Imo government orders reinstatement of 400-sacked workers at Adapalm
Okorocha denies colluding with Ihedioha to remove Uzodinma
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has directed the immediate reinstatement of about 400-sacked employees of Adapalm Oil at Ohaji/Egbema Council Area of the state.
Acting General Manager of the company, Dr. Goddy Obodo, disclosed this at the weekend when members of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROPCON), led by the monarch of Obiomadike Autonomous Community, Eze Sylvester Okwuodor, visited the firm.
Obodo also disclosed that the governor directed the employment of 60 security officers to secure strategic areas within the revived oil palm outfit, describing social media reports that the company’s security officials would be sacked as false.
He commended the monarchs for the visit, adding that Governor Uzodinma also approved the clearing of the plantation and rehabilitation of the office blocks to commence work, urging the monarchs to support government’s programmes and policies.
Okwuodor said they visited Adapalm to express their joy at the appointment of their son to manage the company, pledging their commitment to its revitalisation.
Besides, former Governor Rochas Okorocha, had denied claims that he was working with immediate past governor Emeka Ihedioha to remove Uzodinma from office.
Okorocha, who now represents Imo West Senatorial District, dismissed the report of the Eze Duruiheoha-led panel on the Local Government Administration from May 29, 2011 to May 29, 2019, that indicted him over failure to account for over N141b his administration received and accused his administration of spending the allocations on ‘funny projects.’
In a statement issued by Okorocha’s Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, the former governor dismissed the allegations as lacking in substance and geared towards witch-hunting him.
On All Progressives Congress (APC) allegation that he entered into an alliance with Ihedioha to oust Uzodimma, he (Okorocha) maintained that he could not destroy a house he built.
“Our attention has been drawn to reports on various online media platforms of another frivolous and mischievous court case instituted by Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to Okorocha, challenging Uzodinma’s victory.
“The former is claiming to have been validly nominated as APC’s governorship candidate in 2019, while praying the court to declare Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ihedioha as governor of the state. This has really confirmed that Okorocha and Nwosu are selfish,” the statement added. Okorocha said Duruiheoha was biased and challenged him to tell the world those who were members of the panel and those quizzed at its sittings.
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