Buhari to Visit Imo, Commission Key Projects in Southeast State
- President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Imo on a working visit to the state to commission completed projects
- This is the second official visit by the president to the southeast state within a space of roughly one year
- During the last visit, Governor Hope Uzodimma gathered Igbo leaders for the reception of the president
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Owerri - President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, September 13 visit Imo state to commission some projects embarked upon by the Hope Uzodimma-led administration.
Top on the president's itinerary during the visit would be the commissioning of Owerri-Orlu road, a federal road built by the Uzodimma-led government.
The road which transverse through six different local government areas of Owerri Municipal, Owerri North, Mbaitoli, Njaba, Isu and Orlu, was built with dual carriage, drainage system on both sides and solar-powered illumination all through.
A statement from the state government noted that:
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“The contractor, Craneburg Construction Company, applied best of engineering designs on the project which now translate to the beauty complemented by all.
“The solid construction at the Njaba bridge and other sections of the road, has restored confidence on motorists, who hitherto worried on transit along this route.
“The 3R Government's road revolution in Imo state is truly transforming the road infrastructures across the state and as Mr President commissions the Owerri-Orlu road, Imolites are full of thanks to him and Governor Hope Uzodimma who embarked on the project, despite being a federal road.”
The president is also expected to commission the newly built and furnished Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) complex.
The statement by the state government further noted that:
“It is on record that the House of Assembly complex prior to the emergence of the Uzodimma-led administration in Imo by 2020 had been in comatose and totally abandoned for about 11 years due to its sorry and dilapidated state.
“To the glory of God Almighty, the Assembly complex has now been re-equipped and re-furbished with state-of-the-art equipment/gadgets and furniture that have brought it to a world class standard and in fact, the best in Nigeria today.
“The project was delivered by the world class Koran-DiResta Construction Company of Manhattan, that delivered the Nigeria House in New York, USA and ready for commissioning by Mr. President tomorrow.”
Hope Uzodimma to Ndi Igbo: We need to strengthen our negotiation skill in politics
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Uzodimma charged Ndi Igbo to strengthen their negotiation skills to play politics effectively at the national level.
Governor Uzodimma disclosed that the Igbos must leverage on our compassionate advantage to strengthen their negotiation skill, adding that even though the unfortunate event of the 60s has not helped matters, Igbos are still held hostage.
He, however, noted that Ndi Igbo have risen from the ashes, spreading across the nation still seeking better accommodation and not domination.
2023: Hope Uzodimma dismisses Peter Obi's influence in Imo
Recall that Governor Uzodimma recently declared that Imolites are obedient to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Governor Uzodimma was making reference to the popular slang used by supporters of Obi, who identify themselves as 'Obidients,' saying:
“We are APC members, we are obedient to APC not to any individual or any other political party.”