According to this information from the Government House, the proposed plan to relocate Imo state University (IMSU) to a permanent site in Ideato has been dropped by the State Government!
In its place, a brand new Imo-European University will be established in Ogboko. While briefing Journalists in Government House, Owerri, Gov.Rochas Okorocha disclosed that plans had been concluded to establish the Imo-European University which would provide more opportunities for Imolites desirous to obtain university education.
Hear directly from the Governor:
“Gentlemen, let me inform you that all issues relating to the establishment of Loyola Jesuit University in Ngor-Okpala has been concluded. About 300 Hectares of land have been provided with some financial support to enable work commence in the university site.
I’ve also reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and arrangements concluded to establish Imo-European University in Ideato where we had had proposed to establish a Campus for Imo State University.”
“What it means now is that IMSU will be relocated somewhere within Owerri zone. Government will welcome any community that is willing to provide land for the establishment of permanent site for Imo State University while the Imo-European University will be established in Ideato.”
Gov. Okorocha further stated that another Memorandum of Understanding was signed with some Imolites in the United States of America (USA) for the construction of Diaspora village by the state government to enable them contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the state. He added that a certain arrangement is being put in place to allow beneficiaries pay conveniently for the property.
Imolites, how does this news sound to you?
Who says we don’t have a listening Administration in Imo? This is proof that Governor Okorocha has his ears on the ground. Kudo’s to the Hon.Commissioner for Information, Advisers and members of the Governor’s Media team who did their job in communicating the wishes of the people to Onye Isi.
To our distinguished contributors – Barr. Emperor Iwuala, Kenneth Uwadi, Barr.Emeka Ibe, Okechukwu Nwanguma and all Imolites who came out to vehemently oppose the relocation of IMSU to Ogboko with their various posts, we dedicate this Odeku to you! LOL!!