President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Thursday) arrive Imo state on a one-day official visit. The climax of his visit will be to commission a number of projects executed by the Governor Uzodinma-led administration.
While in the state, the President is also expected to hold a crucial meeting with critical stakeholders from the Southeast region at the Government House, Owerri.
Declan Emelumba, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on line up activities for the presidential visit.
Prominent among the projects to be commissioned according to him is the N2 billion technologies driven balloon constructed to tackle perennial flooding within the Owerri capital city.
He said that the tunnel would enjoin a maintenance culture from the state government to make it durable and sustainable.
The Commissioner named other projects to be commissioned by the President as “the first phase of the Naze/Ihiagwa/Nekede/Obinze Road which plays host to both the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and the Federal Polytechnic Nekede which was previously in a deplorable condition, an Ultra Modern World Class Council Chambers at the Government House Owerri as well as the Egbeada by pass road to decongest the lingering heavy traffic on some roads in the state.
Emelumba who pleaded with the people of the state to come out en-masse and accord the President a rousing welcome assured that adequate security had been put in place by the state government to ensure maximum protection of lives and properties.
He warned mischief makers and individuals with sinister motives to foment trouble to purge themselves of this or to face to face the full weight of the law.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.