By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri—Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called on the Executive Director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Mr. Eberechukwu Uneze, to see the chieftaincy title conferred on him as a call to community service.
Okorocha stated this at Orogwe in Owerri West Local Government Area during a ceremony organised by Umunwoha people to honour Uneze, with a chieftaincy title, Ikemba 1 of Umunwoha, by His Royal Highness, Eze Smart Nze, of Amakohia Ubi community.
The governor said: “This chieftaincy title given to you by your people is a deserving recognition, which should encourage you to start giving them the attention in the areas of their needs.
“When it comes to community development, I see you as a shining star and you must not disappoint your people. It is time for you to give back to the community what it has given to you. Show to them that love which you have always shared to them.”
He also left the Uneze’s people brooding over his comment that “very soon, what is happening in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, will start happening in Owerri West Local Government Area, because of its proximity to the state capital.
“I hope all of you are ready to accept the challenge. Those of you who have land should start making good use of it. I will soon come into this area with my machines. I know that you have seen what I have done in Owerri.”
Speaking also, Mr Eberechukwu Uneze said he was filled with joy over the recognition accorded him by Umunwoha people and pledged to be committed in offering the services that would uplift the well-being of his people.
He said: “The extent of love that my people have shown to me is enough to say that I am the most loved. I am aware of the responsibilities that follow this level of recognition and I will do my best in reaching out as part of my quota to bring development to my community, local government, Imo State and Nigeria.”