Ihedioha meets Buhari, seeks presidential intervention on infrastructure devt. in Imo
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State on Monday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he solicited for presidential intervention in the infrastructure deficiencies in his state.
Mr Ihedioha, who spoke with State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, said that he discussed the issue of agriculture and how the state could benefit from the Federal Government’s agricultural intervention programmes.
According to him, Imo needs the federal government’s support in all facets of the economy.
He said: “The federal government needs to support us in agriculture because the government we succeeded didn’t take advantage of government policies in agriculture.
So we are working towards agricultural revolution to ensure that it becomes a source of revenue.
” So we need federal government’s support in that regard.
“We need government’s support in education, healthcare and building institutions.”
On the introduction of Treasury Single Account (TSA) by his administration, the governor said that the initiative was meant to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state.
He expressed optimism that the TSA policy would address leakages and check possible cases of diversion of government revenue by unpatriotic public servants.
“When I came in, I found out to my chagrin, that there were accounts in the number that was reported in the media and of course so many leakages. We were not, as a state, making significant progress in our IGR.