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Bishop Urges Okorocha To Embargo Establishment Of Hotels In Imo

Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 6:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Anolu Vincent  –   Owerri


Anglican Bishop of Ohaji/Egbema Diocese of Imo state, Rt Revd Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku has urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to institute a policy that would place an embargo on the establishment of hotels in the state. 

The clergyman made the appeal during the presentation of his address at the 2015 Synod of the Diocese held at St. Paul’s Church Obitti -Ohaji/Egbema LGA penultimate Sunday at St. Paul’s Church Obitti -Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state.

The prelate based his call on what he termed the “habitual practices of politicians in the state” who he said book all the hotels in the city every weekend “for the purpose of sleeping with female children.”

He said:”your Excellency, it will surprise you that every weekend from Thursday, every hotel in Imo state is fully booked by politicians and their allies who live their families and lodge here in Owerri with our girls”.

He said that the many hotels in the state had in no small measure contributed to the high corruption and moral decadence in the society.

The Bishop said that if the establishment of hotels in the state was embargoed, it would the policy would encourage the people to channel the resources into building industries that could create meaningful employment for the people.

Bishop Oparaojiaku reminded the Governor that the change the people of the state expected could only come if he and his team became samples and examples to the people.

He said that the people owed it a duty to offer collective and united prayers for the governor to ensure good governance that would enthrone calmness and urged the governor to focus on tackling unemployment, poor education facilities, roads, lack of electricity supply among others.

The Bishop advised the governor to carry out thorough investigation into the calibre of people he appointed into positions of authority in order to ensure good governance.