Imo IGR shrouded in scam, says Ihedioha

Imo State Governor  Emeka Ihedioha has said  the Internally Generated Revenue of the state  under the Rochas Okorocha government was “shrouded in scam”.

According to a statement  on Tuesday by  the  Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, Ihedioha  spoke when he undertook an unscheduled inspection of the state secretariat.

The statement quoted Ihedioha as saying his administration was working to unravel the circumstances surrounding the concession of government establishments.

It said, “Imo IGR is shrouded in scam. There are  myriads of concessions we have been trying to find out whether those concessions were made in public interest and if they are of any economic benefits to the state.”

The statement added,  “We decided to undertake this visit to have  first-hand appraisal of the state of the facilities in this complex.

“As civil servants, you need to be paid. I am of the belief  that a worker deserves his wages but the money has to be generated. There is a need for justification for the money we pay you.”

The governor was   accompanied by his deputy, Gerald Irona; Secretary to  the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha; and heads of security agencies.

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