By Nnenna Ezeah
Director-General of Delta State Direct Labour Agency, DLA, Mr. Emmanuel Igbini, has been asked to resign, following allegations of high handedness and abuse of office against him.
Chairman of Alliance of State Chairmen of Registered Political Parties in Delta State, Mr. Christian Abeh, in a statement, yesterday, said that the agency under Igbini’s administration had failed woefully, as roads in Asaba and other parts of the state were seriously begging for maintenance.
He said: “We are disappointed in Igbini as he had failed the opposition parties, which happened to be his political constituency and also the governor, who appointed him.”
According to him, “ at a meeting of political parties’ state chairmen in September, Igbini said he was waiting for the rains to stop before the agency could start road maintenance but up till now, the agency is yet to know that the raining season ended long ago.”
He said the coalition had called on the Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to relieve Igbini of his appointment and make Mr. Ngozi Okolie, the acting Director General because he has served the agency before creditably well and his performance was visible throughout the state pending the outcome of the petition against him (Igbini) one of the directors in the agency.
According to him, the Governor should implement the outcome of the probe and if Igbini was found guilty, he should be sacked and handed over to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, while the governor should consult the opposition parties for Igbini’s replacement for a substantive DG.”