The speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Dr Collins Chiji, has said that the salaries and allowances of himself and his colleagues earn are in public domain.
The speaker who was reacting to an unsubstantiated report on the financial status of the legislature, said that he had handled the finances of the legislature with utmost integrity.
Describing the report as a fluke, the speaker said politics should be separated from administration for the good of the people of the state.
He said ” the report is baseless and targeted at creating unnecessary rancour among the lawmakers. The financial status of the legislature is in the public domain.Every lawmaker knows what comes to the house. Quoting factitious figures and non existent sources is a fluke.”
The speaker said that the legislature he heads is known for team work and love among colleagues.
The speaker said ” here in the Imo state House of Assembly, we are like brothers and sister.there is no rancour among us.our primary objective is helping the governor in rebuilding the state. We pay attention to issues of development and security for our people and not pedestrian issues.”
” it is on record that this 9th house has supported the governor in his developmental plans for the state.it is on record that we are the only house that had in less than three months past eight bills into law.This is record breaking. This Assembly has equally given premium attention to motions which are geared towards improving the states of our people. “
Chiji said that he would rather concentrate on his assignment of leading a house of pragmatic and patriotic Imo citizens towards rebuilding the state than being dragged into trivialities which enemies of the state were sponsoring.