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Okowa Inaugurates Delta Revenue, Civil Service Boards

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)





Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, inaugurated the board of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), with the warning that any public official who misappropriates public funds would be sanctioned.

Okowa said, “We will not fail to sanction any public official who is found wanting in the discharge of his duty or misappropriates public funds.

“Some civil servants are already in court because of fraud and, as a politician, if you are caught, don’t run to me because that may be the last time I may want to see you.”

Sir Monday Onyeme is the Chairman of the DBIR, which has Barr. Mike Edegware as Secretary, Mr Godday Daniel, Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata and Mr Barry Gbe as members while the CSC, which has Chief Nkem Okwuofu as Chairman, has Dr Eddy Ugbomah, Mrs Roseline Amioku, Mr Ifeanyi Agbeyeke and Mr Matthew Ukey as members.

The governor disclosed that his administration took time to constitute the boards because the two agencies are critical to the success of the administration.

“They will play critical role in building a new Delta predicated on the principles of problem solving, resource optimisation and purposeful leadership,” Okowa said.

He emphasised that the civil service, as the vehicle for implementation of government programmes, policies and projects, “must function to change the fortunes of Deltans,” and challenged the CSC “to come up with creative solutions to the evils of absenteeism, godfatherism, corruption, nepotism, eye service, waste and inefficiency that have plagued the civil service.”