Why I forfeited my security vote – Uzodinma
Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma says that he is forfeiting his security vote to meet salary and pension obligations to the state’s workers.
According to his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwuike Nwachukwu, the governor made this known when he received the Imo Economic Development Initiative led by Professor Maurice Iwu at the Government House in Owerri on Wednesday.
He said that the decision became expedient due to the paucity of funds in the state’s coffers.
Uzodinma added that his government was committed to the industrial and infrastructural development of the state.
The governor said that as development could not take place without stable electricity, his government would in the immediate future establish power and petrochemical plants to boost electricity supply in the state.
He also vowed to ensure that only capable hands are engaged to serve in his cabinet.
The governor further disclosed that his administration would be reviewing the budget earlier passed by the state House of Assembly with a view to streamlining it with current realities.
Uzodinma also announced plans to launch a special security outfit to tackle criminals, revealing that over 100 vehicles had been procured for the purpose.