In his efforts to revive the state’s cultural heritage, Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha has pledged that he will not relegate Igbo culture to the background. He noted that his administration will revive the rich cultural values of Igbo people through the Ahiajoku Lecture Series, which he said, would resume on November 30, 2019.
Agitation or call for a reduction in the cost of governance has been rather perennial. I wrote on this very topic sometime in the 1980s for the London-based West Africa magazine. I had then called for a reduction in the number of senatorial seats per state, which then was five.
As the host communities of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, demand over N2 billion from the institution for the land acquired some 30 years ago, the state government has promised to resolve the lingering dispute.
A member of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Henry Nwawuba, has advocated an upward review of the N46 billion budgeted for health in the 2020 Appropriation Bill by at least 15 per cent, as required by international standard.