The Executive governor of Imo state, Mr Hope Uzodinma has forfeited his security vote for the payment of worker’s salaries, pensioners and the betterment of the economic state of the state.
According to the governor’s chief press secretary, he took the decision as a result of the bad economic state battling his administration.
Speaking further on his plans for Imo people, the governor’s chief press secretary, Mr Oguwike Nwachukwu said:
“Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has stated his vision to establish power and Petrochemical plants to enable the state take advantage of the huge oil and gas deposits in the Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta axis.
“Governor Uzodinma noted that industrialization cannot thrive when power is epileptic, assuring that a power plant is top on his agenda.
“Only the best brains shall be appointed to serve in my cabinet; Governor Uzodinma used the opportunity to announce the forfeiture of his Security Vote in view of paucity of funds and to ensure that workers and pensioners are paid promptly.
“We are reviewing the budget earlier passed by the state House of Assembly with a view to streamlining it with current realities.
“The Governor, for instance, further cited the building of 27 stadia across the 27 LGAs, saying that the funds could have been applied more meaningfully to benefit the people.”
“The Governor also announced plans to launch a special security outfit to smoke out criminals, revealing that over 100 vehicles have been procured for the purpose. In his words, a “new Sheriff is in town and I must deliver.” he said.