Following the prompt rescue and evacuation of Imo State Students from Jos, the Plateau State capital, the Imo State Government last night received the students as they arrived Owerri, the State Capital.
Recall that the city of Jos was struck by crisis which necessitated the prompt rescue of Imolites stranded and wishing to be evacuated. This number largely fell on the category of students and the Imo State Government swung into action to effect their rescue.
Irrespective of their final destination, those desirous of rescue were evacuated and taken to a safe departure point while others arrived Owerri last night and received at the Government House by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, on behalf of the state Government.
The visibly elated rescued students, couldn’t hold back their joy as they expressed gratitude to the Shared Prosperity administration of His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma for coming to their aid. With various inscriptions on placards, they expressed their joy and happiness as proud Imolites.
The State Government congratulated the students for keeping up in good spirit and faith while the diplomatic proceedings leading to their rescue lasted. The Chief of staff Barrister Nnamdi Anyaehie delivered a message from His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma to the students, which centered on encouraging the students to keep faith alive.
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Fake Digital Edition of THISDAY Friday, 27 August 2021 in Circulation on Social Media
The attention of the Management of THISDAY has been drawn to a fake version of our digital edition making the rounds on some social media platforms.
With the headline: “Shocking: Uzodinma declares Free Marriage Between Fulani Settlers and Imo Ladies”, this fake version of our digital edition is being circulated on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms.
We wish to state that THISDAY at no time published the said story. Our lead story on Friday, August 27 was, “Buhari Elated as NNPC Breaks Jinx, Declares N287bn Profit, First in 44 Years”.
Sadly, these merchants of fake news have chosen to leverage on the credibility and integrity of THISDAY to ply their trade.
We completely reject this poor attempt by some unscrupulous people at impersonating our brand and identity in pursuit of whatever agenda they may have, by seeking to disseminate fake news to members of the public as emanating from THISDAY.
For the avoidance of doubt, readers can easily verify our Friday publication from the print edition, or online (www.thisdaylive.com). We therefore call on members of the public who may have unwittingly fell for the cloned digital copy to disregard it and treat it with the utmost contempt it deserves.
We also use this opportunity to call on security agencies to help unmask the counterfeiters behind this forgery and bring them to book.
28 August 2021