The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has promised to ensure prompt payment of workers’ salaries in the state.
The governor made this declaration while addressing the state’s stakeholders in Owerri on Friday.
The governor said the activation of automatic system in the state will ensure delays in the payment of workers’salaries will never reoccure in the state.
The governor also said that the state government’s resources will no longer be taken away by opportuned few with the government agenda rooted on Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery.
Governor Uzodinma swore to retrieve all state property and resources in the possession of private individuals to the last.
“We have sanitized the civil service system and we won’t be having issues of ghost workers or dead people receiving salary and pension.
“Let me sound it as a note of warning, going by the new law on Land Use Charges, all land owners in the state are advised to go for a revalidation of their Certificate of Ownership, otherwise, the government will not hesitate to return their lands to the original owners when the need arises.
“I tell you here and now, any land in the state formerly allocated to individuals or group by past governments, be it hotels or guest houses belonging to the government, shall all be retrieved by the government,” he said.