Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has confessed that he has done nothing concerning the welfare of journalists in the state.
Owelle Okorocha made the confession weekend during the grand finale of the 2013 Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Imo State Council, held at the press center, along PortHarcourt Road, Owerri.
The governor admitted that among the past governors of the state, he had done the least in terms of taking care of journalists in the state.
He however submitted that it was deliberate abt in order to avoid the media men assessing his administration based on the largesse he extends to them.
Governor Okorocha commended journalists in the state for being objective in their reportage about the state government.
He said he had expected the NUJ in the state to organise a dinner in his honour as a mark of appreciation of his wonderful performance and achievements so far in the state.
The governor who announced N5million to the council, promised to assist them in tackling their challenges ranging from renovation of their state secretariat, etc.
He boasted that he had fulfilled all his campaign promises and that what remained was completion of the projects he started.
Owelle Okorocha added that he had achieved within two and half years, what governments in the past put together could not achieve.
He told the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to keep quiet and stop unnecessary criticisms of his administration.
In his remark, the National Vice Chairman of NUJ, South East Zone, Mr. Chris Isiguzo said the press week is a time for journalists to evaluate themselves.
The state chairman of NUJ, Sir Innocent Igwe described the event as an opportunity for journalists in the state to interact and socialise with their friends and benefactors