Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has declared himself the most popular governor in Nigeria based on the caliber of personalities and institutions that visit the state to have a look at some of his projects and policies.
According to the governor, what had happened to Owerri, the state capital in terms of Urban Renewal, would shift to Orlu and Okigwe towns with the N27billion mapped out for construction of more 600 kilometers of roads across the 27 local government areas, LGAs.
He further disclosed that his administration plans to covert Arondizuogu Secondary School to a college of education while Ahiara Technical College in Mbaise will be converted to a polytechnic.
Three day policy ban Meanwhile, a swift change in policy has seen the governor announce the cancellation of the controversial three day work policy for civil servants in the state, barely two years after it was initiated. Following the cancellation of the policy, Imo state workers are expected to resume normal five working days.
Rochas Okorocha explained the reason for the policy:
“Recession has ended and things have stabilised. We can return to normalcy and work is inclusive. So, from March 1, 2018, civil servants will now work five days as was the practice before”.
On his succession plans, the governor revealed that he is yet to make a decision.
The governor said
“I have not endorsed any of my appointees yet; I have not made my decision to support any of them because am waiting for Imo people to choose and show us and I will support that person. I know chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere as well as representative Chike Okafor are all interested”,
He reeled out his achievements saying he has out- performed his predecessors all put together, even as he said this year, Imo people should expect more projects and infrastructure.