I didn’t participate, says Okorocha’s SSG


Okorocha, INEC, Imo-WestBy Chinonso Alozie

Reactions, yesterday, continued to trail the alleged diversion of the N26 billion bailout funds belonging to Imo State from the Federal Government.

One of such reactions was from the Secretary to Imo State Government, SSG, under  Rochas Okorocha,  Jude Ejiogu, who told Vanguard in Owerri that he only communicated to the state House of Assembly for its approval to collect the bailout funds, saying he did not participate in the assessment and disbursement of the funds.

When Vanguard  reminded him that Okorocha’s administration announced him as one of the managers of the bailout funds, he replied: “Okorocha announced a person that was not on seat. That bailout fund was assessed in 2015. It was in August and disbursed in September. Jude Ejiogu was not in the country then. I was on leave.

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“As an SSG, I was to communicate the request to the House of Assembly  for it to respond but I…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper