N10,750,000 million for the purchase of 30 hamperers in a memo addressed to Governor
Ifeanyi Okowa with No. GHA.782 / T18/6 and track file No. 530305.
Protocol of the Delta State Government, Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, was again enmeshed
in another round of financial scandal amounting to N10.7 million.
the Delta Government, Ogidi-Gbegbaje shall also take part in the construction
of the VVIP House in Asaba, the State Capital of the Delta State Government.
only when the permanent secretary and other government officials allegedly
pocket a portion of the money.
million meant for prominent Deltans to buy Christmas hampers.
Ifeanyi Okowa Ogidi-Gbegbaje with No. GHA.782 / T18/6 and track file No. 530305
quoted the sum N10,750,000 million for the purchase of 30 hampers intended to
be presented to some prominent Deltans during the 2019 Christmas festivities.
appealed to Governor Okowa to “graciously approve the sum of N10,750,000
million during the Christmas and New Year celebrations for the procurement and
distribution of 30 hampers for 30 prominent Deltans in and out of the
Your Excellency of the need for the state government to appreciate prominent
Deltans inside and outside the state for their support and contribution to the
development of Delta State during the upcoming Christmas and New Year
these categories of personalities are provided on behalf of the state
government with giant size hampers during the festive period. Each hamper will
contain 35 pieces of golden cutlery, wines, coffee, UK Camel Tea-sets, pens,
beverages, champagne, assorted honey tea and a set of towels.
government official said, “The government led by Ifeanyi Okowa is known
for frivolous funding requests running into several thousand million naira,
which have always ended up in private pockets.
allegedly used by the permanent secretary for the purchase of 30 Christmas
hampers went the usual way and ended up in private pockets. This was the same
way he claimed he had used N43.4 million when it was only repainted for the
renovation of the government house guest house.
the names of the thirty prominent Deltans he claimed to have given the thirty
hampers? Were the thirty hampers bought and delivered? If so, can we see the
proof and names of the recipients as claimed?”
allegation, Ogidi-Gbegbaje said, “It’s an annual thing; we are
distributing hampering to senior citizens and traditional senior rulers. The
hamper prices rage, depending on the quality of things in the hampers you have.