The Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has attributed bad governance in Nigeria to adherence to bureaucracy and due process in public administration.
Okorocha made the statement at the celebration of Imo at 40 and the 5 years account of his administration in Owerri on Monday.
He said that most administrative decisions that should be taken and ensure that things were done with ease were usually delayed and time wasted as a result of bureaucratic bottlenecks.
He said his government was able to achieve a lot because he set aside the practices.
Okorocha, who commended his commissioners and other officials for a job well done, said the state still had challenges.
He promised to leave no stone unturned until the state reached an enviable height.
Speaking, the National Chairman on APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, commended the governor and his team for the giant strides recorded in Imo.
They also commended Okorocha for appointing women in key positions in his government, saying the women had performed creditably.
Members of the state cabinet used the occasion to render account of their stewardship to Imo people.