SWITZERLAND, JUNE 07 – Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State is making , has inaugurated an eight-man committee to probe the financial dealings of Rochas Okorocha, immediate past governor of the state.
This comes barely 9 days after his inauguration on May 29.
Prior to resuming office, Ihedioha had threatened to probe all financial dealings and transactions carried out by the state government in the last eight years under Okorocha.
The ‘Financial Advisory Committee’ (FAC), as named by the governor, was tasked with the major responsibility of ascertaining and documenting the locations and balances on all bank accounts operated by Imo State government, its ministries, departments, and agencies as at May 29, 2019.
According to the state government, the committee’s responsibility includes:
“To review such disbursements/applications of State resources to ascertain the propriety of charges levied on accounts, interest payment on loans and deposits where applicable, authorization, etc.
“Reviewing the propriety of applications/disbursements of State resources between 2011 -2019.
“To review the operations of the Imo State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) with a view to recommending appropriate strategies to reposition the agency for better performance and sustained growth and to conduct governance/financial reviews of key agencies of government with a view to; documenting all revenues generated or subventions/allocations between 2011 -2019.”