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July 25, 2024

Delta Governor Suspends Agric Commissioner, Others

The Governor of Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori, has set up a seven-man committee chaired by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Kingsley Emu, to investigate the claims and perceived infractions related to the management of the scheme by the State’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

According to a statement signed by the SSG, Dr. Kingsley Emu, that consequent upon the interim report of the committee and in order to have an unimpeded access to information during the period of the investigations, the governor has approved the immediate suspension of the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Omoun Perekebena Perez.

The statement further noted that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Messrs Bennett Ezon-Abode Agamah; Assistant Director, Agricultural Engineering, Engr. Oki Preowei Yintareke, and Chief Accountant, Mr. Gabriel Idiatacheko, were to proceed on compulsory leave until further notice in line with Civil Service extant rules.

It added that the government’s action was in no way a presumption of guilt but rather a necessary measure to uphold the sanctity of the investigative processes already instituted, which is to ensure that the investigation is conducted without any potential undue influence or bias.

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