By Val Okara , Owerri.
Imo House of Assembly has commenced recovery of government property in possession of the immediate past government officials in the state
The Speaker, Chiji Collins dropped the hints on Monday while fielding questions from journalists in Owerri after inspecting facilities at the House of Assembly.
According to the 27 assembly members, apart from the complex being in an unbelievable state, the lawmakers has set up a committee to begin the recovery of stolen state government properties.
Collins, who decried the poor state of the assembly complex, the speaker and deputy speaker’s lodges, said that logistics work needs to be undertaken on the facilities.
He said that “we have finished touring the House of Assembly complex, the speaker’s lodge and that of the deputy speaker. The level of decay is highly unbelievable. The complex was renovated last year, but it is very unfortunate that it has broken down with cracks up and down. It is clear that those who undertook the renovation work did a very poor job.
“But, beyond the dilapidated state of the complex, we have set up a committee to begin the recovery of stolen government properties belonging to the Imo state House of Assembly.”
The speaker said that the lawmakers were ready to ensure that every government property illegally taken by people is recovered. He said that under his watch, the lawmakers would engage in legislative activities that would advance the fortunes of the state.