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Imo: More problems for Okorocha as Uzodinma inaugurates committee to implement whitepaper on lands




Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West, could also be in bother after Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State charged the newly inaugurated Implementation Committee of the White Paper On Lands And Associated Issues.

Already a Excessive Court docket in Owerri, the state capital, has ordered “last and absolute” forfeiture of contested properties linked to Okorocha, erstwhile governor of the state, to Imo State Authorities.

The properties are listed on 46 pages of the state authorities white paper on restoration of lands and properties belonging to Imo State.

Uzodinma appointed Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, who was relieved of his obligation because the Vice Chancellor of the Imo State College (IMSU) by Okorocha throughout his reign as governor of the state, rising the potential for full implementation of the committee’s mandate.

Governor Uzodinma nevertheless gave the committee a cost to recuperate for Imo folks all of the belongings gazetted within the Whitepaper as set out within the suggestions of the fee.

He gave the cost at Authorities Home, Owerri, on Monday whereas inaugurating the committee.

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The Governor disclosed that the implementation of the Whitepaper can rightly be seen as a defining second of the sacred contract between the federal government and Imo folks.

In keeping with the Governor, “With the inauguration of this Committee, the three mantras of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Restoration have additional been amplified as a compass for the conduct of presidency enterprise underneath my watch”.

Difficult the Committee to stay as much as expectation, the Governor reminded them that they’ve a sacred obligation forward of them which they have to ship to the final letter.

“The Whitepaper on lands and associated issues is unambiguous – it’s now a longtime authorized incontrovertible fact that lands and properties belonging to each the federal government and the folks have been illegally acquired or appropriated…That is so as a result of all such unlawful acquisitions have been recognized by the Judicial Fee of Inquiry… Authorities accepted these suggestions and thereabout issued a Whitepaper”, Uzodimma said.

The Governor added that the restoration of stolen public belongings was and nonetheless is what nearly all of Imo folks demand.

On the membership of the committee, Governor Uzodimma expressed the hope that the impeccable integrity of every member will information them within the discharge of the patriotic project.

Among the many property forfeited have been East Excessive Academy, Jap Palm College, Ogboko; Royal Spring Palm Accommodations and Residences, IBC employees quarters stated to have been illegally acquired for the aim of Rochas Basis Faculty, Owerri Justice of the Peace quarters, Orlu highway/cooperative workplace/Ladies Information allegedly transformed to personal use housing market sq., Kilimanjaro eatery.

Others are Public constructing plot B/2 Otamiri South Extension Format given to the ministry of girls affairs for establishing a abilities acquisition centre for ladies, allegedly acquired for the good thing about Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha’s all-in stall, Aba highway, Plot P5, Naze residential structure, initially a part of Major Faculty Administration Board however now annexed to All-In stall, Aba Street, belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, and all different properties contained from pages 226 to 272 of the federal government white paper on the advice of the judicial fee of inquiry into land administration in Imo state from June 2006 to Could 2019.

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