DTHA WORKS C’TTEE CONCLUDES PUBLIC HEARING ON ILLEGAL SALE OF DLA SERVICEABLE EQUIPMENT

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The Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Works on Tuesday, rounded off its public sitting on the alleged illegal sales of serviceable heavy duty equipment at the Direct Labour Agency, DLA.


In his closing temarks, the Chairman of the committee, Honourable Emeka Nwaobi, said the committee would take a holistic look at its findings and come up with a report on the investigation.


Nwaobi, who represents Aniocha north in the House, said the committee had gotten all it needed for a detailed report on the investigation, but could reconvene when the need arose.


Flanked by some members of the Committee, including Honourables Emmanuel Sinebe, Anthony Elekeokuri, Emomotimi Guwor and Solomon Ighrakpata, the Committee Chairman expressed the determination of the House to help the state government recover all the serviceable heavy duty equipment illegally auctioned at the Direct Labour Agency, DLA.


He said the alleged illegal sales of the serviceable equipment was carried out by the last Board of the Agency led by a former Speaker of the House, Honourable Franc Enekorogha, who he said refused to appear before the Committee despite invitations extended to him.


Honourable Nwaobi commended those that honored the invitation of the Committee to publicly state the level of their involvement in the auctioning process at the DLA.


The Lawmaker assured that the probe was not a witch hunt, as only those found culpable would be recommended for appropriate action       

In their contributions, Honorables Anthony Elekeokuri, Emomotimi Guwor, Solomon Ighrakpata and Emmanuel Sinebe, reiterated the commitment of the Committee to ensuring that the state recovered all the alleged illegally sold property of the DLA.


A member of the last Board of the DLA, Mr Blessing Enamuotor who was reappointed into the present Board of the agency, alleged that the sales of the equipment were solely executed by the then Director General of the Board, Honourable Franc Enekerogha, stressing that members were not carried along in the auctioning exercise.


Some key actors in the auctioning of the equipment, including the Board of Survey, the Auctioneer and some management staff of the agency gave accounts of their involvement in the auctioning and tendered documents that would assist the Committee in the probe.

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