” All financial institutions that have relationship with Imo State Government to put on hold all withdrawals” … Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

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The governor of Imo State , Emeka Ihedioha, has ordered all financial institutions in the state and outside the state that have dealings with the Imo State Government to put on hold withdrawal instructions by cheque,transfers or withdrawals in any form.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media ,Steve Osuji , the governor ordered that no financial instructions with the banks should be attended to untill further notice .

“The directive covers ,but not limited to ,all the accounts of Ministries,Department, Parastatals,Local Government Councils,Quasi-government Agencies, and all revenue generating organs of government”, governor Emeka Ihedioha says.

The governor during his inauguration.
Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Photo source ; Oriental Times.

Read the full announcement.

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has directed that all Financial Institutions that have relationship with the Imo State Government should not honour any withdrawal instruction by cheques, transfers or in any form.

No financial mandates, ISPOs or any form of financial instruction should be treated.

All outstanding financial instructions already with banks and financial institutions should be put on hold.

This directive covers, but not limited to, all the accounts of Ministries, Departments, Parastatals, Local Government councils, Quasi-government Agencies, and all revenue generating organs of government.

Banks and non-bank financial institutions are to take note and ensure compliance as the state government will not be responsible for any disbursement effected contrary to this directive.

This directive will remain in force until otherwise advised.

Heads of government agencies, departments, parastatals, permanent secretaries and relevant officers will be held responsible for any breach.

This directive takes effect immediately.

Be guided.

Steve Osuji
Special Adviser, Media
May 30, 2019

The directive came one day after the inauguration of Chief Emeka Ihedioha .

Recall that the former governor ,Rochas Okorocha ,warned the new governor about fighting him on the eve of his exit from office .

In a video going viral online , He said , ” As I walk out of this government house ,let nobody fight me and I will not fight anybody.”

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