The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has inaugurated the Implementation Committee of White Paper on Lands and Other Related Matters, to recover all lands and properties illegally appropriated or acquired by previous administrations in the State, Page 36 learnt.
He said that the Committee would work towards recovering assets recommended by the State’s Judicial Commission of Inquiry.
Governor Uzodinma gave the mandate while speaking during the inauguration of the Committee.
He said: “Your primary duties are to recover for Imo people, all the assets gazetted in the White Paper, as set out in the recommendations of the Commission.
“The White Paper on lands and related matters is unambiguous – it is now an established legal fact that lands and properties belonging to both the government and the people, were illegally acquired or appropriated.
“This is so, because all such illegal acquisitions were identified by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. Government accepted these recommendations, and thereabout issued a White Paper.”
Speaking, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, commended Governor Uzodinma for the rare privilege, which is the first of its kind of assignment.
Members of the Implementation Committee include: Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie as Chairman, Barr. Martin Iwuegbu, Chief H. N. Ndi Duroha, Chief John Onyenze, Engr. Lady Mrs. Uchenna Onyeiwu Uba, and Chief Godwin Nwadike.
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