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Governor Rochas Okorocha Probes Ohakim Over Contracts Award

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Governor Rochas Okorocha Probes Ohakim Over Contracts Award

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Jan 14, 2013 – Governor Rochas Okorocha Probes Ohakim Over Contracts Award , Sets Up Panel

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has inaugurated three judicial panels of inquiry to look into all contracts awarded by the Ikedi Ohakim administration, the local government system, as well as autonomous communities and traditional rulers.

While the retired Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Paul Onumajulu, was asked to probe the local government system, Justices Goddy Anunihu and T. E. C. Chikeka were charged with the responsibility of probing the autonomous communities and traditional rulers.

Although Okorocha explained that the essence of inaugurating the commissions was not to witch-hunt anybody in the state but to establish and bring back the lost glories of the state and traditional institution, observers, however, insisted that the current development might be connected with the growing altercation between the governor and loyalists of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

Justice Anunihu was asked to identify all contracts awarded by or on behalf of Imo State government or its parastatals and agencies between May 30, 2007, and May 29, 2011, and ascertain the extent of work done.

The panel is also to ascertain the level of jobs done, detect any payments in excess of work done, including kick backs in cash or kind given to or received by individuals or organisations.

Onumajulu’s panel was asked to identify all types of employees in the local government system, including temporary, casual, permanent staff, the method of recruitment of staff, staff structure, and staff strength of each local government in the state.

They are also charged to investigate salary padding, payment of ghost workers, illegal employment of temporary, casual and permanent staff or employees, as well as identify persons involved in illegal recruitment, salary padding, payment made to ghost workers and prescribe appropriate sanctions.

The Justice Chikeka panel was asked to ascertain whether all the autonomous communities in Imo State were originally qualified to be given autonomous status, in accordance with the law that was in force when each autonomous communities was created.

They were also charged to ascertain the level of involvements of the traditional rulers in acts/misconducts and make recommendations to the government based on their findings.

Responding on behalf of the chairmen and members of the commissions, Justice Onumajulu, thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve in the commissions and assured that they would do their best to carry out the assignment.




  1. felicita

    January 14, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Dats wat we want transparency. Tank u my governor

  2. Chidiebere Echeta

    January 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    God bless u my amiable governor 4 ur transparency, u’ll live long

  3. Emma Aks

    January 15, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    That is what we called representation. Am proud of my good leaders. More grace 2 you his Excellency..!


    January 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    thank u for that probeing, because a corrupt person is a disease to the nation so go ahead.

  5. Alex O....!

    January 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Dis Is What Our Leaders Shuld Be Doing In Dis Dispensation. ALUTA continua My Admirable GOVERNOR!

  6. Dan Tawari

    January 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Good representation and transparency in governance from Governor Rochas. I wish all Governors would do the same. Your Excellency, carry on with the good work! The Lord is your strength.

  7. sandy girl

    January 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    please governor you should stop all these fight and be focus, probing he past administration now is not what we want, remember time is not your side, so do something to make yourself the choosen governor as people said.

  8. The Heartlander

    January 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Probe Panel Incorporated…. We need dividends of probe panels, since that of democracy continuously eludes us!

  9. Levi

    January 16, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    In the year 2015, Rochas must Govern both Imo and Abia State, wether they like it or not. Meen Ur the best for niger. Any oposition u must Ju……mp, and walk

  10. Reginald chizzy

    January 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Dats a nice move dia His excellency,hope de commitee will work with no sentiments…

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