Unemployment, political gang-up, bane of security in Nigeria, says Uzodimma


Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State with Major Gen Emeka Victor Onumajuru, Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, National Defence College when Course 30 of the College paid a working visit to the Governor at Government House Owerri…Thursday.

…receives Course 30 members of National Defence College

By Valentine Amanze

Unemployment and political gang-up have been identified as two key elements fueling insecurity in the country, says Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.

Uzodimma  said both factors which were also linked to poverty could be dealt with if concerted efforts were made at providing employment for the teeming unemployed youth and if the politicians accept defeat in good faith after election.

The governor spoke when members of the Course 30 of the National Defence College, Abuja on study tour of Imo State, led by Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, Major-Gen. Emeka Victor Onumajuru, paid him a visit at the Government House, Owerri on Thursday.

Addressing the team at the new Executive Chamber Government House, Owerri, Governor Uzodimma thanked the participants for their choice of Imo for the study as well as for deeming it fit to show solidarity with his government despite insinuations of large scale insecurity in the state.

The governor assured his guests that Imo State was now peaceful and lauded the role and resilience of the security agencies in dealing with insecurity, especially those who paid the supreme price in the process of securing the state.

Governor Uzodimma explained that the fight against insecurity requires joint and concerted efforts by all the states in the country and the Federal Government, emphasizing that “insecurity in one state or zone will no doubt snowball into insecurity in other States and zones.”

Giving a brief history of the creation of Imo State in 1976, the landmarks, population and resource base, the governor noted that palm oil has remained a major source of livelihood as “it is produced in virtually all communities in Imo State.”

He said that the state has the largest oil palm plantation in the country, which is the Adapalm, informing the visitors that the strength of the state lies in its human capital (education), believed to be the largest industry in the Imo.

He said that it was in recognition of the value the people attach to education that his administration has, within a short period, established two universities – University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Umuagwo and Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State.




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