Key into Federal, State Govt’s Social Intervention Programmes – Hon Ololo charges women

Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs, Hon. Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, flanked by Women of Community Government Council, Owerri North LGA shortly after their courtesy call, Monday 22/05/2017.

Imo State Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs, Honourable Mrs Ogechi Ololo has charged women to key into the federal and state government’s social intervention programmes.

Hon. Ololo gave the charge when she received on courtesy, Community Government Council (CGC) Women of Owerri North Local Government Area in her office, Monday.

The Deputy Chief of Staff noted that a lot of benefits abound from the programmes and admonished the women not to let the opportunity elude them.

She explained that the women could become millionaires by participating in the federal government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, by providing their lands while the federal government caters for the clearing, planting and other expenses. She said that rice cultivated in a hectare of land can fetch over N700,000 as profit within a short period of time.

Hon Ololo also enjoined the women to identify with the state’s Ministry of Agriculture so as to benefit from the fertilizers, gifted to farmers in the state. She however, assured them of her support.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Lady Ethel Onyeneke of Obibiezena Ward thanked Hon Ololo for responding to their call. She expressed their readiness to assist Hon Ololo whenever she beckons on them and also prayed for success in all her endeavours.

Other members at the forum took turns to show their appreciation for Hon. Ololo’s impactful roles in their lives and pledged to reciprocate in a most rewarding manner.

In her vote of thanks, the Secretary of the Group, Lady Alice Amanze of Umuakalukwu Ward lavished encomiums on Honourable Ololo, describing her as a definition of what a woman leader should be.

Appreciating Hon Ololo’s immeasurable contributions and several empowerment programmes for the people of Owerri North, Lady Amanze said they are most grateful and urged for more support from her.

The highpoint of the parley was the donation of food items to Honourable Ololo.

Imo state govt. offers employment to 3000 graduates

As collection of appointment letters begins

In fulfillment of his promise to provide jobs to a good number of Imo Youths especially the graduates among them, the governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has, through the relevant Commissions offered employment to 3,000 graduates into the State Civil Service and the Local Government Service.

For the State Civil Service, a total of 1,499 graduates have been engaged, while 1,501 graduates have been employed into the Local Government System, and in each case, their departments came with the publications containing their names.

Already, they have all begun to collect their appointment letters and the governor has assured that he would confirm their appointments within the period specified by the relevant rules, with most of those employed being computer literate.

Before now, the governor had promised to inject new blood into the State Civil Service and the Local Government Service with the aim of making the entire setting vibrant and productive in the overall interest of the State and her people.

Again, it should also be recalled that the government had long before now and for the sake of the free education programme, engaged more than three thousand teachers to beef up the teaching staff in the State School System and the result of that lofty action has been wonderful and highly commendable.

Indeed, the re-purchasing of the Resin Paint Company in Mbaise and handing it over to a Chinese Company and the Shoe Industry Owerre-Ebeiri for productivity were all aimed at boosting the economy of the State and providing jobs for Imo youths.

The governor congratulates all the youths who have been employed in the current exercise after series of interviews and charged them not to disappoint the State.

The governor also commended the Personnel of the State Civil Service Commission and the Local Government Service Commission for doing a good job and for not letting the State down in the course of recruiting the employed graduates.