FG’s presence in Imo: Uche Nwosu lauds Gov. Okorocha

…As he conducts IGP round state’s facilities

The Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has attracted the presence of all the security agencies to the state.

Nwosu was speaking after conducting the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris Kpotum and his entourage round some government facilities in the state. He said their presence in the state would help to reduce crime to its barest minimum.

Part of the event that featured during the IGP’s visit included the comissioning of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit, inspection of progress of work at the Police College of Finance and Administration and the Police Specialist Hospital donated to the Nigerian Police by the Imo State Government.

Nwosu also seized the opportunity to appreciate the IGP and the entire hierarchy of the Nigerian Police for accepting to partner with the state on the hospital and other projects and for approving Police squadron for the state.

Chief Nwosu noted that before Okorocha took over power in the state, federal government’s presence was lacking and expressed satisfaction that Okorocha has been able to fulfill the promise of attracting FG’s presence to the state.

However, the IGP had while fielding questions from newsmen said he was in the state on the invitation of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to commission the Police Technical Intelligence Unit and inspect progress of work at the Police College of Finance and Administration and Police Specialist Hospital.

He thanked the Governor for providing them with the large facility and said they will expand it more to accomodate other needs.

IGP Idris expressed the need for security around the school and noted that the Technical Intelligence Unit will help to nip kidnapping and other crimes in the bud in the southeast region while commending the cordial relationship between the Imo State Government and the Nigerian police.

He said the police under him has been encouraging participation of communities in policing and advised religious, traditional, community leaders to involve deeply in crime fighting by always organising programmes to sensitize their followers on the damages of engaging in crime and reporting criminal elements found in their areas.

The IGP was accompanied on the visit by the Commisioners of Police, Abia and Anambra states and was well received by Imo state Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike.


Alaba Int’l Market Naze to be commissioned in August

Hon. Mrs. Ogechi Ololo with PGs/Secretaries of Owerri North LGA

…As Hon. Ololo hosts PGs, Secretaries

Alaba International Market sited at Naze in Owerri North Council Area of Imo state will be commissioned in August this year.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs, Imo State Government, Hon Mrs. Ogechi Ololo disclosed this when she received on courtesy, the Association of Town Union President Generals/Secretaries, Owerri North Local Government Area in her office, Friday.

She explained that the market with over 4,000 lock-up stalls will create new business opportunities and reduce the risk of Imo citizens traveling to other states for business transactions.

The Deputy Chief of Staff noted that the international market is one, out of several other projects executed by the rescue mission regime of Governor Rochas Okorocha in Owerri North council area.

She reiterated her position on the need for Imo citizens to embrace agriculture, noting that over N30bn Agricultural loan earmarked for farmers in the country is yet to be accessed due to lack of interest in farming, especially by Imo citizens.

She regretted that only 400 citizens of the state have registered under the federal government’s Anchor Borrower’s programme as against the over 100,000 people that registered for the same programme in Plateau state that has less than 27 local governments.

Hon Ololo stressed the need for the success of every Imo citizen irrespective of party leaning and pledged her support and commitment for a better Imo.

Earlier, the Co-ordinator of the group, Chief Chris Chikwe noted that the purpose of their visit was to thank Hon Ololo and her husband, Engr. Chuks for their efforts in attracting government’s presence to Owerri North.

In his words, “Without you and your husband, Chuks, there would have been no Alaba International Market, Airforce Base Hospital, Gigantic Skill Acquisition Center, Renovated, Beautified and Electrified Local Government Secretariat, Obube Secondary School, Good Road Networks – all in Owerri North LGA. We have come to say thank you.”

Adding his voice, Chief Donatus Anoruo solicited for support to sustain the association. He prayed for long life and pledged their loyalty to the rescue mission government.

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