No Plan to Resign, Says Delta Information Commissioner

By Omon-Julius Onabu
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, has denied he was considering resigning his job as a state executive council member of the government of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
There were rumours of a possible resignation of Ukah following the carving out of a directorate of orientation from the state ministry of information, a development which the rumour mill in Asaba said did not go down well with the commissioner.
An overseas-based online publication subsequently flashed news of the planned resignation of the Delta State information commissioner.
However, a statement signed by Mr Sam Ijeh, Media Assistant to the commissioner, and made available to THISDAY in Asaba, described the report as mischievous and baseless.
The statement said that the claim that Ukah’s grouse was over “Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s decision to split the (information) ministry” was equally misleading and intended for mischief.
According to the statement, “The entire report is baseless, unfounded and tendentious. The story exists only in the figment of the imagination of Sahara Reporters, a medium very well known for its brand of terrorism journalism which it dubs as “citizens journalism”, whatever that means.”
It said that the clarification was necessitated by the need to “disabuse the minds of the unsuspecting reading public and the friends and associates of the Commissioner who have besieged his office with calls since the report was published.”