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There were strong indications that the 27 members of the Imo state House of Assembly will soon share a whooping sum of N16.2m being the total amount supposedly paid into their coffers by the newly appointed chairmen of the Transition Committee of the 27 local government area of the state.

There were strong indications that the 27 members of the Imo state House of Assembly will soon share a whooping sum of N16.2m being the total amount supposedly paid into their coffers by the newly appointed chairmen of the Transition Committee of the 27 local government area of the state.


An impeccable source told Nigeria Moment in Owerri that each committee chairman was mandated to pay N.6m as screening fee which amounted to N16.2m, adding that it was appalling that the payment was not receipted. According to inside source, despite these huge amounts the lawmakers carry home regularly, their stinginess was reprehensibly devastating, “They keep complaining of starvations, scarcity, lack but they carry money in Ghana must go always”.
Some of the acclaimed TC chairmen who pleaded anonymous Friday posited that “yes we are paying N.6m for what we don't know, but they said it is for screening, I've paid my own likewise my brother- friend. We are just waiting for the next line of action”. They furthered that they were uncomfortable with the payment due to the system on ground, stating that they are not in the era when allocations go straights to the local governments pause without been tampered before the LG-State joint account, wondering where and how they would recoup the money from.
The source attributed the faulty system to the approach the governor adopted when he assumed office under the rescue mission ideology, noting that the style is giving the lawmakers shield. He pointed out that there was no way each of the lawmakers will not go home with N.4m as “pure water” allowance after the screening and that of the commissioners is yet to come, “They are stinkingly reach” and argued that it was why most of them have hotels, houses and business empires scattered all over the state and beyond, yet they are joining every other person to complain of recession.
However, in a swift reaction, the member for Owerri state constituency and the majority leader, Hon. Lugard Osuji in a text message sent to Nigeria Moment denied any knowledge of the deal and or his involvement in such payments despite his position as majority leader, insisting that there was nothing like that payments by TC chairmen to the House.

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