Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has expressed delight with
the new management of Imo Transport Company (ITC) on the ongoing
transformation and expansion in the establishment that have created
additional job opportunities for Imolites.
Gov. Okorocha, who simply described the concessioning of the state
government owned Transport Company to Global Ginika Services Ltd as
the right step in the right direction, confirmed that the state
government has already generated 210 million naira from the deal.
He described Mr. Emma Duru and Ozuome Bank Louis-Adebionu, the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director respectively as capable
hands that have demonstrated inepth ability in the management of
According to Gov. Okorocha, “The state government under its Rescue
Mission agenda is ready to partner with individuals in reviving our
moribund government establishment as well as set-up new ones. What we
did in ITC is to ensure that the company is revived and repositioned
for expansion and massive job creation. Today, I am just happy that
the new management has retained all staff of the company and employed
about 100 more. I am also excited that very soon, the company will
take a delivery of 100 new buses to boost its operations which I
believe will equally translate to more job opportunities for Imolites.
This is exactly what we mean by Imo Rescue Mission.”
On the new water project recently launched as Rescue Mission Free
Water Project, Gov. Okorocha said the gesture has proven that the new
management is deeply concerned with the welfare of the staff and its
cooperate social responsibility to its immediate environment.
“What that means is that the new management is abreast of its
corporate social responsibility. The water scheme will no doubt
benefit scores of the neighbours of ITC that have suffered in the past
in access drinking water. It also points to the fact that the welfare
of workers is in the top-most priority of the management which I
believe will motivate the staff to assist in achieving the deserved
goals in the company.”
Gov. Okorocha, however, urged Imolites to support his administration
is its well-thought policies and programmes, adding that such will
ensure speedy transformation of Imo into a model state in the country.