Uzodinma Forfeits Security Votes, Pledges To Tackle Insecurity
Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State, has announced that he will relinquish his security vote allocation in order to improve the economic fortunes of the state.
Governor Uzodinma disclosed this when he received the Imo Economic Development Initiative led by Professor Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday.
According to the governor, he made the decision due to the shortfall of funds experienced by the state.
He, however, pledged to tackle insecurity in the state, and used the occasion to announce plans to launch a special security outfit to tackle criminals.
He revealed that over 100 vehicles had been procured for the purpose.
“A new Sheriff is in town and I must deliver,” he said.
Governor Uzodinma also revealed that his next plan was to establish power and petrochemical plants, boost electricity supply and review the 2020 budget to address the current problems hindering the development of the state.