Imo State governor, Chief Hope Uzodimma, has declared that his administration will press ahead with his promise to recover all government property converted to private use by his predecessor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
Uzodimma made this known at the first of a town hall meeting held in Owerri.
The governor had previously said this during the inauguration of the Committee on Implementation of the Imo Whitepaper on Lands and Related Matters.
“With the inauguration of this Committee, the three mantras of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery have further been amplified as a compass for the conduct of government business under my watch,” he said at the time.
Among the property converted by Okorocha but which are now forfeited were East High Academy, Eastern Palm University, Ogboko; Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, IBC staff quarters said to have been illegally acquired for the purpose of Rochas Foundation College, Owerri magistrate quarters, Orlu road/cooperative office/Girls Guide allegedly converted to private use housing market square, Kilimanjaro eatery.
Others are Public building plot B/2 Otamiri South Extension Layout given to the ministry of women affairs for establishing a skills acquisition centre for women, allegedly acquired for the benefit of Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha’s all-in stall, Aba road, Plot P5, Naze residential layout, initially part of Primary School Management Board but now annexed to All-In stall, Aba Road, belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, and all other properties contained from pages 226 to 272 of the government white paper on the recommendation of the judicial commission of inquiry into land administration in Imo state from June 2006 to May 2019.