Ifeatu Onejeme, the Anambra State Commissioner for Finance, has tendered his resignation. Governor Chukwuma Soludo, who appointed Onejeme in 2022, has accepted his resignation citing personal and family circumstances.
Governor Soludo expressed his appreciation for Onejeme’s dedicated service over the past nine and a half years, particularly during the transition period.
However, speculations have emerged suggesting that Onejeme’s resignation may be linked to a recent fallout with the governor over allegations of third-party interference in state government finances and multiple pseudo-appropriations.
It has been alleged that allies and relatives of the governor have been using proxies to divert state funds through various means, including excessive taxes and questionable projects, for personal gain.
This controversy has also led to the resignation of Richard Madiebo, Chairman of the Anambra Internal Revenue Service (AiRS), further highlighting the alleged refusal of both officials to be involved in these questionable practices.