Imo State governor on Thursday visited President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for a refund of state funds spent building federal roads in the state.
Governor Hope Uzodimma while briefing state house correspondents after the private meeting with the President said the state is in financial distress and that the refunded money will help with the payment of pensions and salary arrears.
The governor said the amount to be refunded is still being computed, however, at the moment the figure they are hoping for a refund of is about N32billion Punch NG reports.
Uzodimma added that he is committed to growing the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and will be reviewing the state’s tax regime.
He called on all Imo State indigenes to support his government and join him in working towards the growth and development of the state.
Uzodinma was on January 15, 2020, sworn in as the governor of Imo State.
This was after the Supreme Court verdict which nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state.