I have fulfilled 90 percent of my campaign promises – Okorocha

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha said he has fulfilled about 90 percent of the campaign promises made to the people of the state.

Okorocha stated this when he received the management of the Sun Publishing Company led by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr Eric Osagie, at his Spibat Owerri residence on Tuesday, January 17.

“My administration has already fulfilled about 90 percent of my campaign promises which includes the building of 27 new general hospitals in each of the 27 local governments, free education at all levels, and infrastructural development.

“We have also embarked on urban renewal and as well making effort to address the problem of power which will help in the industrialisation of the state.”

Okorocha commended the media for disseminating the right information to the people.

“I am particularly thankful to the Sun newspaper because the media giant has effectively given voice to not only Imo people, both the South-East geopolitical zone and the entire country.”

Okorocha said that the media house through its coverage had equally helped to sustain democracy in Nigeria and assured continued partnership with the company.

Gov. Okorocha inspects projects in LGs

In line with his style of regular inspection of on-going projects to ensure efficiency and timely completion, Governor Okorocha has visited some prototype projects in some Local Government Areas in the state.

The Governor who was accompanied by all the 27 Transition Committee Chairmen in the state visited the on-going Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centers and Chapels under construction.

According to the governor, when the ICT Centres are completed, it will offer jobs to over 200 Imo youths in each of the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

On the construction of the chapel, he said when fully completed, it will bring people closer to God.

Recall that governor Okorocha was displeased by what he met on ground and swung into action to remodel most of the structures in the local governments so as to give them a facelift and today the difference is clear by the result of that innovative move he made.

Imo Foundation ends free medical programme in Owerri

Mrs. Pat Eke, DG Imo Foundation

A free medical programme organized by Imo Foundation, an outfit established by Governor Okorocha of Imo State for humanitarian services has ended in Owerri, the state capital.

The programme which took place at the premises of Imo Foundation New Owerri was carried out in conjunction with Imo Medical Professionals in the United States of America.

It has a special focus on the poorest of the poor who could not afford medical treatment for their various health challenges.

Speaking to newsmen at the programme, the Director General of the Foundation, Mrs Pat Ekeh attributed the success of the programme to the massive support of Governor Okorocha and his wife Ugo-Nneoma Nkechi.

The DG noted that their love for the needy and less privileged is very commendable and worthy of emulation.

Adding his voice the team leader of Imo Medical Professionals in USA, Dr Clifford Ekeh, said the free medical exercise was successful despite some few challenges.

Most of the beneficiaries were beaming with smiles as they did not hide their joy while appreciating the Governor for saving their lives.

Okorocha, Sports Minister, others grace Kingsley Uju Unity cup grand finale

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung were among the dignitaries at the grand finale of Kingsley Uju Unity Cup, played at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Sunday January 15, 2017.

The tournament organized for the youths of Niger Delta region ended, with team Egbema Ward A, emerging winner of the competition.

The final match was between Egbema Ward A and Oguta Ward A, and ended 2 goals to nothing in favour of Egbema Ward A.

Indigenes of both communities including their representatives at the Imo House of Assembly came en masse and cheered their teams while the match lasted.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the match, the sponsor of the tournament, Engr Kingsley Uju noted that the competition was in honour of the peace the people of Niger Delta regions are now enjoying, which he attributed to Governor Okorocha’s amnesty programme.

Engr Uju who is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations to Imo State Governor, was particularly grateful to the organizers of the tournament for maintaining a level playing ground throughout the competition.

While investing hope that the competition will be sustained, Engr Uju made a revelation that six of the players would undergo trial in Europe even as he said that plans have been concluded to raise the tournament to a professional status.

Earlier, representatives of Seplat and Shell Petroleum expressed delight that football talents abound in the oil rich region and made a donation of four set of jersey for each team that participated in the competition.

Hon. Emma Orie of Ohaji Egbema State Constituency and his Oguta counterpart, Hon. Uzoma Edeziaro donated two buses to the 1st and 2nd positions respectively.

Cash donations and certificates were given to teams, referees and players for their outstanding performances.

Committee on Imo International Modern Market gets marching order

Committee members for Imo State International Modern Market Naze, have been charged to swing into action so as to ensure full completion of the market latest by June 2017.

Chief of Staff Imo State Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, gave the charge when he inaugurated the eleven-man Caretaker Committee members for the Multi Billion Naira Imo International Modern Market project in his office at the Government House Owerri.

The Committee will be headed by Engr. Chuks Ololo, a former Transition Committee Chairman of Owerri North, while the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Mr John Uzoh will act as the secretary of the committee.

Ugwumba Nwosu urged the committee members to diligently discharge their duties with determination, efficiency and effectiveness so as to actualize the vision and mission of the governor by ensuring that the market starts full operation within the stipulated time.

He explained that the project is one of the ways Governor Okorocha`s regime wants to industrialize the state and create more job opportunities for unemployed Imo youths.

The Chief of Staff who spoke through the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Engr. Chidi Ibe, admonished them to maximize the opportunity and contribute their quota towards the development of the state.

Fielding questions from newsmen, the Committee Chairman, Engr Chuks Ololo, said the International Modern Market will make the agenda of the governor for jobs, factories and industries a dream come through, as it will offer employment opportunities to many unemployed Imo youths.

He disclosed that the International Market will offer jobs to over 4000 people, ranging from cleaners, receptionists, drivers, factory workers and others too numerous to mention, as well as create good platforms for banks and other bigger companies  to flourish.

According to him, it was designed to be the largest market in Nigeria and the center of economic activities in the country as every aspect of the economy is already captured in the design of the International Market.

The Committee Chairman described Governor Okorocha as a visionary leader who means well for the people of Imo State, Nigeria and African continent at large.

Other members of the committee include; Chief Emeka Dike and Chief Sylvester Oguine, the State Development Council (SDC) Chairmen for Naze and Nekede respectively.