The Special Adviser (SA) on Diaspora Affairs to the Imo State Governor, Hon. Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert has said the state is lucky to have a people focused state executive leadership like Senator Hope Uzodinma.
She spoke with our correspondent on heels of several events being attended by the 3R Government Officials, including representatives of the Office of the Governor on Diaspora Affairs.
According to her, this is definitely their busiest time of the year for the government with droves of Imo Diasporans visiting home to host events as government appointees and political powerhouses continue to hit various communities to support different functions as a result of the interest of the current Imo State administration’s focus on the people.
Since the Christmas season, events ranging from weddings, to funerals, engagements, anniversaries, ofalas, naming ceremonies, house openings only to mention but a few have been attended by officials of the Senator Hope Uzodinma administration in a bid to identify with all segments of the society.
Applauding the Governor’s tenacity despite challenges, the SA on Diaspora stated that “Imo is lucky to have a Governor whose interest is solely about the people.
“My Boss is always out there in our communities attending multiple events. I really applaud his doggedness” she stated.
“I also applaud the doggedness of His Deputy, Dr. Placid Njoku, the Deputy Governor of Imo State”, she told Abuja Business Reports.
At one of the events, the number one citizen in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma and his appointees, who graced the ‘Eze Making’ in Nkwere, were graciously received by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie and the entire Anyaehie family.
In addition, the Civic reception by Awo-Idemili Clan in honour of Chief Sir C.O.C Akaolisa, the Honourable Attorney General of Imo State was another main event Monday, the 28th of December 2020 calendar.
The 3R Government presence was also heavily felt at the A.G’s hometown in Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs reminded our correspondent, that the occasions were not mere jamborees.
“Going into the communities and being part of stiching the ‘community fabric’ is part of our obligations.
“For instance, I have met several Diasporans just by attending these events.
“Attending these events help me and the other appointees to understand first hand the situations in our various communities”.
The Special Adviser on Diaspora was also in Orisakwe’s Family in Umunakara Nwangele to support Nze Geoff an Imo Diasporan laying his mother to rest before proceeding to ISU LGA for a community event.
Hon. Cllr. Osakwe-Hibbert hibbert who was spotted in a rather serious conversation with Senator Osita Izunaso, at Nkwere, revealed that talks of strategic collaboration with Kpakpando Foundation in the new year is possible.
“I’m looking forward to supporting the great work the Distinguished is doing with our Disability Community, alongside SA & SSA Special Citizens.
“This is the type of work Diasporans will love to support so I look forward to more work in this area in the new year”, she added.
Kpakpando Foundation is the leading foundation on ‘inclusion and diversity’ in Imo state and arguably in Nigeria as a whole, it is founded by Senator Osita Izunaso from Imo State.
Some of the officials pictured in the some of the events are the state Deputy Governor, Distinguished Senator Osita Izunaso, Attorney General of the State, Honourable Commissioners For Works, for Commerce, for Skills Acquisition, for Special Duties and several other appointees.