Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma has declared the Former Governor of the State Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as a Thief who stole the State Dry.
Uzodinma during a Press Briefing in Owerri on Monday as part of activities that marked his 100 Days in Office, the Governor said he used only N177 Million against N800million allocated by his Predecessor to renovate the Governors Lodge.
“Consequently we took immediate steps to remedy this sorry state of affairs. I am glad to inform you that I have renovated the Governor’s office with only N 177M, far less than the N800M the immediate past administration provided in the 2020 budget for its renovation.
”I found it curious that a state with 56,000 workers (both state and LGA) only captured 17, 000 persons in the income tax otherwise known as Pay as you Earn(PAYE)”
”More mesmerising is the fact that the nominal roll of Pensioners have stood at 30,000 for ten years now. This will mean that there has been no retirements in the last 10 years and no Pensioner has died either” He Said