A concerned Journalist in Delta State and Principal Correspondent of Delta State-Based Online Newspaper, Fresh Angle International, Celestine Ukah, has urged Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori to take cue from other governors in the country and immediately provide palliatives for Deltans, to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
According to Ukah, other governors are making visible commitments and interventions, by providing free/affordable buses for residents in their states as well as adding to the salaries of civil/public servants, yet, “Governor Oborevwori, hasn’t made any pronouncement in terms of interventions and palliatives, that would reduce the sufferings of people living in Delta State, since the fuel price increase.”
The Warri-based Media practitioner who is also an online editor slammed Governor Oborevwori: “5 billion naira you promised to release in tranches for promotion arrears of civil servants, is not a palliative, it is the entitlement of the workers.
“Delta State received over N23 Billion from FAAC barely 2weeks ago. If we tabulate the allocation received since your assumption of office in May 29, as well as Internally Generated Revenue of June and July this year, you (Governor Oborevwori) would have received over N65 billion, yet no body language from your administration, to show that you care about the pains residents of the state are going through.”. He stressed.