Imo Lawmakers Seek Enforcement On Ogogoro Ban
THE Imo State House of Assembly have moved a motion mandating the Imo State government’s relevant agencies to enforce the prohibition of sale, consumption and distribution of locally made gin, also known as Ogogoro.
Meanwhile, the assembly has approved the request made by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, to approve seven Special Advisers in his administration.
The motion endorsed by the members in the plenary in Owerri was sponsored by the member representing Ideato North constituency, Arthur Innocent Egwim.The lawmakers recalled with sadness the death of about 80 persons who were said to have consumed the local gin in Rivers State.
Before adjourning to June 30, the house expressed disgust over the poor sanitary condition of Owerri and other parts of the state. They also directed health and sanitary inspectors to carry out their duties.
The lawmakers urged those conveying wastes for disposal with vehicles to cover the back of their vehicles, reminding the Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO) to carry out its functions.