OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE
… AS IMO DEPUTY GOVERNOR RECEIVES COMMITTEE REPORT, RECOMMENDATIONS
Imo State Government has received report of the committee on illegal child adoption and trafficking after seven months of its inauguration by the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere.
Receiving the report of Bishop Stanford Nwogu led Committee, yesterday, in his office in Imo State Government House, Owerri, Prince Eze Madumere commended the committee for timely submission and for a work well done given the caliber of personalities with unimpeachable character who are members of the committee.
It will be recalled that having tackled and arrested many culprits on the vex issue of illegal child adoption and with its resolve to wipe out such heinous practices in whatever guise, on the directive of Governor Okorocha, the Deputy Governor of Imo State had constituted and inaugurated a committee in the month of March 2016 to check and end the menace of illegal adoption and child trafficking.
Madumere had also urged the committee to pay attention to the terms of reference which bordered on; ascertaining the root cause of the widespread anomalies associated with child adoption and proffer solutions; reviewing of the subsisting applications and determine their genuineness or otherwise; make recommendations on the best methods to ensure that adoption laws are not violated; to make recommendations on ways to strengthen existing legal framework on adoption, among other recommendations.
Speaking further, he said that the effort is to ensure that the welfare of adopted children are not taken for granted and to also protect the child from getting into the wrong hands especially in the hands of traffickers.
Thanking Bishop Nwogu led Committee, Prince Madumere assured them of the government readiness to implement the recommendations after studying the content.
Speaking earlier, while handing over the two volumes of his committee reports and recommendations to the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Bishop Nwogu gave assurances that they have diligently delivered on the charge their were commissioned with necessary correlation to the terms of references handed down to them. While thanking Owelle Rochas Okorocha led government for choosing the honourable path to protect every child in Imo, he prayed for the implementation of their recommendations after study.
The members of the committee include: Attorney General of Imo State, Militus Nlemadim, Imo State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Mrs Ngozi Njoku (Secretary), Imo State Commissioner of Police, Prince Taiwo Lakanu, Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, representative of NAPTIP, Mr. Udechukwu Chukwu, the Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Chief Obinna Aharanwa, Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association, Owerri Branch, Lawrenec Nwaketi, Vice Chairman, Nigeria Red Cross, Prince Keke Chima, Chief Orikeze Ajumbe, immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy among others.
Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media
1. Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere in a warm handshake with the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter and the Chairman of the Committee on Strategies to Wipe out Illegal Child adoption and Trafficking, Bishop, Stanford Nwogu in a photo pose shortly after the committee submitted their report to the Deputy Governor in Government House, Owerri
2. Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere with the Chiarman of the Committee on Startegies to wipe out Illegal Child Adoption and Trafficking, Stanford Nwogu and some of his members after receiving the reports and recommendations of the Committee on child adoption and trafficking…