Photos: 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Interdenominational Church Service ongoing at Victory Chapel, Government House, Owerri.

Photos: 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Interdenominational Church Service ongoing at Victory Chapel, Government House, Owerri.

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2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Interdenominational Church Service ongoing at Victory Chapel, Government House, Owerri.

The Deputy Governor, Hon. (Engr.) Gerald Irona, the Wife of the Governor, Lady Ebere Ihedioha, Heads Of Security Agencies, among other top Goverment officials are all in attendance.

Government Press Release: Governor Ihedioha Warns Against Inciting violence and challenging Government’s Authority.

Government Press Release: Governor Ihedioha Warns Against Inciting violence and challenging Government’s Authority.

GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE

 

The attention of Imo State Government has been drawn to a plot by some disgruntled/unpopular elements, suspended purported Local Government Council Officers and agents of the immediate past administration to disturb the peace and tranquillity currently being enjoyed by the good people of Imo State.

Security agencies and the good people of Imo State are hereby alerted about the plans of these unscrupulous elements to instigate violence and challenge Government’s authority.

Any individual no matter how highly placed found to be sponsoring this criminal plot will be dealt with. No one is above the Law. These individuals are hereby warned to desist from their nefarious plans as government will otherwise descend the full weight of the law on them. The present Local Government Council Officers remain the legal and Constitutional Officers authorised to administer the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State.

All persons caught trying to disturb the peace of the State in any Local Government, will be promptly arrested and prosecuted as criminals in accordance with the Law. Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Community Leaders and Parents are hereby advised to warn their wards not to allow themselves to be used by disgruntled politicians who are not happy about the peace and development currently put in place by the present administration.

 

 

Uche Onyeagucha Esq.

Secretary to the Government of Imo State

IMO EMERGES LEAST CORRUPT STATE IN NIGERIA IN NEW SURVEY

IMO EMERGES LEAST CORRUPT STATE IN NIGERIA IN NEW SURVEY

IMO EMERGES LEAST CORRUPT STATE IN NIGERIA IN NEW SURVEY

Imo State has emerged as the State with the least corrupt public officials in Nigeria, according to the latest report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

The report titled, ‘The 2nd Corruption Survey Report in Nigeria’, was released at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, on Friday.

The National Bureau of Statistics conducted the survey with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, in addition to other partner international agencies.

The highlights of the survey were presented by the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dr Yemi Kale, and the Country Representative of the UNODC in Nigeria, Mr Oliver Stople.

The first corruption survey report on Nigeria was conducted in the last half of 2018, where Imo State was ranked very high in the corruption index.

The NBS described the 2019 report as ”home grown”, disclosing that data was collected from a total of 33,067 persons in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The survey was developed as a tool to assess the impact of the measures put in place by States in fighting corruption in the period since after the 2019 elections. It also gives Nigerians the opportunity to assess and evaluate the impact of those measures.

The report gave a state-by-state record of the corruption index in Nigeria, with Kogi State leading as the most corrupt state (48%), followed by Gombe at 43%.

Imo is the least corrupt state in Nigeria with 17.6, followed by Jigawa and Plateau states.

The report also suggested that there is a remarkable decrease in the prevalence of corruption in Imo State in the short time span.

In the survey also, Nigerians identified Unemployment, Insecurity and Corruption as the biggest problems of the country.

Imo Bu Nke Anyi.

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS – Police Public Relations Officer

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS – Police Public Relations Officer

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS O…. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU

PRESS RELEASE

VEHICLE EXAMINATION/DOCUMENT ENFORCEMENT (OPERATION VEDE)

As part of measures to check and recover stolen vehicles within Imo State and environs and also to generally curb crime and criminality in the state, by checking the use of unregistered vehicles in the state, the Imo State Police Command in collaboration with Imo State Internal Revenue Service (IIRS) will be embarking on VEHICLE EXAMINATION/DOCUMENT ENFORCEMENT EXERCISE, Code named ‘OPERATION VEDE’, as such there will be Electronic Verification of Vehicle Particulars and Number Plate from the 9th of December, 2019. This is aimed at ensuring that all vehicles plying the road are duly registered and uploaded to the Central Database.

2. Consequently, motorists/vehicle owners are by this press release advised to visit any motor licensing authority office nearest to them to verify and validate their vehicle documents on or before the 8th of December, 2019, to avoid any inconveniences, please.

SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
IMO STATE

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS – Police Public Relations Officer

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS O…. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU

GO CHECK YOUR CAR PLATE NUMBER & VEHICLE PAPERS O…. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU

PRESS RELEASE

VEHICLE EXAMINATION/DOCUMENT ENFORCEMENT (OPERATION VEDE)

As part of measures to check and recover stolen vehicles within Imo State and environs and also to generally curb crime and criminality in the state, by checking the use of unregistered vehicles in the state, the Imo State Police Command in collaboration with Imo State Internal Revenue Service (IIRS) will be embarking on VEHICLE EXAMINATION/DOCUMENT ENFORCEMENT EXERCISE, Code named ‘OPERATION VEDE’, as such there will be Electronic Verification of Vehicle Particulars and Number Plate from the 9th of December, 2019. This is aimed at ensuring that all vehicles plying the road are duly registered and uploaded to the Central Database.

2. Consequently, motorists/vehicle owners are by this press release advised to visit any motor licensing authority office nearest to them to verify and validate their vehicle documents on or before the 8th of December, 2019, to avoid any inconveniences, please.

SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
IMO STATE

THE NEW IMO STATE FIRE SERVICE – Lancelot Obiaku

THE NEW IMO STATE FIRE SERVICE – Lancelot Obiaku


THE NEW IMO STATE FIRE SERVICE

By Lancelot Obiaku

Recent fire outbreaks across the country that claimed several lives have further exposed the level of unpreparedness of several states in the country to handling emergency situations, especially fire outbreaks. The Ochanja and Balogun markets (both in Anambra State and Lagos State respectively) fire outbreaks could have been averted if the authorities concerned were responsive and proactive. The latest in the spate of lethal fire disasters is the Iju Ishaga inferno where rows of shops were razed in the early hours of Wednesday, November 20. According to reports, same day, Surulere Super Plaza, also in Lagos State, went up in flame.

In the midst of what many tag dereliction of duty by some of those elected to govern the people is the nagging question of what has happened to governance. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria situates the protection of lives and property of the governed at the center of governance. One sad truth about lives and property is that once lost it becomes impossible to get them back. But what we see in our clime is that only few leaders willing to govern their people have even gone the extra mile to ensure the protection of the lives and property of their people.

In Imo State, we are lucky to have Governor Emeka Ihedioha who knows that at any given time he is duty bound to protect the lives and assets of the people he governs. He is more proactive than reactive. But for his proactiveness lives would have been cut short and properties worth millions of Naira lost on Wednesday when a 30,000-litre petrol tanker collided with anther vehicle along Port-Harcourt Road, Owerri, ruptured its tank and emptied its content on the streets of the neighborhood.

Recall that a similar incident was responsible for the fire disaster that wreaked havoc at the popular Ochanja Market, Onitsha, Anambra State. But commendably, Governor Ihedioha was able to bring the situation under control in good time. He had, as a matter of being proactive, resuscitated the Imo Fire Service which in turn neutralized what could have become a monumental disaster. What keep shocking many people was that while this happened, the Governor’s matter was being called up for judgement at the Appeal Court in Abuja, where it was three petitioners all against his mandate. Notwithstanding, Governor Ihedioha was not found wanting at a critical moment when many may have thought he could be carried away by the proceedings at the court.

The fire disaster could have got the headlines of major newspapers and radios stations and occupied the screens of major televisions in the country and the Governor bashed, had it not been averted. But one wonders what could have happened if the tanker incident had happened anytime between 2011 and 2019. Precious lives could have been lost. The last administration in the state made the Fire Service one of the many institutions that went comatose. Imagine a firefighting unit without electricity, functional fire trucks and other equipment. No water. It was, at best, absurd.

Fielding questions from journalists at the Government House on Tuesday, Governor Ihedioha, when asked if his firefighting engagement while the Court of Appeal read the verdict of his own case was not a distraction, said: “I couldn’t have been distracted. In God we put all our hopes. Most importantly, I am elected by the good people of Imo State to govern them. Therefore, the welfare, security and peace of the state is paramount and I am conscious of my responsibility. At any point in time within the period of my administration, I must be alive to my responsibility”.

The Governor went further to say that “The most important thing is that we have a daunting task to accomplish in rebuilding Imo. I have always said that we have a responsibility to rebuild our state infrastructurally, institutionally and economically. It’s quite obvious and we have to give our best. I am certain our best will be good enough for the state”.

Obviously, the Imo State Fire Service is one of the institutions Governor Ihedioha has rebuilt since he assumed the mantle of leadership on May 29. Not resting on his oars, the Governor has been busy breathing life into different sectors of the state: economy, governance, rule of law and due process, infrastructure, education, agriculture, sports, etc. One therefore thinks that it is based on the array of works being executed by the Governor that many think that Imo people are very lucky people to have Governor Emeka Ihedioha at this material time, to take the job of rebuilding battered Imo.

I think I agree: we now have a Governor who is not distracted at all by anything whatsoever from the services for which he was elected.