Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere
By Amby Uneze
Imo State Government, friday assured that it will not repatriate any destitute out of Imo State but rather will accommodate and rehabilitate them.
This was stated by the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere during an inspection at a remand home in Umuneke-Ngor, Ngor Okpala.
He said he was at the remand home to ascertain the level of work done so far since the contract to expand the structures and renovate already existing ones had been awarded for some months back. He revealed that his involvement in the project was to speed up the completion of the home as Governor Okorocha had directed that the home should be ready in six weeks time, which he promised was achievable.
The Deputy Governor however warned that the state government would not tolerate making the state a dumping ground for destitutes as it was expected that other states should reciprocate and care for one another since our country is one.
"This is needful for national cohesion where we take our brothers from other regions as our own", he said.
Also moving round and in an interactive session with the Head Nurse, other staff and the patients, it was revealed that the home as at yesterday was housing thirty persons after some had been taken to their various homes after rehabilitation.
However, the staff appealed for upward review of their welfare saying the hazards involved on the job was monumental.
Prince Ezenwa, the contractor promised to deliver at the expected time.