Gov. Uzodinma Recieves Donations from Federal University of Technology Owerri.
In recieving FUTO VC and the institution management team, Gov. Uzodinma expressed appreciation on the thought out plan to show support, not only to the Government but to the entire people of Imo State and indeed Nigeria.
“Some of us are beginning to worry whether Science has failed us but today, the Federal University of Technology Owerri has flown into action: creating awareness to the people and manufactured one of the essential materials to enhance prevention” Gov. Uzodinma states.
In conclusion, Gov. Uzodinma urged scientists to see what they can do for us all to come out of this quagmire.
Yesterday, His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, was the guest of honour at the opening of the Multipurpose School Hall & Christmas Concert of Princess Shekinah International School, Ihiagwa, Owerri.
At the event, Governor Ihedioha lauded the management of the school for their foresight in developing such a world-class centre of learning in the state.
The Governor also reiterated his commitment to ensure that the state is in the best condition to attract high quality investors.
In his address, the MD & CEO of the school, Mr Obinna George Smart Unegbu, thanked the Governor for finding time to honour their invitation. He also expressed his happiness on the commencement of the construction of the long forgotten Naze/Poly Nekede/Ihiagwa/Obinze Road, describing it as nothing short of an answered prayer.
The occasion also had the presence of the Secretary to the State Government, Chief. Barr. Uche Onyeagocha; the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, the Senator representing Owerri Zone in the National Assembly, Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi; Elder Statesman, Dr Chris Asoluka, amongst others.
Earlier today, His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, attended the 20th Convocation Ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State.
Governor Ihedioha admonished the newly graduated students to be good ambassadors of the institution in order to contribute positively to the society.
He also commended the management and staff of the institution for their continued effort in passing down the torch of education and encouraged them to not relent in their duty.
In his remarks, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Rev. Engr. Dr. M.C. Arimanwa, thanked the Governor for honouring them with his presence, noting that Governor Ihedioha was the first governor of the state to honour their invitation and grace their convocation ceremony.
The Rector also expressed his joy to the Governor for the ongoing massive construction of the formerly abandoned Naze/Poly Nekede/Ihiagwa/Obinze, describing it as a huge breath of fresh air.
The convocation ceremony today had the presence of the representatives of the Honourable Minister for Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Visitor to the Polytechnic, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Press Release Governor Ihedioha inaugurates Visitation panels to IMSU, IMSUTH, others … Unveils plan to upgrade four general hospitals to specialists hospitals … Harps on total transformation of state Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, has reinstated his administration's commitment towards transforming the state. The governor further disclosed that his administration would not lend itself to the “whims and caprices of personal discretion”, noting that the, “greater good of the people of the state, would at all times take priority position”. This is as he disclosed plans to upgrade the General Hospitals in Orlu, Okigwe, Aboh Mbaise and Awo Omamma Council areas into the status of specialist hospitals in specific areas of medical specialization. The Governor stated this at the inauguration of the visitation panels to Imo State University, Imo State Teaching Hospital, Imo State Polytechnic and the Board Imo State Hospitals Management, held at Expanded Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri on Wednesday. He said the constitution of the panels were neither to probe nor witch-hunt anybody but a necessity to enhance the quality of education and health care delivery as well as ensure overall growth and development of the state. He said, "at the inception of this administration, we were inundated with plethora of complaints on education sector in the state, especially at the tertiary level. And as a responsive government, we felt that we would be abdicating our obligation to the people, if we do not look into these complaints. “For these reasons, we deemed it necessary to respond to these hues and cries by looking into the operations of these critical institutions." He continued, “the setting up of these Institutions' Visitation Panels is in furtherance of our mission to rebuild our educational institutions. By these, we hope to achieve effective governance institutions as well as strengthen educational services delivery and processes in these tertiary institutions.Today, therefore, we are inaugurating the visitation panels to these Imo State flagship institutions of higher learning to salvage them from sliding down the precipice of total collapse." On the choice of non indigenes as members of the Visitation Panels, the governor said, “we had to go outside the state to choose some members. This is with a view to ensuring impartiality in the considerations of the issues that would be brought before them”. Governor Ihedioha pointed out that the terms of reference of the panels include, "to identify the strength and problems of the institutions and make appropriate recommendations to the visitor; ascertain the operations of various departments and units; look into cases of procurement and complaints bordering on cliqueism and cultism in the institutions; investigate students' complaints on various issues as well as conduct internal audits on institutions' finances." On the Hospitals Management Board, the governor said, “the health sector was not spared the pervasive rot, hence the need to constitute the board to carry out intended reforms, with a view to ensuring peak performance at the various state owned health institutions”. “Upon assumption of office, we brought to Imolites a report on the state of affairs in our institutions and agencies. For instance, of the 19 General Hospitals under Imo State network of health services, only 10 were still in operation. Of these 10, only 4 were offering reasonable services. All of them were suffering from lack of modern hospital equipment, moribund processes and demoralized staff. “Consequently, in the Budget for next year, we have in focus the complete overhaul of all these health institutions. The four General hospitals in Orlu, Okigwe, Aboh Mbaise and Awo Omamma (Oru East LGA), would be upgraded into the status of specialist hospitals in specific areas of specialization.” He described as “noble and revered personalities”, members of the panels and expressed confidence that they would bring their wealth of experience and expertise to bear on their assignments without fear or favour for the good of the state. Responding, Chairman off the Hospitals Management Board and former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Dr. Douglas Acholonu, who spoke on behalf of the members of his board, thanked the governor for the confidence reposed in them to serve and promised that they will “discharge their duties with a high sense of responsibility”. In his response on behalf of the Visitation Panels, Prof. Chinedu Nebo said, “we will not disappoint the people of Imo State on this assignment. We will do our best and as the governor has said, it is neither a probe nor a witch-hunt but for the overall good of the people. Prof. Nebo, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria and former Minister for Power and Energy further disclosed that Governor Ihedioha is on the right track towards fixing the various critical institutions of the state Chibuike Onyeukwu Chief Press Secretary to the Governor November 13, 2019
Photos: His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, made a brief stopover at Government Technical College, Owerri, to ascertain the level of the ongoing reconstruction work at the College. 📷Chinonso Bonaventure