Rochas Okorocha, the outgoing Imo state governor on Monday, disclosed that he has reserved over N42.5bn to Emeka Ihedioha, his successor.
He said the motive behind this decision was to reserve the huge amount of money is to ensure there’s no excuse to further the development needed in the state.
Okorocha said, about N8.1bn would cater for salaries payment and capital project, while for pension arrears is N5.2bn, N7.6bn for school renovation and 21.6bn was to develop and rehabilitate the rural road.
He made this clear during the inauguration of new permanent secretaries, new accountant-general and permanent secretary, Donald Igbo and new head of service, Mrs Ngozi Eluma.
Okorocha charged the new permanent secretary to restore the state civil service and shun corruption.
He said, “Remember God in discharging your duties. Discharge your duties without fear or favour and also defend your state when the need arises.
“I gave this state my best. I will do all I can to support the incoming government.
“Imo State Government has kept aside a total of N42.5b for the incoming government, and for that reason, I will set up a sub-committee to make sure that the projects they are attached to, come to fruition even when I am out of office.”