Uzodimma gets commendation for recovering 43 oil wells from Rivers
• Immigration boss pledges working co-operation with governor
A group, under the aegis, Save Imo, has commended Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma over the recent recovery of 43 oil wells belonging to the state from Rivers State Government.
The Guardian gathered that with the recovery, Imo State becomes the fourth largest oil producing state in the country.
A statement, signed by the Co-ordinator of the group, Ebubeagu Ekenulo, and made available to The Guardian, yesterday, said: “Imo State is now the fourth largest oil producing state in Nigeria.
“Thank you Governor Uzodimma for your courage and ingenuity to recover 43 oil wells at a go from Rivers State for Imo State.
“Save Imo is proud of you on this iconic achievement and development.”
IN another development, impressed by his style of administration, the Controller of Immigration in Imo State Command, Okey Ezeugwu, has expressed the readiness of the command to work in synergy with the state government under the watch of Uzodimma.
Ezeugwu, who gave the assurance, yesterday, when he visited the governor at Government House, Owerri, said the governor had “demystified governance” in the state.
He said: “Imo is the heartbeat of our people. This is neither politics nor semantics. And I know that many people hold Imo in high esteem. There are so much resources – human and material – and the state is blessed with a governor like Hope Uzodimma.”
“In fact, the governor had demystified governance because when I came in here, within minutes, I had been attended to, and this is unusual compared to what happens elsewhere. This shows the style and type of leadership that is in place in Imo,” Ezeugwu said.
On tackling insecurity in the state, he further said: “As providence would have it, city life is back as things are returning to normal just as security has been restored. The Immigration remains grateful to the governor and I am personally grateful to Imo people ably led by the governor for improved security by day, by minute.
“Logistics-wise, we are nowhere and there will be no end to coming to government for assistance.”
Ezeugwu, therefore, appealed to the governor to donate land to the command to enable it build official residence for the Controller, promising that under his watch, the agency would make its presence felt in the state.
In his speech, the governor promised that the state government would work with the agency, including approving his request.
“The state government will work with you to ensure you succeed.
“We are partners. Go with the assurance that we are behind you and will support you,” the governor said.
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