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- Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 10:01
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
The Government of Imo state has said it will build a new University in the nearest future to join forces with the existing State University to absorb the teeming Post-primary school leavers. The State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha who disclosed this
over the weekend while interacting with stakeholders noted this move is part of the government resolve to ensure qualitative education for its citizens.
Okolocha added that a Police Station befitting the status of the institution and people of the area will also be put in place to compliment the existing one. According to him, the university will be located around Ngor Opkala axis of the state.
In another development, the state government has invited willing managing firms to tender for the management and maintenance of the Imo Concorde Hotel and turn it to a world-class five-star outfit.
This was disclosed by the recently appointed Information and Strategy Commissioner, Mr. Chinedu Offor, in a chat with newsman immediately after the Executive Council Meeting on Saturday.
He said; “The time to manage the Concorde Hotel is now. It is now opened for business. Anybody or group of people who can manage it adequately and maintain it to five-star status would be welcomed by government,” he said.
Speaking on a number of issues that were discussed at the meeting, Offor said the Exco adopted the enforcement of capital punishment as passed by the legislature earlier.
“After a critical look at the security situation in Imo State, council resolved to adopt the capital punishment as passed into Law for kidnappers.”
Also, in order to stem the agony and sufferings of returnees affected by the Boko Haram insurgence, Offor said a “Diaspora Village” would be constructed to make them feel at ease and have a sense of belonging.
He also used the forum to announce that the state government had directed each community to provide at least 1,000 hectares of land for palm plantation and agricultural purpose, adding that the Ministry of Lands would allocate and issue land with Certificate of Occupancy for those willing to own genuinely.