UGHELLIâ€”THE National President of Urhobo National Youth Council (UNYC), Comrade Monday Oyeghe, has called on Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, to restructure the board of the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), arguing that programmes of the commission were not people-oriented.
Oyeghe made the call while fielding questions from newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, at the weekend.
According to him, oil bearing communities in the state are not being consulted before decisions are taken on issues affecting them.
He charged Dr. Uduaghan to consult with major stakeholders when the board was being reconstituted, pointing out that the problem being faced by the commission had nothing to do with its workforce. Oyeghe insisted that those currently working at the commission should not be sacked under the guise of rationalization.
Adding that if some of the workers were dropped, it would not be in the best interest of the peace effort of the state government.
He said the host communities should be involved in the screening of the workers of the commission and suggested that any worker found to be working elsewhere should be sacked.
Oyeghe said the UNYC was against the call by some ethnic groups in the state that workers of the commission should be based on production quantum of the oil bearing communities.