The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new institutions include the “University of Engineering, Onuimo, University of Agriculture, Aboh Mbaise, Ihitte Uboma College of Education and Ehime Polytechnic.
Okorocha reportedly added that the National High School, Arondizuogu would be changed to a college of education while Ahiara Technical College would be upgraded to a polytechnic.
The governor further announced plans to change the location of some ministries to decentralise development in the state adding that the tourism ministry would be moved to Oguta while the Niger Delta ministry would be moved to Ohaji Egbema local government area.
Also the agriculture ministry would be relocated to Ngor Okpala local government area, while the that of sports would be moved to Dan Anyiam Stadium.
While announcing the cancellation of two days off given to workers in the state civil service for farming to help cushion the effects of the economic recession on them, he added that the end of recession in the country has brought about significant improvement.
According to him, workers must now resume their normal work schedules and failure to comply would result in their immediate dismissal.
Okorocha pleaded with Imo people to be wise in the election of the next governor of the state and warned them against heating up the polity unnecessarily.
“Choose your next governor wisely, ensure you know his track record before you elect him; if you elect a greedy, fraudulent or power drunk person, it will surely manifest. “Becoming a governor will not change a bad person, it will only bring those attributes to the fore,” he advised.
Channels TV reports that governor Rochas made this known in a one-month long activity to commemorate the celebration of the creation of the state 42 years ago.