Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has reassured residents across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state that they will soon experience consistent and uninterrupted electricity supply.

This pledge came as Uzodimma signed two executive bills into law: one focusing on electricity and the other amending the Imo State Polytechnic Law No. 15 of 2012 to facilitate the merger of the polytechnic’s campuses.

The governor emphasized that the new electricity law would not only accelerate development in rural areas but also in urban centers.

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Acknowledging the challenges faced in the power sector, Governor Uzodimma highlighted the importance of electricity in everyday life, stating, “Electricity is as crucial as the food we consume daily; it is the foundation of development.”

Expressing concern over the stalled Amaraku electricity project, he revealed efforts to transfer the federal project to Imo State. Additionally, agreements have been reached with a reputable Egyptian power company to enhance electricity generation, transmission, and distribution within the state.

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Governor Uzodimma projected significant improvements in power supply within the next 12 months, buoyed by partnerships with international firms and support from the federal government.

Furthermore, he disclosed plans for the construction of a 200-room Imo Marriott Hotel in Owerri through a Public-Private Partnership, aiming to generate over 5,000 direct jobs.

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Addressing the multi-campus structure of Imo Polytechnic, Uzodimma underscored the need for centralization to streamline operations and enhance student experience. He emphasized the government’s commitment to prudent resource management and quality education delivery.

Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Mr. Chike Olemgbe, commended the executive’s proactive approach in presenting the bills and pledged collaboration for the state’s progress and development.