Governors Don’t Need Security Vote ,says Ezeife

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife ,Third Republic governor of old Anambra state has said that the Governors do not have need for security votes  if they are performing to improve on the lives of their citizens who trusted them with the office of a governor.

“They do not need that money they call security vote, (as) Anambra state governor, I had no security vote,.I did not even take my salary it is still there.”

The former governor  said this at the weekend while receiving an award for exemplary leadership presented to him by the Character World magazine led by its Editor-in-Chief Mr. Victor Osadolor at his office in Abuja.

He maintained that the  governors should redirect the bogus security vote money to more profitable ventures in their respective states to curb the menace of social vices by affecting the lives of the people in a more positive way.

Ezeife said the governors have no need for such funds especially as the nation is confronted with myriad of challenges fuelled by poverty which could be addressed significantly with the security vote fund presently disbursed by the governors with no meaningful impact on the lives of the people.

He said the security vote has been abused by  governors who are expected to use the funds to attend to issues that constitute  threats to the security of the states and other issues of welfare of communities that may require immediate response outside the budgetary processes and the attendant delays.

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