Afterthoughts, Okowa Led Government Says It Released N1.650 Billion To DESOPADEC As Contractors Shut Down Commission

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Probably afterthoughts, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led government has came out from its “Shell” to announce to Deltans that in the month of July, 2017, the sum of N1.650 billion was released to the released to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC) as against the paltry N500 million said to have been released to the commission to run its affairs and pay contractors been owed several billions of naira.

The state information commissioner, Mr. Patrick Ukah, HardReporters reliably learnt directed his Media Assistant, Mr. Sam Ijeh, to issue a statement to debunk the story of the N500 million released to the commission to run its affairs earlier reported by this medium.

According to the statement signed by the commissioner’s media aide, Deltans should not to be distracted but continue to support the government of governor Okowa who is irrevocably committed to the overall development of the state.

“The attention of the Delta State government has been drawn to another orchestrated rumour making the rounds that the state government released the sum of N500 million to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) to pay contractors as well as run its affairs .

“The mischievous rumour, again, has exposed the writers as ignorant, and wicked persons whose stock in trade is to cause unnecessary disaffection aimed at destroying the peaceful atmosphere existing in the state. In the month of July, 2017, the sum of one billion, six hundred and fifty million Naira was released to DESOPADEC.” the afterthoughts statement added.

Meanwhile indigenous contractors on Monday shut down the commission’s headquarters in Warri, protesting against what they called governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s insensitivity and non payment of over N11 billion been owed them.

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