Bekwarra Local government chairman, Dr Josephat Emeka Owan, has added another feather in his cap, as he has been named among 2021 recipients of RootsWatch Magazine Nigerian Local Government Chairmen Merit Award for excellent service delivery and performance.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Mentors Communication, the organisers of the yearly award, Prince Bayo Ojo, Dr Owan is among the best performing chairmen in the year under review.
He said: “the award was instituted in 2000 to stimulate fair competition for service delivery among local government chairmen and to also celebrate their exemplary qualities.”
The Hon. Chairman was lauded in the area of quality performance, construction and rehabilitation of landmark buildings, accountability welfare of the aged and women, health services and education.
Presenting the award, Prince Ojo glowingly expressed satisfaction with the grassroots politican noting that through creativity and forthrightness, Dr Josephat Emeka Owan has been able to steadily turnaround the fortunes, manpower efficiency and infrastructural development of the Council.
"It is in recognition of his sterling quality leadership through service delivery and accountability that the Executive Chairman is hereby awarded this prestigious and meritorious award as one of the best performing Council Chairmen in Nigeria", Ojo reiterated.
Special guest of honour and Chairman of the occasion, Dr Garba Abari, Director General, National Orientation Agency, believed that this will encourage the chairman to do more.
In his reaction, Owan appreciated God for giving him the opportunity to serve humanity, while appreciating his family, the entire Bekwarra LG staff, management team, executives and the legislative arm for their unrelenting support for a better and greater Bekwarra.
The award which is a conferment ceremony by RootsWatch National Award on Distinguished local government Chairmen and Nigerian Democratic Pillars witnessed performing Who-is-Who from the country who are beacons of hope for sustainable grassroots and national developement.
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