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We're Not Frightened By EFCC Udenwa

Posted by From Christopher Isiguzo in Owerri on 2006/02/21 | Views: 477 |

We're Not Frightened By EFCC Udenwa


Governor Achike Udenwa of Imo State, has dispelled media reports that officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were currently hunting for some state government oficials, stating that his government would not be frightened if the commission decides to beam its searchlight on the state.

Governor Achike Udenwa of Imo State, has dispelled media reports that officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were currently hunting for some state government oficials, stating that his government would not be frightened if the commission decides to beam its searchlight on the state.

Briefing newsmen in Owerri as part of activities marking the 30 years anniversary of the creation of the state Udenwa said the state has nothing to hide and would be disposed to welcoming anybody who wants to look into its books..

"We've not seen EFCC yet in Imo State, l only read about it in some dailies that my officials were being hunted. What l know is that the EFCC has the right to beam its searchlight on any state, if it decide to come to our state, l don't need to complain. l can't pre-empt it because l don't know what EFCC officials will be looking for. l don't think that anybody will be frightened that EFCC is beaming its searchlight on the state," he said.

Speaking on the much talked about third term for President Olusegun Obasanjo, Udenwa urged Nigerians not to hesitate to make use of the public hearing on Constitution amendment to express their views on the issue.

He said he was not disposed to pre-empting the Committee handling the issue of amendment, adding that the time has come for Nigerians to choose what they want by themselves.

"l think this is an opportunity for Nigerians to decide what they want. We all have the opportunity to make our submission to the Committee. The third term issue is what we should leave to all Nigerians to decide and not just for any particular person, he said.

Udenwa decried the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in Owerri, the state capital, blaming it on the general attitude of the people.

While expressing worry that efforts of the state government at ridding the state of filth were being hampered by some environmental unconscious people, he flayed the dumping of refuse heaps in gutters and warned that sanitation courts already established in the state would not hesitate to allow the full weight of the law to descend on anybody who flagrantly disobeys the state law on sanitation.

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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)

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Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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Ikponmwosa Osamede(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Your meaning of Osamede is wrong. Osamede means God has given me a crown