Consequent upon the receipt of four Operational Licenses from the National Universities’ Commission (NUC) by Governor Rochas Okorocha for four, out of the newly established six universities by his administration, well meaning Imo people including front row traditional rulers, labour and religious leaders in the state have hailed the development and also commended the governor for the outstanding feat.
Governor Okorocha had earlier received the Operational License for the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Aboh/Ngor/Umuagwo, and on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 he also got additional licenses for another three newly established Universities by his rescue mission administration in the state.
The exercise was Conducted by the Executive Secretary of NUC Prof. Abubakar Rasheed at the headquarters of the Commission.
The three newly established Universities for which Operational Licenses were got last Tuesday are, University of Creative Technology, Isiaku/Nkwerre Imo State, University of Science and Technology, Umuna Imo State, and University of Medical Sciences Ogboko Imo State, making the total four out of the six built by Governor Okorocha.
Commenting on the development and on the effort of the governor, the chairman, state Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel .A. Ohiri said that every Imo man or woman who loves the progress of the state must join in the celebration of this rare feat especially when it is remembered that education is the biggest industry in the state and the governor, Owelle Okorocha has not left any stone unturned in that regard.
“We are all happy about these new Universities and their Operational Licenses. Imo State has continued to lead in JAMB applications for the past seven years”.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Austin Chilakpu described the development as a healthy one and explained that the governor, Owelle Okorocha has actually shown that he is a lover of education. He said there is no Imo person who won’t be happy with the new Universities and its operational licenses.
The ancient traditional ruler, HRM Eze Thomas Obiefule of Umudioka ancient Kingdom said “we are happy with the governor’s efforts in building these new Universities and working very hard to get their Operational Licenses even before leaving office. It shows how concerned he is about the good of the state and her people. I urge Imo people to continue to support Owelle Rochas Okorocha both in and out of Office because he has the interest of Imo state at heart”.
Bishop Udo Azuogu who is the General Overseer of Our Sanctuary Gospel Church Nigeria and the State Chairman of the Oil and Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords Association of Nigeria (OMPALAN), remarked “we all know Owelle’s love for the state and its people. What all those before him could not do he has done all of them. Very soon it will dawn on Imo people that his is their Messiah. He has done enough for the State. The biggest industry in Imo is education, and he has done very well in that area and in governance generally”.
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