President Buhari to Commission Two Major Roads in Imo State Upon Completion

President Buhari to Commission Two Major Roads in Imo State Upon Completion

  • Two key road projects in Imo state under the Senator Hope Uzodimma administration will be completed in May 2022
  • President Muhammadu will be in the state to commission both projects according to Governor Uzodimma
  • President Buhari had visited the southeast state in September 2021 to commission major projects across Imo

Aso Rock - President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to commission the ongoing construction of the Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe roads upon completion in May 2022.

This was disclosed by Governor Hope Uzodimma after a courtesy visit to the president at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, April 19 for a progress report on the ongoing road constructions and projects in the state.

President Buhari
President Buhari will be in Imo state in May 2022 to commission the roads. Photo credit: @NigeriaGov
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The governor said while addressing State House correspondents:

''The progress has been very substantial. The cost is currently completely carried out by the state and we struggled to do that hoping that one day, the spirit of God will touch the heart of the federal government and they may refund us either completely or some parts of the money used for the construction.

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''But, what is important and uppermost in our minds as a government at the state level is to make the roads motorable so that farmers can evacuate their goods to the market and life can be made more meaningful to our people.
''By next week, I am going to come up here with a letter requesting approval to do the same thing from Egbu-Mbaise road up to the boundary between Imo state and Abia state. It is also in our plan.
''During our stakeholders' meeting, I did mention this to our stakeholders and they unanimously agreed that it would be a veritable thing to do.''

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The governor made the declaration during the 6th stakeholders meeting involving leaders drawn from across the state.

According to the governor, his government was founded on the democratic principles of open, transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance.

Hope Uzodimma inaugurates Imo state traditional rulers executive council had earlier reported that Governor Uzodimma on Thursday, April 7 inaugurated the state's traditional rulers executive council.

Governor Uzodimma at the inauguration of the 31-member council, charged them to work as representatives of the government to sustain peace and tranquillity within their respective communities.

He assured its members of the support of the Imo state government in providing the necessary resources to enable them to discharge their duties effectively and efficiently.


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