Tuesday, 11 April 2017

News Release: Save Nigeria Group (SNG) issues 14-day Ultimatum To Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Of Enugu State

Following a meeting by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) to consider various petitions forwarded to it, the group has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to give detailed account of federal allocations to the state and local government, including the federal government bailout fund, internally generated revenue, the Paris Club refund and all the monies accruing to the local government in the last two years.

According to a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Barrister Benedict Ezeagu, the SNG also demanded for the immediate recovery of all looted funds by the previous administration, particularly the N18 billion loan illegally obtained by the former Governor Sullivan Chime-led  administration towards the end of his tenure, using the state
ng estates and buying properties in highbrow areas in the state capital and other parts of the country, while the Enugu State citizenry wallow in abject poverty, with high rate of avoidable deaths being recorded on weekly basis in the state.”

“Many have been made to believe that the state government is utilizing the state resources judiciously but the information at our disposal proves otherwise.”

The body also demanded that the Governor should immediately kick start the process of conducting the Local Government election within the next three months, insisting that “the non-conduct of Local Government election in the state is killing democracy and accountability at the grassroots level.

“In the event that the state government fails to heed to these demands, we shall have no other option than to mobilize the civil society organizations and the suffering people of the state for a massive protest that will make the state ungovernable until our demands are met. We shall in addition approach the relevant anti-graft agencies to commence investigation and prosecute the indicted former and serving State Government officials as well as go to courts to compel the Enugu State Government to conduct the Local Government election without further delay”, the group stated.

Benedict Ezeagu
National Coordinator
Save Nigeria Groups(SNG)
Tel: 08069465990

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