Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has canvassed for the strengthening of the laws establishing the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to enable it to perform its functions effectively.
Governor Uzodimma made this position known at a banquet the Imo state government hosted in honoured of the Executive Chairman and Commissioners of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) who were in the State for a retreat last week at the Government House, Owerri.
According to the Governor, the philosophy behind the establishment of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) was well thought out development, adding that to a great extent the Commission has assisted in efforts made at the unification of the country.
He noted that at this very trying moment of the country, the Commission needed to bring its functions to play to douse the tention giving assurance to the citizenry of a sense of belonging.
Senator Uzodimma stressed that it was in recognition of the great role of the Commission that the Imo State government opted to sponsor the retreat.
He admonished members to work together in harmony to enable the Commission to deliver on its mandate.
In her remarks, the Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr Muheeba Dankaka thanked the Governor and Imo State government for accepting to host the retreat. She said the outcome of the retreat will go a long way in assisting the Commission in its assignment.
The FCC boss, however, called on state governors to also come to the aid of the Commission, particularly by assisting the State offices to function effectively.