Says Imo governor building world class Polytechnic in his village without IMHA appropriation
For keeping Imolites in suspense over the University of Agriculture and Environmental Science which had become an abandoned project, Imo State Governor, Sen Hope Uzodimma may have drawn the ire of a group who has asked him to stop the deceit and be real for once.
A pro-democracy Group, New Nigeria Development Ambassadors-NNDA says Uzodimma is unfair and uncharitable to Ndimo by abandoning the University of Agriculture and Environmental Science which he said was supposed to take off last year in the campus of the hitherto Imo State Polytechnic at UMUAGWO.
In a statement in Owerri which was made available to Nigerian Newsguide weekend, Secretary of New Nigeria Development Ambassadors, Tony Iwuagwu called Gov. Uzodimma out for deceiving Imolites with the imaginary university. According to the group, the governor’s ill motive and intendment was to relocate Imo Poly to his Omuma community, leaving Umuagwo with nothing at the end of day.
The group said it was unheard of that a governor would embark on a project as heavy as the building of a Polytechnic in Omuma without reference to the House of Assembly for appropriation of funds for such mega project vide legislation.
The New Nigeria Development Ambassadors while calling on the State House of Assembly to call the governor to order by halting the Polytechnic project at Omuma to ascertain the source of its funding, urged Ndimo to rise and question such project so that it doesn’t become like the Eastern Palm University built with Imo fund but later cornered by ex- Gov. Rochas Okorocha.
The New Nigeria Development Ambassadors equally expressed worries over the psyche and agony of most unemployed Imolites who were told to apply for advertised vacancies at the phoney University of Agriculture and Environmental Science late last year, whose hopes were however dashed by the Governor who refused to appropriate and release funds for the take off of the specialized university that was officially gazetted as the second state University in Imo State.