Imo State Government Recovers 43 Oil Wells Wrongly Ceded to Rivers State

… Recovery likely to make Imo State the 4th highest oil producing State in Nigeria

The Imo State Government led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has recovered 43 Oil Wells formerly owned by Imo State but wrongly ceded to Rivers State.

Recall that upon inception of the Shared Prosperity Administration of Governor Hope Uzodimma, it was discovered that Oil Wells belonging to Imo State were ceded to Rivers State Government.

Inline with the Recovery mantra of the administration, the State Government through the Deputy Governor, Professor Placid Njoku, who by virtue of the constitution is in charge of boundary dispute in synergy with the coordinator of Petroleum and Gas matters to Governor Hope Uzodimma, swung into action in making efforts to return the 43 Oil Wells to Imo State.

According to the Coordinator for Petroleum and Gas Matters to the Governor, Mr. Goodluck Opiah, the Oil Wells were recovered from Mgbede field in Ohaji Egbema Local Government and Akiri field in Oguta Local Government, respectively.

The recovered 43 Oil Wells signifies the readiness of Governor Hope Uzodimma in correcting the anomalies of the previous administration and moreso, it would increase drastically the revenue of the State, says Opiah.

With this development, Imo State would now rank the 4th largest Oil producing State in the country and in turn, have witnessed economy boost.

Many Imolites have expressed happiness on these recoveries especially on the effect it would have on the State’s economy.

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The city of Owerri encapsulated into a riverbank whereby, every little rain floods the entire city – business crumbled; infrastructures decayed; economy retrogressed and to worsen the situation, the green verges were illegally and forcefully acquired for private properties which had contributed to the flood in the city.

The Shared Prosperity administration came on board and after conducting assessment on the areas of urgent need to salvage the situation, the balloon drainage system was launched. This system is designed and built to international standards to channel waters into the tunnel for recycling at the Otammiri. The system has so far covered the Chukwuma Nwoha, MCC, Egbu and Wethdral road, while PH road, World bank and Bank road are being channelled to the the central drainage system.

At the moment, with the system installation nearing completion, the flood has come under control and by the completion, the issue of flood in Owerri would be a thing of the past.

Note that shared prosperity requires shared responsibility and citizens ought to play their role by not dumping refuse indiscriminately and erecting structures on water ways.

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