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.