Imo State Government is partnering with Nigerian Army to establish three Command Schools in the three Senatorial zones of the State.
Prince Madumere who received a delegation from the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Administration, Nigeria Army, Major General Idris Alkali commended the Nigerian Army for partnering with the State in development of sound minds for the youth of Imo State.
He told his guest how highly Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha holds education and its unequal importance to the national development.
His words; ” I am sure you are all aware that our Governor, the people’s Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is number in Africa who believes in the potency of education to fight poverty, liberate the minds of the people and engenders development in all ramifications. It is this passionate appreciation of education that has led to the forfeiture of his security votes to help archive free education policy at all levels, which has run for about six years now. I therefore commend you for this appreciation of these effort by proposing to site three Command Schools in the three senatorial zones of Okigwe, Orlu and Owerri”
Prince Madumere assured his guests of Owelle Rochas Okorocha led government full cooperation.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Major. Gen. Alkali thanked Imo State Government for their cooperation and avowed interest to ensure that the proposed projects are realized.
He also described Imo as the best prepared State going by what they have seen on ground and promised that Nigerian Army will make the proposed Command schools in Imo model learning centers to breed respectable young Nigerians. He hinted that they are in the State for the final inspection of the centers for the schools.
Meanwhile, Imo Deputy Governor received Maj. Gen. Alkali led delegation with the Commissioner for Education, Science &Technology, Hon. (Mrs.) Getrude Oduka, his Principal Secretary, Comrade Obinna Aharanwa and other Government functionaries.
Also, Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere has applauded Nigerian armed forces for standing up to the challenge of managing and reducing the destructive terrorist activities to the barest minimum.
Prince Madumere made this statement while receiving in audience a delegation from the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Administration, Major. Gen. Idris Alkali when they paid him a courtesy visit in his officer in Government House, Owerri, Imo State last Monday.
The number two citizen of Imo State thanked Nigerian Armed Forces for standing against losing the pride of the Nation by patriotically taking up the challenge of resolving the problem of insurgency, which he said would have brought shame to Nigeria if it had been left in the hands of foreign forces.
He therefore charged them to continue in their activities of uniting and defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria, while extolling them for their patriotism and sacrifices they have relentlessly.
Earlier, Maj. Gen. Alkali commended Imo State Government for collaborating with the Nigerian Army at various occasions for strategic purposes that boarders on creating conducive environment for development of the State and the Nation at large.