The former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has
extolled Governor Okorocha’s free and compulsory education initiatives
in the state.
Alhaji Atiku who was in the state for special function at Okigwe
Federal Government College, called on the state governor at Government
House Owerri, said he shares same dream of making education free and
compulsory, especially for the less privileged in our society.
He noted that Imo is wearing a new look, commended Governor Okorocha
for his bold steps towards transforming the state, urged him to extend
the gesture to areas like health, agriculture, industries, among
others to enshrine his name in the sands of time.
Alhaji Atiku said he believes in the future and equal opportunity to
the youths of the nation, for a better tomorrow.
Atiku urged Imo people to give their support to the present
administration, noting his confidence that Governor Okorocha will take
the state to a greater height.
He was of the opinion that additional state be given to those who are
willing to follow the constitutional provision, process and producers
since creation of state is a constitutional matter, added that the six
geo-political zones of the federation be restructured.
In his response, the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha thanked
the former Vice President for his commendation and goodwill, added
that the state will always look forward for his official visit.
Governor Okorocha used the occasion to highlight on the on-going
developmental projects in the state, pointing out that the state
government is contributing its quota towards the development of the
state and nation at large.
well! well!! well!!!
Can this aclaimation by an August visitor to the state quieten the nay sayers and loud mouth (Otimkpus) who thought while Ohakim held sway that the people of Imo are too minute, insignificance, and of no consequence to benefit ANYTHING from funds and tax Naira accruing to their state.
This is PDP Atiku noting the difference that our state is wearing a new look?, besides compulsory education for Imo sons and daughters. Those of you who are the machineries of darkness can now go home and hide your face in shame, otherwise, you can still learn how to give honour to those whom honour is due. Action Gov. (Able) Okorocha is that man, and his honour and a place in Imo history is scripted side by side with the names of the likes of Dee Sam Mbakwe.
Governor Rochas Okorocha should beware of the kind of people who pay him visits. This man is only trying to woo him for a slot as running mate in the 2015 presidential election (that is, if ever Nigeria survives all the troubles currently befalling her).
To reduce corruption, all the States should be scraped. All the local Governments should become states. If Nigeria has 800 local Governments all should become States. their allocation should go directly to them. I’ll call it ”direct governance”.
Nigeria at present do not need all this State capitals as they presently constitute because they’re centre of corruption, besides they’re too far from the grassroots…. some Gov have not even conducted local Govt election since the dawn of democracy”.
All the local Govt chairmen should be known as ”Reps”.
We must be able to think out of the box.
We must apply federalism according to our own peculier challenges.
Local Reps in a small state like the present Local Govt can easily be held accountable by the communities arround it than what we presently see in the State capitals, where the State Governor is seen as LORD”.
Again the seat of the Local Rep will now be less attractive to vie for.
ATIKU HAS EXTOLLED OKOROCHA FOR LIFTING EDUCATION IN IMO STATE JUST LIKE ATIKU LIFTED EDUCATION IN ADAMAWA STATE WHERE EVERY CATTLE REARER IS A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE BECAUSE OF ATIKU’S FREE EDUCATION POLICY. BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER INDEED. NO WONDER OBJ WANTED TO ROAST BRAINLESS ATIKU AS SUYA!
Imo state needs another federal university. Nearly half of the qualified candidates of Imo state origin seeking admission to tertiary institutions no longer get admitted.
Nigeria cannot continue to sacrifice the education of its citizens on the altars of federal character. The old FUTO and where it is located are congested to the brim with human population. Federal Ministry of education, please see it as urgent to establish another university in Imo state.
G’day, I think the issue of free education is good but i don’t think it should be compulsory because not everybody will go to school or be a graduate…..if so who will be the taxi driver, cleaner, petty market and other menial job. even here in the western world not everyone is educated……this is what makes the world go round…….