Acting Governor Place Embargo on Foreign Trips.
The Acting Governor of Delta State, Prince Sam Obi has placed embargo on foreign Trips for Political Appointees and top Government Functionaries in the state.
Prince Obi who disclosed this during a meeting with permanent Secretaries in the state in Asaba also directed Permanent Secretaries to submits the host of all completed projects that could be commissioned next month.
He said the ban on foreign trips was to ensure transparency even as he charged Top Government functionaries to ensure that project execution and monitoring were done with the desired seriousness so that government would get value for its money.
"You are expected to carry out all legitimate instruction carefully, examine all matters before you, such that the system will benefit from your wealth of experience".
The Acting Governor called on Permanent Secretaries in the state to give necessary support and co-operation to his administration in order to ensure smooth running of the machinery of government.
Explaining that there was no vacuum created in the administration of the state he enjoined them to avoid anything that would portray the government in negative light.
He also charged the entire workforce to be pro-active, efficient and productive saying "civil service should be pro-active and efficient rather than being a liability. I expect you as Permanent Secretaries to show good examples, avoid cases of absenteeism and sharp practices. These vices should have no room in Delta State Civil Service.”
Explaining further, he charged the Ministries involved in salary preparation to ensure that workers receive their pay on or before the 24th of every month and also improve on strategies used in collecting internally generated revenue in the state.
Prince Obi advised the Permanent Secretaries to be careful and avoid fraud in the preparation of salaries and in the collection of internally generated revenue.