Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Okorocha inaugurates 637 “local governors” for Imo State

By News Express on 02/03/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 6,176


Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has inaugurated 637 Government Liaison Officers GLOs to the Community Governments Council (CGC) with a charge that they should go home and develop their communities.

While inaugurating the GLOs yesterday in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said they were appointed to help use their potentials to contribute to the development of their communities. He noted that life is meaningless if it cannot be used to help those in need or contribute to making the society better than one met it.

“We are stronger in the community than in the local government. We are stronger in the community than we are in the state and the federal levels,” the governor said, arguing that if the economy is strong in the community, the economy of the country would be stronger. 

Okorocha described the community as the base upon which we all operate and regretted that the community has been long neglected. 

He described the GLOs as responsible citizens of the communities who have excelled in life and who can assume the level of governance in their communities and begin to transform them. He advised the GLOs to shun selfishness and work hard to better their communities, stressing that they are simply representing the governor and the government to ensure that all policies and programmes are properly harnessed and implemented accordingly.

Okorocha charged the GLOs to go to their communities and organise their people, including those in the Diaspora, to come up and develop their communities. Describing the inauguration of the GLOs as a wake-up call to all and sundry, he directed them to ensure that in the next one or two years every community must have its own cottage industry to create employment in the communities.

The governor charged the GLOs to go and kick-start the community government with the ezes (traditional rulers) and the Executive Secretaries, stressing that they should resist the temptation of trying to usurp the work of the traditional rulers or the President Generals (PGs).

Speaking earlier the Commissioner for Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Ugochi Nnanna Okoro, said that the meeting was a very important one as it brought together the major drivers of the community government council who would ensure that the dream of the government in this direction is realised.

The commissioner enumerated the roles of the GLOs to include encouraging and stimulating development in the communities, as well as the provision of an avenue for co-operation between the communities, the government and donor agencies concerned with grass root development.

Others include promotion of cultural heritage and establishment of changes of communication within themselves and the government; and encouraging public-spirited individuals, private and business sectors to show interest in the investment and development of the communities.

She warned against the unusual bad blood of struggle for supremacy and selfish interest associated with the rural communities.

Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso; Secretary to the State government, Prof. Anthony Anwuka; Chief of Staff Government House, Prince Eze Madumere; legislators, State Executive Council Executive Secretaries members and the traditional rulers.

•Photo: Governor Okorocha.

Source News Express

Posted 02/03/2013 4:15:52 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Anambra FA marginalised, says chairmanship aspirant

CVL, CBN in N480m partnership to train youths...

Police seeks support to tackle kidnapping challenges

‘Against All Odds’ documentary on amputees debuts

Arsenal bounce back POWERFULLY, jump to 3rd position...

Police cordon off popular Abia brothel following mysterious...

INCREDIBLE! Ministry spends N700m on website

N35m stolen funds traced to Winners Chapel

Reps to issue arrest warrant for embattled NEMA...

Earthquake shakes 7 US states

No freedom for Nnamdi Kanu, no peace —IPOB...

Ambode advises Lagosians to imbibe culture of preventive...

 

Latest News Boko Haram kills 30 in Borno Police summon Melaye over alleged shooting Why we can’t release Dasuki despite court orders: FG Governors demand drastic action to end killings NPA set to host International Maritime Conference Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens FG set to deploy 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries FAAC deadlock: NNPC can’t continue spending public funds without approval – Governors Turaki blames Buhari administration for lingering Boko Haram war •Informs PDP BoT of presidential ambition Romance with Nigeria’s Presidency may spell doom for International Criminal Court: Intersociety 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters convicted in Senegal There’s too much bloodshed in the country — Sultan

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (362,919 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,910 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,280 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,747 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,020 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,792 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,879 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,813 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,474 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,076 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,886 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,064 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,358) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (888) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,147) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,296) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,619) Religion (786) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement