The Imo State Government, on Friday, February 19, said it has recovered the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road in Owerri, the capital.
This was in compliance with the directive of the Imo state gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on the recovery of Lands and other related matters.
Accordingly, this was as a result of the recommendation of the commission; that all illegal lands and structures acquired by the administrations between 2006-2019.
A statement issued by the office of Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma stated, “The present administration is therefore not resting on its oars in recovering all the stolen properties of the state;especially those carted away by the previous administration and in line with the 3R mantra initiative of Gov. Hope Uzodimma, the state must continue to work; in line with the relevant laws and recommendations of government agencies and commissions no matter whose ox is gored.
“Recall that the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on Recovery of Lands and Other Related Matters was one out of the many panels constituted by the Emeka Ihedioha’s administration which Gov. Hope Uzodimma has demonstrated high sense of political maturity and playing above party politics to allow the panels work and adopt their recommendations.”