The Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has hailed the Primate of the Living Christ Mission, Daddy Hezekiah, for establishing the first private university in Imo State as he challenged business tycoons of Imo State origin to follow suit.
Interacting with journalists recently at the Bishop’s Court, Egbu, on the state of education in the state proceeded to explain the necessity for more private universities in the state.
He observed that such would provide accommodation for Imo indigenes seeking university education with many unsuccessful in their bids.
The prelate urged entrepreneurs of the state origin to emulate the trend in the western part of Nigeria where the indigenes have established private universities.
Bishop Okorafor who has been opposed to the proliferation of hotels in Owerri reiterated that with over 300 hotels in Owerri, they could constitute safe havens for criminals with the attendant social vices capable of damaging the state economy and the tourism industry they were supposed to promote.
He also lamented that the proprietors of the hotels claim that they have the raw materials in the young women of Imo State in secondary and tertiary institutions.