The new General Manager, Imo Transport Company (ITC) and Imo Parks Management Committee, Chief Ifeanyi Okafor has expressed his commitment to improving the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State.
Mr. Okafor who made this statement while Speaking with newsmen in Owerri on Monday, explained that before his assumption of office that all former park managers have not made any remission higher than #5 million monthly to the state government coffers.
He said if the new increased target must be met, there is not way the former managers should be allowed to remain as managers of the various parks.
Chief Okafor said that the same people who have accumulated wealth from from government business tried to frustrating his efforts immediately after his appointment and assumption of office.
He, however, thanked the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for intervening and resolving the issues resulting in the restoration of calm and peace in the sector.
On the sack of over 2,500 members of the NURTW Chief Okafor maintained his stand of denial and said that was fake/false news and advised such people to desist from such act.
According to Newsbreak, The manager said the purportedly sacked NURTW workers are still on their duty posts, but stated that there was no way those who short-changed government in the past would be allowed to continue in their dastardly act.
He disclosed that by his appointment, all the unions namely NURTW, NARTO and RETAN had been brought under his watch to make for seamless management of motor parks in order to boost IGR of the state.
Chief Okafor, who is a Director of Lasvegas West African Ltd promised to bring his wealth of knowledge to bear on parks management in the state, having performed same task successfully in Anambra State.
He therefore enjoined all the unions and stakeholders to work in synergy with him to ensure his innovations bear fruits in the interest of the state.
In his remarks, the Operations Manager, ITC, Uche Onuka clarified that ITC had not been concessioned to Lasvegas West African Ltd, saying that the governor only appointed Chief Okafor to manage affairs of the company and parks in the state.
Onuka lauded the state governor for not concessioning ITC like his predecessors did, stressing that concessioning brought a lot of challenges in the company.
He said the ITC was happy at Chief Okafor’s appointment and enjoined those spreading rumour that government had concessioned the company to desist forthwith.