Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo said on Saturday in Owerrithat  his administration has constructed over 1,000 kms of road in the last three years.

Okorocha said this while addressing members of the Guild of Editors (NGE) who were in the state for its Standing Committee Meeting.

He said the focus on road construction was to open up the state and attract investors.

 The governor said some of the roads were already inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion.

He said the state had also invested massively in the area of health delivery as a State Specialist Hospital had been upgraded and equipped with state of the art facilities to bring healthcare closer to the people.

In the area of education, Okorocha said his administration had introduced free education at all levels, including the provision of free books, uniform, bags and shoe as well as Provision of stipend to the pupils.

Speaking on the Rochas’ Foundation, the governors said more than 10,000 Nigerians had benefited from the foundation’s free education programme, while about 2000 of them were In the university.

On economic development, the governor said small business operators in the state had been given tax relief as part of measures to boost the growth of SMEs.

On security, Okorocha advised politicians to close rank and not politicise the current security situation, adding that the APC governors had resolved to reconstruct the Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno, bombed by the insurgent.

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