Imo Industrial Park: Govt In $2bn Partnership With African Development Funding Group

Rochas Okorocha on Imo Industrial ParkThe Imo State government has signed a two billion dollars’ partnership with an international group, African Development Funding Group, to build and develop the proposed Imo Industrial Park.

The park will be built in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed at the Ndubuisi Kanu Executive Chambers at the Government House in Owerri the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, told reporters that the proposed Imo Industrial Park in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area would generate over one million jobs for youths not only in the state but in the country.

He said that the project would turn Imo State into an investment haven which would boost the economy of the country and also increase her gross domestic product.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the African Development Funding Group, Duncan Otieno, said they were willing to partner with Imo State to actualise the project with main focus on road infrastructure, agriculture, construction, and logistics in the industrial park.

One of the delegates from the African Development Funding Group is the Nigerian Consul General to south Africa Mrs Uche Ajulu-Okeke.

Police Arrest Army Official Allegedly Involved In Armed Robbery

Police Arrest Army official in Imo StateThe Imo State Police Command has arrested over 30 persons suspected to be criminals involved in kidnapping, child stealing, armed robbery and car snatching.

Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria, the Commissioner of Police Taiwo Lakanu, commended the intelligence information by strategic members of the public.

One of the major breakthrough is the arrest of a soldier, one Bright Nwaogwugwu, attached to 33 Artillery Brigade in Bauchi State, who doubles as a leader of a dangerous four-man gang operating along Ohoba, Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects include guns, pistols, plasma Televisions and generating sets.