Group Challenges Okowa’s Claims Of N164 Billion Roads In Delta, Sets Up Investigation Committee

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A pressure group known as Delta Stakeholders Group (DSG) has challenged governor Ifeanyi Okowa the on claims by his Commissioner for Works, James Augoye that the current administration of Okowa has expended about N164 Billion on road projects in the last two years in the state.

The group in a statement by his Public Communication and Strategy, S. E. Uvoh and obtained by HardReporters, strongly advised and warn all officials of the Okowa led government to be very careful with their actions and public utterances, saying that the days of impunity are fast fading away and everyone shall be held to account someday, “maybe not so far away.”

“DSG is determined to take very stringent steps permitted under our laws against anyone who, by bad conduct or reckless utterances, celebrates bad governance as a badge of honour in Delta State. It is the well-considered and firm view of DSG that with the wide collapse of Delta’s roads infrastructure and the state government’s rickety attention to this issue, the Honourable Commissioner deliberately lied to deceive the public by making that unfortunate, reckless and mischievous statement.

“It seems Mr. Commissioner thinks roads are constructed in the skies, news or social media. For indeed, where are the roads for which N165 Billion has been purportedly spent? Definitely, not in our Delta. Although we are yet to conclude whether the Honourable Commissioner’s statement was designed to achieve sinister purposes of the criminal type.

“We nonetheless know that crooked politicians often make bogus claims of huge financial expenditures to sometimes cover their treasury-looting tracks or prepare the ground for treasury looting. In this wise, we have set up a committee to thoroughly investigate the commissioner’s comments vis-à-vis the activities of his Ministry in the last two years. The Honourable Commissioner may help this investigation by quickly providing verifiable proofs of his claims.” the state said.

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