Members of staff as well as Political Aides of the office of Delta State Deputy Governor has been challenge to ensure that they contribute their individual and collective quota in order to enhance and promote the collective course of the Senator Okowa-led government.

The challenge was given by the Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, at his official residence in Asaba while treating members of staff and political aides of the office of the deputy governor to a feat during an annual cocktail party to usher them into the new year. Otuaro, noted that the importance of the gathering was to thank God for his protection and guidance in seeing the office through the previous year, noting that the year 2016 was quite challenging belt God almighty was able to keep all and see them through.

He asserted that there is no gain-saying the fact that his staff and aides have been part of government process where so much progress have been made and added that more still needed to be done. According to him; "I want to personally thank all of you for your individual and collective contributions. You have done exceedingly well in your own small ways. You have been able to contribute your quota to the wellbeing and smooth administration of the office of the deputy governor".

The state deputy governor asserted that the year 2017 is promising year and urged all to contribute their quota; noting that by doing so, they would have succeeded in moving the State forward within the context of the prosperity agenda of the state government. He added that as children of God and with faith in their heart all will be able to waltz through the thick and thin of this year and come out glorious. "So, it was time to thank God and to challenge us to put in our very best in this year 2017, so that together we will be able to promote government and governance that we are part and parcel of, because we are indeed an integral part of this government. Barr. Otuaro stated.

Responding, the Senior Special Assistant on Chieftaincy Affairs to the Deputy Governor, Peter Emaziye, as well as Director of Administration, office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Christy Eruotor amongst others who spoke expressed thanks to the state deputy governor for his leadership quality in carrying everybody along in driving the process of the state government.

They posited that the yearly get-to-gather by the office of the deputy governor initiated by him has always avail them the opportunity to leverage on his leadership qualities and assured that they will continue to do their best in ensuring that the goals and objectives of the state government is achieved.