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Imo plans grading of traditional rulers

TheImoStategovernment is to begin grading of traditional rulers.

Disclosing this at the inspection of the kick off of the community Government Council, (CGC) in some local governments in Orlu Zone, the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, said that the levels of the traditional rulers would be determined by the performance of their various communities.

He charged the traditional rulers to rise up to their duties to ensure that their communities perform creditably.

The governor challenged every community to appoint someone charged with the responsibility of attracting foreign investors as, according to him, each community is expected to have at least one factory.

He urged civil servants to embrace the new system, assuring them that it was only on secondment that they would be posted to the communities to kick start them.

Owelle promised the workers that they would be returned to their respective ministries after a year or two when the CGC would have been strong enough to stand on its own.

He noted that CGC is the only government that can truly be said to be the government of the people, by the people and for the people because its members are constituted by people from the community.

The civil servants, he explained, would form the administrative part of the system, adding that CGC would enhance agriculture as he planned to unlock the resources of communities and bring rapid transformation to the communities.

The local governments he  visited included Mbaitoli, Njaba, Orlu, Ideato North and Ideato South.

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