The Commissioner for Foreign/International Affairs today received a delegation of the above group in his office in Owerri.
The group in their written address Thanked Dr. Fabian Ihekweme for the privilege to interact with them. They noted that Dr. Ihekweme’s leadership skills has distinguished himself and that has earned him the admiration of Imolites.
They thanked Governor Uzodinma for appointing a man of such academic ingenuity and political prowess to head the new ministry which is pivotal to the development and transformation of Imo State.
Excerpts of their address reads
“We know you to be an international personality and there is no iota of doubt in us, that you will make the best of this opportunity to place Imo State among the most souhgt after in the comity of State governments across the world; so that Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in areas of finance, education, university Exchange programs, infrastructure, technology, sports, agriculture, arts, and Tourism, Youth development, Transport, etc will troop into our dear state under your supervision.
The Honorable Commissioner while responding to them, reiterated Governor Uzodinma’s resolve to standardize education in Imo State and especially make Imo State University stand out as one of the best State owned Universities in Nigeria.
Dr. Fabian Ihekweme disclosed to them that Governor Uzodinma has put all machinery in motion to make sure that students of Imo State University after graduation, will compete with their counterparts in any place they find themselves after graduation.
In relation to his ministry, he assured them that he is going to partner with them and integrate them into an European Union Training Program which has been attracted for Imo people through his ministry within this short period.
He assured them that his office will continue to be open to all as he is committed towards ensuring that all Foreign funds and grants accessible to Imo people are harnessed and coordinated as an alternative means of funding developmental projects in the State following drastic fall in the price of crude oil.
He concluded by charging them to be advocates of good government and supporters of the government of shared prosperity led by Governor Uzodinma.
The delegation was comprised of the following people
Ezeala Ferdinand Akano, Nwobi C., Barr. Maxwell Ezelagu, Anaele Nathan, Anyim Constance, Anusiem Jenny, Ngonadi Chioma, Anyanwu Kelechi, Dr. Anayo Uhiara and Barr. Mrs. Ifeoma Charles Ureh.