Imo State Government has commenced verification of internally displaced persons, IDPs, in each of the 27 local government areas of the state in order to ascertain their population and find ways of giving them a new lease of life.
Secretary to the State Government of State, Sir Jude Ejiogu, made this known during a crucial meeting with the 27 Directors of Administration and General Services, DAGS in the state yesterday at the cabinet office, along Sam Mbakwe Road, Owerri.
Ejiogu, who hinted about the readiness of the state government in ensuring that Imolites are given a sense of belonging in all circumstances, further directed the DAGS in the state to compile and submit names of all IDPs to enable government take urgent actions on their plight.
Continuing, the SSG urged them to embark on radical sensitization exercise geared towards educating the rural people in various council areas on the need to be cautious during the ongoing rainy season to avoid the reoccurrence of flood disaster.
He tasked the DAGS on instilling discipline in the workers of their respective LGAs, pointing out that the only way to achieve that was to lead by example.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Chief R.O. Dike commended the SSG for the meeting, and appealed to the state government to give more attention to LGAs.
He assured of their willingness to continue to support the rescue mission administration of Governor Okorocha, promising that they would comply with the directive without delay.

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