CES Advisor on Peace and Security sworn in

CES Advisor on Peace and Security sworn in
Newly appointed State Advisor on Peace and Security, Daya Lodu Michael takes oath of office on Friday 12/11/2021 (photo credit: Central Equatoria Gubernatorial Press Unit)

The Central Equatoria State Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony has Friday presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the State Advisor on Peace and Security Daya Lodu Michael.

Speaking after the oath-taking, Adil directed Mr Lodu to work cooperatively with county commissioners and state security agencies and key stakeholders.

In a press statement extended to The City Review from the Governor’s office, the oath-taking was administered by the President of Juba High Court, Dos Kulung.

The statement says Governor Adil also directed the newly appointed Advisor to sideline political affiliation and prioritize service delivery to the people of Central Equatoria and South Sudan in general.

One of Lodu’s roles would be to coordinate security-related affairs and ensure peaceful co-existence and give critical assessments on state security and advise the leadership accordingly.

State Advisor on Economic Affairs, David Wani, welcomed Mr Lodu and assured him of their readiness as Advisors to work as a team in tackling critical matters bedevilling the State.

Mr Lodu welcomed the appointment and expressed willingness to work closely and in consultations with the Central Equatoria State leadership, especially in addressing fundamental issues ranging from cattle and land grabbing in the state as some of the major security threats in order to pave way for peace and stability.

Mr Lodu joined the State government under the ticket of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) through a recent Republican Decree No.257/2021 aired on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation.

Lodu takes over from James Modi Laku who served as the State Advisor on Peace and Security for eight months.