Member representing Ethiope East State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Evans Ivwurie, has described the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Friday Osanebi, as an exceptional Deltan and an exemplary leader that personifies effective leadership.
Ivwurie gave the commendation at the weekend in Asaba when the management and staff of Oasis Magazine presented the “Man of the Year, 2015 Award” to Osanebi for his “helping hand, unflinching passion for human capital development, his phenomenal and second to none empowerment charisma.”
Presenting the award to the deputy speaker, Ivwurie revealed that the lawmaker is a leader who has practically demonstrated capacity, humility and a source of inspiration to others.
“The deputy speaker and my boss is a man that always gives a helping hand to everybody, irrespective of your local government of origin, colour or political affiliation. He is a supportive lawmaker, he believes help should be given to those who need it, he has provided a ladder for many to access power and has kept the ladder for others to climb,” Ivwurie said.
He revealed that the leadership makeup of Friday Osanebi is different and his commendation on the personality of the deputy speaker is open to research.
“This is a reserved statement, the difference is clear. Osanebi is the greatest giver in the House of Assembly. Not that he is the richest, but he has first offered himself for effective service to humanity.
“Just access him, let him know the challenge and he will do his best to help you any time. That is what I like in him. He nurtures and builds; he is my boss and a leader who is ready to serve. He personifies effective and exemplary leadership. He loves his job and helps his people.”
Earlier, the publisher, Oasis Magazine, Mr. Daniel Umukoro, said the choice of Osanebi for the “2015 Man of the Year Award” was as a result of his love for the downtrodden in the society and his genuine passion for human capital development.
The deputy speaker, who is called, “The Empowerment Master” through his foundation, The Friday Osanebi Foundation, last month doled out N10 million to 100 students of Anioma extraction, and other non-Deltans in his 2016 scholarship scheme.
According to him, “truly great leaders are hard to come by, but it seems everyone thinks they are one. A true leader, however, is easy to spot.
“The fact is, Osanebi has practically demonstrated the many ways to be a good leader, with his character of humility, passion to serve, respect, fairness, accountability and a model others can follow.’’

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