By Christian George
Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has vowed to recover all government funds and property from allegedly corrupt people in the state.
The governor said this during a thanksgiving service of the Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Austin Okezie Meregini, held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Umuahia.
He reiterated that his administration will ensure that those who feed from looted funds are fished.
He explained that various changes he had made so far in the State’s civil service and the dissolution of various Boards in the State were geared towards rebuilding Abia, and vowed that every stolen public fund and property would be recovered through the recently inaugurated Panel of Inquiry, according to Daily Post.
He said that wailing should be expected as looters have fed from the feeding bottle of the state for 24 years and his government would put a stop to it.
In his words, “It is also not uncommon for you to be hearing people wailing and crying; that is expected because for the past 24 years, some people had put their mouths on the feeding bottle and since we came we removed their mouths.
“There may be a few people whose mouths we have not seen and that is why we have the Panel. We will fish out those people and remove their mouths from the feeding bottle.”
He explained that public properties are meant for the good use of the people and not to be pocketed by corrupt people.
“The feeding bottle is for all of us. So anytime that happens, you will hear them screaming, ‘the man is undemocratic, the man wants to spoil the State’. We have not come to spoil, we have come to rebuild.
“So, if the rebuilding tastes like spoiling to them, we can’t understand but we cannot sympathize with them, he added