Okorocha’s govt has plunged the state into its deepest economic woe in it’s entire existence — Olehi


OWERRI—GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha’s claim to massive infrastructural development in Imo State, has been described as “an unprecedented scam.” Chief Rochas Okorocha

The gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party, at the 2015 general election, Barrister Ngozi Olehi, also warned that “the greatest evil that can befall Imo State in the coming electoral season is to fail to learn from the blunders that plunged the state into its deepest economic woe in it’s entire existence.”

Olehi opined that the state must have earned about N800 billion since 2011, adding that the woes of misgovernance in the state have become extremely excruciating.

“Government has no development policy or blueprint that articulates measurable and visible strides that creates employment opportunities, reduce insecurity and significantly increases the welfare of the governed,” Olehi alleged.

While appreciating that Nigeria’s economic fortune dwindled in the past few years, Barrister Olehi however reasoned that “the inability of Imo state government to attract any of the more than 30 countries that invested N14 billion between 2015 and 2016, is a critical demonstration of the rejection of the international community of the jungle governance that has characterised mindless executive and legislative actions”.

He warned against “wrong considerations, which precludes assessing the antecedents of public office seekers”, stressing that this lapse only position looters to empty the state treasury.

Continuing, Olehi said that “any government that is not accountable to the people, not transparent in it’s operations and does not obey the rule of law, as the present Imo State Government, constitutes a curse”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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