Imo govt earmarks N349m for construction of modern abattoir


Governor Hope Uzodimma (file photo)

Uzodimma doles out N30m for six Super Falcons members from Imo

 By Valentine Amanze

Imo State government has earmarked N349 million for the contruction of a modern abattoir in Naze in Owerri North.

Though no specific date was disclosed for the inception of the project, the Executive Council of Imo State approved it on Wednesday to replace the existing one at Egbu, which had been described as an eyesore.

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

His words: “Now that the money has 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.’’

Flanked by the Commissioners of Youths and Sports, Dan Ogu; Livestock,  Dr Anthony Mgbeahurike;  Housing, Dr (Mrs) Love Ineh, and the Chief Press Secretary/ Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, Emelumba also said that Council was delighted that the successful flag-off of the two more roads –  Orlu-Mgbee-Akokwa-Uga and Owerri-Mbaise-Obowo-Ihitte Uboma –  have attracted a lot of commendations from Imo leaders across political divide.

The commissioner also disclosed that the governor showed appreciation to six Imo State 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.”

Emelumba said that the governor made the appreciation, when one of the femal footballers,  Miss Nnadozie Chiamaka, from Umunna Orlu, led her team mates to Government House and was presented to Exco members.


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