Delta 2024 Budget: Directorate Of Govt. House & Protocol Wants Stakeholders’ Support To Achieve Tasks Before It

Delta State Directorate of Government House and Protocol has solicited continued support of stakeholders towards achieving the task before it.

Permanent Secretary, Government House, Sir Eddy Ogidi Gbegbaje, stated this during the 2024 budget defense session of the Directorate before the State House of Assembly Committee on Establishments.

Gbegbaje flanked by the Permanent Secretary Government House Protocol, Mr Anino Tetsiola and Permanent
Secretary Government House, Special Duties, Mr Victor Udi, said the Directorate was saddled with enormous responsibilities, which has a lot to do with the image of the state and its people.

He explained that effective collaboration with critical stakeholders would always lead to better performance, saying that although much was achieved by the Directorate in the outgoing year 2023, there are still room for growth in line with the MORE agenda of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.

The Permanent Secretary solicited for the needed budgetary allocation as the functions of the Directorate entails much and takes a lot of resources.

Sir Gbegbaje who appreciated members of the Committee for their cooperation, appealed for more support from the Lawmakers.

Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Establishment, Hon Edafe Emakpor, expressed optimism that the M.O.R.E agenda initiative of the State government would continue to accelerate the socio-economic well-being of Deltans given the robust synergy between the Executive and legislature.

Hon Emakpor charged the MDAs to continue to uphold the principle of accountability, transparency and prudence in executing their 2024 budget.

He said, “This exercise (budget defence) is not just an annual ritual, but it is constitutional and backed up by law. If you must spend government money, such money must pass through the State legislature for approval

Continuing “Our job here as lawmakers is not to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure that everyone succeeds. And to do that, there must be a symbiotic relationship between your office (the executive) and the legislature.

“We are all committed to ensuring that the M.O.R.E agenda of the State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori works and to achieve that vision, we must continue to uphold the principle of accountability, transparency and prudence ” Hon Emakpor said.

Chairman, Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, Mr Jerry Agbaike, and the Permanent secretary, Office of the Head of Service, Mr. Patrick Ojeblenu, amongst others also appeared before the committee to defend their 2024 budget proposals.

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