DR. FABIAN IHEKWEME THE COMMISSIONER FOR FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLOWS HOT ON IHEDIOHA AND FURTHER EXPLAINS THE ECONOMIC SITUATION IN IMO AS AT TODAY.
It baffles me how we have degenerated to this pitiable level of playing dumb in our public engagements. It is so shameful that highly educated people still don’t understand the impact of the current global economic meltdown that has crippled world economies and brought economic hardship to even the wealthiest nations.
Let me also refresh your minds especially for people like Henry Ekpe who may have started experiencing symptoms of memory loss, that during the 8 months of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha’s illegal occupation of Douglas House, the global crude oil price was between $57 to $61 per barrel. You may wish to recall that during that period, Imo state federal Allocation net worth, was approximately between N5.1billion to N5.8billion. And yet Ihedioha could not even sand fill any pothole in Owerri. It is also important to note that Ihedioha awarded road contracts worth over N57billion, he mobilised his friends and political associates as contractors but turned around to collect the money back from them. That’s why those contractors could not even move their equipments to site.
May be I need to remind Henry Ekpe also that the global oil price has falling to an unbelievable level. Today, one barrel of oil is sold at $11 and I can authoritatively tell you that Nigeria has stopped selling and our customers are no longer buying because the cost of production is now higher than the selling price.
Every right thinking man knows that government at all levels are currently receiving little or nothing in terms of federal allocation.
It is therefore, inconceivable to compare a government that received over N6billion per month for 8 good months with a government that just got birthed under the present economic condition.
Have you also forgotten that the entire 8 months LGA allocations of nearly N20billion was cornered by Ihedioha and his gang in a broad-day light? Well, this matter is before the appropriate authorities. And I can assure you that the Governor of Imo state, Sen. Hope Uzodinma will recover every Kobo from those looting robots.
God deliberately brought Gov. Hope Uzodinma to come and fix Imo state. And believe me, this Governor will correct the ills of the past and will definitely reposition Imo state for prosperity to thrive.
Gov. Uzodinma has succeeded in creating a new Imo where everybody is a stakeholder.
The greatest achievement of Gov. Hope Uzodinma in the last three months apart of the solid foundation he has laid in the area of infrastructural development, is his ability to have secured the safety of Imo people and shielded every Imo indigine from the attack of this ravaging Covid 19 pandemic.
May God bless Imo State and her Governor.
Dr. Fabian Ihekweme