Govt dissolves committee on roads By Chinasa Ogbonna

All committees involved in rural road construction and rehabilitation in the state have been dissolved.

The State Commissioner for information and Strategy Dr. Theodore Ekechi, who disclosed this to journalists in Government House shortly after the executive council meeting, noted that the supervision of the rural road projects will now be directly under the office of the governor of Imo State Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, because of the importance attached to rural road project by this administration and to ensure that quality jobs are done and delivered timely.

According to Dr. Ekechi, the council also has approved funds for the take-off of the College of Nursing and Health Technology in Orlu and the sum of N63 million approved for the commencement of work at the College of Education Technical at Ihitte/Uboma while it directed that adult education centres in the 27 local government areas be fully equipped for quality education programme and that the Imo College of Advanced Professional studies (ICAPS) will be supported to continue sustaining its international standard.

He also disclosed that the council has directed the immediate purchase of chemicals for laboratories in all government secondary schools in the state to help them in the forth-coming examinations.

He also revealed government plans to send about 50 to 100 non-partisan industralists in the state to Turkey for a cross fertilization of ideas that will facilitate the establishment of industries in the state and stressed that the selection for the trip will be  purely on merit.

Other decisions of the council included the empowerment scheme to assist people in the communities on income generation, plans to train Imo vigilante group to enable them be proactive on security issues and the arrangement to build a befitting exit gate at Dan Anyiam Stadium with the completion of the fencing.


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