Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Businesses, residents shun Uzodimma, ground Imo as Buhari visits —

President promises to promote infrastructure development
• Says the state’s problem is similar to Nigerian

President Muhammadu Buhari’s working visit to Imo state yesterday was met with apathy as the majority of residents stayed at home while government officials and some Fuehrer went to greet the president.

All requests from the Imo State government to residents to come out en masse to greet President Muhammadu Buhari fell on deaf ears as the people of the 27 councilors met The state remained inside.

Virtually all financial institutions, restaurants, shops, markets, and other commercial businesses in the state have not been opened to business in accordance with the alleged indigenous sit-at-home ordinance of Biafra (IPOB).

Even when the IPOB issued a statement on Wednesday debunking every order, the majority of Imo citizens and residents decided to stay at home to a To be on the safe side.

Also, important streets and roads, especially in Owerri, were deserted.

But House of Assembly Speaker Paul Emeziem applauded Governor Hope Uzodimma for that he brought the president into the state. “The visit justified the fact that the governor means well to the Imo people. Uzodimma deserves every award for attracting Mr. President to our state, which has many good packages for Imolites and the people of the Southeast, ”he added.

Buhari arrived roughly at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport , Owerri, at 9:30 am, accompanied by some ministers, and went straight to the Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa road to inaugurate the first phase. He also commissioned other projects.

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, who joined Uzodimma to greet the President, praised Uzodimma for his diligence in moving Imo forward.

For his part, Buhari pledged to support Imo in developing the infrastructure in accordance with the constitution.

He said roads are vital for people and the development of a society; hence his visit to road construction projects.