GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
GOV. IHEDIOHA REASSURES HIS FOCUS ON THE REBUILDING PROCESS
AS IMO YOUTHS DARE EX GOV. OKOROCHA OVER HIS RECENT INCITING STATEMENTS.
RESTATE SOLIDARITY TO THE REBUILD IMO PROJECT.
Imo State Governor, Hon.Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has said his administration will remain focused in the task of rebuilding the State from the ruins it was plunged into by the past administration in the State.
Speaking to over 5,000 youths who were at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport to receive him on his arrival from Abuja on Sunday, Governor Ihedioha said his administration will not be distracted by those who commiteed crimes against humanity in the State and destroyed the legacies of the founding fathers of the State.
He said he had set up various committees at the inception of his administration, pointing out that by the time the various committees conclude it’s assignment, Imo people will understand the depth of the rot in various sectors of the State perpetrated by the past administration.
Governor Ihedioha said his administration despite the enormous challenges and the level of neglect, by the past administration, has made significant progress in various sectors of the State such as Health, Education, Agriculture, etc.
He noted that the Rebuild Imo Agenda is in progress, pointing out that despite the challenges, well meaning Imolites and Nigerians at large, appreciate the actions so far taken by his administration for the good of the people of State.
He explained the deplorable State of roads within and outside Owerri metropolis, stating that palliative measures such as filling of potholes have already commenced, adding that, reconstruction of quality roads in the State will begin after the rains, assuring that it will be similar to the roads built by Late Dee Sam Mbakwe’s administration.
Governor Ihedioha revealed that COREN and Nigeria Society of Engineers and the State Ministry of Works who were never allowed to do their jobs in the last eight years will be part of the roads rehabilitation in the State.
He promised to open up opportunities for youths of the State that will prepare them for the future.
Governor Ihedioha stressed that programmes are being created to engage the youths, assuring that by next month, the State Government will release names of youths the State Government engineered their empowerment and engagement.
He said his administration has also taken steps to diversify the economy of the State, by introducing the Treasury Single Account, TSA, to ensure transparency in government financial transactions.
He promised security of lives and property across the State appealing to the youths not to allow themselves to be provoked.
He said the ongoing verification of pensioners is to ensure the right ones are paid, assuring that his administration will continue to keep faith to its promises to the people.
Speaking earlier, the President, National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Comrade Isdore Chukwuemeka, commended Governor Ihedioha for his achievements in office so far.
He said Imo youths will never tolerate distractions from former Governor Rochas Okorocha, vowing that youths in the State will resist Okorocha if he dares forment trouble in the state again.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate more seriousness in his anti corruption fight by ensuring that former Governor Okorocha is fully investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for plundering the wealth of the State.
Mr.Stanley Nwama, President, Imo State Youths Parliament, in his address, said Imo youths will resist further provocation and iberiberism by former Governor Rochas Okorocha.
In his address, Comrade Anyaoha Tochi C, President, National Association of Imo State Students NAISS, said the students came out in their numbers to show solidarity to Governor Ihedioha and the Rebuild Imo Agenda.
Mr.Samuel Chigozie, Student Union Government President, SUG, Imo State University who spoke on behalf of all SUG Presidents of various tertiary institutions in the State, assured the Governor of their support and urged him to remain focused on his vision for the State.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
August 25, 2019