By Chinasa Ogbonna
Determined to make Imo State better, the state governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has detailed the members of the Imo State Civil Guard to champion the “Imo my Pride” Programme aimed at making Owerri, the state capital clean and organized.
Governor Okorocha who gave the charge in a meeting with the command at the State Government House Owerri recently urged them to ensure that markets are organized and shanties removed from the capital city.
The governor reminded them of the need for them to see their job of promoting the sanity of the state’s environment as an honour and a service to their father land.
He also charged them to ensure that waste materials are dumped only in designated places as well as encourage residents to keep their surroundings clean and keep beggars and street urchins off the streets of Owerri.
Owelle Okorocha who stressed the need for them to be civil in their actions while discharging their duties to make Imo better and launch ‘Imo my Pride’ noted that police men would be attached to them for intervention.
Government, he said, would provide necessary logistics needed to facilitate their jobs and that commissioners would also be assigned to supervise each zone/units of the command. He therefore, warned them against getting involved in bribery and corruption.
In his contribution at the meeting, the Director General, Youth Development and Empowerment Agency, Hon. Chike Orjiakor said that the command is divided into eight (8) functional zones for effective implementation of government programmes and policies and appealed to Imo people to co-operate with the command in making Imo the most clean and organized state for tourist attraction.