Imo governor, Owelle Rochas Okoroch has reiterated that the bailout fund has not come and that once it comes, the issue of workers’ salary will be a thing of the past. He also said that he would not be reacting to propaganda because his desire is to ensure that the state is industrialized following the policy of Job, job, job of the administration, pointing out that since 2011 when he came on board as governor of Imo State, he has been paying salaries as at when due until the current challenges which is a nationwide problem and not peculiar to Imo alone.
Speaking to newsmen at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri shortly on arrival from a two- week overseas trip, Owelle Okorocha said that his administration has worked so much on the issue of industrial park which are now changing close to Ohaji/Egbema because of the closeness to gas supply as partners are coming from Singapore and China by the first week of September for a joint review of the site and to construct the industrial park which would be the essence of the job, job, job; factory, factory, factory.
“We decided Ohaji/Egbema because of the closeness to gas supply, so we are arranging with oil companies to allow access to gas so that we can power the entire industrial park. For me I have promise Imo people that I will deliver and I ‘m sure I will deliver”.
The governor who recalled that four years ago he made a promise on free education and that became a reality and also the 27 General Hospitals, schools and on- going roads will soon be completed.
Owelle Okorocha also said that the Oguta Lake would be revisited through Private Partnership arrangement [PPA] project. “We had discussions with some group who are coming to take a look again on the Oguta Lake, this has been a dream, a very big one and the best option would be on PPA project on that Oguta Lake”
Governor Okorocha who also disclosed that as some companies are showing interest in Nigeria in areas of development, the Imo Palm Plantation will take a new look, Avutu Poultry will sign an MoU with some groups who will coming to look into the poultry and make it more functional.
He assured that the flyover project at Amakohia and Okigwe roads would be completed as soon as possible as the state government is determined to expose the first flyover in the state and promise that the Njaba bridge would be completed to enable the dualization of Owerri- Akokwa road, pointing out that same would be done in Owerri-Amaimo, Owerri-Mbaise roads to make the state one-city state.
The governor assured that ICAPS will be upgraded to a new look as a group will be coming from Singapore to improve its technical education programme.
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