Okorocha leads another 100-man delegation to Turkey
• 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.