Why There Must Be Seamless Transition, by Uduaghan

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Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has cal
led for
seamless transition process in governance to enhanc
e growth and
development in the country.
According to him, transition from one government to
another was
supposed to be a smooth and frictionless process be
tween the out-
going and in-coming government so as to ensure cont
inuous
growth since governance is a continuum.
Uduaghan who spoke in Asaba when he played host to
the
Transition Committee set up by the State Governor-e
lect, Senator
Ifeanyi Okowa, decried the rancour observed in the
transition
process at the federal level and in some states of
the federation and
commended the harmony in the transition process in
Delta State as
a shining example in the country.
His words: “Delta State can showcase to the world w
hat transition
should be, it has been going on very smoothly, it c
an be done
without friction and rancor. It should be emulated
by everybody
throughout the country”.
He advised the committee chaired by Prof. Sam Oyovb
aire to
devise ways of reducing the huge wage bill vis-à-vi
s dwindling
resources explaining that the issue of ghost worker
s still persisted
despite all efforts to check it.
“As you are aware the revenue of the country is dwi
ndling with a
lot of states unable to pay salaries, you need to d
evise ways and
means to ensure that the wage bill is authentic and
manageable.
We have been trying to deal with the issue of ghost
workers in the
state, presently we are doing both biometric and p
ayroll
automation system to check not only ghost workers b
ut absentee
workers, this l believe will help reduce the wage b
ill”, Dr,
Uduaghan said.
“l want to also bring to your attention that there
are some new
tractors that we just bought for Ministry of Agricu
lture, and
vehicles for Environmental Marshals in the Ministry
of
Environment and other vehicles. I have told the Com
missioners

that the Ministries should properly document and ha
ndover these
equipments intact to the in-coming government. Plea
se ensure that
you take note of these equipments in the course of
your
documentation”, he added.
The Governor commended members of the Committee for
the
work they have been doing and urged the Peoples Dem
ocratic
Party (PDP) members to be patient with the Governor
-elect in the
process of appointment adding: “l know expectations
are high, but
we have to be very patient and loyal party members”
Prof Oyovbaire commended the smooth transition proc
ess in the
state especially the co-operation of the Ministries
, Directorate and
Agencies (MDA’s) in providing the needed informatio
n

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