The Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma has, sequel to the request by the Governing council of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri Imo State, during a visit to the Governor on 30th June, 2021, set up a committee to identify all lands belonging to the institution, for immediate reclamation by the State.
Information available to the Activist Media has it that the committee, which had their inaugural meeting, on 29th July 2021, has as its terms of reference, the following:
i. To Identify all College lands – both empty and occupied portions
ii. To make recommendations for a Certificate of Occupancy to be issued to:
a) Lands across River Nworie (which the College had already paid for)
b) Shell Camp area.
iii. To work out the modalities for the absorption of Alvan retirees into Imo Pension System
iv. To explore the possibility of the College to have access road across River Nworie.
v. To make any other recommendations as may be expedient.
The Governor directed the committee to take their work seriously and come up with a good report in two weeks to enable the State Government take necessary action for elevate the College to a more enviable heights.
The ten Committee which is made of the College Council members and Imo Government officials include:
i. Prof. Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe – Chairman
ii. Rachel Kufre Nse – Member
iii. Amaje Ruth Jummai (FME Rep.) – member
iv. Mr. J.C. Obasi (NCCE Rep.) – member
v. Alhaji Abdurrazak Sambo Makama -Member
vi. Surveyor Jude Anyadoh (Surveyor General, Imo State) -Member
vii. Hon. Emma Dike (Imo Broadcasting corporation, Owerri) – Member
viii. Hon. Engr. Francis Chukwu (S.A to the Governor) -Member
ix. Mrs. Dorathy Egbule (Imo Broadcasting corporation, Owerri) -Member
x. Mrs. Pat Ekeji (S.A, Strategy & Development, to the Governor) -Member.
The college had been faced with forceful acquisition of its land by the past Government, despite a court judgment rightfully awarding the land to the institution and the current Government is determined to return the land to the institution.