Delta State governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has bereted his Senior Special Assistant on Beautification, Prof Sylvester Monyi for not utilizing his office to attract development and investors into the state.
Okowa stated this Saturday while giving his remarks on the occasion of the commissioning of Chinedu & Sons Nigeria Limited with warehouse for Dangote Cement, along the Asaba/Benin Expressway, Oshimili South local government area of the state.
The Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, in his speech said he would see how he could influence Cement Technology Institute in Delta State following the inability of Nigerians to build houses that stand the test of time.
“We don’t have so many Nigerian who knows how to build, hence building is very expensive. that is why we want to take upon ourselves to spend something like N4 to N5 billion to train Nigerians to know how to build so that we don’t have to be bringing people from Ghana, Togo to come and be building for us that and is why we want to lunch one of the institute here in Delta State”.
Okowa on hearing that took a sweep on his aide, lamenting that he has not made good use of his office.
Okowa told Dangote that he would be on his neck; “I will be on your neck and your friend Prof Monyi is here too. in fact I am going to hold him for not doing the right thing. He is your friend and he has not even brought you to Delta State at all. So, I am wondering if he is utilizing that friendship for the good of our people”.
Okowa noted that the promise of Dangote to influence the institute to Delta would be a combined, reminder from all Deltans to ensure that the promise was fulfilled.
Prof Monyi was the Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Project Monitory and Evaluation and a former governorship aspirant in the state before Okowa appointed him.