Since the federal government through the National Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU granted Local Governments across the nation financial autonomy, Abians especially those in the rural areas had hoped for a respite.
The autonomy heightened the expectations of the people and awakened their consciousness to inquire and find out how the funds accruing to their respective Local councils are utilized thereby holding the Chairmen, be they transition or Executive accountable for their funds.
Few days ago, a facebook user from Obingwa Local Government area had called out his Transition committee chairman, popularly known as Jato, accusing him of docility and inactivity especially as regards to recruitment of aides and execution of projects.
Reacting to these allegations, the Transition committee chairman Obingwa local government area Hon. Chief Chidiebere Ihenyeremadu(Jato) through his media aide revealed what will suggest that the state Government still has hijacked the LGA funds as usual.
According to the TC Chairman, all the 17 LGA chairmen in Abia state were each given Ten Million Naira only for projects.
Read his full response :
Referencing your post Augustine Akomas, I wish to respond on this your unwarranted attack on the Chairman of Obingwa Local Government without prejudice.
The T.C Chairman, Obingwa Local Government was appointed and sworn-in on 14th of February, 2019, a day prior to Presidential Elections, which election disbursements has been made by some Commissioners and other Governor’s Aides through Local Government Allocation…
Nonetheless, no Local Government Chairman has the capacity to execute any project based on the Meagre running cost allotted to them.
Of a truth, a huge amount was collected (Facility) with ALGON account in the name of election processes which wasn’t utilized for the purpose of collection.
However, The only money given to Obingwa Local Government was the Ten Million Naira fund for projects which other Local Government’s received same last week.
Meanwhile, whosoever that wears a shoe knows where it pitches him. ISIALA NGWA SOUTH CHAIRMAN may have used his project fund for a purchase of Vehicle’s. Perhaps, JATO in his wisdom had his F&GPC meetings today for proper and adequate utilization of said fund in line with the descriptions of F&G EXTRACT.
Akomas, I would have advised you set your machineries or consult those in possession of this Obingwa project fund or seek the Chairman’s opinion before you strike…
JATO is a man of his Words.and wouldn’t shy away from responding to you if the need be. You can also verify if he has aids or not. If you have personal grievances, then you are on your own. The Obingwa project fund is not for personal aggrandizement.
Long live Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu
Long live Abia State…
Long live Obingwa Local Government
Long live Hon. Chief Chidiebere Ihenyeremadu
Written By Bonky Bonkky Alwell,Media Aide to the Obingwa LGA Chairman
When Abia Pulse Called The said TC Chairman, he neither picked his calls nor replied the SMS sent to him.