Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Lockdown, anxiety as Buhari visits Imo tomorrow

Tomorrow’s order by the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) to sit at home to protest President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to visit Imo state is causing waves.

The Director of State (DOS ), IPOB, Chika Edozien, had stated in the broadcast last Monday on Radio Biafra that the President “is not welcome in Imo on Thursday, September 9, 2021”. He warned the leaders and every Igbo citizen to stay away from any ceremonies organized by Governor Hope Uzodimma to welcome Buhari.

In addition, he said there will be a “total lockdown of tomorrow.” Biafraland ”. The order to stay during Buhari Imo’s visit threatens the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the gubernatorial elections on November 6 in the state of Anambra.

The APC chief, who pleaded for anonymity, pressed his Afraid of a possible arrangement of sitting at home during the party’s campaigns.
The IMO government yesterday sealed some new generation banks in the capital for allegedly obeying the IPOB’s sit-at-home instruction in the southeast.

The development resulted in hundreds of bank customers were stranded. Notably, IPOB relaxed the order, which would damage the region’s economy. Instead of following the order every Monday, the pro-Biafra group said the imprisoned leader, Nnamdi Kanu, should sit at home every day if he went to court.

From the financial institutions at the Bank Road, Owerri, The Guardian stated that only one was allowed to operate. Officials from the Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) used tapes to seal some of the affected banks as early as 7:00 a.m.

With development, there are indications that the state could be locked down by traders and vans when President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting tomorrow.

The confrontation between the government and the drivers of oil tankers has already increased transport prices to around 100 percent.
Efforts to reach OCDA General Manager Innocent Ikpamezie to respond to the development failed as he did not respond to multiple calls on his phone.

BUT the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) / Media The governor’s advisor, Oguwike Nwachuku, said the action had nothing to do with the IPOB and its order.

He told The Guardian yesterday: “It is not true that the seal had something to do with IPOB. I firmly believe that the banks may be violating their obligations to the government because OCDA was involved. ”

ASO, a socio-political group, Imolites Collective (IC), has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari Der Tomorrow’s visit to Imo State is of great interest to the Imo people. The group said the arrival of President Buhari would “not only show that the president is interested in the development of the southeast geopolitical zone, but also reveal the level of work that the state government is doing on infrastructure, peacebuilding and life and security Property has done “. . ”

In a statement signed by its President and Secretary, Longinus Duru and Ernest Iroha, respectively, and made available to the Guardian, IC stated that it was good to know after crises and violence in the state that the president would be visiting.

The group said that the president’s visit would help Nigerians learn that peace has returned to the state, and stressed that the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, behind the scenes, has worked quietly to ensure the return of peace and progress to the state, particularly in the heartland of the Imo, Owerri.

While claiming that Governor Uzodimma has political courage and responsibility for the restoration of peace and security demonstrated y in the state, the Imolites Collective stated: “The president’s visit would help Nigerians, especially NdImo, to learn how far the government is in improving the m aroden infrastructure, promoting social development and promoting trade and industry.

“Of particular interest is the construction of an underground tunnel and surface drainage system along the Dick-Tiger Junction, the ChukwumaNwoha and connects the relief market, whose point of entry is on the Otamiri River with a length of 2.45 km.

“We fondly remember this After taking office, Governor Uzodimma saw the need to review the plight of the Imolites the award of the gigantic and characteristic project to curb the risk of flooding around the metropolis of Owerri.

“The underground tunnel project has really welcomed a sigh from the residents in the area, especially the direct beneficiaries, including MCC / Uratta, Imo Housing Estate, Trans-Egbu / Uratta Housing Estate, Aladimma / Egbu Road, Ikenegbu / Relief Market r esidents. “

Imolites Collective noted that the project des underground tunnel system met the high expectations of the good people of Imo state both at home and abroad and stressed that it is thoroughly commendable.

President Buhari is due to visit Imo state tomorrow, despite the governor’s announcement that during his stay in the state the president would commission a number of projects that his administration had completed over the past year and a half For the first year in office on February 27, 2021, the stakeholders said: “I warmly welcome you to this special stakeholder meeting. I call this meeting special because it falls within the framework of our one year anniversary in office, and even more so because it follows worrying security challenges and some bizarre events in the state.

“I know many of us are eager for it I’ll take home a list of our government’s achievements over the past year. I also know that we want to have a closer look at the events, especially in Orlu, and what exactly happened in Owerri on the fateful Sunday of February 21, 2021. I assure you that you will not be disappointed in any way as I intend to keep you updated on any matter. “

The governor stated that” despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the associated economic consequences; I can proudly tell you that your beloved Imo state is on track. Our shared prosperity agenda, anchored on our 3Rs mantra of reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery, is on track. ” fulfilling our common dreams is also on track ”. “Our determination to embed a culture of due process, transparency and accountability in the conduct of government business is paying off.

” So too is our drive to improve the deficit infrastructure base we have inherited . In general, I can proudly tell you without contradiction that our dear state is about to go on a cruise and that we will be going on a car cruise in the coming months, because things are really going up in the state.

” My beloved Nd’Imo, even the blind can attest that in one year we made a difference in good governance. First of all, I met you, the stakeholders, four times in one year to report on our responsibilities. We have thus created the necessary platform for your inputs and reviews. This is because we recognize that power is yours by the grace of God; the good people of Imo State, ”he suspected.

Governor Uzodimma expressed the belief that“ the difference between what happened in the past and what happened today is as clear as night and day ”and added In addition to the fact that it was different than in the past, when people didn’t know a specific office where they could meet their governor, Imo people now come to the Pentagon, also known as the governor’s office, to meet me every day as their governor.

The Guardian noted that the state government’s efforts to bring President Buhari to the celebrations for the first anniversary of Governor Uzodimma have not failed due to the president’s tight schedules.

Governor Uzodimma climbed the saddle as Governor of Imo State January 2020 after the Supreme Court ruled on the appeal to the gubernatorial election, requested the return of the Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the winner the gubernatorial election in the state on March 9, 2019.

Shortly after the ruling by the Supreme Court, the state fell into various social and political upheavals, which culminated in the exchange between the incumbent and the former governor Rochas Okorocha, who also had the Senate District Imo West represents in the Senate.

IN THE MEDIUM DURATION, no less than 120 young people in Imo have benefited from a training program in social media marketing, web development, video and photo editing and other aspects of information and communication technology (ICT ).

According to the program organizer, the Onugotu Obowo Foundation (OOF), the beneficiaries come from the 22 autonomous communities of the Obowo Local Council of the state.

In an interview with journalists of the opening of the five-day program at the Otoko municipal council yesterday, OOF President Dr. Goddy Nneji, the program aims to reduce unemployment among youth in the area due to skills shortages.

He said the two-batch training of 60 candidates per batch would also help Equipping participants with the necessary ICT skills that would enable them to make a living in ‘digital endeavors’.

He noted that participants were expected to make good use of the skills they had acquired and pass the knowledge on to others, adding, “In this training we found that most of our youth are unemployed because they have no skills. So we want to give them some ICT skills that will enable them to make a living. “

The NGO spokesman, Chief Cosmos Iroh, said:” This is our third leadership and staff development program for our youth. “