2023: Ebonyi Imposes 5 Million Naira Fee On Use Of Schools 

The Ebonyi State Government has imposed a Five Million Naira fee payable for the use of schools, markets and parks in the state for the purpose of political campaigns by all the registered political parties in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji made this known while addressing journalists after this week’s exco meeting presided over by the State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi at the Government House Exco Chambers, Ochudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.

The commissioner stressed that “this is contained in Executive Order No.2 of 2022 approved by the State Executive Council. He added that in addition to the mandatory Five Million Naira, political parties are to apply to the Commissioner for Education for the use of both Primary and Post Primary Schools, while they are to apply to the S.A on market development and parks for the use of markets and parks”.

According to Barr. Orji, the money is to be used to clean and clear the satchet of pure water and other dirt arising from the usage, including damage to sundry items belonging to such institutions after the usage.

Meanwhile, before the passage of the Executive order, the Governor of Ebonyi State had on Monday, 31st October, 2022 in a budget and census citizens consultative forum, held at the  All Christians Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki to seek the input and approval of Ebonyians, given them a “stress inoculation” by informing them of the impending executive orders on election matters and the security intended to enhance security of the State by restricting the movement of motorbikes from 7:00pm to 6:00am to curb the use of motorbikes to commit and aid crimes.

The Exco meeting was attended by the Deputy Governor, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala as well as other members of the state exco.


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