The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has called on the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to account for the ₦214.4 billion supposedly accrued to the state from the Federal Account Allocation Committee, FAAC in 2019.
The opposition party accused Governor Okowa of running a failed developmental policy while noting that apart from apart from the allocation accrued from FAAC, the state also realized a minimum of ₦65billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR in the 2019 fiscal year.
The APC’s demands is coming on the heels of plans by the state government to suspend payment of the new minimum wage in the state, a situation the party described as a “chop-I-chop government.”
Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Sylvester Imonina, stated thus;
“The bad economic policy of chop I chop of the state government have continued to deprive Deltans something as simple as the minimum economic viability standard required from a responsible and responsive government that has received in its coffers such a huge amount.
“Considering the volume of monies that enters the State coffers, the question begging for answer is; what milestone/legacy project(s) did the State Government achieve with these huge allocations? Where are these monies actually going to?
“We want to emphasise that companies are relocating out of the State due to the low buying power of Deltans. The State economy has become peasantry. Modernisation and job creation is near zero. Our production and/ or manufacturing capacity is nothing to talk about.
“We continue to wonder whether those in charge of the governance of the state have any conscience at all! Do they sleep well in the face of the economic woes and sufferings that ordinary Deltans go through on a daily basis.”