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WE’RE ONLY INTERESTED IN RECOVERING OUR LOOTED FUNDS, NOT FIGHTING ANYONE – GOV OTTI

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, says his government is not out to fight or witch-hunt anybody but only interested in preserving the people’s commonwealth and recovering whatever funds that belong to the state that may have been looted.

Governor Otti, who was reacting to the report of forensic audit in the state which revealed that the immediate past administration had spent tens of billions of Naira on non existent projects, including the so-called Abia Airport, said this measure is all about enthroning good governance in the state.

The Governor spoke on Sunday at Umuehim, Nvosi, Isialangwa South, during a solidarity visit by hundreds of supporters, various groups and loyalists of the member representing Isialangwa South State Constituency, Hon. Rowland Chinwendu. He insisted that all he wants is the progress and development of Abia State, adding that if the airport was not built, the money voted for the project should be returned.

“I established forensic audit of our account as soon as I was sworn in and the report turns out that a lot of money was looted, stolen brazenly and part of the one I mentioned was the 10 billion Naira Abia airport project. They started insulting me. If you follow what is happening in the media, you would know that what I said is true.

“We are looking for our money. If we are not able to find the airport, they would have to refund us our money. We are not pursing anybody, they should refund the money they stole, let’s use it to work for our people.

“Our place must develop. We will continue to build road, we will continue cleaning up the environment, we would continue to create jobs, we will continue to put our state on the map. Our educational system must be completely revamped, our hospital system must not only work but will be to that level where the rest of the world is today,” the Governor said.

The state chief executive used the occasion to disclose that his administration would soon commence a medical city project in Abia, which would turn Abia into a major medical tourist destination, especially for people with serious health challenges to receive care.

Governor Otti described the solidarity visit by Hon. Chinwendu, popularly called Caesar, and his group of supporters as a good omen. He thanked Chinwendu for his support in the State House of Assembly, saying that they have been working together since the inception of the 8th Assembly.

Speaking, Senator Darlington Nwokocha noted that Governor Otti has through his unprecedented achievements in just eleven months in office redefined politics and Governance. He noted that Abians are now proud of their state and lauded Hon. Chiwendu for coming with his supporters to identify with the Governor.

In his speech, Hon. Chiwendu noted that the people of Isialangwa South sent him to the House to represent their interest with its attendant democracy dividends, pointing out that he cannot afford to be seen as an opposition to the Governor, who comes from the same local goverment area with him.

The lawmaker, while commending Governor Otti for the ongoing reconstruction of Umuikaa-Umuene road among other projects in the area, said that he brought his supporters to identify with the Governor and tell him that they are proud of his achievements in office.

 

KAZIE UKO
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
Abia State
Government House, Umuahia
May 6, 2024.

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Umuororonjo community celebrates as new interim youth executives are sworn in by the Sole Administrator of Owerri Municipal Council,Hon Chidiebere Emeribe.

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PEACE, STABILITY AND TRANQUILITY A MEDIATOR OF PROGRESS AND GROWTH,A DEFINITION OF TRUE LEADERSHIP EXHIBITION

13-6-24

….-Umuororonjo community celebrates as new interim youth executives are sworn in by the Sole Administrator of Owerri Municipal Council,Hon Chidiebere Emeribe..

…Let your leadership quota and skills be one that communicates unity, togetherness, accessibility/inclusion and peace as you get to work as the youth leadership arm of Umuororonjo. These were the watch words of the Sole Administrator as he inaugurated the youth leadership arm of the community.

In his tremendous pursuit and regard to the achievement of peace, tranquility and stability across the municipality of Owerri,the Sole Administrator today received the new interim executives of the youth organisation wherein he observed and performed the inaugural ordinances.

He commended their partnership with the innovative and dynamic government of H. E. Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodinma and heartily assured them that the 3R government is ever ready to provide assistance and support to the youth leadership whenever called upon as the youth arm is the proactive and visible force of every generation..

He solicited them to observe legality in the discharge of duties to the people and always accord regards in ensuring that the welfare and security of the people is an utmost priority,having in mind that Owerri Municipal is the center and heart of the state and to such should at all times remain and be a monumental profile of positive emulative reference.

The newly elected chairman commended the Sole Administrator as a man of indefatigable character, outstanding and astute in his antecedents. He appreciated the honour of being called to serve by his people and pledged his unwavering support to the proactive 3R government of the governor and to the people whom he is called to serve. He vividly clarified that his leadership arm is one which is poised and positioned to ensuring that the unity,welfare and security of the people is topnotch and duly observed.

In conclusion the Sole Administrator under the auspices of his official portfolio together with the PG and notable elders and bodies of the community inaugurated the following as the leadership arm of Umuororonjo youth organisation:-

1:Austin Osita Agbugba
(Chairman)

2:Paschal Ujah Jr.
(Secretary)

3:Obinna Obodo
(Member)

4:Dan Oluigbo
(Member)

5:Ozobia Ozuzu
(Member)

6:Gideon Onyegbula
(Member)

7:Chinedu Mmanuaka
(Member)

8:Barr. Henry Oparanozie
(Member)

9:Chibuike Oparaugo
(Member)

10: Ugochukwu Njoke
(Member)

11:Kelechi Nnawuchi
(Member)

12:Umunna Nwanzuruike
(Member)

13: George Anyanwu
(Member)…

 

®️Comr. Metu

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EFCC forms a team to investigate El-Rufai and others over alleged N423 billion fraud.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assembled a group of investigators to examine the alleged mishandling of N423 billion by ex-Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and certain prominent figures in his administration.

The former governor will be summoned by the investigators for questioning.

Others set to be questioned include individuals who held the position of Finance commissioners between May 29, 2015, and May 29, 2023; all the accountant generals during his eight-year tenure, and the chairpersons of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) from 2018 to 2023.
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AGAIN PETER OBI UPHOLDS GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

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FORMER GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE HIS EXCELLENCY PETER OBI HAS AGAIN UPHOLD GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

CHARLES: Are there governors who have distinguished themselves in the act of governance in this administration?

PETER OBI: (with incredible speed) Gov. Alex C. Otti of Abia State, of course!

CHARLES: Is it bcos he’s part of your party?

PO: No. I take my readings from the people. Go & verify!

Peter Obi on Arise Tv earlier today

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