Earlier today, the Hon. Commissioner for Environment & Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ikay V. Njoku, went to Otamiri sand mining sites, off Aba Road/Nekede, to inspect the degradation impact the sand mining activities have caused in the area.
He went with the permanent secretary, HOD Ecology dept., a consultant and two other personnels. The prosperity governor of the state, HE, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, had earlier last April, directed the stopping of sand mining in all the sites in Owerri municipal and across the state until further notice.
The Hon. Commissioner accosted both the miners, dump owners, sand dealers and tipper drivers, and delivered the message personally. He let them understand that their activities are causing a long term ecological hazard to the communities where they operate and should henceforth stop, or arrested.
Governor Emeka Ihedioha renames Jacob Zuma road to Mbazulike Amaechi Road, as a mark of honor and respect to the foremost Leader and Nationalist on his 90th Birthday Celebration ongoing at Sam Mbakwe Hall, Concorde Hotels, Owerri.
GOVERNOR EMEKA IHEDIOHA BREAKS THE GROUND FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE REBUILD IMO ESTATE
His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday carried out the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rebuild Imo Estate Phase 1, at Azara-Owalla, Emekuku, Owerri.
In his remarks at the epoch-making ceremony, Governor Emeka Ihedioha revealed that in keeping to his commitment to tackle the housing deficit in the state, the #RebuildImo administration took concrete steps to strengthen the Imo State Housing Corporation.
The Governor disclosed that a comprehensive plan was mapped out to provide affordable housing to both the middle and low income earners in the State. Part of the strategy involved partnership arrangements with primary mortgage institutions such as Federal Mortgage Bank, the Family Home Funds and other reputable private sector investors.
The Governor also hinted that the target is to provide 5000 affordable homes by 2023, in addition to a Social Housing Initiative which together will create about 25,000 jobs in the next four years.
The Rebuild Imo Estate Phase 1 is situated at Azara-Owalla Emekuku, along Owerri-Umuahia Road, less than 10 minutes drive after Shoprite Owerri.
The groundbreaking ceremony had the presence of Nze Herbert and Dr. Mrs Kema Chikwe, Hon. Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, Member representing Nwangele at the State Assembly; Hon. Philip Ejiogu, Member representing Owerri North at the House of Assembly; Hon. Anayo Onyemaechi, Member representing Owerri West; the General Manager of Imo State Housing Corporation, Arc. Chidi Okoli; the Chairman of the Board, Nze Ray Emeana, Prof. Jude Njoku, and a host of other dignitaries.
GOVERNOR IHEDIOHA APPROVES CONSTITUTION OF BOARDS FOR LAND USE AND ALLOCATION COMMITTEE; IMO STATE TOURISM BOARD.
Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has approved the constitution of the Boards for the State Land Use and Allocation Committee (LUAC); as well as the Imo State Tourism Board.
Members of the Land Use and Allocation Committee are:
1. Sir Martin Ejiogu – Chairman
2. Prof. Ine Nnadi (Esq.)- Member
3. Charles Chika Okafor, Member
4. Barr. Shedrack Anyalewechi – Member
5. Esv. Joe Anosike – Member
6. Mrs Sade Balogun – Member
7. Ukachikwu Ihekwaba – Member
8. Mrs Ijeoma Ikegwuruka – Member
9. Barr. Marcel Ogwuegbu – Member
10. Chief Aham Onyenobi – Member
11. Prof. Joachim Onyeike – Member
Approved by the Governor for Imo State Tourism Board is a six-member committee with the following members:
1. Charles Anudu – Chairman
2. Mrs Ngozi Ngoka – Director General (DG)/Secretary
3. Chief CMC. Onuoha – Member
4. Mr Paul Onwuanibe – Member
5. Mr Chidi Okoro – Member
6. Prof. A.B.C. Duruaku – Member
His Excellency wishes them well in their appointments, while urging them to bring to bear their wealth of experience and professionalism towards the successful execution of the REBUILD-IMO project.
The appointments take effect, immediately.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE MINISTRY OF LANDS, SURVEY AND PHYSICAL PLANNING PRESS RELEASE The Imo State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Physical Planning has observed the Non Payment of Ground Rents by property owners in the State. The Ministry views this as unpatriotic and a deliberate act to deny the State Government of its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Consequently, all property owners who are yet to pay their Ground Rents are advised to collect their demand notices from Ministry of Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Block 7, State Secretariat, Port Harcourt Road Owerri, for immediate payment. Failure to pay the Ground Rents on or before the 30th November, 2019 will result to revocation of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). The Ministry will publish names of defaulters in the Media and commence revocation process on the expiration of the deadline. Please be guided accordingly. Sir Bon Unachukwu Hon. Commissioner .