Alex Otti, the Governor of Abia State who declared a state of emergency on the cleanup of Aba and Umuahia monitored the process despite Wednesday’s heavy downpour in the state.
The governor who campaigned with the slogan- “Weep No More, Help is on the Way”, on Wednesday moved into action with a popular decision to sanitise methods of revenue collection in Abia.
Otti’s best bet to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue is the economic hub, Aba which warehouses thousands of Small and Medium Enterprises and curb leakages through illicit tax collection.
“I supervised the cleanup exercise for Aba and Umuahia, which commenced yesterday. I wish to thank all those working pro-bono to ensure that our towns are clean, and all who braved the rain to give effect to the directive we gave two days ago declaring an emergency on the cleanup of Aba and Umuahia,” Otti said in a video that was made available to our correspondent.
Earlier, the governor had threatened to deal with individuals violating directives relating to transport levies.