How Imo Banks Ended Five Day Strike....Behind The Scene Play
Imo State Government success at getting Banks in Imo State to suspend their strike in solidarity to their members may have been achieved through the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who had engaged with the banks in far away United States.
From our impeccable source, it was revealed that Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, had been detailed by his boss to speak to the Bank Heads had spoken to them on one-on-one basis and the leadership of the Umbrella body of the banks in Imo State in phone conversations where the Bank Executives were said to be happy and were positive in their response to re-open for business.
It is purported that Imo Deputy who spoke from Houston Texas, United States of America, where he is receiving a medical attention, said the call was necessary because Governor Okorocha's feeling towards alleviate the suffering of the masses while negotiation continues.
It was further revealed that Madumere appealed to the Banks as economic institution and public trustee, for reasons of public interest, not to close shop against the public while assuring them of the government readiness to sit with them to clear other gray areas especially with the nine banks that are sealed over some unresolved areas.
It was also revealed that Imo Deputy had averred that His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha has proven a responsible and a responsive Governor who takes the interest of the masses and the business communities seriously. He said that it is expected that institutions like banks, which are acclaimed firms known for their corporate governance, ought to be in the forefront of ensuring a responsible image for the institution and then the citizens in reciprocity.
The source, who is one of the top bank Managers, further disclosed that while other banks may have joined the sealed ones in solidarity, Prince Madumere called for objectivity and rationality as such should take pre-eminence for the sake of not creating a bad precedence for other private enterprises.
Our source further disclosed the bankers respect for Governor Okorocha's Deputy whom he described as one person who does not play with the progress of the government as as well as its goodwill with the corporate bodies. They extolled his ever ready to posture for service for the success of Rescue Mission success.
While asking them to extol the effort of the government in creating an enabling and secure environment for their businesses to thrive, Imo Deputy said Rescue Mission Government led by His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has never and will never shortchange and make any draconian policy that is anti the smooth operations and existence of the banks and other corporate bodies.
Imo Deputy Governor who is known for his knack for equity in negotiation reiterated the need for people to take seriously payment of their taxes as no serious government anywhere in the world will live up the expectation of its citizenry without proper taxation.