Imo indigene donates 51.3 hectares of land to government
A retired Army Chief, Col. Lambert Iheanacho has donated 51.3 hectares of land to Imo State government for agricultural development.
Iheanacho said the land situated at Ohaji/Egbema Local Council of the state, was acquired by him 30 years ago.
He said after discussing with his family, they felt Emeka Ihedioha-led government could put it to good use for the overall benefit of Imo people.
Iheanacho, accompanied by his wife, sons and other relatives to the presentation ceremony at the Government House in Owerri, said: “We decided, based on our passion for agriculture to donate the land to the state government. We are donating this land free of charge and with no string attached.
“We believe the land would help in promoting agriculture and general wellbeing of Imo people. It would equally help the state to grow its economy.”
Responding, Ihedioha applauded Iheanacho and his family for the gesture, saying: “We are very happy that you are donating what you have, even in retirement, for further development of agriculture in our state. .
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