The Tales Of True Leadership!
Leadershipa is journey that is full of challenges and rocky paths but it must be undertaken for the sake of the development and growth of the society irrespective of the hurdles associated with it,Rivers State,Gokana LGA Chairman Celebrate 2 years in Office-Paul Kobani
Looking back at the last two years of the visionary leadership of Hon Paul Vidag Kobani,, the Executive Chairman of Gokana LGA every right thinking person will have no other choice but to give him a pat on the back for his sincere efforts in repositioning the Local government.
There has been pockets of communal crises inherited by the Chairman, such as the Perennial crisis between Bomu and Lewe communities and Deken and Deeyor communities which became a spanner in the wheel of development in Gokana but luckily the Chairman with his spirited efforts, restored peace to the communities and meaningful development is and will be springing up in the area.
The Chairman has achieved a lot in the past two years but the following are worthy of note:
1. INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT:
i. The re-construction and refurbishing of the dilapidated Gokana Legislative Assembly Complex.
ii. Constuction of a common house at Ke-Gborozor water front in Bodo-City.
iii.Rehabilitation of the offices of Nigerian Legion, Red Cross Society as well as Gokana Student Union Government.
iv. Building of military hall of residence of the JTF Camp Kpor to enhance the performance of the military in the area
v. Ongoing building of an ultra-modern administrative complex to address the issue of office deficit in the council among others.
2. HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT:
i. Continues empowerment of widows and the less privilege in Gokana
ii. Prompt payment of staff salary as well as legislative welfare
iii. Payment of tuition fees for indigent students of Gokana Origin in tertiary institution of learning.
iv. Gainful engagement of over 400 sons and daughters of Gokana on monthly stipend by the council.
3. PROVISION OF BASIC SOCIAL AMENITIES
i. Provision of constant power supply to Gokana people through the payment of Gokana electricity bills amongst others.
4. PROACTIVE APPROACH TO THE SECURITY OF LIVES AND PROPERTIES OF GOKANA PEOPLE :
i. Restoration of peace between Lewe and Bomu communities which was inherited after series of peace efforts
ii. The achievement of peace between Deken and Deeyor communities also an inherited crisis through the collaboration of Rev. Father Abel Ogbulu a Missionary Priest that supported peace process in the area.
iii. The proactive approach to Bera and Nweol seeming crisis which help to prevent bloodshed in the two peaceful communities
iv. The provision of security vehicle to the Gokana police division for the effective policing of the area
5. Proactive fight against the Corona virus pandemic which well complemented the dogged efforts of the Rivers State Governor
against the spread of the virus.
6. Payment of 10,000 thousand naira to 1000 (one thousand) less privileged persons picked from the 17 wards of Gokana .
The Chairman has made notable achievements in other areas of endeavors and in due time, they will be rolled out but all hands must be on deck to support the peace drive of the Chairman in order to bring development to the people of Gokana.
Happy Two Years Anniversary To The Executive Chairman Of Gokana Local Government Council, Hon Paul Vidag Kobani!
Chief Press Secretary
Gokana Local Government Council