Written By Ode Williams
Apparently to complement the governments' efforts to turn around the economy of the nation as it deteriorates, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Johnson Enemudia Yovwino Duku 11 (JP), the Orovworere of Effurun-Otor kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state, recently inaugurated a seven-man executive committee to pilot the affairs of the Board of Economic Development Summit with a charged to find means to boost the economy of his kingdom
The committee which is headed Dr. O.Charcle Apoki is set up by the Monarch to his kingdom out of poverty and to generate employment for them
In his speech, the Royal father, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Johnson Enemudia Yovwino Duku 11 (JP), said, the summit shall serve as the vehicle for the economic emancipation and development of the kingdom.
The Monarch said the kingdom has all it takes to be great. Stressing on the land mass, active population, accessible and good road network, electricity, peaceful environment and others at the disposal of the kingdom.
"we must lift our people out of poverty and generate employment opportunities, adding that this is the major focus of inaugurating the Board today", the monarch said
While saying that leadership is not only about a positive vision for the people but also showing courage and resolved to forge ahead in the face of daunting odds.
The Monarch urged the executive committee members to carry everybody along in the scheme of things in order to have a good economy that will be beneficial to all.
The Royal father also maintained that the kingdom will soon embark upon the following: Training for over 30 people in various areas of Agriculture, computer training and repairs, hairdressing, fashion designing, art of cake making, beads making, event planning, aluminium fabrications, among others.
In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the summit Dr. O.C Apoki said "we will not disappoint the confidence reposed in us in achieving the aims of the summit"
"I will work with my members and other stakeholders in the kingdom to actualize the dream of the board of the economic summit" he added.
He also use the medium to call on the youth and other people of the kingdom to cooperate with them for effective service delivery, adding that a tree cannot make a forest, noting that leadership is not only about providing a vision for the people but also showing the courage and resolved to forge ahead in the face of daunting odds.
Those inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the committee are; Dr. O.Charcle Apoki, Chairman, Chief G.B Ijabor, Engr. Sir Moses Ebah, Dr. Mrs. Emeka Tadiodi, Pst. Alex Coker, Hon. Chief Anthony Agi and Chief Patrick O Odukuye.