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The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has praised the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their performance at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, promising land and gifts of $10,000 each to those from Imo.
The Eastern Updates reports that the beneficiaries are Chiamaka Nnadozie, Desire Oparanozie, Osinachi Ohale, and Tochukwu Oluehi.
The governor called on the players of Imo extraction when he received them at the Government House in Owerri, encouraging them to continue to make Nigeria and Africa proud on the global stage.
In appreciation of their exploits, the governor promised to give them a piece of land in one of the choice locations in the state capital and a cash gift of $10,000 each.
In another report, Uzodinma has asserted that politics is not war while calling on his political opponents to stop the violence and killings in the State in the name of politics.
The Governor made this assertion on Sunday at the All Saints (Anglican) Cathedral Diocese, Egbu in Owerri.
Addressing the congregation at the end of the Church Service, the Governor reminded his political opponents that power comes from God “and as a believer in God, I am bound by conscience to do the right thing as a Governor.”
He told the politicians to stop attending Church Service on Sundays and resort to financing violence and the shedding of blood of innocent Imo people the next day.
The Governor promised not to disappoint the reasonable expectations of Imo people.
He hailed the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt Rev Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okoroafor for the choice of his Homily which he said he benefited from.
Governor Uzodimma also congratulated the members of the Cathedral, men and women, and pleaded with Imo people in general to ‘have a rethink on what is happening in the State, characterised by violence, killings and destructions and orchestrated by the illegal release of over 1840 prison inmates at the Owerri Correctional Centre by unknown gunmen.’