- Governor Uzodinma wants his deputy to work in what he calls a sane environment
- To ensure this is so, the Imo state governor carried out an overhaul of the former structure
- Uzodinma said the palatial structure was almost wholly built by indigenous Imo artisans
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The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has carried out the refurbishment of the office of his deputy, Placid Njoku.
Governor Uzodinma took a tour of the newly constructed structure and tweeted the result of what he called an overhaul of the former structure on Tuesday, May 26.
Legit.ng notes that the new structure is a palatial affair painted in startling pearl-white colour even up to the gates.
"I had a tour of a completely refurbished Imo State Deputy Governor's Office.
One of the so many other rehabilitation works ongoing in Imo State today is the total renovation and overhaul of the Imo State Deputy Governor's Office."
According to Uzodinma, the reconstruction of Njoku's office became necessary to provide him with a better environment in which to carry out his stately duties.
"As a Government, we believe that a sane working environment is necessary to get the right results and indeed, the Office of the Deputy Governor should not be any different.
"We have given the office enough face-lift to meet the need and comfort of the Deputy Governor.
"This will, in turn, create a work environment that encourages creativity and productivity for the benefit of all Imolites."
Uzodinma said the construction work is almost completed.
"I am glad to inform you that the renovation is almost done as the contractors are at the finishing phase of the renovation.
"One good thing about the renovation is that almost all the artisans are resident in Imo State.
"The obvious benefit being that jobs are being created and money is being put in people's hand so they can spend and help our economy even as we battle the economic downturn & the attendant job loses as occasioned by the Covid-19 global pandemic."
Meanwhile, just recently, the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has said it is illegal for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers to be paid pensions and gratuities.
Uzodinma at the government house in Owerri on Thursday, May 21, said he has assented to a bill repealing the law that allowed pensions to be paid to the above category of persons.
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