Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that his performance within one year in office has automatically foreclosed the chances of ‘boys and mediocres’ from occupying the exalted governorship position of the state.
According to a communique from the Government House, this was said during an interactive session with Leaders of Okigwe LGA .
In the words of onye isi:
“Let me state it clear before you that with what I have achieved within one year, it will be difficult for anyone to aspire to become governor. This is because we have raised the bar of governance which means that Imo governorship is no longer for boys or mediocres. ”
“Having laid the foundation for infrastructural transformation of the state, may I inform you that the second year of our administration will witness a revolution in the agricultural sector. The fourth-tier government, which is an extension of the development centres to the communities, will focus more on rural agricultural programmes especially the palm plantation. We cannot continue to live on the mercy of northern farmers who obviously supply almost all we consume in this part of the country.
Again, we will tackle unemployment by ensuring that we built industries. As a matter of fact, we are planning to revive the Clay Industry in Okigwe, built the proposed Nsu Tiles which on completion will be producing 25,000 square meter of tiles daily as well revive the moribund Avutu Poultry in Obowo LGA”
He further reiterated the commitment of his administration to transform Okigwe to a modern city through the ongoing massive infrastructural projects which include the 5-star hotel, dualization of major roads, construction of ultra-modern shopping mall, construction of all roads and streets and street-lightening of major roads.
Gov. Okorocha also reminded the audience that the free education programme which had been extended to the tertiary level remains a cardinal policy of his administration, adding that the state government would on September take a delivery of 15-container load of school materials including school uniforms, sandals, desk, books and other learning materials that will be freely distributed to school children. While he commended the people of Okigwe for their loyalty, Gov. Okorocha however urged them to support the fourth-tier government which he maintained would boost rural development by unlocking the hidden potentials at the grassroots.