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DELSU: Stakeholders, students fault Okowa for asking Egwunyega to liaise with SUG for fees reduction

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•Says he should have slashed the percentage of fees by himself

• Insists SUG officers are stooges

Some students and stakeholders have faulted His Excellency Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for asking Egwunyega to liaise with SUG for the fee reduction, adding that he had indirectly strengthened Egwunyega to run the institution like a personal estate.

Aggrieved stakeholder Dr Steve Edafe who spoke to a Congress correspondent said the directive would certainly not yield a result desired by stakeholders as the SUG officers are stooges who merely rubber-stamp whatever decision the Management headed by Egwunyenga had taken in the past two and a half years of his administration.

According to him, “I’ve read the story about the governor’s directive but the so-called intervention is not comprehensive in its strict sense. What Okowa has done merely conveyed his lack of concern with which he has driven governance on the wrong path in Delta State. If he wanted the authorities to slash the fees he would have made a pronouncement on the percentage reduction of the fees.

“But by asking Egwunyega to liaise with SUG for a reduction he had indirectly strengthened Egwunyega to run the institution like a personal estate. That directive would certainly not yield a result desired by stakeholders as the SUG officers are stooges who merely rubber-stamp whatever decision the Management headed by Egwunyenga had taken in the past two and a half years of his administration.

“We expected a better form of intervention from the governor instead of a vague decision that only shifted his responsibility as the visitor to a lower layer of authority in the institution”, Edafe narrated.

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