His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has inaugurated the Implementation Committee of the White Paper On Lands And Related Matters.
According to Governor Uzodimma “Your primary duties are to recover for Imo people all the assets gazetted in the White paper as set out in the recommendations of the Commission.”
The Governor stated that with the inauguration of the Committee, the three mantras of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery have further been amplified as a compass for the conduct of Government business under his watch.
“The Whitepaper on lands and related matters is unambiguous – it is now an established legal fact that lands and properties belonging to both the Government and the people were illegally acquired or appropriated…This is so because all such illegal acquisitions were identified by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry… Government accepted these recommendations and thereabout issued a White paper”, Uzodimma stated.
On behalf of the Newly inaugurated Committee, the Committee Chairman, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, commended the Governor for the rare privilege of a first of its kind assignment, pledged to give Imo people good satisfaction in service to them.
Members of the Implementation Committee are:-
- Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie -Chairman.
- Barr. Martin Iwuegbu
- Chief H.N Ndi Duroha
- Chief John Onyenze
- Engr. Lady Mrs. Uchenna Onyeiwu Uba
- Chief Godwin Nwadike
Gov. Hope Uzodimma Assures on End to Fuel Artificial Scarcity In Imo
Over a period of time now, we have witnessed the untoward hardship occasioned by the artificial scarcity created by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and the Petroleum Tanker Driver’s Association wherein citizens have been subjected to the harsh treatment of purchasing Petroleum products at ridiculous price.
My administration would not fold arms and watch anybody or group of persons impose undue hardship on the people of Imo State. On this note, I therefore advise the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to forthwith, rescind on their actions over the artificial scarcity created.
I shall set up a taskforce for the monitoring of sales of Petroleum products at the regulated price and any Petroleum Marketer found wanting, would be made to face the law and appropriate sanctions meted out. Imolites deserve better treatment and that I would ensure to the last.
- Hope Uzodimma