Corruption: Group Lambasts Uduaghan Over Lack Of Transparency, Accountability

By Citizen Reporter

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has again been accused of mismanaging state resources of over N110 billion received from the federation account.

And the opposition in the state has challenged him on the dilapidated roads and schools in the area.  In a letter addressed to the state governor and signed by National coordinator of the Niger Delta Peace Coalition, Mr. Zik Gbemre said there are more questions than answers, on the part of the state government’s ability to account to Deltans concerning how every kobo of revenue coming into the state since 1999 has been expended.

The group said that the N110, 773,603,736.17 which the Federal Ministry of Finance through the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, summarized in its Net Revenue Allocation to states by Federation Account Allocation Committee from January to July, this year left Deltans in shock.

“We were left in absolute shock and in wonder to find at that Delta state alone had received the whopping sum of N110, 773,603,736.17 (One Hundred and Ten Billion, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Three Million, Six Hundred and Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty-Six Naira, Seventeen Kobo),” the statement said. 

Mr. Gbemre further pointed out that everything seems to be in a ‘standstill’ at the moment in the state. He enumerated as follows: “Our road networks are all virtually in a terrible state with unspeakable pot-holes and gullies. The health Sector is in a poor state. The educational sector is even worse off with dilapidated structures and classroom blocks/roofs that are begging for refurbishment/maintenance, not to mention the dehumanizing ways teachers are being treated with their salary payments.” asserting that within the seven months period, the state was plunged into “shrouded clandestine financing.”

The pressure group expressed bewilderment that transparency and accountability, as attributes of good governance and democracy, have eluded the state, even as it affirmed the “self-perpetuating government” re-branding logo of the state. “With the current rains at the moment, the poor drainage system and ineffective Waste Management have made the state to be like a national disaster that is about to happen; not to mention the degrading infrastructural development in and around the entire major cities of Delta State.

While the group said the “well-created and decorated white-lie”, designed to deceive the people of state did not proffer satisfactory justification deceptive treatment on the people of the state, it commended the new Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for opening-up the shrouded clandestine state and federal financial activities and urged the state government to make its account open for sustainable development.  It also called on people of other states of the federation to pay attention to the management of their funds.

The statement observed that there is absolutely nothing on ground in Delta state to justify the billions of Naira accruing to the state every month from the Federation allocation as well as its internally generated revenue.

Meanwhile Uduaghan has been told to declare a state of emergency on schools and roads across the state. The Delta state chairman of the Community Party of Nigeria (CPN), Mr. Mamuzo Emamowho, said in Asaba that bad roads without drainage have exposed residents of Asaba and its environs to the menace of erosion and flooding.  He stressed that the ingredients of any democratic system of government are the ability of such a government, no matter the level, to be accountable and transparent to its populace in the management and appropriation of public funds and resources.

He identified some of the affected dilapidated roads to include Anwai Road, which leads to Government House, Asaba; the Jesus Saves, Osadebe Way, DLA road, Okpanam road, Ezenei Avenue road, Umu-onaje (1-2x) road, Infant Jesus road, Deputy Governor’s Office. 
He underlined that the degree to which any government is able to execute projects toward the development of the people should be the determinant factor that government should be allowed to remain or branded as an undemocratic civilian government.

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Niger Deltans, ur no.1 enemies are ur leaders and yet..

Niger Deltans, ur no. 1 enemies are ur leaders and yet you pple continue to deceive yourselves that d north under developed you. What a pity. Your roads that hardly last one rainy season, are they built by northers? Ur hospitals that are now business centres, are they manned by northerners? Ur schools infrastructures that are in ruins, are they under the supervision of northerners? The list is endless. And u still blame the north. Tel mel one state in the north whose fed. Annual allocation is higer than south south state.Yet nothing spoil.
I rest my case.

Uduaghan & N100 Bond

Detrsctors & enemies of progress should please eschew their Political & personal interests & allow this man of vision & mission accomplish his laudable programs for Delta State. His 3-point agenda & its attainment so far is highly encouraging.

Uduaghan & N100 Bond

Detrsctors & enemies of progress should please eschew their Political & personal interests & allow this man of vision & mission accomplish his laudable programs for Delta State. His 3-point agenda & its attainment so far is highly encouraging.

Uduaghan & N100 Bond

Detrsctors & enemies of progress should please eschew their Political & personal interests & allow this man of vision & mission accomplish his laudable programs for Delta State. His 3-point agenda & its attainment so far is highly encouraging.

That is the standard

What you are seeing in those photos reflect our national standard. Every country has a standard; the Nigerian standard is what you are seeing. What do you expect when every 30 days the Federal government shares the oil proceeds to the governors (not to the people) and Asso Rock keeps its own share. Shameless people !!!

I feel for our beloved state

Where do someone start from?even the so called house members are all thieves they all think they are fooling us but we all should wait when a true revelation will come to this country,From the head to the tail are all involve in killing Nigeria even our so all president should not be left out of this what did he do in his own state when he was a Governor?Please let us not be deserve by their sweet words they all do not have this country at heard.I pray God will deliver us form this useless leaders.

@TARI MARTINS--Sylva and Aamechi are a curse 2 d Niger Delta

Sylva sold the state to our oppressors long before our internal colonizers made him a governor. Sylva and Amaechi were imposed on the 2 states by our oppressors. Look at the crowd Sylva often travels around with-do u see bayelsans there apart from otitioto? When you ask them why they dont award contracts to indigenes, they allege Bayelsans are lazy and drink too much ogogoro. Where Rivers and Bayelsans not drinking ogogoro before King Spiff and late Okilo gave them contracts? Sylva and Amaechi untouchbales because they are being protected by our masters who own the state.Uduaghan does not give contracts 2 d foreign thieves. That is they want him out.

@Goodluck "Dumbo, what was

@Goodluck "Dumbo, what was the FoIB created for? To wrap salt and Onions? Write to the authorities and ask for the information and publish it here. Instead of coming here to disgrace yr head if you have any.

Deltans will vote in Uduaghan

Deltans will vote in Uduaghan again and again. If the constitution allows it. The opposition through their armed robber Tinubu will never rule Delta. Not to talk of Ogboru the coupist who is sponsoring all these rubbish! Go to Ajegunle and see the roads Fashola left for the people as his achievement in office!

Where is Uduaghan Taking this loot to

Hmmmm, this banditry of our tresury by Emma Uduaghan has become legendry, he wants to steal more than all the Govs that have ruled Delta state combined. This was why he was consistently voted out in the Jan&April 2011 elections but the cabal in the corridors of power in Abuja who are also beneficiaries of the crass looting always bring him back through the back door. The amazing thing is that Emma Uduaghan occupies front row seat in church every sunday dancing,singing and giving dubious thanks giving. Under his watch Delta State with all the huge monthly federal allocation has embarassingly become an urban ghetto. The consolation is that when he dies like we all must die, he is not taking a dollar/kobo with him. Isnt God wonderful?

Uduaghan is busy spending our

Uduaghan is busy spending our money on Judges, his masters in PDP like JEG,OBJ,Anenih and the top hierarchy of PDP plus top penticostal pastors in Delta State while Delta State remains not only under developed but being returned to the stone ages. The N100 billion bond he wants to take will presumably be paid back in 2018, three clear years after which he might have left office if wins his April elections case. Deltans please arise and stop Uduaghan from ruining the future of our children born and unborn . Deltans are now seeing the type of Governor they have and a very incompetent one for that matter. Udughan, ride on and continu to ruin Delta State.

Uduaghan and N100 Bond

Deltans wake up. Uduaghan wants to take 100 billion naira bond for so called development projects that will never be executed. His cronies will share the money with him and mortgage the entire State to debts that may take the next 50 years to repay. Uduaghan collected N110 billion from federation account on behalf of Delta State from Jan to July 2011 and Delta State is less developed than Gombe State that collected N22 billion for the same period for that matter. Uduaghan ride on and continue to ruin Delta State. Ole

Corrupt President Jonathan and his friends in action

if Jonathan is serious about fighting corruption, he would immediately order all states to publish their monthly allocation and how the monies are spent at the beginning of the month and at the end of each month. This would afford citizens to keep track of what is happening to monies allocated for the development of their respective states. But of course, we know Jonathan won't do that because forcing governors, his mediocre thieves, to be transparent with the state monthly allocation would expose their thievery as well as make it a lil harder to steal. We have to revolt, otherwise, nothing will change for majority of Nigerians.

Corrupt Governors

I think this corruption is prevalent in all the states of the federation including Abuja. Even the so called development in Lagos is no a true representation of all the monies coming to the state. The traffic situation in Lagos means that Government is not working. All the state governors are using the poor masses to shield themselves while they carry out their wanton loot of the state treasury. When will Nigerian youths be wise to know that Governors are only using them to achieve their deadly selfish aims? When will the Youths start to reject peanuts as financial gifts to demand for transparency from government. Rise up Nigerian Youth! Now is the Time!! If not, not tomorrow for you and your generations. We have to confront these thieve now.

I initially thought Dr

I initially thought Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, is working well in Delta state, having seen some pictorials marking some projects completion in various parts of the state.
i believe the problem is POLITICAL, and a lack of good advisers. I see him as a man of goodwill and visionary leader, who needs help from all of us in order to succeed, as governor of Delta state.
If he gets to read this rejoinder, i'm available to help him warm his heart back to the people of Delta state.
I sincerely believe it is not too late, let's advise him well and hopefully, things would change for the better, God bless Delta state.

Why the Crying?

Sometimes I wonder why Nigerians cry over curruption in public offices. These people didn't just land in office, they were voted in by "NIGERIANS". It's so sad how fast people forget about curruption during elections, they fight for these politician, kill in their name for a few thousands of Naira...and now decide to cry when they are doing nothing...for me its a case of illiteracy and poverty.

Nigeria is a failed state!! The sooner we all stop fighting the truth the better, so that people can start the healing process..........

Sometimes I wonder why

Sometimes I wonder why Nigerians cry over curruption in public offices. These people didn't just land in office, they were voted in by "NIGERIANS". It's so sad how fast people forget about curruption during elections, they fight for these politician, kill in their name for a few thousands of Naira...and now decide to cry when they are doing nothing...for me its a case of illiteracy and poverty.

Nigeria is a failed state!! The sooner we all stop fighting the truth the better, so that people can start the healing process..........

Sometimes I wonder why

Sometimes I wonder why Nigerians cry over curruption in public offices. These people didn't just land in office, they were voted in by "NIGERIANS". It's so sad how fast people forget about curruption during elections, they fight for these politician, kill in their name for a few thousands of Naira...and now decide to cry when they are doing nothing...for me its a case of illiteracy and poverty.

Nigeria is a failed state!! The sooner we all stop fighting the truth the better, so that people can start the healing process..........

Dr. Iweala's open door policy

Dr. Iweala's open door policy is sure yielding results

God is against uduaghan & co,

I have no doubt at all that uduaghan has it coming. He and his minions have deceived themselves that they are on top of things. But to try to deceive God with fraudulent thanksgivings is the height. It won't be long before everything crumbles for them. If we the people don't get them soon, God most certainly will. And very soon too.

This is just the begining!

Deltans should not complain especially those that helped to select Uduaghan into power.I am from Delta my self,but since some of us decided to sell our tomorrow for today we are seeing it.We never see anything yet.Since Uduaghan became governor,una don see anything for ground wey e do to better we life?.When a man draws rain,he forgets the rain will fall on all house top including his.The 13% derivation + state allocation funds wey e dey go?Una never halla,dis is just tip of the iceberg!

Suffering from premature

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Deltans, may God have mercy on you people.

Nig. is my constituency. There4 I allign myself with d +ve aspirations of the pple I leave with. Most Deltans are sycophantic including their so-called pastors. I stand corrected, deltans have NEVER elected d gov. of their choice since 1999. I am not frm Delta state but I live there. Uduaghan does not rig election alone, outsiders hardly rig for him. Deltans rig him in all the time. So why d complain? Deltans if u really need a change, you must stand up for it. No one will do it 4 u. Or u are doomed. Deltans, may God have mercy on you pple.

I feel 4 deltain

How did ibori stated ? with all our money he took to bribe & brought his brother to protect him still he went down no matter how long it will take his brother his time will also be up i feel sorry for him because their non to protect him it a rept of what happen to Alam CO.

There is no solution to all

There is no solution to all these looters other than a Ghana style revolution. Orji kalu, nnamani and other former thieving bastards are sill free and will eventually bribe their way to waziri and others. It's all a sham!!!!!

gov.sylva

Yenagoa is the only state capital that is
entirely a slum.one wonders how much has
come into the state since 2007,uncompleted
projects frm d previous administration has
been abandoned,the governor keeps on travel
-lling in n out of the country.his poli
-cal allies keep on building hotels n fast
food outlets while the level of unemploy
ment is at its peak,the already weak opp
ositon is constantly been harassed by the
govt's secuirity outfit(famoutangbe).gov
Sylva specializes in commisioning of un-
Completed projects.last year during the
Presidents visit.gov.sylva was stoned pub-
licly as a result of non-performers.one
wonders why he hasn't learnt anytin from
That experience

Uduaghan Fraudulent Acts

GEJ seem to be sleeping while state governors do things that put the image of his government at stake. GEJ should know that it is the performance of the state governors that shapes the image of federal government. He, GEJ has to do everything possible to curtail the fraudulent act of the governors and push them to perform. GEJ should not allow the state governors to pocket him and use him to achieve their fraudulent ambition. Before approving any further appropriation to the state, GEJ should always demand for their achievement with the previous allocation. He has to check their excesses, unless he himself, GEJ is also doing the same thing.

Uduaghan Fraudulent Acts

Uduaghan is not different from Ibori. In fact, he is becoming worst than Ibori. What is Delatans waiting for before facing him todemand for accountability of all the billions of Naira coming to Delta state from the federation account? The youths of Delta state have sacrificed their future for immediate, short term and small financial gains the government gives to them to calm their nerves. We have to rise up and asked for accountability. We have the right to do this, the state belong to all Deltans and so Uduaghan cannot continue to behave fraudulently and running the state down and jeopardising the future of the State.
Rise Up Deltans,
Rise up Fools, Rise up morons before it's too late!!!

Bayelsa is worse

Uduaghan has performed poorly but,chief
Timipre Sylva is worse,noting works in
Bayelsa state,apart from buying cars for
his political allies,the bayelsa state
govt have been building 1 hospital for 10
good yrs,SR shud take a peep into bayelsa
state n see how poorly the state has fared
after 15yrs.gov.sylva is the poorest in te
-rms of governance when compared with his
Nigerdelta peers.

current

is one of the worst governors to have been inaugurate in nigeria what an irony. the state have been in disarray since the pass governor step out which happen to his brother. the state have been in regural affair of family in and out. most of the money spent by the governor has used as bribery for post election problems which all deltians as suffering for.
it time is up now lets put our faith in GOD.

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