Mr. Jones FCC Onwuasoanya, a media aide to former governor Rochas Okorocha, has responded to claims by the Imo State Commissioner for Lands, Barr Enyinnaya Onuegbu, over accusations he made against the former Govenror.
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ENYINNAYA ONUEGBU: BETWEEN LAND SPECULATION AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES
Since his appointment as Commissioner for Lands in Imo State by the APC administration of His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma, Barrister Enyinnaya Onuegbu, has left few people in doubt about his incompetence on the job and his hatred against the All Progressives Congress as a political Party, even though he pretends to be its member.
Since his appointment, Onuegbu, whose last known political outing was as the State Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, has invested most of his time and energy in a futile bid to undermine the previous APC administration in the State through falsehood and pompous ignorance. Enyinnaya’s appointment as Commissioner for Lands may have also been a case of putting a square peg in a round hole, as he has betrayed the most ludicrous level of inefficiency on the job. His approach to the job exposes him as someone who sees the job of a Commissioner for Land as an advanced omo onile or land speculator hustling. So, instead of sharing ideas about how to utilize Imo lands for development of Imo State as well as advise the governor on how best to continue with the urban renewal program of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Enyinnaya seems to be more interested in how many lands he could grab in the guise of recovery. But, for how long shall we continue to reverse the hands of our developmental clock in the pretense of fighting futile grudge wars?
In his recent diatribe against the APC administration of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Enyinnaya, while conceding that the APC administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha opened up more layouts than any other administration in the history of Imo State, but refused to admit that these layouts which have reasonably opened up Owerri beyond where many people envisaged it to be, even in 30 years.
No matter how much anyone tries to disclaim the revolutionary developmental strides of the APC led Rescue Mission administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha, even the grasses on the soil of Imo shall bear witness to the facts of his visionary and audacious urbanization programs in Imo. The sands on the land of Owerri shall rise in defence of the fact, that Owelle transformed the face of Imo for better, and brought prosperity to all people, even, those who today are unrepentant in their blind denial of his courageous transformation of the landscape of Owerri.
Where would Enyinnaya and his mendacious lot find the ink to erase the reality that Areas V, W, P, R, M, N, New Market, Rescue, IBC, Arugo, Irete, Institutional, Aladimma Extension, Naze, Okohia, Egbu Extension, Shoprite Layouts and many other layouts and extensions stand glaringly as undeniable legacies of Owelle’s land reforms and urbanization programs?
Will Enyinnaya cast a spell on the mass of Imo people and the numerous visitors to the Imo capital city of Owerri to make them forget how these places were undeveloped farmlands and criminal hideouts before Owelle Rochas Okorocha took over as the governor of Imo State?
Would the most toxic propaganda erase the historical and undeniable fact that Owelle was the first governor of Imo State since 1999 to have paid compensation to communities and also introduced the policy of allocating compensatory plots of lands to communities in order to recover lands long allocated to government for developmental purposes, but left fallow by successive governments?
While falsehood could be second nature to Enyinnaya Onuegbu and his co-travellers, would anyone be shameless enough to deny that it was Owelle’s patriotic passion that saw to the realization of Avu Mechanic Village and several other such projects envisioned by Dee Sam Mbakwe and lands allocated for the purpose, but abandoned by successive military and civilian administrations until Owelle became governor?
Where would Enyinnaya and his lying gang find the face to also deny that Owelle, through his sincere land reforms made Imo the tourism and hospitality haven of the South and one of the busiest construction sites in the country?
Will Enyinnaya and his development reversing gang be proud to tell Imolites that their biggest achievement is scaring off investors from Imo through their scaremongering and futile witch-hunt? Would they be proud to tell Imolites that thousands of unskilled workers who were kept busy through numerous building projects going on across Imo during Owelle’s term have been thrown into the streets, jobless and frustrated?
Does Enyinnaya Onuegbu know that his tenure as Commissioner for Lands will be rated by the development he brought to Imo and not by the number of lands he is able to corner for himself or his acolytes? Does he know that time is ticking and the only thing that may be recorded for him as an achievement in the land Ministry are the number of cantankerous press statements he has issued, threatening legitimate land owners, investors and potential development partners?
I do hope, I am not given a reason to go beyond these questions and bring up the answers that may not be convenient for the land speculators in Imo, parading as land reformers. Hopelessly, some people could advise themselves and focus on the job of moving Imo forward rather than destroying what they met and lying their way out of their responsibility to the people.