Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha told public sector workers in his state, some of whom have not been paid for six months, to be “resourceful”.
He said they should “stop depending on salary and look for business to do”.
This is the level the governance of Imo State has descended. It is a bit rich coming from a governor who can’t pay salaries of public sector workers in his state but has bought a private jet since he became governor, and is advising workers to take on businesses on the side that would mean they can’t concentrate on their jobs.
The same governor has not bothered to be “resourceful” himself and sought other ways for his state to become a viable entity through other sources of revenue, rather than over-rely on monthly allocations from the federal government.