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Okowa tasks political office holders on prudence, anti-corruption

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[FILE PHOTO] Delta State Governor, H.E Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa


Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has charged political office holders in the state to ensure prudent management of funds and adhere strictly to zero tolerance for corruption in the discharge of their duties.

The governor was speaking at the inauguration of the boards of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA) and Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA) in Asaba yesterday. He urged top government functionaries to be mindful of any manifestation of impropriety and corruption, as they were expected to be transparent in carrying out their duties.

DSCTDA has Sen. Ighoyota Amori as chairman and Mrs. Joan Mrakpor as director-general, while WUEDA has Dr. Joseph Otumara as chairman and Ovuzourie Macaulay as director-general.

The event also witnessed the inauguration of Joseph Ojobu and Chief James Obeuwou as members of the state’s Judicial Service Commission.“Prudent fund management demands zero tolerance for any manifestation of impropriety and corruption. I, therefore, urge you to strive to live above board and employ transparency in the conduct of all your duties, as selflessness is key.

“Our vision of a strong Delta is aimed at transforming the state into an inter-connected and united entity; that means we have to work hard to bring development to our people, not only to enhance their general welfare, but as a way of building sustainable peace. It is for these onerous tasks that this administration has articulated its focus for development,” he said.

“I, therefore, charge you (political appointees) to be conscious of your roles in the overall achievement of the laudable vision of this administration.

“Let me warn against in-fighting among members of boards, as the Delta State government will not tolerate anything that will bring about needless distraction and embarrassment.”The governor also disclosed that the appointment of the two for the judicial service commission was as a result of two vacancies that arose when two members served out their terms in office.

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