Shortly after the State Executive Council meeting with Governor Okorocha today, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Dr. Obinna Duruji addressed journalists at the Government House.
Excerpts from an official Press Release read as follows:
“On the issue of the proposed fourth-tier government and redeployment of some civil servants to the communities, the Commissioner stated that the policy has come to stay.
He said “His Excellency restated the commitment of the state government to the establishment of the fourth-tier government. Exco resolved that the membership of the Community Government Council (CGC) will remain the Traditional Ruler, President-General, Youth Leader, Woman Leader and Community Speaker now christened State Representative (SR) to avoid any conflicting image or position of the Hon. Speaker of Imo House of Assembly.
This Community Government structure will be complemented by the management team headed by the various heads of department like the finance, accounts, agriculture, education and information. These departments will be headed by the civil servants that will be redeployed to various communities. ”
He further explained that the Community government will be advisory and will not meddle in the finance that will be released to run the fourth-tier government while the civil servants will be saddled with the responsibility of running the affairs of the government.