The senator representing Delta Central in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege, over the weekend took a swipe at governor Ifeanyi Okowa, saying the governor has failed the people, mismanaged federal monthly allocations to the state as well as sucking to death the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, (DESOPADEC).
Mr. Omo-Agege expressed his displeasure over the way and manner Mr. Okowa was running the affairs of the oil rich state, during a press briefing shortly after his empowerment programme at his Orogun county home in Ughelli North local government area of the state.
“Governor Okowa Ifeanyi Okowa has failed the people of Delta state. Okowa has mismanaged funds from the monthly federal allocation. APC will chase out Okowa out of office come 2019 with a credible and God fearing Deltan who will correct the abnormalities created by Okowa in the state. Deltans should ask Okowa how he spent the billions of naira of monthly allocation from federal allocation.
‘‘Where is DESOPADFEC 13% of the 50% monthly derivation for the agency as approved by law? Nothing is happening in the state, Okowa has ran the once viable institution dry and nobody hears about DESOPADEC in the state any more. Okowa has not been utilizing the funds that are coming to DESOPADEC. There is acute hunger in the state, the administration of Okowa cannot pay civil servants, especially pensioners.
“The civil servants and pensioners are suffering and dying out of frustration and agony. APC will come to rescue Deltans in 2019 with a tested, proven and credible person to correct the wrongs done by PDP led administration in the state. The Okowa failed to address the allegation of the 2017 Delta government blank budget raised by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and instead resorted to insults.” Omo-Agege said.
HardReporters correspondent reports that the former Secretary to Delta State Government who spoke on wide range of state and national issues noted that journalists in Delta State were not doing enough to investigate activities of the Okowa led administration, especially as it affects the alleged spending of N164 billion on roads’ construction by the Okowa’s government.
The following bills are credited to the federal lawmaker, A bill for an act to prohibit sexual Harassment in Educational institutions and matters connected therewith, A bill for an act to establish the federal University of Petroleum Resources (FURPRE), Effurun and matters connected thereto, Electoral Act and among others.