A community leader in Umudagu Community, Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, Chief Winner Njoku, has said that their meeting with the Chairman, Bureau for Lands, Imo State, Engr. Uju Kingsley over the Orji-Umudagu Mechanic Village was successful.
Chief Njoku revealed that state government had agreed to give the community 25 percent of the land housing the mechanic village, adding that government also agreed to carry out “Omenala ceremony” for the people.
Njoku, who spoke with newsmen after the meeting posited that with the outcome of the meeting and the implementation of the decision reached, that the lingering problem between the state government and Orji-Umudagu Community over the mechanic village would soon be over.
He thanked Engr. Kingsley Uju and his team for their wisdom, the leaders of Orji-Umudagu and the lawyers that accompanied them, for their understanding and good counsel.
Chief Njoku was emphatic that nobody stands on the way of government when it wants to acquire lands for developmental projects but called on government to do the needful by settling the land owners for such land acquisition.
The community leader in the meantime, commended governor Okorocha for his free education policy and the developmental strides in the state.
By Cyril Aririguzo