Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has directed that all motor parks operating within the state be shut down immediately.
The directive is in furtherance of efforts by the state government to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Imo.
In a press release in Owerri by Oguwike Nwachuku, Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State Governor stated that Governor Uzodinma on Saturday announced a lockdown of the state and prohibited activities in churches, markets, marriages, burial ceremonies among others.
“On Monday, the governor further directed that vehicles operating within the state should stop doing so immediately and ordered that all motor parks be shut forthwith”.
Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has approved the immediate sack of Mr. Donald Igbo as the accountant general of the state.
The governor also appointed Mr. Obieze Valentine Chukwukama as Igbo’s replacement as the new Accountant-General of the state.
Chukwukama’s appointment was contained in a letter from the Office of the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Irene Chima.
The letter dated March 30, 2020, reads: “I am directed to inform you that His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State has approved the appointment of Obieze Valentine Chukwukama as the new Accountant-General of Imo State. The appointment is with immediate effect.
“You are, therefore, requested to stop any further transaction with the former Accountant-General, Mr. Donald Igbo and to effect all the necessary changes in respect to the Accounts of Imo State Government with you.
“Please take steps to implement His Excellency’s directive.”
Until his recent pick, Chukwukama was an Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.