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Gov. Ohakim bags Rotary Club Award



A ONE time governor of  Imo State, Chief Dr. Godson Ikedi Ohakim has been honoured by the Rotary Club of Owerri North with an award in recognition of his role on environmental sanitationin Imo State, dating from when he served the state as chief executive and now he is appointed to oversee Imo State Environmental Sanitation by the Ihedioha led administration.

Chief Ohakim received the award during the investiture of Rotarian Bruno Ajelu as the 3rd president of the Rotary Club of Owerri North which took place at the Immaculate Hotel, along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.

The club says the former governor received the Rotary award in recognition and appreciation of his contributions in sanitation and sustainable clean environment that is now Imo symbol. The Rotary Club,  described Chief Ohakim as the doyen of public services, even as Rotarian Bruno recalled that Imo State won the cleanest city award in 2008, 2009 and 2010 when Ohakim was governor in the state.

The remark went further to eulogise Ohakimn and said that his tenure was noted for environment friendly disposition, especially his signature project, the clean and green initiative that won the cleanest city award for the state.

In his words of appreciation over the award, the Okohia Isiala Mbano born politician said he was overwhelmed and humbled by the award coming from such organisation, adding that it is his decision to dedicate all his life to keeping clean environment, knowing fully well that healthy condition abhors dirt.

He opined that the present governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha is his like mind, adding that he has no regret plying trade with him, especially in returning the state to its notable clean disposition.

Chief Ohakim was of the opinion that if every hand in the state could be on deck on environmental cleanliness, Imo State will beat Ethiopia whose president led the country to plant over 300  million plants in 12 hours and also Rwanda, that rose from the rubbles occasioned by civil war to become one of the cleanest  capitals in Africa.

Chief Okahim, who praised Imo citizens for embracing monthly sanitation exercise said that environment played role in the life style of a people, as well as promoting life .

It could be recalled that Chief Ikedi Ohakim was sometime in the year recognised by the National Society of Landscape Architects of Nigeria with their fellowship award, also in recognition of his role in decency.

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