By Chinonso Alozie
GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has called on the Executive Director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, Mr. Eberechukwu Uneze, to see the chieftaincy title conferred on him as a call to community service.
As captured by the Southeast voice, Okorocha stated this at Orogwe in Owerri West local government in the state, during a ceremony organized by Umunwoha people to honour Uneze, with a chieftaincy title, Ikemba 1 of Umunwoha, by His Royal Highness, Eze Smart Nze, of Amakohia Ubi community.
The governor said: “This chieftaincy title given to you by your people is a deserving recognition which should encourage you to start giving them the attention in the areas of their needs. Especially when it comes to community development. I see you as a shining star and you must not disappoint your people. It is time for you to give back to the community what it has given to you. Show to them that love which you have always shared to them.”
Okorocha said that APC was a veritable platform for Uneze to further expand development to his people, adding that the time has come for him to join the party. He said, “He is a very good son, I see him as a very promising young man and I want him to join the APC so that he can do a lot for his people.”
Ready to accept the challenge
He also left the Uneze’s people brooding over his comment that, “very soon what is happening in Owerri the capital of Imo State, will start happening in Owerri West local government, because of its proximity to the state capital.”
The governor who asked if they were ready, said, “I hope all of you are ready to accept the challenge. Those of you who have land should start making good use of it. I will soon come into this area with my machines. I know that you have seen what I have done in Owerri.”
However, Okorocha boasted that, “It is because of my stand in APC in the southeast zone, that made it possible for Uneze, to be appointed as the executive director of AMCON. This is why I am calling on my brothers, let us leave the old order and join the new order for the southeast to continue to benefit from the APC led government.”
Speaking also, the executive director of AMCON, Eberechukwu Uneze, said that he was filled with joy over the recognition accorded him by Umunwoha people and pledged to be committed in offering the services that would uplift the well being of his people.
“The extent of love that my people have shown to me is enough to say that I am the most loved. I am aware of the responsibilities that follow this level of recognition and I will do my best in reaching out as part of my quota to bring development to my community, local government, Imo state and Nigeria, “ Uneze said.