ISOPADEC Board: Ekwueme backs Orie’s appointment


By Kelechi Ugo

The traditional ruler of Ochia Autonomous Community in Ohaji/Egbema Council Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Barr. Ekwueme Ekwueme (Ochia1of Ochia Kingdom) has described Chief Charles Orie (Akuatuegwu) as the best man for the job of Managing Director of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC.

Speaking to newsmen over the weekend, Eze Ekwueme noted that Chief Orie as a shroud businessman has the capacity to turn around the Commission and create innovative projects that will benefit not only the people of oil-producing areas but the entire Imo State. He praised Governor Hope Uzodimma for carefully selecting men of capacities and impeccable characters for the Board’s appointment. “Looking at the trending events that gave birth to the appointment of these Board members, our people almost become restive asking what is holding the appointment. Sometimes, we sent our youths to go and ask the Governor what is holding the appointment. And the Governor always tell us to be patient as he is taking his time to select the right crew to manage the affairs of ISOPADEC. I am convinced that the team will deliver. Akuatuegwu is an illustrious son of Ohaji/Egbema, and he knows the plights of his people. He that wears the shoe knows where it pitches him. Those who accused me of been goofed in the earlier struggle for Chief Orie’s appointment have made a U-turn. Ohaji/Egbema is now in one page. We are all supporting him to make sure he succeeds,” the traditional ruler informed.

Similarly, Eze Ekwueme expressed their readiness to queue into the government’s community policing policy but regretted that the Divisional Police Officer of his area defiled the directives of the Governor by forming the list of personnel for the job without the consent of traditional ruler and the community.  ” We have taken our report to the Governor who promised to look into it. Every community knows it’s crime wave, and it can only be tackled by the indigenes of the community, not strangers. Every crime recorded by a community must have a backup of an indigene,” Eze Ekwueme concluded.


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