Just about nine months after the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, was re-elected for his second term in office, he has said that his government has already fulfilled about 90 percent of the campaign promises made to the people of the state.
Governor Okorocha made the disclosure at his Spitbat Owerri residence on Tuesday, January 17, when he received the management of the Sun Publishing Company led by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Eric Osagie.
“My administration has already fulfilled about 90 percent of my campaign promises which includes the building of 27 new general hospitals in each of the 27 local governments, free education at all levels, and infrastructural development.
“We have also embarked on urban renewal and as well making effort to address the problem of power which will help in the industrialisation of the state.”
Commending the media house, Rochas Okorocha applauded its effort in ensuring that the right information is disseminated to the people. According to him, the accuracy of its news has contributed greatly to the success recorded so far by his administration. The governor further stated that the media house through its coverage had equally helped to sustain democracy in Nigeria and assured continued partnership with the company.
“I am particularly thankful to the Sun newspaper because the media giant has effectively given voice to not only Imo people, both the South-East geopolitical zone and the entire country.”
Meanwhile, some pensioners in Imo state on Thursday, January 6, staged a protest over a backlog of 77 months pension debt accumulated by the state. The pensioners equally decried the nonchalant attitude of the state governor Rochas Okorocha over their plight.
Chairman of the Imo state pensioners, Gideon Ezeji, while speaking on the issue called on Okorocha to clear the debt owed his colleagues. Ezeji said some of the pensioners were being owed between 22 and 77 months pension allowance, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Imo state governor to order on the matter.