Imo Govt Disband Task Force Over High-Handed Acts Leading to The Death of 3,000 Day-old Chicks – VOICE OF THE EAST


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All task forces
on state emblems in Imo State have reportedly been disbanded by the government
of the state following the event between the task force and a poultry farmer
which resulted in the death of over 3000 day-old chicks being driven into Imo
state from another state.

This news was
confirmed to journalists by the state’s commissioner for transport, Rex
Anunobi. According to the commissioner, the Governor of the state, Senator Hope
Uzodimma gave his orders to have all task forces in the state disbanded. This order
was given during the state executive council meeting after listening to the
submission on the incident from the state’s commissioner for livestock
development.

“The governor
took exception to all those things (the incident),” the commissioner for
transport, Mr Anunobi, said. “All task forces have been banned in the state.”

The said emblem
which resulted to the problem which we earlier reported of, is a requirement of
various states in Nigeria from the various commercial vehicles driving into
their states for the purposes of revenue-generation. But in the light of the
resultant destruction of the chickens, the state government has taken an
exception to the incident and has ordered the disbandment of the task force.

Testifying on
the incident, Mr. Anunobi, whose ministry was in charge of the supervision of
the task force on emblem said the task force officials in the state had
constituted themselves into nuisance

“There is always
a human factor in government, you send people out, you give people mandate and
they can be overzealous. But the most important thing is the government taking
responsibility, finding amicable resolution, and equally taking further steps
to stop such an incident and now be able to regulate the conduct of…. Even if
we are going to drive revenue.

“As a matter of
fact, our revenue now is on treasury single account. Nothing like a task force
collecting money or molesting people again,” the commissioner said.



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