Mazi Anayo Chukwu, Special Assistant on New Media to Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has claimed that his boss used his personal money to work for the state.
According to him, Okorocha did so to cushion the effects of low allocation from the Federal Government.
Chukwu, who spoke to newsmen Owerri yesterday said, in spite of the petitions submitted to some anti-graft agencies seeking his probe for alleged fraud, he had no skeleton in his cupboard.
He noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should focus attention on states with higher federal allocations.
The governor’s aide said Nigerians owe his principal some praise for using the state’s meagre resources to achieve a lot in the last eight years for the state.
He added that, if proper financial sheets were balanced, it will surprise many that he used his personal resources to work for the state.
He said, “Governor Rochas Okorocha is not afraid and can never be. Despite the little resources the state gets as federal allocation, the governor has achieved a lot.
“The EFCC and the security agencies should rather commend Okorocha for even investing his personal resources in the development of the state. The state gets so little in terms of federal allocation.
“The EFCC should rather beam its searchlight on those states that get huge amounts of money from the Federal Government. Governor Okorocha is a prudent man and has done well and should be commended.”