Delta Revenue Board Boss Threatens Resignation Over Okowa’s Highhandedness, Ill-Treatment, Others


Chairman of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, (DBIR), Mr. Monday Onyema, has allegedly threatened to resign his appointment following what he described as governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s highhandedness, ill-treatment and the alleged corrupt manner the revenues generated by the board for the state were being mismanaged, HardReporters has exclusively gathered.

Our correspondent reliably learnt that in order to disabuse the mind of the people over the reasons for his threatened resignation, the board chairman has decided to use his House of Representatives ambition in the forthcoming 2019 general elections as a cover up to avoid mixed reactions.

Confiding in our correspondent, an aide to the chairman who pleaded for anonymity said his boss has been dying in silence following the way and manner governor Okowa has been treating him and managing the revenues been generated by the board.

“The case of my boss is a pathetic one, suffering and smiling. Initially, my boss was entitled to ten percent of all revenues collected on behalf of the state every month but for some time now the ten percent has been abruptly cut to five percent and even at that nothing was been given to him any more as a result he has decided to put in his resignation.

“This was never what the board chairman thought before accepting the appointment, all of a sudden governor Okowa just changed. The ill-treatment been melted to the board chairman coupled with the governor’s highhandedness and the manner the revenues been generated for the state are been corruptly mismanaged by the governor are main reasons for his threatened resignation.” our source said.

According to our source, governor Okowa has continued to hid from Deltans the actual amount of money running into billions of naira the internal revenue board generates every month because of the manner the monies are been misused “coupled with the fraudulent practices by the inhuman, wicked and corrupt government. As I talk to you my boss is even more comfortable with his farming business. You would have also noticed that for sometime now my boss is involved in the empowerment of his people and all geared towards his House of Representatives ambition for 2019. Okowa, has succeeded in frustrating my boss.” the aide lamented with bitterness.

Meanwhile as at the time of filing in this report, all calls and messages put across to the chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, (DBIR), Mr. Monday Onyema, by our correspondent were not responded to but workers at the headquarters of the board in Warri confirmed the ill-treatment and resignation threats by the chairman to contest the House of Representatives election in 2019.


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