With the order for the immediate sack of Civil Servants indicted for falsification of their dates of birth and employment by the Delta State Government, unknown persons were alleged to be threatening the Committee saddled with the verification exercise.
Following the threat to their lives in the discharge of their official duties, the Delta State Police Command has pledged to provide adequate security for the Chairman, Commissioners and top management of the Delta State Civil Commission.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim made the pledge on Thursday, 20 January, 2017, in Asaba.
The Police Commissioner noted that the Command had the mandate too protect lives and property and advised those sending threat messages and calls to the Chairman and Commissioners in the Commission to desist or be ready to face the consequences.
He stated that the Police would synergize with the Commission and Stakeholders in ensuring that the right things were done in line with the extant rules of the Civil Service.
Mr. Ibrahim called on Deltans to furnish the Command with credible information that could help track down hoodlums emphasizing that any information nation given would be treated with utmost confidential.
In her reaction, the Chairman of the Delta State Civil Commission, Chief Nkem Okwuofu who revealed that the Commission would seek ways of partnership with the Police in ensuring that no life was lost in the performance of official assignments, stated that since the report of the Committee on the verification of dates of birth and employment of public officers was presented to the Governor, her phone had been bombarded with threat calls and messages.
Chief Okwuofu declared that the Commission would not be intimidated and pledged to ensure that objectivity and fairness was upheld in decision making.
She lauded the Police Commissioner for his doggedness in the fight against crime and criminality and urged him to continue in that vein.