Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said plans have been concluded to host the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’s Conference in the State.
Okorocha disclosed this Thursdday in Owerri through a release by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Sam Onwuemedor.
The release which was the outcome of the recent visit to Okorocha at the Government House, by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division Enugu, General Ibrahim Attahiru, said” Imo state is ready to host the conference as the facilities required are all in place.”
“I am proud to say that Imo has some of the best facilities in the country to host any of such events.”
“Imo is the home of hospitality. We have lined up programmes for the Chief of Army Staff” It stated.
It was the view of Okorocha that , the conference would provide an opportunity for the army ” to address our children in the secondary schools to encourage them and resurrect their interest in joining the army because they are gradually losing the interest in joining the noble profession.”
“As well as meet traditional rulers who are curious to know about what is happening in the North East and the way out.”
Accoding to the release which quoted the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division Enugu, General Ibrahim Attahiru, said, “We have chosen Owerri for the conference because Imo state provides a very good ambient atmosphere for such conference, about 460 officers of the Nigeria Army will be attending the Conference.”
“I am pleased to say that the support gotten from the Imo state government has been impressive for the Conference fixed for December 4, 2016.”
” We have gone round the location of the conference and could not thank the Imo government enough for the quality of facilities on ground, just as he said that the conference would boost economic activities in the State.