The Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mr. Sunny Ofili says he has donated 20 percent of his monthly salary to Issele -Azagba Community in Aniocha North Local Government area of the state.
While saying that the gesture was part of his commitments to the socio-economic development of the community, the Governor’s top aide explained that the first phase of the donation would be targeted towards the completion of the civic centre in the area just as he stressed that the move is in consonance with the state government’s three point agenda.
Speaking shortly after the reception, he said “ I have just made the pledge and there is no going back on it, in fact, as I speak with you right now, I am already calculating the annual sum of the salary so that I can be sending it once”
“M y position is a public trust and I owe it to both the governor who appointed me and the entire community. Charity they say begins at home and this is the reason why I have decided to donate a part of my salary to my people.”
“As I travel throughout my LGA (Aniocha North) I will intervene with whatever I have in service to the community. We are in politics to serve the community and not ourselves.” Ofili said.
He thanked Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan “for his people-oriented programs and the special attention being paid to ICT development in the state especial in the area of establishing computer labs in school and the building of a world class ICT Park in Asaba.”
Earlier at the ceremony, the Uwolo of Issele-Azagba and chairman Planning Committee, Chief Emmanuel Eboha had earlier appealed to illustrious son and daughters of the community to come to their aid towards the completion of the civic centre just as informed that the decision to honour Mr. Peter Idabor and Sunny Ofili was born out of the duo’s achievements in their various fields, dedication and commitment to the development of the community and philanthropic dispositions particularly to the down trodden in the society.
The ceremony was attended by who- is- who in the community including the Chairman and Managing Director A.C Okocha Motors, Mr. Andrew Okocha, who was the chairman of the occasion, the Obi of Issele-Uku, Obi of Issele-Azagba, Obi of Ubulu-Uku. Also in attendance was Honourable Onyemaechi Mrakpor, member representing Aniocha South in the State House of Assembly. The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei was represented by his Chief of Staff Mr. Ephraim Osubor.
In his speech, Ochei praised Ofili for his service to the community and urged him not to depart from the good works he has started.