The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has inaugurated the Whitepaper Implementation Committee on Lands and Other Related Matters, charging members to recover all the assets gazetted in the Whitepaper as recommended.
Performing the ceremony Monday at the Government House Exco Chambers Owerri, the Governor directed the Committee not only to recover as recommended by the Whitepaper all illegally acquired Imo assets but also recommend to Government how best to put into use the recovered assets.
Governor Uzodimma explained that the implementation of the Whitepaper is of profound importance to the people of Imo State, as the implementation is seen as the final contract with the people upon which his administration will be judged.
He described the action as an integral part of the Shared Prosperity Administration in Imo State, pointing out that with the implementation the 3R mantra will be further amplified.
His words: “You must implement the recommendations to the last letter as the demands of the Whitepaper is unambiguous. This is because both Government and peoples property were illegally and fragrantly acquired by few individuals and their cronies without regard to the rule of law.”
Considering the importance attached to the Committee’s assignment, the Governor asked them to “ensure that every aspect of the Whitepaper is implemented,” noting that Imo people expect nothing less.
“The recovery of all stolen Imo wealth is nothing but what the people need.”