We have charged the members of the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee of Imo State Transport Corporation (ITC) to go after all the stolen assets of the company, recover them from wherever they are found and whoever that is with them.
The members are to recover all lands belonging to ITC that are within and outside Imo State, including all the parks belonging to ITC that are spread in the 36 States of the federation and FCT.
Performing the inauguration ceremony at the Imo State Executive Council Chambers Government House Owerri, today, Governor Hope Uzodinma enjoined the committee to recover and rehabilitate all abandoned structures owned by ITC anywhere they are located.
I encouraged the committee to take a critical look at the ITC nominal roll and retire all the criminals among them, remove the fraudulent individuals there and restore the past glory of ITC.
The eight-member Committee who were inaugurated include: Mr. Onyekachi Ibezim (Chairman), Deputy
Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kazeem Adefisoye, Mr. Chibuzor Nwoke, Chief Emmanuel Ndukwe, Mr. Nwogu Emeka Mathew, Mr. Kenneth Nwachukwu, Princess Chioma Okafor and Mr. Vitalis Ugochukwu.
For emphasis, the goal set for the comittee has become expedient because most of the past managers of the company went there, enriched themselves, impoverished the company and established parallel companies using the assets and finances of ITC.
Regrettably, the attitude made ITC which was once found everywhere in Nigeria, blossoming as a going concern, to crumble – a situation that destroyed and diminished the lofty vision of late Dee Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe, the first civilian Governor of old Imo State.
It is time to recover ITC.
The 3R-matra of our administration – reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery – must apply to the State’s mismanaged transport company.
I urged the Committee members to align themselves with our administration’s vision, the reason they were chosen for the job.