Okorocha leads another 100-man delegation to Turkey

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri   |   11 September 2015   |   5:05 am  
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Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

• Raises panels on assets recovery, others 

IN less than a year, Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has led another 100-man delegation to Turkey to explore business and investment opportunities in that country.

The governor had travelled with a large contingent to the same country some months ago. He said that the gains of the last trip would be seen soon.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, Mrs. Elma Eluwa, has inaugurated two task force to ensure quick dispensation of criminal cases, recover government assets and other related matters.

A statement signed by Okorocha’s media scribe, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to The Guardian on Wednesday said the trip, which comprised some journalists, industrialists and others, would last three days.

The statement urged people of the state to pray for the entourage, saying that the trip would lead to replication of similar policy of free education in the state, stressing that the journey was in line with the ‘Industry, Industry, Industry; Factory, Factory, Factory; Job, Job, Job’ policy of the governor’s second tenure.

The statement reads: “The Rescue Mission Government in the state wishes to inform Imo people and the general public that more than 100 indigenes of the state have left for Turkey on industrial trip at the instance of the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the government.

Those on the trip are mainly industrialists who are indigenes of the state, and few other personalities including selected media practitioners and businessmen. “The industrialists who constitute the bulk of the contingent are men and women whose vocations have been in various aspects of industrialisation including agro-based ventures.”

While the Director of Public Prosecution, Monday Uwasomba, is to head the task force on decongestion of cases, that of recovery of state government assets is chaired by Mrs. Edith Aguta.

Inaugurating the panels on Tuesday, Eluma urged them to discharge the duties with diligence, adding that the state government was worried by the issues that led to their inauguration.

The terms of reference of the task force on decongestion of cases include verifying all files expeditiously; filing of information and cases; writing letters of discharge if there is no evidence and proffer legal advise among others. She also asked the task force on recovery of government assets to ensure that the state government owned assets were recovered.



  • PONOMAN

    all the time pray [pray pray, looting and praying

  • PlusOne

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government

  • KennBest

    This Okorocha guy is a joke. He has nothing to deliver.

  • bruce uba

    Mazi Okorocha, what’s all this fascination with Turkey? Turkey is struggling with an iron fisted man who has vowed to crush his non Sunni minority (the Kurds) for forever. It has refused to fight ISIS in any serious way. Why not take young Imo farmers to Malaysia and rehabilitate the Small Holder Oil Palm project initiated by the World Bank and now abandoned? Why don’t you train the numerous unemployed youths in Automobile Mechanics in Germany and provide high quality skilled technical labor for the country? Why don’t you organize a marshall plan of Imo technical experts and intelligentsia for the development of the State? Please Governor, wake up!

    • Aliyu

      well spoken i wish our governors not only Okorocha will take your advice

    • LagLon

      he is a dunce ..thats why… and completely incapable. he cannot concentrate for long periods ..and is ruled but extremely simplistic heuristics. you are more likely to get him to try and build a bigger football stadium than that idiotic one in akwa ibom than do anything serious…

    • oksy02@yahoo.com

      He is an illiterate who knows nothing of modern technology except cheap commercial school education which he is using to blindfold the larger Imo population who are very very quick to sing misguided praises due to their irresponsible parenting.
      An upstart who has seen himself in a position he should never have gotten to, if Imolites are able to stand up for what is right instead of following the shine of lucre!

    • Osakue

      If we don’t support our leaders how can dey support us?

  • bruce uba

    Governor Okorocha, what happened to the Imo Refinery and petrochemicals plant project in Ohaji/Egbema? Why don’t you visit Houston, Texas and meet the several petroleum experts, Industrialists and Investors there, who are looking for refinery opportunities?

  • emmanuel kalu

    Why a 100 people? what is the actual goal and plans? our leaders continue to waste money and time, while the avenues for increasing state revenue and providing jobs are right there in the state. how about develop the agric sector by providing land, seed and equipment to young farmers. how about investing in your natural resources.

  • Ogbonnaya Okike

    It is all but JAMBOREE without any aim. Which factory, industry does he have in mind? It all looked nonsense. I think that time has come when we should start thinking seriously and not making ourselves a laughing object before the world.

  • Mickey

    I cant believe this guy. This type of useless trip they do years back to deceive the public and I thought they have stopped it. Lets know how much he spent on this trip, the same man that cant pay Imolites their salaries and pension. Come are you guys sure this chap is an Igbo man. Tufiakwa

    • Judepolitics

      He is evil and wicked

    • bode

      He is a clown! That’s Nigeria 4 u. The turkish people will just be making jest of Nigeria! Cant PMB who just gave him the bailout money call him to order, b4 he squanders everything? This guy is an incredible clown! Can sombody pls tell him that governance is a serious business?

      • Mickey

        Excellent comment

  • amador kester

    He should have started this industrial push four years ago.The dividends would have been everywhere now.But he is said to be a dynamic action governor all the same

    • Judepolitics

      Please visit Imo State and stop following the paid media. Rochas is a thief. Has destroyed Imo. Go talk to IMO inhabitants not those who live in Lagos or abroad

  • Judepolitics

    Rochas cannot concentrate on any project for long periods. He is perpetually distracted. Always roaming a all over the place. A rolling stone gains no moss

  • Larry

    Is there any opposition in Imo State? And what are they doing?
    Turkey of all places and 100 people at a time. What business is there in Turkey? Turkey too depends on industrialised nations. What do they produce in Turkey? I believe Nigeria is even far better than Turkey.
    How do the people of the state allow this man to deceive them or the man is so daft to know there is no business he can bring from Turkey?
    There should be something else to this trip. Mere waste of money.

  • Harry

    Rochas is an expert in Abracadabra politics….The more you look…the less you see….SMH!

  • oksy02@yahoo.com

    Has he paid the civil servants, and pensioners? Yet, 100-man entourage, this illiterate governor will kill us o!

  • oksy02@yahoo.com

    Local thug, illiterate political buffoon. the hallmark of academic mediocrity, towing the way of failed leadership bestowed on Imo State by political thieves like EC Iwuanyanwu and the like.
    It was Udenwa, then the 419 man from Mbano, now Rochas, it is in their names. What does Rochas mean?
    When we left out Engr Ugwu, left Capt Iheanacho, or even the PDP man from Mbaise, what else do you expect during this 2nd tenure.
    Political thievery, aggrandizement and looting,
    He cannot pay faithful workers, yet he is going on a merry-go-round tour; he cannot pay medical workers including doctors, yet he is building hospitals; he is submitting a bill to privatize State hospitals, yet he has gone to build houses for hospitals every where, may be for himself, and as known already, by his family contracted workers.
    Rape Imo State to death, you buffoon of a so called governor. Continue dancing to your own drums, and so shall the God of the land judge you.

  • Adele Uhuru

    That’s where he is stashing his loots ?

  • Gabriel

    But they can get turkey to buy in Oshodi market.

    • Osakue

      If they open a factory in IMO it will employ IMO people pls think positive ask about the outcome of the visit. Ask questions and stop been negative

  • FRED

    IMO STATE MONEY IS BEING STOLEN OUT OF THIS COUNTRY BY USING THIS 100 DELEGATION TRICKS

    TURKEY IS A MUSLIM COUNTRY AND OKOROCHA IS A MUSLIM IN HIS CLOSET, NOT IN THE OPEN

    PERMITTED BY MR PRESIDENT BECAUSE BUHARI IS A MUSLIM, SO MUSLIM TURKEY BENEFITS.

    GRAND PLAN TO IMPORT MUSLIM FAKE-INVESTORS/SPIES INTO IGBOLAND UNDER THE COVER OF FOREIGN PARTNERSHIP

    IMOS HAS A LARGE RESERVE OF NATURAL GAS, YET UNTAPPED, AND INSTEAD OF INVITING ISRAEL, OR CANADA BETTER GO TO TURKEY A MUSLIM BROTHER

    OKOROCHA HAS NOT PAID HIS WORKERS, CHILDREN’S SCHOOL FEES HAVE NOT BEEN PAID, ENCOURAGING PROSTITUTION OF CHILDREN WITH POOR BACKGROUND.

    OKOROCHA IS NOW A PRISONER OF TURKEY AND THEIR MUSLIM BROTHERS UNDER BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT

    IMO CITIZENS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR MORE

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