Estimated reading time: 4 minute(s)
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has vowed to criminalised those who looted the state treasury and made them accountable for it.
Ihedioha, who was apparently referring to the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, said he would employ the services of security agencies to make sure that the state’s financial dealings in the last eight years were accounted for.
The governor spoke while declaring open the ongoing retreat organised for the state lawmakers-elect in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
He said those who looted the state “must be criminalised.”
He claimed that his predecessor has yet to hand over to him.
He, however, assured all stakeholders that his administration would take responsibilities for its actions.
The governor said, “I will have to involve the services of security agencies in making sure that those who served the state must account for it.
“We will criminalise those who looted our treasury. They said I should begin when nothing was handed over to me. We must make them accountable.”
Ihedioha told the lawmakers that they were coming at a time when the state was at a crossroads.
The governor said although the challenges of reconstructing the “badly battered state” were huge, they were not insurmountable.
He urged the lawmakers to join hands with him to deliver on his electoral promises.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute(s)
FOOTNOTE: Do you want to share a story with us? Do you want to advertise with us? Do you need publicity for a product, service, or event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348183319097 or email: email@example.com