Imo state authorities has just lately known as the claims by Innoson a mere blackmail the place the corporate stated that the federal government is owing them N2.5b being price of the automobiles it provided to the state authorities some months in the past, insisting that the corporate’s declare are half truths ,supposed to tarnish the integrity of the state authorities for ulterior motives.
Reacting to a risk by the corporate that it’s filling a lawsuit to get well” over N2.5B debt owed’ by the state authorities, the Commissioner for Data and Technique, Hon Declan Emelumba finds the style the corporate goes about recovering of their so known as debt unacceptable.
The Commissioner acknowledged the acquisition of the automobiles from innoson motors which was value over N5b and claimed to have cleared the debt of about N3.5b.
He additionally stated, opposite to the declare of Innoson Motors, the stated N2.5b is definitely the steadiness due from the unique worth of the acquisition. He regretted that Innoson motors, for causes greatest recognized to them, determined to cover this truth from the general public.
Commisioner Emelumba said strongly that the full worth of the automobiles provided was in extra of N5b and that the federal government has been servicing the debt since then.
He stated the administration of Innoson Motors broke the precise settlement with the state authorities with regards to the gross sales and upkeep of the automobiles.
Based on him, there’s a written settlement stipulating that there might be a upkeep workshop to be sited in Owerri and likewise cellular workshop by Innoson Motors.
He said clearly that inspite the corporate breached this settlement, the state authorities has been servicing the debt and nonetheless sustaining the automobiles, disclosing that greater than 70% of the automobiles have already damaged down.
He stated each the risk by the corporate and resort to media trial of the federal government weren’t with good intentions.
“It seems the corporate is out to garbage the integrity of the federal government, in any other case it will not have twisted the information of the case and revealed similar regarding this sincere enterprise transaction , even when it failed to point out the general public the phrases of the contract and the clauses the federal government breached therein. “The entire thing smacks of mischief and dangerous religion” Emelumba added.
He additionally regretted that Innoson Motors had not truly exhausted all technique of negotiation earlier than threatening the federal government with a regulation go well with.
He stated “the mischievous resort to media trial has confirmed that the corporate is extra enthusiastic about compromising the integrity of the federal government somewhat than being paid its excellent steadiness from the contract sum”
The commissioner disclosed that though no courtroom course of has been served it, the federal government will meet the corporate in courtroom as quickly as a course of is served.