By Jon Egie




Hon Sir Kenny Okolugbo

Hon Sir Kenny Okolugbo

The Commissioner representing the Ndokwa ethnic nationalities in the Board of DESOPADEC, Hon Sir Kenny Okolugbo has called on public officers to remain focused in the face of distractors.


Fielding questions from journalists recently in Ughelli during the occasion of empowerment of women by Chief Obiuwevbi Ominimini, the DESOPADEC Commissioner said the recent media hype about his academic qualifications was a rumour that looked like truth.


He thanked God that the law enforcement agents have investigated the matter and those that raised the false alarm are being straightened out.


Sir Okolugbo said the media hype never impacted negatively on him since as a public figure he is not immune from such distractions.


He said only a man who lived an anonymous life could enjoy the immunity of such distractions but that so long one remained a public figure such distractions were always common and welcome.


“Look at Governor Uduaghan who we are representing, he is being distracted daily even though he is finishing very strong”.


He said that what mattered was for a public figure to remain focus and be ready to accommodate constructive criticisms since not all persons can be on the same page with a public officer at the same time.


Asked if he had a political aspiration to the House of Reps, Sir Okolugbo said for now  he concentrates on the duty assigned to him by the governor and that if there was a need to nurse a political aspiration he would get a nod from his political leader, the governor, before embarking on such a venture.


According to him, he has used his office to assist over 100 widows and commissioned very many projects but quickly noted that those gestures were not aimed at creating a political machine for use of the PDP or their political interest in future.


“We are making the people feel the impact of governance since the people cannot directly access the governor who means so well for them” he said.