Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has released N7.5billion for renovation of all public primary and secondary schools in the state.
Okorocha also distributed school materials to the pupils and students.
Speaking while distributing the items in Owerri yesterday, Okorocha said his government had renovated all the premier schools in Owerri and environs.
He said that the project would commence immediately and be completed before May 29, 2019.
He said: “Today, as I exit in a very short time as your governor, I want to conclude with education. All those who have played a very vital role in keeping this light on, I salute you and I commend all of you. As I speak now, I want to announce to you that my parting gift to the people of Imo State in the education sector is the immediate release of N7.5bn for the renovation of all the secondary and primary schools in Imo State.
“In addition, I will release immediately the sum of N1million for the children in each of the primary and secondary schools in the State for their pocket money. Every child in primary and secondary schools must also get the new bag already being distributed”.