Delta: Okowa Vows To Recover Govt Vehicles From Formers Office Holders | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Delta: Okowa Vows To Recover Govt Vehicles From Formers Office Holders

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba


The Delta State Government has resolved to recover all government vehicles from past political office holders in the state.

This may not be unconnected with the determination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration to bring sanity to governance.

Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Vincent Uduaghan, who made the pledge on Tuesday, alleged that some of the vehicles have either had their number plates changed or the engine numbers tempered with.

He stressed his readiness to re-activate the Delta State Urban Mass Transit Scheme, in line with the policy direction on transportation of the state government, adding that “immediate steps must be taken to address all issues affecting the scheme”.

The commissioner, who inspected government buses and heavy duty trucks procured by the previous administration, said it was sad to see them lying fallow.

Uduaghan stated that for the plans of the present administration in the transport sector to succeed, certain steps must be taken to address all the setbacks observed in the system, for the good of the scheme and the benefit of the people of the state.

He also pointed out that most of the operators of the scheme were not keeping to the contractual agreement entered into with government, and this would not be allowed to continue for the sake of the scheme and for enhanced internally generated revenue.


He frowned at the traffic situation in some urban areas across the state, attributing the development to too much indiscipline on the roads, including the turning of every major road junctions to motor parks by commercial vehicles and tricycles operators in the state.

Uduaghan had met with the management of the ministry upon resumption, with a tour the various offices in the ministry of transportation, where he observed that most of the staff were yet to come to terms with present realities.