Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha has banned open defecation in the state.
He revealed this at Concorde Hotel in Owerri, during the 2019 global handwashing day celebration organized by the state Ministry of Public Utilities in collaboration with Imo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (IMORUWASAA).
On top of that, Emeka declared that handwashing activities in schools in the state must be properly observed for effective adherence to the policy on hand washing.
The governor said the policy was focused on enhancing the practice of hygiene and sanitation in the state.
Way to go.
Rt. Hon Chief Sir Emeka Ihedioha (born 24 March 1965) is a Nigerian politician and Businessman. He is the Governor of Imo State. He is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and represented the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency of Imo State. He was also the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a Commander of the Order of the Niger and holds the title CON.
In 2015, he also served a spell as the Speaker of the House of Representatives following the defection of Aminu Tambuwal to the APC. He is presently the Governor of Imo State, following the 9 March Gubernatorial Election where he emerged victorious under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ihedioha was born on 24 March 1965 at Mbutu Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area in Imo State, South-East Nigeria.
He attended Town School Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, and completed same at SDA Primary School Abule Oja, Yaba Lagos in 1976. He had his secondary education at St. Ephraim’s Secondary School, Owerrinta in present day Abia State. He then proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Food Science and Technology, in 1988.
Ihedioha took an executive certificate course in financial management from the Stanford University, and a leadership certificate course from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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