Imo plans mobile courts over illegal structures


Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha appoints nine special advisers

A TASKFORCE is being set up in Imo State to apprehend and prosecute at mobile courts in Owerri all those who build illegal structures/shanties along the streets or indiscriminately dump refuse, which blocks the drainages.

Governor Rochas Okorocha disclosed this at the weekend while monitoring the monthly sanitation exercise in Owerri, while directing that henceforth, a bi-weekly cleanup exercise be held in the state until it is restored to its previous status as the cleanest in the country.

While commending those participated, he warned defaulters that the security agencies would deal with them according to the law if they continued with that habit. He directed that any vehicle caught on the streets during the exercise should be made to carry refuse to the dumpsites.

Okorocha further ordered the re-introduction of the culture of examining students’ teeth, nails, clothes and other items, while councils and heads of hospitals should ensure that grasses were cut regularly.

Meanwhile, the governor has appointed nine Special Advisers (SAs) into his cabinet with immediate effect, and the list sent to the Secretary to the State Government for their letters.

A statement over the weekend by his Principal Secretary, Dr. Paschal Obi, listed the SAs as Eddie Olumba (SA Security, Orlu Zone), Princewill Ezebuihe (Owerri Zone), Frank Onwumere (Okigwe Zone), Donatus Ejifugha (SA, Imo Civil Guards), and Christian Michael (SA Special Duties, Office of the First Lady).

Others are Joy Umealo (SA Administration), Chinwe Ike (SA Logistics, Office of the First Lady), Mma Nzeribe-Michael (Deputy Chief of Staff, Liaison and External Relations), Ogechi Ololo (Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs), and Bumy Babs (Chaplain).

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