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Undistracted by the various challenges that confronted the State during the year, His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma had engaged in Town Hall Meetings with critical Stakeholders from each of the 27 Local Government Areas. During which the people presented their requests and demands. Having developed a roadmap from the outcome of these Town Hall Meetings, His Excellency has captured these demands in the 2022 Budget Estimate as he presented "The People's Budget" to the Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) for consideration and appropriation. A breakdown of the Budget Estimate proposed a Capital Expenditure of N284.7b which represents 74.6% of the total Budget. This is a clear declaration of State of Emergency on infrastructural development across the State within the year 2022. This historic act of Governor Hope Uzodimma has spoken volume of his administration's resolve to extending governance to the grassroots by considering their demands in the 2022


On Saturday, December 18, 2021, the Governor of Imo State, most Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, will hold a special interactive meeting with all the newly elected, ward, local government areas, and state officers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, at the Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu's Square (Former Heroes' Square, Owerri), by 10 am. This will be the first of it's kind since the emergence of Hon. Macdonald Kelechi Ebere's led state executive committee of the party. Recall that in his inaugural speech as Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma said: "My government shall be a faithful covenant between the people and the government...Every Imo person shall have a say in government and shall be so recognized." In keeping with the foregoing avowal, Governor Uzodimma, has made interactive engagements with Imo people, an essential policy of his administration. So far, series of such meetings have taken place including the bipartisan stakeholders


The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has wished its customers a Merry Christmas celebration, and a happy and prosperous new year, assuring them of quality service during the yuletide. The greeting was conveyed yesterday (Wednesday) by the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, during the Christmas Edition of its Customer Dialogue - a virtual customer engagement initiative by the company to periodically interface with its customers and get feedback on how the company has fared in serving them. According to Ezeh, the engagement was principally to appreciate its esteemed customers for their support and cooperation in the course of the year. Some of the customers who participated in the engagement used the opportunity to commend EEDC for the significant improvement experienced in its service delivery, while others saw it as an avenue to enumerate their challenges. Ezeh assured customers of the company’s readiness to consistently and steadily improve on its services

Anambra Commiserates with Ex-Governor Ezeife over Wife’s Death

The Anambra State Government has commiserated with former Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife over the death of his wife, Mrs Njideka Ezeife, which occurred three days ago. Mrs Ezeife was the Anambra State First Lady from January, 1992, to November, 1993, when the husband was the state governor. Dr Ezeife, who ran on the ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), was the first elected Anambra State governor following the creation of the state on August 27, 199, by the military regime. “Mrs Njideka Ezeife played a significant part in making the husband become a role model to a generation of not just Igbo people but all Nigerians”, the state government said in a statement in Awka today signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba.   “Ezeife couldn’t proceed to secondary school after his primary education, but he ended up with a doctoral degree in economics from Harvard, symbolizing the Igbo spirit to not just succeed but excell despite all odds. “Unable t


In partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a specialized Agency of the World Body that assists Nations in Economic and Industrial Development, the Imo State Government under the leadership of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has initiated an Industrial Policy for Imo State. At the event which engaged Stakeholders for the drafting of the Industrialization Policy, took place at the Imo Concord Hotel wherein His Excellency stated that this would be an all encompassing industry policy for the benefit of all Imolites. The policy which is geared towards strengthening the Imo economy to overcome challenges and reduce dependency on Federal Allocation, would result in resilience against any drawbacks. With various policies and programs of the Shared Prosperity Administration on Industrialization, this roadmap formulation in partnership with UNIDO, would complement on the later thereby giving rise to further improvements on the State’s e


His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has signed into law the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act VAPP today in the presence of Her Excellency, Barr (Mrs) Chioma Uzodimma who has championed the enactment of this very law in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in our society. This Act which is an improvement on the penal and criminal code in relation to violence, seek to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibit all forms of violence including physical, sexual, psychological, domestic, harmful traditional practices, discrimination against persons and to provide maximum protection and effect remedies for victims and punishment for offenders. Having been assented to by the Executive Governor of Imo State the bill, now an Act, becomes a Law of Imo State and as such, enforceable on offenders. This milestone achievement advocated by the First Lady of Imo State through the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, would tackle


His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has expressed optimism on the growing of Imo State economic strength with the revitalization of moribund State commercial institutions and the establishment of new industrial facilities to match-up the global growth with a diversified economy. The Governor who spoke during the ceremony after the commissioning of the Shared Facility Fashion Hub by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the consideration of this partnership with the Imo State Government in provision of the SME center that would offer more job creation for Ndi Imo. To the jubilation of the gathered crowd, His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma announced the recovery of Imo Shoe Factory from the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) having settled defaulting fee which had held the industry from operating all these while. Further more into the industrialization efforts of the 3R Government, Governor Hope U


Yesterday, as the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma marked his 63rd birthday anniversary, imolites gathered in their numbers to join the family, friends and associates of the governor in celebration and thanksgiving to the Lord for his grace. The event which was meant to be a private one, saw troops of imolites into the government house in felicitation even as a thanksgiving service was held at the rear Admiral Ndubuisi kanu's square to thank God for the year 2021. The Imo thanksgiving 2021 which took place at the Capital City featured numerous religious leaders including the CAN president among others. The elated governor expressed gratitude for the show of love and reaffirmed his dedication to the fulfillment of mandate "Ndi Imo" by ensuring developmental transformation of the state.  His Excellency, utilized the opportunity to once again elucidate on his policies and programs which are brewed to offer durability and


Yesterday, 12 December 2021, a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) exploded at Chris-Tee filling station near Boromio roundabout, Onitsha causing harm and total damage to the gas station.  Men of the Fire Service and FRSC Rescue Team were seen on ground working very hard to curtail the inferno. The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye A Irelewuyi implored the public to be calm and patient, while the Fire Service battle the Fire and prevent it's escalation. Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and traffic diverted, for ease of movement. According to an eye witness Report, the fire started at CHRISTEE Gas plant and spread over to the two other nearby Fuelling Stations (CHRISTEE and SILVER Fuelling Stations). The fire is still ongoing, but the Fire Service is on top of the situation working assiduously to put off the fire. However, the total damages and casualties are yet to be ascertained, as the fire is still burning.