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May 21, 2018

Why I want to be governor of Imo State – Prof Jude Njoku

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The former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Jude Njoku has declared interest in the Imo State governorship election.


The former Commissioner for Education disclosed this during a Press Conference at the NUJ Press Centre, Owerri, May 3.

He encouraged journalists, as the watch dog of the society, to be part of the process of accessing the credibility of all governorship aspirants in the state.

Prof. Njoku claimed that he is the most educated, knowledgeable, trusted, experienced, humble and easily accessible amongst all the aspirants in Imo State.

The former Commissioner revealed that for Imo State to change, grow and develop, a seasoned technocrat and well educated individual should occupy that top seat, siting Anambra and Enugu States as examples.

Prof. Njoku also cried out that Ngor Okpala, where he hails from, has been greatly marginalized in Owerri zone, despite possessing some great individuals with tremendous qualities.

He said his interest to occupy Douglas House is to return sanity to the state, restore good governance, hope, confidence, faith, due process, accountability, transparency, peace and dignity of the State.

He promised to employ a team of experts to re-structure the finance of the state and pay salaries and allowances in time, regretting that government officials waste the resources of the state by moving with unnecessary convoys, building mansions here and there, describing it as “Primitive Capitalism.” He warned that too much wealth is a burden onto one’s soul, so the most important thing is to live a good life.

The one time best Vice-chancellor in Nigeria also revealed the secret of his success as “humility and simplicity”, describing it as one of the greatest gifts that God can bestow in any human being.

Prof. Njoku promised to devolutionize powers if elected by assembling a team of experts who will draw a blueprint for the economy.

He assured that his administration will be transparent, accountable, and obedient to the rule of law, which he said, is currently lacking in Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s administration, and that is why international bodies like World Bank, USAID refused to come to Imo State.

The former Commisioner for Education promised not only to keep the current free education policy but will also augment it with scholarships, so that all eligible Imo citizens in any tertiary institution all over the world can benefit from it.

He also promised to give the local government’s financial and administrative autonomy so they can help to develop the rural areas.

Prof. Njoku who was also former Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning promised to find alternative to energy source which will bring in industrtialization and in turn create employment opportunities for the young men and women in the state.



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