DESOPADEC Budget Not Yet In The House - DTHA

By Henry Ebireri
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The Chairman of the Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Hon. Dennis Omovie has said the State House of Assembly is not aware of the existence of DESOPADEC budget for 2016.

He also described as laughable reports that the speaker has already signed the purported 2016 DESOPADEC budget into law.

“The speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, does not have as part of his duties the signing of budget to law. It is strictly the responsibility of the governor to sign budget into law. It is also a statement of fact that the speaker is not privy to the formulation of budgetary allocation to various agencies of government until the state governor forwards same to the House.

It is most laughable for anybody or institution to ascribe to the speaker the responsibility of signing DESOPADEC budget into law. Hon Omovie, the member representing Warri South Constituency 11 in the Delta State House of Assembly, therefore advised journalists not to overheat the polity.

“There is a level of responsibility from members of the public especially the fourth estate of the realm. The fact that there is paucity of fund should not make certain people to throw caution to the wind. The process of budgeting should be known to the press. These processes are well laid out in the laws governing the day to day running of the state.

Members of the press and the public are therefore advised to always verify and authenticate their sources of

information before going to the press”.
He urged Deltans at home and abroad to ignore the sensational reports by a section of the press.

“Deltans can be rest assured that there is no cause for alarm and that when the DESOPADEC budget comes to the House of Assembly, it will not be a secret affair”.

“We want to apologize to Deltans for any inconveniences” Hon Omovie added.

Delta Speaker to Amori: I’m loyal
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya said it was “absurd” to suggest he was working against Senator Ighoyota Amori.

“I’m loyal to Senator Ighoyota Amori and his leadership. I will forever be grateful to him for his immense contributions to the success of my political career,” he said.

Igbuya said his statement on the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State Chapter was misunderstood by some individuals in the state.

“I’ll continue to support my leader, Chief Ighoyota Amori” he said

The speaker, who spoke to journalists in Asaba on Monday, praised Amori for his efforts at providing strong leadership in Delta Central.

He explained the need to give younger politicians in the area an opportunity.

“I think it is absurd for anybody to suggest that I am fighting my leader, Chief Ighoyota Amori” Igbuya said.

He urged political enemies to change the lens through which they view issues.

“If there is something to be done at the national level, Amori is the person to do it” he said.

Igbuya, a thoughtful politician, described as harsh the language and words employed by Annabel Ogheneganre of Urhobo Voice in a recent article on Olorogun Felix Ibru, Urhobo and 2019.

He said it was intended to pitch him against Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the good people of the Urhobo nation.

The speaker who reiterated Amori’s commitment to the overall well-being of the Urhobo people, appealed to those generating rumours to join hands with Governor Okowa in the onerous task of moving the state forward.