Hope Uzodinma Under Fire For Buying N484 Million Prado Jeeps For Judges, Imolites blast him
A report of Wednesday’s Executive Council Meeting held by the Imo State Government revealed that 22 Prado cars were bought for judges at the cost of N22 million each.
“Council commended Governor Uzodimna for saving close to 500 million naira for the state in the purchase of 22 brand new Prado cars for judges through prudent management of the internally generated revenue from where the cars were paid for,” a government statement released after the meeting said.
In the statement, which was posted on the government’s Twitter handle on Wednesday, the council also “noted with dismay that most of the Permanent Secretaries do not use their official cars which ought not to be.”
But the revelation sparked reactions from twitter users, as they said that the government should have channelled the funds towards the basic needs of the state.
Below are the reactions:
@Drmuzoic: “Out of 5 agenda items deliberated on by the executive council, 4 were centred on CARS in the midst of a pandemic that has killed thousands?
What manner of people do we have in leadership positions in this country? How many state of the art hospitals does Imo state have? #COVIDIOTS”
@Augstine2: “Imo state really has to build on there internet publicity.”
@Augstine2 : “At this point in time where health center and the people need help and cars are the most important to the state.”
@certifiedcamil: “I’m interested in how we are going to fund the budget now. The rest are about cars.”
@NelsChibs: “I thought it was only me… Na cars them really discuss for that meeting. Clowns!!!”
@mikekelvin101: “Honestly how can we be talking about cars when you should be telling us how you are going to fund the budget.”
@mariacync: “The council didn’t say when salaries and pensions will be paid, this council sounds like a children’s parliament..”
@ChiefNwa: “Council may one day commend the Governor for not drinking more than one cup of water daily… Clowns! Pay pensioners useless Governor.”