Aggrieved Deltans who decried the frequent loans taken by Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday threatened court action against him if the loans are not judiciously utilised for infrastructural development in the state.
A group of concerned Deltans, Delta For Good Governance, in a statement signed by its leaders, Comrade Emeka Okagwe and Ken Opkorigi, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, threatened court action against the governor if the loans are diverted into personal pockets.
While lamenting that Delta State has become economically moribund, the group urged the governor to be proactive in all facets of development in the state, alleging that his recent political appointments fell short of expectations.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa had on Tuesday requested the State Assembly to approve the N20.9billion bailout loan released by the federal government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
In a letter to the lawmakers, which was read at plenary by the speaker, Monday Igbuya, the governor explained that out of the figure, N10.9billion would be used for the settlement of outstanding arrears of salaries and pensions, while the remaining N10billion would be utilised for funding of capital projects.