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Rochas Okorocha Scams Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo As COREN Says That All The Projects In Imo Commissioned By Osinbajo Are Disasters Waiting To Happen.

Yemi Osinbajo & rOCHAS oKOROCHA.

How on earth would a governor be fraudulent all the time, trying to circumvent, maneuver and take everything and all things for granted without bothering on the safety of lives and properties of people around him, and to involve the person of the Vice President of a country like Nigeria?

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is one man known not to adhere, in all the things he does and have done in the past 8 years to laid down rules and regulations, quality control, with the outcome being dilapidation of roads and buildings supposedly executed by him, which got him nicknamed “CHINA GOVERNOR” at some point, especially when almost all the road projects by his administration washes off within two to three months after construction, meaning there is total breakdown in quality control and adherence to regulations.

So, on the 22nd of January, 2018, the President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Kashim Ali, while addressing the Senate Committee on Works and Housing raised alerm that the Imo State government has been engaging in acts that could lead to loss of lives. He said that the Governor has been building bridges without engineering designs, and plans. 

Mr. Ali said that when the Council got wind of what was happening in Owerri, they visited to have meeting with the State government on the dangers of such development but were rebuffed by the state officials.

“If there is any calamity anywhere today, the expectation is that even if a mud house collapses, the journalist will say ‘where are the engineers?’” Mr. Ali said.

“We went there, we said, let’s see the design so that we can ascertain the condition of these bridges. We made a plea, they refused to give us. We asked for the engineers or anybody involved in this project so that we can at least interview and know the integrity of the bridges, but we met brickwall.

It is no news that some of those structures collapsed while there was no verifiable information that the State government eventually allowed COREN to inspect their projects.

Unfortunately, some of the projects the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo commissioned are among those COREN labelled as disasters waiting to happen. If we do things as we should, would the office of the Vice President or anybody called to commission a project not insist they commission only fit, and completed projects? Such act undermines quality governance.

As if that was not enough Iberiberism, the outgoing governor of Imo State was busy giving "valueless" awards to some of his ilk. In his verbose way of doing things, he created his own award after the GCON ridiculously called Grand Chancellor Order of Imo (GCOI) which he gave out to supposed friends. 

As part of his bridge mending strategy, he handed over a multi-million naira mansion to his predecessor, Mr. Godson Ikedi Ohakim as a gift from the State.

This is a Governor that is owing over 45 months in pension arrears which he refused to pay after abusing the pensioners to 'go and die'. Yet he is 'dashing' a mansion to his predecessor, who also looted enough to last him a life time. 

He was busy giving awards to those he could not mold their statues. Even those that it would take little materials like a wheel barrow of concrete to mold their statues.

Written by Mike Ikem Umealo.

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