Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha said this in an interview with Independent Newspapers.
“I don’t need more than 200 workers at the civil service of Imo State but I need more than 100,000 in the agricultural sector of the state. It’s like if this nation makes $1 trillion every day and ends up paying salaries with it, there still will be no progress.
“Unless we address those basic issues and get people to work in the productive sector of the economy, we cannot make any headway. The state spends 70% of its total IGR and federal allocation on workers and pensions, while 30% goes for development.”