BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DELTA STATE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
The Delta State Ministry of Finance was created in August 27th, 1991 as Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, when Delta was created from Bendel State. On the 26th of June 2003, the Ministry of Economic Planning was carved out of the Ministry of Finance leaving Finance as in independent Ministry of the State.
The Ministry which is located in the Delta State Secretariat (Olorogun Felix Ibru Secretariat) Complex on Mariam Babangida Way, off Okpanam Road, Asaba, currently has 91 members of staff.
Since inception, ten (10) commissioners have overseen the affairs of the Ministry as follows;
- Charles Gomorrai (1991 – 1992)
- Chief Jesse Osima (1992 – 1993)
- Mike Nosegbe (1996 – 1997)
- Benard Tikpa (1997-1999)
- Olorogun David Edevbie (1999-2005)
- Love Ojakovo (2005 – 2007)
- George Orogun (2007 – 2010)
- Benard Okumagba (2010 – 2013)
- Olorogun Kenneth Okpara (2013 – 2016)
- Olorogun David Edevbie (2016 – date )
OUR MISSION | HIGHLIGHTS | GOING FORWARD
Vision: To have an egalitarian Delta State where there is financial propriety, economic self-sufficiency, peace and security.
Highlights: Our immediate responsibility right now is to ensure that we pay salaries on a timely basis, and thereafter we can meet the other commitments of Government.
Going Forward: We are operating in a very, very challenging environment at the moment. So, our priority right now is to meet our expenditure, our recurrent expenditure. What most people do not realise is that we have an over bloated civil service. We have well over 60,000 staff. Beside Lagos State, I don’t think there is any other state that even comes close to that number of civil servants. Edo state, our neighbour, which was also carved out of the defunct Bendel State, has 19,000 civil servants.