Gibson Achonu, Owerri
The President of Imo Union in the United Kingdom, Mr. Adolph Agbasonu, has called on the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to tread with caution and stop inflicting hardship on the people of the state.
He said some of their members who visited the state recently described the rate of disregard for the Owerri Master Plan by the incumbent administration as callous and unprecedented.
According to a statement issued after a meeting in London, Agbasonu condemned how people’s property and investments were being destroyed under the so-called developmental programme of the state government.
He noted that all the roads in the state had remained impassable, while the beautiful ones constructed by previous governments were destroyed and replaced with sub-standard ones. He said all the legacies left behind in the state, from Ndubisi Kanu’s administration had been destroyed and replaced with non-viable or non profitable projects that could not yield any income or employ unemployed persons in the state.
Meanwhile, the group also called on the governor to tow the line of international convention which stipulates that work days for civil servants were Monday through Friday, adding that a situation where pensioners were owed up to 40 to 70 months arrears and gratuities was the height of wickedness on the part of any leader.
“If it were in developed climes, such a leader should have resigned honourably knowing fully well that he has failed and his system has collapsed,” he said. (Punch.ng.com)