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Corrupt Delta govt officials warned

30 December 2013, 13:59Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has warned government employees and contractors against scuttling his administration’s programmes.

He said these would face the "consequence of their actions."

Speaking at the Iwere Kingdom 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Service held at the Foursqure Gospel Church, in Warri, Uduaghan said his administration had done a lot at improving the welfare of the people.

"But some unpatriotic personnel and contractors are undermining some of such efforts," said Uduaghan.

Meanwhile, the Governor explained that his administration established the State’s Urban Mass Transit Scheme to provide comfortable and affordable means of transportation to commuters and was subsidizing the cost per passenger by 50 percent.

However, he disclosed that information at his disposal indicated that some agents who were collecting subsidy from the state government have imposed "unreasonable" amount on the drivers, thereby depriving passengers of the subsidy.

Uduaghan informed that he had directed the commissioner for transport,  Ben Ibakpa to probe the allegation and ensure that agents violating the memorandum of understanding with government were brought to book.

The governor also frowned at the attitude of some medical personnel including nurses and doctors as well as teachers who despite the free medical and education schemes at state owned-hospitals and schools, respectively, were allegedly still collecting illegal levies and fees from patients and parents.

He warned such "unpatriotic and corrupt" personnel and service providers to desist from this behaviour.

"Our  administration will not close its eyes to any infraction of its policies and programmes," said the governor.

- CAJ News


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