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Imo State House Of Assembly ( IMHA) Scraps 4th Tier Government in Imo

By Martin Okorowu, The Nigerian Voice, Owerri 
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The Imo State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Collins Chiji has repealed the law establishing the 4th tier government introduced by the Sen. Rochas Okorocha led administration.

In 2012, then Governor, Rochas Okorocha sent an executive bill to Imo State House of Assembly led by the Late Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu as Speaker to establish a law; the fourth-tier of government in Imo State, which was tagged the Community Government Council.

Upon signing the bill into law by the then Imo State Governor, Nigerians from all walks of life reacted in condemnation the constitutional aberration. The law legitimises the establishment of ‘community government council’ as the fourth tier of government in the state.

The Nigeria constitution recognises only three tiers of government, which is the Local government System.

Recently, in a plenary, the 9th Imo State House of Assembly has done justice by repealing the obnoxious law.