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The Governor of of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has suspended the Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Physical Planning, Noble Atulegwu.
Uzodinma also suspended his Special Adviser and General Manager of Imo State Housing Cooperation, Mbakwe Obi.
The governor said the suspension of the duo takes immediate effect.
Uzodinma’s action was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Cosmos Iwu.
The statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates reads: ‘The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has approved the immediate suspension from the office of the Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Physical Planning, Noble Atulegwu.
‘His Excellency has similarly approved the immediate suspension from office of the SA/GM Imo Housing Corporation, Mbakwe Obi.’
Though no reason was given for the suspension, Atulegwu had been having issues with many communities in Owerri, the state capital.
Atulegwu was accused of allegedly taking over lands belonging to families and communities.
Some even went to court to challenge Atulegwu’s actions and policies.
The suspension is coming shortly after Gov Uzodinma was reelected for a second term.
In another report, Governor Uzodinma has made a case for the establishment of 10MGWs Hydro-Power Plant in Imo State, to facilitate hitch-free supply of potable water for the residents.
He made this known when he received the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Terlumun and his team who visited him at the Government House, Owerri.
Uzodinma told the minister that the plant, if well implemented, would solve potable water shortage.
He sought the minister’s intervention in completing some of the ongoing water projects in Imo within the year or early next year.
Uzodinma, who expressed joy that the visit would add value to the interest and welfare of Imo people, hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his efforts towards the recovery of the country’s economy.