Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge has set up an investigative panel to look into the activities of the state School of Health Technology, Ofuoma, Ughelli North Local Government Area, with a view to addressing the issues working against the smooth operation of the institution.
Dr. Azinge made this know in a meeting he held with some members of the Governing Council and the Provost of the school in his office.
He expressed the state government’s concern about accountability in governance in order to achieve the SMART Agenda of the governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa and called on the school leadership to live up to the required standard in service delivery and financial management in the face of the dwindling financial fortunes of the State Government.
He urged the school’s leadership to work as a team and within the ambit of the law that established them and also called for an improved working relationship with his ministry through the regular and effective communication channels at their disposal.
According to the commissioner, the terms of reference to the panel is to examine the immediate and remote causes of the dispute between the governing council and the management of the school, other issues affecting the smooth running of the school and make recommendations that will bring about lasting peace in the school.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Nelson Ejakpovi, Provost, Mrs. Olojoba A. and the other two members, Dr. Chris Oharisi and Hon. Sunny Tataobuzogwubu, who were in the meeting had pledged their readiness to work as a team in order to achieve the purpose for which the institution was established.