Gov. Okowa Appointed 2,203 Aides, Edevbie explains

By Factnews on 24/10/2017

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Olorogun David Edevbie, the Commissioner for Finance in Delta state, has debunked claims that political appointees are more than civil servants in the state.

Edevbie said the Delta State Government has 2, 203 political appointees with the sum of N382 million as salary while the state has 45, 000 civil servants that gulps N4.5 billion monthly as salary.

He made this known during a press briefing for the break-down of the 2018 budget proposal.

He said: “I find it funny when some persons say that political appointees are more than civil servants in the state, we are running an open-door policy, the state has 2, 203 political appointees and 45, 000 civil servants, the number of public servants are not included,” the Commissioner said.

The Commissioner who briefed the press with his Information, and Economic Planning counterparts, Mr Patrick Ukah and Dr Kingsley Emu respectively, urged Deltans to always verify their information.

On the debt profile of the Delta State Government, Olorogun Edevbie said, “about N100 billion are owed contractors, though, no one is happy about the situation, His Excellency, Dr Okowa has approved that contractors, especially, those whose money are not much should be paid.”

He also answered questions concerning contractors whose jobs were terminated because of their incompetence, stating, “we are aware that it is not enough to determine a contract and re-award same to a more competent contractor; such contractor deserves to be prosecuted and blacklisted but, you know in Nigeria, people will always intervene when such happens; we must give the Governor Okowa’s administration credit for insisting that the right thing be done, if you are not competent as a contractor, the contract will be given to a more competent one and you know it takes a lot for certain decisions to be taken, this is my own personal opinion.”

 

 

Posted on October, 24 2017

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