Companion Jerry Ehiwarior, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Students’ Union Affairs, has been supposedly blamed for stealing subsidizes running into about N58 million delivered to the Delta State Students Union Community through his office.
Ehiwarior, was said to have supposedly redirected the monies which were endorsed by the lead representative at various occasions for Townhall intuitive gathering with the Delta State Students Union Comrade Community.
The Townhall intelligent gathering of which different endorsement were made were bundled by Ehiwarior, as indicated by Advocate.ng to teach the understudy’s body on government arrangements and programs and furthermore take the Student’s criticism to the public authority.
The monies supposedly abused went from the amount of N20m supported by Governor Okowa on August 25 2018, as against the underlying N10M suggest by the then SSG, Chiedu Ebie.
As per the report, rather than utilizing the monies for the purposed it was supported and delivered, Comrade Jerry Ehiwarior purportedly gave part of it as presents to certain Students Union pioneers, while he took the rest; archives accessible to Advocate.ng have shown.
Advocate.ng examination uncovered that the occasion that was charged to hold in October as the principal release to unite understudies pioneers from Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Ika, Itsekiri, Ndokwa and Aniocha/Oshimili ethnic identities, the initiative of NASS, NADESSTU, Student Union Government of the 14 grounds, Council of Past SUG President from Delta State and JCCF, didn’t hold.
The State Government without requesting a report on the primary version, additionally in September 2020 supported and delivered another N20m to Comrade Jerry Ehiwarior for the second release of the Delta Comrade Community Townhall meeting, notwithstanding, similar to the main release, the SSA, assembled a couple of companions at a scaled down corridor at Asaba where he stopped for a moment to talk with them and educated them that administration didn’t endorse reserve for the occasion, subsequently it was hung on a calm.
We further accumulated that the SSA actually spent about N210,000 which he guaranteed was his faculty cash as no asset was at this point to be delivered to the gathering.
Confidant Jerry Ehiwarior likewise supposedly gathered the amount of N12million for 3 versions’ Joint Christian Campus Fellowship (JCCF) petition meeting which won’t ever hold.
He likewise purportedly gathered the amount of N6million apparently for the finish of year culmination/fourth release of Delta State confidant local area football competition, for 2019 and 2020 (N3million every year) which won’t ever hold.
Irritated by Comrade Jerry Ehiwarior moves, the understudies took to online media approaching the state lead representative, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to sack his SSA on understudy undertakings over charges of theft of assets implied for different projects for the understudy local area.
In particular, among the gatherings requiring the top of the lead representative’s SSA is the National Association of Delta State Students (NATDESSTU).
NATDESSTU in a letter to the state lead representative, dated first July 2021, named “a require the quick expulsion of Comrade Ehiwarior Jerry as the Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Student Affairs and a basic look into his office for series of endorsements he has gotten for the Delta State Comrade Community”, blamed Jerry Ehiwarior for abusing cash implied for the confidant local area for individual use.
The letter which was endorsed by the National President, Comr. Godwin O. Saturday and General Secretary, Comr. Etere Gideon, with hard archived proof to demonstrate their case was gotten by Advocate.ng.
“Your Excellency, the understudies and companion local area for quite a while have been discontent with the current organization since we have accepted that His Excellency thinks often less about his youngsters, much to our dismay that his Excellency has been making series of endorsements for the local area which has continually been stashed by a fiendish man who doesn’t need the development of the local area yet the advancement of his pocket and accordingly making it appears Okowa isn’t doing anything for the local area and that has birthed disdain and outrage for the Okowa drove organization.
“Your Excellency, a man who gathers from the public authority for the sake of the local area and come to mislead the local area is ill suited to address the local area. We have been labeled dissatisfied for not giving indications of appreciation notwithstanding His Excellency’s series of endorsements.
“We are likewise approaching His Excellency to do an appropriate cum clinical review on the workplace of the SSA since 2015 as respects the series of the endorsement made for the companion local area.”
“The association in their letter additionally blamed the lead representative’s SSA for stealing up to N58million endorsed for the confidant local area.
“The breakdown of the assets incorporates: N40million for getting sorted out municipal events with different organs of the confidant local area for a very long time (N20million each year) which never held; N12million for Joint Christian Campus Fellowship (JCCF) supplication meeting for three releases (N3.5million per version for the initial two versions and N5million for the third version) additionally not held and N6million as far as anyone knows for end of year culmination/fourth version of Delta State friend local area football competition, for 2019 and 2020 (N3millioneach year) however never held.
“The Association, hence, approached the state lead representative to critically sack his SSA on Student Affairs, pointing that the state Governor has consistently had the best goals for the companion local area however it has endured on the grounds that some unacceptable individual was designated as their delegate.”
When reached by Advocate.ng for his response on Friday last week, the SSA, Comrade Jerry Ehiwarior, begged our reporter to approach his office on Tuesday for narrative proof to demonstrate that the occasion held and the cash not botched.
In any case, calls to his portable lines were not replied since Tuesday and SMS and WhatsApp messages to his telephone line were not answered, as of the hour of recording this report.