GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan has warned Civil Servants to desist from collecting money from individuals seeking employment into the Delta State Civil Service.
The Governor who was responding to the information that applicants for advertised jobs for the Delta State Civil Service were paying money to apply online, directed the Head of Service to stop such collection of fees and that those who have paid the sum of N1,000 for the forms should have their money back.
Fielding questions from Journalists in Asaba, Delta State, the Governor said it was wrong for applicants for jobs to be made to pay any fees, adding that as long as he remained the Governor of Delta State, nobody will pay any money to get employment.
The Governor used the occasion to state that the ‘Delta Beyond Oil’ initiative was designed to create job opportunities for Deltans, stating that the programme which will be inherited by incoming administration was designed to position Deltans not to rely solely on revenue from oil but to look at other sources of revenue.
He noted that it was commendable that Nigerians imbibe the mantra to work for a country that will not be solely dependent on revenue from oil, stressing that Delta State is now investors’ destination.
Dr. Uduaghan assured that his administration was determined to make Delta State a better place, disclosing that his administration is determined to make the State one of the cleanest states in the country, since the installation of the waste recycling plant is almost completed in Asaba and an approval for another plant to also be established in major towns in the state, especially, Warri is in progress.
He stated that once these plants are put into use, dump sites for wastes in the state will become a thing of the past thereby improving the cleanliness of the State, adding that clean environment reduces diseases and makes it possible for people to breath clean air.
Governor Uduaghan observed that water supply are not regular in the rural areas because of lack of maintenance culture for the water projects, stating that his administration has concluded plans to set up water committees in different communities in the State.
He stated that the water committees would ensure that water flows regularly and the generators are serviced.
The Governor who expressed sadness that most of the water projects in the state are not functional due to lack of maintenance, reiterated that it was wrong for well intentioned programmes of government not to be sustained.
Delta State Government Press Release
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