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Buhari commissions signature projects in Imo



PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari arrived Imo State on Tuesday, to inaugurate some projects built by Governor Hope Uzodimma in spite of the threat imposed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB).

   The number one citizen of the country touched down the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport at about 11am and was received by the state governor and members of the Imo State Executive Council.

   Shortly after the brief airport ceremony, Mr. President headed straight to Orlu with a Chopper to inaugurate the Owerri-Orlu road, as well as to Amaraku in IsialaMbano Local Government to inaugurate part of the Owerri-Okigwe road and the refurbished Imo State House of Assembly Complex, Owerri.

   However, citizens of the state strictly complied with the IPoB’s directive of sit-at-home order but it did not stop the state government and Mr. President from performing the inauguration of the listed projects.

   IPoB had issued an order warning citizens from the South East to stay-at-home in an effort to give solidarity to IPoB leader, NnamdiKanu, who was in court on the same day in continuation of his case of alleged treason preferred against him by the federal government.

   Speaking during the ceremony, President MuhammaduBuhari commended the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma for his unrelenting effort to developing Imo state, adding that these infrastructure he has come to commission, it was enough evidence that he is actually making judicious use of the state lean resources irrespective of problems of COVID-19, insecurity and other social vices that has continued to hamper good will and development.

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   Earlier, the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma thanked President Buhari for availing the opportunity to come for the second time within a space of time to the state to commission projects executed by Uzodimma administration.

    In his contribution, the chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers,  Eze Emmanuel Okeke commended the state governor for reconstructing both Orlu/Owerri and Owerri/Okigwe road phase 1, flagging off two other roads which connects Imo and other states.

   The royal father who is the traditional ruler of Amaifeke in Orlu Local Government Area promised the unreserved support of the traditional rulers in the state.

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