The Delta State Government under the administration of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has denied knowledge of any missing N48.6 billion funds allegedly belonging to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter had in some national dailies (not The AUTHORITY) accused the State government of diverting N48.6 billion funds allegedly meant for DESOPADEC.
But in a swift reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okowa, Charles Aniedu who spoke to The AUTHORITY through the telephone said the accusation was a figment of the imagination of the writer, stressing that the state government has no knowledge of such money.
Aniedu who denied ever speaking to anybody concerning the matter noted that the APC cannot divert Governor Okowa’s attention from carrying on with his development agenda for the state which is clearly spelt out in his SMART agenda.
He said: “We will not be distracted, we have our agenda that we have clearly spelt out in the SMART agenda and our mantra, Prosperity for All Deltans. We will not lose focus on account of people who do not have jobs to do.
“We have a job to do and we are very much aware that they do not have a job to do, so the only thing they do is to sit down and manufacture such malicious publications.