Contrary to the smiling faces which the members of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Commission (DESOPADEC) put up when they left the state governor’s office earlier in the week, we can report authoritatively that it was all make up, as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa scolded them like babies, disclosed a reliable source.
Arising from a closed door meeting with the board members with Okowa in Asaba, a top source in the state government, who was privy to the meeting has told Secret Reporters that the negative reports that has trailed the Managing Director of DESOPADEC, Williams Makinde has not been good for the image of the state and his administration, which was championed by this medium, leading to their summon.
In the meeting, we gathered that Okowa expressed displeasure at the level of looting which has taken place in just few months going by various media reports. He told them pointblank that he will not hesitate to sack anyone of them found wanting and replace with more honest and capable hands.
Our source disclosed that the governor told the commissioners and the DESOPADEC board that they are common criminals.
Before the meeting, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Monday Igbuya was also in government house for a closed door meeting, in what our source disclosed is not unconnected with the One billion Naira bribe demanded from the commission before passing the budget.