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I used my personal money to run Imo state – Okorocha

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has claimed that he used his personal money to work for the state, to cushion the effects of low allocation from the Federal Government.

Okorocha, who spoke to newsmen Owerri on Thursday through his Special Assistant on the New Media, Anayo Chukwusaid said, in spite of the petitions submitted to some anti-graft agencies seeking his probe for alleged fraud, he had no skeleton in his cupboard.

The governor noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) should focus attention on states with higher federal allocations.

Okorocha said Nigerians owe him some praise for using the state’s meagre resources to achieve a lot in the last eight years for the state.

He added that, if proper financial sheets were balanced, it will surprise many that he used his personal resources to work for the state.

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He said, “Governor Rochas Okorocha is a man of courage; he is not afraid and can never be. Despite the little resources the state gets as federal allocation, the governor has achieved a lot.

“The EFCC and the security agencies should rather commend Okorocha for even investing his personal resources in the development of the state. The state gets so little in terms of federal allocation.

“The EFCC should rather beam its searchlight on those states that get huge amounts of money from the Federal Government. Governor Okorocha is a prudent man and has done well and should be commended.”

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