Newly elected Governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha has lamented that he is finding it difficult to work due to the failure of his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha to handover documents containing the financial status of the state to him.
Ihedioha also said that he has asked all financial institutions that the state government operates with not to honor any withdrawal or transfer in any form from the state government’s account.
The Governor also lamented on the deplorable state of the Government house saying he will not be able to work from office.
Vanguard quoted the Governor saying;
“We have difficulties operating from Imo Government House now. But I told Imo people that we will start work and give no excuses.
“We will give dividends of democracy irrespective of the state of facilities I inherited from the outgone administration.
“The government that ended was not prepared to handover or ready to receive us. I thank Imo people for receiving us and we shall serve the state with the fear of God.
“All financial institutions that have a relationship with Imo State Government should not honour any withdrawal instruction by cheques, transfers or in any form.
“No financial mandates, ISPOs or any form of financial instruction should be treated. All outstanding financial instructions already with banks and financial institutions should be put on hold.
“This directive covers all the accounts of ministries, departments, parastatals, local government councils, quasi-government agencies and all revenue generating organs of government.
“Banks and non-bank financial institutions are to take note and ensure compliance, as the state government will not be responsible for any disbursement, effected contrary to this directive.”