Sunday, October 25, 2020
28 C
Abuja
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Uzodinma has saved Imo N900m — Aide

Must read

African ‘Man City’ aim to put squeeze on Orange Boys

Pyramids FC of Egypt are called the ‘Manchester City’ of Africa because they share with the English Premier League club the benefits of huge...

Personal Finance: The four things to check while selecting a mutual fund

Over the past two years, Kenyans who invested their money in the Amana Capital's money market fund have not been able to make any...

#EndSARS: FG sets up N25bn youth fund, says finance minister

Godwin Isenyo, KadunaThe Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday, said the Federal government has created a N25bn youth fund...

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

The Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Political Matters, Mr. Batos Nwadike, has revealed that the administration has saved N900m from the state wage bill.

Nwadike, who spoke to journalists in Owerri, on Saturday, said those who hitherto misappropriated state funds would go to jail.

The governor’s aide explained that the N900m was saved from the discovery of ghost workers in the state’s payroll.

Nwadike said, “This is a governor who means well for Imo people. He has written to EFCC to open an office in Imo state. Those who misappropriated the funds of the state would soon become guests to the EFCC and probably will go to jail.

“This administration has saved N900m from the Imo wage bill from ghost and over-bloated workers at the LGA level, fraud in the payment of salaries and pensions. He has drastically reduced the cost of governance in the state.”

He also announced that the Uzodinma administration was going ahead with the probe of the alleged misappropriation of N19b by the immediate past administration.

According to him, while the governor has upheld the Single Treasury Account, he rejected the handling of state resources by consultancy firms.

Copyright PUNCH.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON


- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

African ‘Man City’ aim to put squeeze on Orange Boys

Pyramids FC of Egypt are called the ‘Manchester City’ of Africa because they share with the English Premier League club the benefits of huge...

Personal Finance: The four things to check while selecting a mutual fund

Over the past two years, Kenyans who invested their money in the Amana Capital's money market fund have not been able to make any...

#EndSARS: FG sets up N25bn youth fund, says finance minister

Godwin Isenyo, KadunaThe Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday, said the Federal government has created a N25bn youth fund...

Funke Akindele’s Husband, JJC Skillz, And Soso Soberekon Blast Each Other Over politics

Film producer, JJC Skillz, and music executive, Soso Soberekon have dirty themselves on social media over their political affiliation.Read also Is Gen. Muhamadu Buhari...