The Imo State chapter of Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe claim that the relief materials donated to flood victims in Imo State gulped N750million.
HOSTCOM Youth Leader, Bright Tobechukwu made the call at the weekend shortly after a meeting of the group in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Tobechukwu wondered how some cartoons of indomie noodles and other items donated to victims of flood disaster in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local government areas of the state could be so expensive.
He noted that the flood was a natural disaster which could have been averted had government done the needful.
He maintained that no interventionist agency should be allowed to utilize flood disaster in the oil-producing communities for economic gains.
The youth leader added that the body is aware of the commitment of the All Progressives Congress, APC government led by Senator Hope Uzodimma towards oil producing communities.
He advised the management of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) to be creative and judicious in resource management, so that money meant for development of the oil producing areas will be properly utilized.
The Imo State Government through the state Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC last week donated relief materials said to worth N750million to victims of flood disaster in the oil-ich council areas of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta