‘I Got Only 25kg Rice And N50,000 Out Of N25m’
Executive Assistant on Communications to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Latimore Oghenesivbe, has said that he got only 25kg rice and N50,000 Out Of N25 made available for the governor’s media team for Christmas.
He also described the governor as a tribal bigot , who did not treat him fairly in the five years he had worked with him.
He further alleged that the governor was surrounded by certain persons that have made him nepotistic in his dealings.
He made his allegations in a Facebook post he titled, ‘Tribal Bigot’, alleging that he had been denied certain benefits that accrued to others in the media department of the state government.
Oghenesivbe said he got two 25kg bags of rice and N50,000 out of the recent N25m released by Okowa to his media team.
For his outbursts however, Oghenesivbe has lost his job, with his principal describing his action as “manifest recklessness and insubordination”.
These were contained in a letter dated December 29, 2021, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Patrick Ukah, and made available to journalists in Asaba,,
In the letter, the governor expressed displeasure over Oghenesivbe’s conduct, adding that “there has been manifest recklessness and insubordination”.
“As this trend can no longer be tolerated, I regret to inform you that your service as Executive Assistant, Communication, is no more required and your appointment is hereby terminated.
“Accordingly, I am to request that you take necessary steps to hand over all government properties in your possession to the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Government House and Protocol forthwith,” the letter read in part.