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Ovie Agas
    Secretary Of The State

Hon. Festus Ovie Agas was born on 29th January, 1960 in Oteri-Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State.


He attended Ogele Primary School, Ughelli from 1966 – 1970 where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate. In 1971, Ovie proceeded to Urhobo College, Effurun where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1975; and later proceeded to Government College, Ughelli in 1975 for his Higher School Certificate which he obtained in 1977 in flying colours. He gained admission into University of Lagos and obtained B.Sc (Hons) Mass Communication (Second Class Upper Division), 1982.

Ovie worked briefly as a Personnel Clerk in AC Jimona Limited and as a Teacher in Ibru College both in Agbara – Otor. He served the NYSC programme with the Nigeria Television Authority, Abeokuta, Ogun State from 1982 -1983. Thereafter, he worked as a Principal Public Affairs Officer in Delta Steel Company Limited (DSC), Aladja, Delta State from 1984 - 1998.

He retired from DSC in 1998 to participate in the politics of the third Republic where he contested for and won a seat in the Delta State of Assembly, Asaba, as Member Representing Ughelli North Constituency II from 1999 – 2003. He won again in the general elections of 2003 and served a successful second tenure as Member Representing Ughelli North Constituency II in the Delta State House of Assembly. While in the House of Assembly, he was at various times Chairman, House Committee on Information; Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriations; Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; and later elected as Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly.
In 2006, he was appointed the Director General of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Asaba, and in June, 2015 he was appointed the Secretary to the State Government, Delta State.
Hon. Festus Ovie Agas is a member of Urhobo College Old Boys Association and Government College Old Boys Association. He is very active in many charitable organizations and clubs to which he belongs and has been contributing his quota in various avenues of service to humanity. He loves Reading and Travelling.
He is married with children.