President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to visit Imo State on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 to commission projects built by the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
The state Commissioner for Information and strategy, Declan Emelumba disclosed this after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held on Wednesday in Owerri, the state capital.
Emelumba disclosed that the president would during the visit commission two road projects in the state and the reconstructed Imo State House of Assembly complex.
The commissioner said Imo people residing at all the nooks and crannies of Imo State cannot wait to receive their beloved president.
The projects slated for commissioning are the 36 kilometre dualized Owerri/Orlu road and the first phase of the dualised 53 kilometre Owerri/Okigwe Road.
Emelumba said that “the two roads qualify as one of the best roads in Nigeria and even anywhere in the world” adding that “the two roads have made a difference in the economic development and improvement of the state cutting across over seven local government areas.”
Emelumba explained that “Mr. President will also commission the rebuilt Imo State House of Assembly Complex.”
He said: “The Assembly Complex has been re-equipped and re-furbished with state of the art equipment/gadgets and furniture that have brought it to a world-class standard and in fact, the best in Nigeria today.”
The commissioner regretted that a new fraud has crept back into the automation process in the public service of the state whereby personnel who are either retired or dead and are no longer working, still get pay-rolled for salaries every month.
He said to stop the fraud, government has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to carry out staff audit to ascertain the people that are supposed to receive salaries and ensure all leakages are plugged.
He said henceforth the payroll of civil servants for salaries and emoluments must now be sent to MDAs for verification and confirmation before they are paid.