It was a gathering of a handful of Imo State’s ‘3R’ Ambassadors at a special new year conference at the residence of Hon. Ebere Macdonald, Special Adviser to the state Governor and General Manager of ENTRACO at the weekend.
The event was on the heels of a year that has tested most citizens in unimaginable ways, not only in Imo State but countrywide and globally; a year which harshly showcased how people from all walks of life were grounded; businesses, schools, churches, markets, mosques, flights and many other usual facilities were also brought to their knees at some point.
Still in Imo State, people stepped up to create change to adjust to the new expectations of life.
The CoronaVirus pandemic also fuelled an unprecedented economic crisis, leaving over 100,000 citizens succumbing to it, in one way or the other.
This situation was exacerbated by the #EndSars social unrest where again lives and livelihoods were sadly lost!
With all these in mind, the Special Adviser to the Governor on ENTRACO felt the necessity to call some key 3R Appointees for a new year conference.
Our correspondent gathered that Hon. MacDonald used the opportunity last Saturday night to reflect on a rather difficult year globally but beckoned on fellow appointees to have ‘unity and solidarity’ as their watchword in 2021.
“We all have to work together, to ensure the 3R Government is felt by all Imolites” he stated.
“We cannot afford to watch any of us fail, because when one of us fails, all of us have failed. And if we do well, we have all done well”, he added.
Hon. MacDonald, further stated that his Principal, Senator Hope Uzodimma has accorded “us all this platform and it will be only gracious for each of us to use our various platforms judiciously”.
Hon. McDonald’s sentiments mirrored those shared by his Principal, Dist. Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State who called on Imolites to “unite and join hands to recover, reconstruct and rehabilitate Imo”.
The Conference ended approximately 9.30pm local time on Saturday.
Those who attended the event include: Barr. Raph Nwosu, the Commissioner For Works; Dr. Iyk Njoku, the Commissioner For Environment; Dr. Fabian Ihekwueme, the Commissioner For International Relations and Diplomacy; Hon. Nkechi Ugwu, the Commissioner for Gender and Vulnerable Group; Dr. Love Ineh, the Commissioner For Housing; and Hon.Simon Ibegbulam, the Commissioner For Commerce and Industry.
Others are: Hon. Noble Atul egwu, the Commissioner For Skills Acquisition; Chief Tony Umezuruike, the Commissioner For Public Utility; Barr.Emeka Agbo, the Deputy Chief of Staff; Hon Chinedu Mbakwe Obi, MD Imo Housing Corporation; and Hon. Ibezim Onyekachi, Chairman ITC.
Also in attendance were; Chief. Hon. Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert, Special Adviser On Diaspora Affairs; Chief Bylnden Anajuruonwu, Special Adviser Special Duties; Dr. Nina Nwulu Special Adviser on Signages; Chief Sam Osuji, Special Adviser On Agric Loan; Chief Sam Ejiogu, Special Adviser On Pool Betting; and Hon.Austin Nwachukwu, Special Adviser On National Assembly Matters and Ecology.
Hon. Mrs Beulah Chukwuma DG Imo Foundation; Hon. Emeka Emeakaraoha, Special Adviser On Waste Management; Hon. Nwanebu, SA On All Religious Matters; Hon.Mrs Chika Ibekwe, SSA on Community Affairs Owerri Zone; and Prince Amanze Njemanze, SSA on Urban Development, among others were also present.