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Imo to spend N349m on construction of modern abattoir

Emeka Okoroanyawu

The Imo State Government is to spendN348 million on the construction of a new abattoir at Naze in Owerri North Local government Area.

The state’s Executive Council approved the construction of the new abattoir to replace the existing one at Egbu which has become obsolete and an eyesore.

Addressing newsmen at the end of the Exco meeting presided over by Governor Hope Uzodimma, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, explained that the abattoir at Egbu will be closed down while the butchers operating there at present will be relocated to the three designated areas.

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“Now that the money have been approved, the construction will go on immediately so that the butchers will be relocated to the site identified earlier to ensure the State does not face epidemic resulting from such a very unhealthy abattoir,’’ the commissioner said.

Emelumba said the Council noted that if completed, the two roads the governor must have done in less than four years are what previous administrations since the advent of democracy were not able to achieve.

He said when completed and in addition to the Owerri-Okigwe and Owerri-Orlu roads, the governor would have done what no administration since the advent of democracy has been able to do.

He said Council commended and congratulated the governor for his vision in identifying the major economic arteries that could facilitate trade, boost economy and commerce as well as movement of people.

Emelumba said Council also approved the construction of Ogwogoroanya-Umuariam-Avutu road that leads to the home of late Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe,  the first democratically elected Governor of Imo State in Obowo.

The Commissioner said that in approving the road, Council noted that late Mbakwe “served Imo State selflessly and that the records available with government shows that he did not steal any Government money. As a result, government is pleased to give him all the honour he deserves.”

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He added that government had earlier renovated his home, but today the road leading to his home is constructed in his honour so that anybody passing through that road would remember it leads to late Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe’s home.

The Commissioner noted that the governor showed appreciation to six Imo indigenes who are members of the National Women’s Team,  the Super Falcons, announcing a donation of N5 million for each of them for their superlative performance at the just concluded African Women’s Football tournament held in Morocco.