Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has expressed delight with the new management of Imo Transport Company (ITC) on the on-going transformation and expansion in the establishment that have created additional job opportunities for Imolites.
Gov. Okorocha, who simply described the concessioning of the state government owned Transport Company to Global Ginika Services Ltd as the right step in the right direction, confirmed that the state
government has already generated 210 million naira from the deal. He described Mr. Emma Duru and Ozuome Bank Louis-Adebionu, the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director respectively as capable hands that have demonstrated indepth ability in the management of transport company.
According to Gov. Okorocha, “The state government under its Rescue Mission agenda is ready to partner with individuals in reviving our moribund government establishment as well as set-up new ones. What we did in ITC is to ensure that the company is revived and repositioned for expansion and massive job creation. Today, I am just happy that the new management has retained all staff of the company and employed
about 100 more. I am also excited that very soon, the company will take a delivery of 100 new buses to boost its operations which I believe will equally translate to more job opportunities for Imolites. This is exactly what we mean by Imo Rescue Mission.”
On the new water project recently launched as Rescue Mission Free Water Project, Gov. Okorocha said the gesture has proven that the new management is deeply concerned with the welfare of the staff and its cooperate social responsibility to its immediate environment. “What that means is that the new management is abreast of its corporate social responsibility. The water scheme will no doubt benefit scores of the neighbours of ITC that have suffered in the past in accessing drinking water. It also points to the fact that the welfare of workers is the top-most priority of the management which I believe will motivate the staff to assist in achieving the deserved goals in the company.”
Gov. Okorocha, however, urged Imolites to support his administration in its well-thought policies and programmes, adding that such will ensure speedy transformation of Imo into a model state in the country.