- Govt committed to LG development -Opiah
Leaders in Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State have passed a vote of confidence on the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, for his developmental strides in the state and Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area particular.
The vote of confidence was passed on the Governor during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Chairman of Ohaji-Egbema Interim Management Committee (IMC), Hon Marcellinus Amadioha, and held at the council’s headquarters, Mmahu.
Dr Henry Anyalemchi raised the motion after revealing the mass employment of youths of the LGA by the oil companies in Imo, which according to him was facilitated by the appointment of Rt. Hon. Goodluck Opiah as the coordinator of Oil and Gas Matters in Imo State.
Anyalemchi cited the gainful employment of the youths of the LGA by the Prosperity Government of Gov Hope Uzodimma as the reason for the calmness in the area since Gov Uzodimma assumed office.
The motion was unopposed and was adopted by all present at the meeting.
In his opening remarks, Amadioha said that the meeting was on the instruction of Gov Uzodimma to the IMC Chairmen to find ways of addressing the fallouts of the #EndSARS protests that had been hijacked.
Amadioha eulogized the youths of Ohaji-Egbema for resisting the temptation of joining in wanton destruction of properties in pretence for the #EndSARs protests, noting that such conducts are commendable and exemplary. He said that people had expected the local government to go up in flames, considering the recent history of the youths from the area, adding that the youths disappointed those who expected carnage and destruction in the area.
Amadioha said that unlike other few LGAs in the state, no government property was destroyed in Ohaji-Egbema. He commended the youths for protecting government property in the LGA while the protest lasted.
In his remarks, the Coordinator for Oil and Gas Matters to Governor Hope Uzodimma, Rt. Hon. Goodluck Opiah, saluted the wisdom of the youths of the oil-producing areas just as he called in its entirety to shun violence.
Opiah said such conduct reflected good leadership on the part of leaders in Imo State and Ohaji-Egbema.
Opiah who commended Gov Uzodimma on his calm and democratic approach to the protesters in the state insisted that violence had not yielded anything positive.
He assured the youths of Ohaji-Egbema of the state government’s intentions to develop the area.
The former Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly urged the youths to come forward with ideas that would benefit the oil and gas sector of the state.
Opiah reiterated that massive road constructions would begin in earnest once the dry season sets in.
He revealed that his office had finalised a deal with SEPLAT Oil Company to dualize Obosima-Oboha-Asaa road.
Other leaders in the meeting included: Hon Oby Njoku (Commissioner for Livestock Development), Mike Okiro (Former Inspector General of Police), Hon Valentine Akuwudike (SSA Ada Palm), Hon Ifeanyi Ogbuka (former LGA chairman of Ohaji-Egbema), Engr Tony Okanne, Dr Felix Ogbuka Traditional rulers, youth leaders, religious leaders. PGs of town unions etc.