The members of Amaigbo Unity Forum (AUF), having consulted with the people of Amaigbo Tuesday, expressed appreciation to the Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, for his effort to develop the education sector in the state, appealing to him not to relocate the School of Health Technology in Amaigbo to Orlu.
The forum also lauded the imminent passage of a motion in the state House of Assembly to upgrade of the status of the School of Health Technology to Imo State School of Nursing and Health Technology.
In a statement issued by the Head and Secretary of the forum, Charles Igbokwe and Patrick Obialor, respectively, the forum said: "We are aware of various interpretations given to this motion by the people purporting the relocation of the main campus of the Institution from Amaigbo where it is presently situated to Okporo Orlu.
"The insinuation that the present location of the school is far from the major road is not tenable and very illogical as such institutions are not supposed to be on the road but inside where it will have enough conducive academic environments."We will reciprocate the gesture of the governor on road constructions in the town and also give him our support at all times," AUF said.
The forum therefore appealed to the Governor not to relocate the institution from Amaigbo or deny Amaigbo the main campus "as such action will not only destroy the economic growth but will emotionally and psychologically destabilise every Nwangele citizens and the entire Amaigbo community."