- Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo has promised that his government won't flout court rders
- The governor promised that his administration would adhere strictly to the rule of law devoid of any form of mediocrity and favouritism
- Ihedioha also reiterated the commitment of his administration to recover all the government property and funds allegedly looted under the last administration
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state on Tuesday, August 13, reiterated that his administration would adhere strictly to the rule of law devoid of any form of mediocrity and favouritism.
The governor stated this at the presentation of a book written in his honour by a veteran journalist and public affairs analyst, Dr. Chuks Osuji.
The governor was, however, represented at the event by the Imo state attorney-general and commissioner of justice, Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN).
He said efforts had been place to settle all those who got garnishee orders or owed by the immediate past government of Rochas Okorocha in the state, adding that the financial burden, which his administration inherited, was avoidable had the past government been responsible.
The governor also reiterated the commitment of his administration to recover all the government property and funds allegedly looted under the watch of Okorocha government, and called for collective efforts to his ‘rebuild project’ in the state.
His words: “The financial burden we inherited was enormous, regrettable and avoidable if we had a responsible government. But we are working tirelessly and relentlessly to find possible ways of dealing with what appeared to be intractable financial burden. We are trusting God for His grace to solve the problem.
“We are talking to all concerned, both those who have obtained court judgments and those with garnishee orders. As a government that is responsive to the rule of law, we are talking with them to ensure our commitment to the rule of law.
“We are not going to flout any court order or judgment. We hope that through Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR), we can seat on a round table and find amicable solutions to all of them.”
Earlier in his speech, Osuji said that the 350-page book was written not to eulogise the personality of the governor but to encourage him to succeed, adding that he had long envisioned the emergence of Ihedioha as the answer to challenges of mis-governance and disobedience to the rule of law in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Ihedioha has said his administration is determined to make Imo, the cleanest state in the federation.
The governor who spoke at the Government House, Owerri, on Wednesday, July 17 during the inauguration of the panning, sensitization and implementation committee for the July, 2019 clean-up exercise, said the health of the state's citizens was threatened by unhealthy environment.
He said that between 2008 and 2011, the state was adjudged the cleanest in the country by the federal ministry of environment, lamenting that in the past 8 years, the state had become one of the dirtiest.
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