Stop Uzodinma from obtaining further loans, human rights group tells FG

 A civil society group, Concerned Nigerians for the Protection of Human Rights and Rule of Law Initiative, has asked the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to block the loan request by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma.

 It said Uzodinma has taken too many loans “under the pretence of paying the local government workers and pensioners, which he never did.”

 In a statement by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, in Abuja on Monday, the organisation alleged that the governor has embarked on a borrowing spree without any concrete project to show for it, disclosing that the state’s debt profile is over N100 billion.

 Adeyanju stated, “In 2021 alone, the Imo State House of Assembly granted the Hope Uzodinma-led administration approval to borrow N8.9 billion from Fidelity Bank and other numerous of such requests, for undisclosed reasons, which sparked criticisms from sections of Imo people. To date, it is important to note that the governor is yet to account for the borrowed monies.


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