Governor Rochas Okorocha has restated his resolve to leave lasting legacies in the State within the life of his administration. Governor Okorocha stated this while interacting with a delegation of the people and leaders of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area who paid him a courtesy call in Government House Owerri.
Owelle Okorocha pointed out that the giant strides made by his administration in the areas of security, massive road construction, rehabilitation of roads, free education, improved health care system and provision of social infrastructure, among others were propelled by the desire to change the social and economic landscape of the State.
He said that much of what the present administration has achieved only within two and half years of existence is an indication that the best is yet to come and assured the people that no community in the State will be left out in the scheme of things.
He noted that the Committees on rural road projects were dissolved because they could not meet up with the pace at which the government wants the roads completed and therefore assured that his office will directly supervise the roads with the view to ensuring quality and timely delivery of jobs.
Owelle Okorocha used the opportunity to restate his commitment to building an Imo State University Campus at Aboh Mbaise and approved for parameter fencing of the site. He also agreed to look into the matter that led to the closing of the reported missionary schools and intervene appropriately.
The Governor commended the Aboh Mbaise leaders for their sense of unity and assured them of more government’s presence in the area while he urged them to embrace the All Progressives Congress and the change that would give Ndigbo better opportunity in the country’s leadership seats.
Speaking earlier, a member of the delegation, Chief Alam B. Onyemaechi said their visit was to express their support for the programmes and achievements of the Rescue Mission government in Imo State.
He commended the Governor for the approval of the proposed University Campus at Aboh Mbaise and the subsequent directives for immediate construction of perimeter fencing of the University site. Chief Onyemaechi however related that Aboh Mbaise appears to be under a political siege but assured Governor Okorocha that the people and leaders of the area are solidly behind him.
“The area is under a political siege, those who left at the beginning of this government are right now in Aboh Mbaise drawing strategies to encounter in each of the political leaders we have, but they have said, no!”, he said, while he appealed to the Governor to empower them face the challenge of the onslaught in the area.
He further assured the Governor that the majority vote from Aboh Mbaise in 2015 will be for the All Progressives Congress and urged him to keep up the good works he was doing in Imo State.
Chief Onyemaechi used the occasion to inform the Governor of two Missionary Secondary Schools in Enyiogugu and Ogbonguru that were closed down due to internal problems and appealed for his intervention in re-opening the schools.
Contributing, Hon. Anthony Atodume said that Aboh Mbaise has been privileged to enjoy dividends of democracy under the present administration especially in political appointments, building of schools, hospitals, free education and road constructions.
He however drew the attention of the Governor to few roads where the contractors did rough work and appealed to him to direct the contractors back to site and put the roads in good shape before the rains start.