Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:42 pm
By Victor Nwachukwu
President Muhammadu Buhari will be in Imo next Thursday to commission some key projects executed by the state government, Gov. Hope Uzodinma has said
Uzondinma who revealed this to journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Saturday said the State is prepared to receive the President.
Uzodinma, who spoke upon his return from an official trip to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, described the projects to be commissioned by the President as “significant projects.”
The governor said that he visited Abuja to “address some political matters and some critical issues that are supposed to be handled in Abuja.”
He listed the issues to include getting Federal Government’s assistance on the World Bank programmes on rural roads, ecological programmes, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management (NEWMAP) projects and other erosion control issues.
“While in Abuja, I secured approval for President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Imo on Thursday, Sept. 9, to commission some significant projects put together by the Shared Prosperity Administration.
“More to that, Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr President on management of some ecological problems in the state,’’ he said.
Speaking on his assignment as the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for the Anambra governorship election, Uzodinma acknowledged the importance of the responsibility thrust on him by the party.
The governor assured that he was doing his best to disseminate the message of what the people stand to gain should they vote in the APC in the Nov. 6 election.
He called on the people of Anambra and the South-East in general to align with the APC, adding that “those who support the party at the centre will get both their rights and their privileges”.