From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro on Monday tasked the interim leadership of the Scout Association of Nigeria, Delta State Council to reposition it to realise its primary objective of rendering selfless service to the society.
Justice Marshal Umukoro gave the admonition in Asaba while playing host to the State Scout Council Caretaker committee led by its chairman, Comrade Mike Okeme.
The Chief Judge who is the President of the Council in the state described comrade Okeme as hard working and honest leader who has proved his mettle as result-oriented leader in previous assignments, acknowledging that he possessed the ability to turn around the Scout Movement in the State.
Piqued by the manner the leadership of the Council under the immediate past commissioner ran the voluntary organisation as if it was income making venture, Justice Umukoro stated that it was contrary to the creed and universally accepted code on which the movement was established.
He posited that the Scout movement was established to imbue in young ones the virtue of honesty, patriotism, humility and selfless service to humanity.
He decried lack of transparency, accountability and financial impropriety as the bane of the past administration, even as the Chief Judge charged the caretaker committee to restore honour, dignity, patience and hard work for which the movement was known for.
The Chief Judge assured the Comrade Okeme led Committee of his support, stressing that transparency and accountable should be their watchword.
Earlier, the chairman of the Delta State Scout Council caretaker committee, Comrade Mike Okeme said that they were in the office of the Chief Judge to familiarise and introduce members of the Committee to him.
Comrade Okeme who disclosed that the Committee has six months to round off their assignment, explained that part of their terms of reference was to go round the 25 local government areas in the State to commence the process of appointing a new Scout commissioner, reorganise the movement and host the next Annual General Meeting, even as he solicited the fatherly advice of the Chief Judge.