Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, has emphasised the importance of political integrity and the avoidance of image smearing in all facets of politics.
Uduaghan expressed the view when he observed that periodic boarding of unserviceable vehicles in the state was seen as campaign instrument in some quarters.
He reiterated that auctioning of unserviceable vehicles was constitutional, adding that “All procedures required by law were considered before such auctioning was determined. ‘’
He added that proper publication concerning the vehicles and date of auction were made public as well as having a government registered auctioneer.
On the privatization of Delta Line, Uduaghan said: “Without mincing words, the state government took that decision to divest 60 per cent of Delta Line’s ownership through partial privatization. “
Uduaghan said that successive governments, spanning more than 15 years, invested funds running into hundreds of millions of naira to make Delta Line thrive, profitable and meet the yearning of Deltans as it concerns the state’s transport sector.
” In all these effort, the results has been monumental failure, bothering on financial mismanagement and nonchalant attitude towards service delivery.
” Delta Line Company could not sustain the payment of staff salaries running into six months, thus making staff to face some hardship before this administration intervened” he added.