Why Ebonyi can't support Biafra, restructuring –Gov Umahi
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Why Ebonyi can’t support Biafra, restructuring –Gov Umahi

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Why Ebonyi can't support Biafra, restructuring –Gov Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has revealed that his State is averse to agitation for Biafra and restructuring of Nigeria because of its poor state and dependence on revenue from the Federal Government for survival.

According to him, both the demand for Biafra and restructuring of the country as it is presently will in no way benefit Ebonyi, which internally generated revenue is very meager.

The governor made this disclosure at the Government House, Abakaliki, during the state council meeting, where a consultant on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Dr. Mike Abani, was presented to the executive members.

Umahi said, “When the issue of Biafra or restructuring is discussed, my heart jumps because Ebonyi State is not ripe for any. Ask yourself, what is it that we are producing? We totally depend on the federal government for allocation.

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“Investors are not coming into the state and our IGR is nothing to write home about, because the idea of an investor is, supposing the allocation that comes from the centre stops, how do I get back my money?”

The governor who decried the current situation in the state where people are over taxed and the tax money always go into private pockets of government officials, said that he was certain that the new measures his administration is employing would put an end to state IGR leakages as well as assist the government to fight corruption.

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