Owerri - The Imo Governmentapproved N10 billion for the completion of the first phase of the rural and city road projects in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr Theodore Ekechi, announced the approval at a news briefing after the executive council meeting in Owerri.
He said the gesture was to ensure the completion of all ongoing road projects in the state.
Ekechi said the state government also approved N300 million for the take off of the Community Government Council secretariats in the 27 local government areas.
The commissioner said the council also agreed to set up a committee for proper harmonisation and management of the 25 000 youths employed under the Youth-Must-Work programme.
He said the committee was headed by the state’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Kenneth Emelu, with the commissioners for lands, finance, health and the permanent secretary of the ministry of local government as members.
The commissioner said the Youth Must Work programme was domiciled in the office of the director general of youths.
Ekechi announced the council's approval for the disbursement of N10 000 bursary to every Imo person in tertiary institutions to encourage and assist them in their studies.
The council also approved the acquisition of operational vehicles for security agencies in the state to assist them fight crime.
He said the council expressed satisfaction with the performance of Gov. Rochas Okorocha in his three years in office, especially in the areas of developmental projects, free education and pledged their continued support.