In what may seem as a conquered empire, the Board Chairman and Commissioners of the Delta State Oil Area Producing Communities (DESOPADEC) has all run mad with financial recklessness, raping DESOPADEC with impunity this medium reports authoritatively.
The Managing Director, Williams Makinde who has turned the commission into a personal business threw a lavish end of the year party on 15th December 2015, despite the board’s inability to pay workers for December and thirteenth month salary.
The frivolous party was funded with a staggering sum of fifty million Naira, pulled out from DESOPADEC account with Zenith Bank, Asaba Branch.
Buhari spent N70million nairafor independence day celebration, but the itching finger Makinde spent N50million for a common staff christmas party.
According to our ever reliable sources within the commission, the event for the party was the Brown Hill event centre owned by Amaju Pinnick, Ogunu, Warri, which goes for One Million Naira, but was inflated to Five Million Naira.
The squandermania MD known for his complete loyalty to James Ibori we gathered knew that the end of the year party will not cost more than Seven Million Naira, but decided to pocket Thirty Three Million Naira with his band of Commissioners.
Makinde had earlier given a bus to a private television station, African Independent Television in Oghara, whereas the state owned television station lack bus to carry out their duties. The President of the Anti Corruption and Integrity Forum, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri who spoke to us vowed to drag the MD and board members before the anti corruption agencies and Federal High Court, over this reckless spending of state money and giving of buses meant for schools to themselves, girlfriends and cronies.
The State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa who releases One Billion Naira to the board monthly is unaware that the board is yet to pay contractors for the jobs done. We gathered reliably that contractors who did jobs worth Two Hundred Million Naira were paid a paltry sum of Three Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Naira, while those who carried out projects worth Five Million were paid just Twelve Thousand Naira. These payments are in a schedule currently in our possession as well as bank alert made to the contractors.
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