Story from Ademola ADEBAYO, Abuja
Imo state Government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has made a shocking finding and revelation where a warehouse was discovered with millions of naira worth of properties meant for the development of the state.
Conducting the media men round the warehouse, the Hon. Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Comr. Simon Ebegbulem revealed that it is unfortunate that anybody or group of persons can decide to rob the people of their common wealth all for their selfish interest and for personal aggrandizement.
The shocking discovery was made following the directive of the governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma who in the past has revealed the many atrocities of the Rochas Okorocha’s administration of which this is one of it and his firm resolve to ensure that all government looted properties are recovered. It is evident that the shared prosperity government and its 3R mantra initiative is very much focused on getting the state to work again by recovering all that has been stolen by crude politicians.
The warehouse which is located at Aba/Owerri road is loaded with solar panels and its components, traffic lights, inverters,street lights, decorative trees, heavy machinery, mixers, sewing machines. Fresh tracks of trailer tyres were seen on the spot which shows that some items have been moved from the warehouse already.
By this singular act of the state government, it has read the riot act to looters and those in possession of government properties illegally to return it now or risk prosecution.