18 January 2012
governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has approved the establishment of Community Councils which will function as the 4th Tier government in the State. Imo StateThe Imo State
Speaking during an interactive section held with the Imo State Traditional Rulers at Concorde Hotel, Owerri recently, Governor Okorocha emphasized on the need to drive the government to the grassroots in order to achieve proper community development.
According to him, the State government will release some money to the community councils as subvention aimed at fostering a smooth running of the 4th Tier of government which shall be governed by traditional rulers.
He noted that the law backing the establishment of Council government which is enshrined in the constitution has been ignored for years, adding that the decision to establish a Fourth Tier of government in
was passed into law by the State House of Assembly. Imo State