t end the way of the last board, which did not represent what President Buhari stands for.
Echoing Emami, an activist from Rivers State, Success Jack, applauded President Buhari for taking a courageous decision. He also called for the investigation of the dissolved board headed by Brambaifa.
Hailing the president, Urhobo and Ijaw youths urged stakeholders in the region to support the new board to achieve its mandate.
The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) and the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), in statements, said the new helmsmen would perform to expectation.
The UPU President-General, Olorogun Moses Taiga, in a statement by his Media Assistant, Kenneth Young, urged the ethnic nationalities in the region to cooperate with the board, eschew rivalry and shun politics of distractions.
He described Okumagba as a patriot and experienced administrator who will not disappoint the region.
Taiga added: “”Bernard was raised in the Urhobo tradition of truth, equity, courage, integrity, liberation and passion for excellence. The UPU and the entire Urhobo nation are praying for him to succeed in office, and we will give him all the support.”
A leader of IYC, Eric Omare, a lawyer, charged Okumagba to tackle the infrastructural deficit in the Niger Delta.
He said: “The new NDDC management must keep politics aside and face the developmental challenges of the Niger Delta region. We call on all stakeholders in the region to give the new board the required support to achieve their mandate.” Perpetua Nkechi Egbunonwo reporting for Delta Restoration media team
By, Francis Tayor Burutu
A group under the auspices of Concerned Citizens For Izon-Ebe Development (CCFID), has raised alarmed over governor Okowa’s deliberate neglect of the people of Ward 7 Ayakoromo in terms of infrastructural development, as well as political appointment into office, describing the action of the governor as unfair, biased and paying evil for good against the people of Ayakoromo after they have massively voted for his reelection in the 2019 governorship election.
The group leader, Comr Oyinbi Onduku stated this during the weekend at Ayakoromo, stressed that governor Okowa should consider the likes of Hon.Godwin Edumogiren, Hon.Paul Kurugbe, Hon.Kofi Amasuomo and others from Ward 7 Ayakoromo for appointment, saying the names mentioned above and other PDP stakeholders worked for him, and they where very instrumental in Burutu Local Government Area for his reelection.
Speaking further, the group also lamented over the epileptic movement of Ayakoromo bridge project, as well as the ravaging flood waters that have submerzed the whole community which have brought untold hardship and affected the community educationally, economically as students could no longer go to school and no place for market women to trade.
According to the group leader Onduku, “said l am appealing to governor Okowa to balance his appointments by giving Ayakoromo sons juicy appointment as well, because they worked and voted for him. Let there be some level of fairness and equitable distribution of appointment, as well as infrastructural development across the various wards in the state.
I want to categorically states that, the present governor Okowa’s appointments is lopsided and that it doesn’t speak good for the governor. We urged governor Okowa to balance his appointment by looking into this matter critically. Since Ayakoromo ward 7 delivered block votes for him, the governor should complement their efforts by giving them appointment and not paying them back evil for good, the statement adds.”
However, the group also use this medium to call on the Delta State government, NEMA and the honorable members representing Burutu Federal and State Constituencies to come to the aid of our flood victims trapped down in the rural areas.
As the Deputy Provost of the College of Education, Mosogar, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr. Johnson Erhinyondavwe’s tenure expired in November, many Chief lectures in the college are already scheming in a bid to succeed him.
Amongst those scheming seriously to grab the plum job are : Dr. Moses Omayuli , Dr. Moses Ossai , Dr. Onojete Power and Mr. Daniel Avwenaghegha .
Of the lots Dr. Moses Omayuli and Dr. Moses Ossai are already carrying on as if they have grab the position already. While Omayuli was said to be bragging of having Senator (Chief) Ighoyota Amori, as his godfather, Ossai on the other hand is backing on solid support from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa , because of his ethnic background. However, Mr. Daniel Avwenaghegha and Dr. Power Onojete, were said, to hang their fate in destiny.
In this article, we serve you in brief their strong and low points which could decide in their favour or militate against their aspirations.
Dr. Moses Omayuli : Is an environmental biologist. He is a senior lecturer scheming to succeed the outgoing Deputy Provost . He has acted in that capacity and that of the Provost in the past . He is not strange to the challenges of that office. Besides , he is sure of Senator Ighoyota Amori, the Chairman of Delta State Capital Development Agency and the Otota of Mosogar Kingdom’s support anytime, anyday. However, critical stakeholders are of the view that Omayuli’s anticidents has already disqualified him even before the race begins. He was said to be high handed to staff and students of the college when he assumed that position and that of the Provost on acting capacity .He was said to have actively played on ethnic sentiment to the detriment of non indigenes working in the college. His past records as acting Provost was an eye saw which was characterised by massive corruption and reckless maladministration. He was said to be a self serving man who plays the ethnic card to whip up sentiments for self gain under the guise of fighting for Mosogar’s interest.
Omayuli was also accused of alleged promotion to the rank of a senior lecturer without the requisite academic qualifications in 2008 contrary to the regulations of the National Council of the Colleges of Education. His ascension was said to be an academic fraud perpetuated with the connivance of a compromised Academic Board of the College at that time .
Another reason stakeholders have questioned the rationality of Omayuli’s scheming to come back again is that he is a master of undue process. He was said to have elevated an indicted lecturer, Mike Eguegu , accused of sexual harassment to Dean , School of Arts and Social Sciences. He was also alleged to have made an unconfirmed assistant lecturer the coordinator of the college’s demonstration school over confirmed senior colleagues just as he was said to made a part time lecturer the Head of Department of Political Science over permanent staff.
Omayuli, according to stakeholders should burry his ambition because of his lack of quality as an administrator . He was said to be a puppet of his wife who was effectively in charge when the husband was acting as the college Provost. He was said to have made the wife a lecturer II, the Head of the Department of Biology and the Director of UNICEF projects in the college.
Omayuli has been accused of bringing the college to its present sorry state. When he was acting Provost, he recklessly awarded and supplied sub standard equipment and items for the price of quality ones . Omayuli is too corrupt and will kill the college if allowed to come again. Presently, the college is in court battling with litigation from a contractor over a misappropriated TETFUND money meant to pay contractors .
Dr. Moses Ossai : is a guardian and counsellor. He was said to have also acted before as Provost of the college. Ossai, believed he is there already as he flouts Okowa’s and Delta north connection.
However, critical stakeholders have also condemned Ossai’s aspiration as fruitless exercise of a misguided actor who failed woefully when given the opportunity to act . Those against him said, he is incompetent for the office and lack the requisite foresight, zeal and the push to revive the college. His ideology is not different from the one he employed when he acted in the past and that is not what the college needed in the present circumstance. The college required an astute administrator with fresh idea and the push to ensure its survival. This quality, Ossai, lacked and it will take an herculean task for him to make an appreciable impact if given the opportunity again. Besides, like Moses Omayuli, age is not on the side of Moses Ossai.
Moses Ossai , was also accused of alleged reckless and gross financial misconduct during his short stay as active Provost. This stakeholders said, also disqualified him from any reconsideration of coming back again.
Mr. Daniel Avwenaghegha : is also a guardian and counsellor. He is a quiet and easy going person. Unlike the duo of Moses Omayuli and Moses Ossai, he has not acted as Deputy Provost or Provost before, and this is an added advantage. Again, Avwenaghegha, is from Jesse, a sister community to Mosogar Kingdom, where the college is situated. Opinion moulder are of the view that Moses Omayuli and Moses Ossai, should voluntarily step down for Avwenaghegha, as a befitting parting gift for his retirement, since he has not occupied the office before. Avwenaghegha, is also said to be better placed and will do better if given the opportunity to act.
However, the only clog in the wheel of Avwenaghegha’s progress to ascend the Deputy Provost’s office in acting capacity is that of the ethnic card that is been played once again. A prominent politician and a High Chief from Mosogar Kingdom is said to have been dragged into the scheme and has vowed that a Jesse man will never be the Provost of the college as long as he lives. This is the only ” k ” leg to Avwenaghegha’s emergence.
Dr. Onojete Power : is from the Department of Educational Foundation. He is also scheming to become the Deputy Provost. Like Moses Omayuli and Moses Ossai, he has also acted as a Deputy Provost for two tenure in the past . Though qualified, stakeholders said, he has so many negatives against him. First and foremost, he was accused of extreme rigidity in his administrative / leadership style. Added to this, is that age is not on his side and he is said to lack the ideals of a young vibrant administrator that could turn things around for the college.