Transport Commissioner Reaffirms Resolve To Sanction Erring DESTMA Officers

Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, has reaffirmed the resolve of the state government to deal decisively with any DESTMA officer involved in any act of corruption, insubordination, indiscipline as well as improper dressing among other offences.
Mr. Uduaghan read the riot act to the officers when he held a meeting comprising the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Transport, Mr. Edwin Abraka, Management Staff and beat leaders of DESTMA as well as management staff of Directorate of Transport in the Conference Hall of the directorate.
The transport commissioner who was visibly bitter pointed out to Officers, “That any act or behaviour that you know would bring the name of the state government in bad light should be avoided like a plague.”
e further added that “If investigations prove otherwise in some cases the directorate is looking into, those found culpable would be dealt with severely.”
In the same stand, the Permanent Secretary in the Directorate, Mr. Edwin Abraka reminded the officers to steer clear of financial misconduct as well as indiscipline, adding, “You people should be guided by the Civil Service Rules, that any questionable character will be severely sanctioned.”
e pointed out that the state government was striving to improve on the officers’ financial positions.
In the same vein, the Director of Land Transport, Engr. Austin Odiete and the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Comrade Lawson Efenudu, advised the officers to always incident field activities as quickly as they happen and to always dress smartly, as well as be civil in their approach in the discharge of their duties.
The Director-General, DESTMA, Mr. Stephen Dieseruvwe, commended the commissioner for his efforts at seeing that DESTMA was void of corruption and indiscipline at all times, saying that he had at various times displayed circular letters on issues bothering on lateness, improper dressing, bribe amongst other offences to the commissioner.
Also adding his voice, the Director of Operations, Navy Commander Azubike Idah (rtd) disclosed that he had no sacred cow as far as issues of indiscipline is concerned, adding further that he had directed the Director of Administration to issue queries to erring officers.