The Imo governor hope Uzodinma has urgently sign a new bill into law to legalize the Settlements of Fulani cattle breeders in Imo state in other to stop the mass destruction of fulani Settlements in the forest.
the information which was signed and sent to us on 8th September 2020, states that the imo state government has enact a new law to stop the mass destruction of fulani Settlements in the forest, this was reviewed after the Imo government host the Nigerian Army General Lt. Turkur Buratai which was later represented by Lt. Adeosun in other to host the Community policing program in Imo state.
According to Governor Hope Uzodinma He said;
“In active synergy with the Legislative arm of the Imo State Government, today, we have assented to two developmental and security bills into Law.
Performing the ceremony at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Council Chambers Government House Owerri, I remarked that the development marked yet another milestone in the committed efforts of our administration to the development and growth of Imo State to ensure safety for all Nigerians.
We have signed into law:
1. A bill to establish the Imo State Micro, Small and Medium Industries Development Agency and other related matters and the total implementation of Community policing to ensure safety.
2. A bill legalizing the settlement of Fulani cattle breeders and establishing a Bureau to Coordinate, Supervise and Monitor projects undertaken by Donors/ Development Partners in Imo State and other related matters.
These bills are necessary to put a body together that will ensure the safetiness of all Nigerians residing in Imo state and also supervise and monitor local manufacturing, entrepreneurship skills, private sector driven activity, intervention from government and non-governmental organizations.
Other objectives include empowerment of local artisans, allowing the northern business men to do business without harm or any form of threat also specifying standards for them and ensure that products being delivered to the markets are not only hygienic but fit for human consumption.
I commend the leadership and membership of the Imo State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of these Executive bills into law.
It is in record that before now, there were interventions to the State from World Bank, USAID, French Developmental Agencies and other development partners, in form of water, erosion control, rural developments, rural roads and many others, but there are no records on the good interventions to show their commensurate impact on the people.
Therefore, there is the need for a bureau that will coordinate all interventions from Local and International Partners, be it World Bank, State Development Agency or Federal Government, to ensure the proper management and implementation of the policies and at the end of the day, ensure that the State gets value for her money.
It is worthy of note that it will no longer be tolerated by the state security agency allowing Nigerians to be denied their rights of Settlements anywhere around the country to do business as usual, with these two laws in operation in the State.
I also encourage the International organizations to continue with their empowerment programmes to our State, bearing in mind, a more coordinated, efficient and effective administrative organs in place to satisfy their expectations.