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President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Owerri, Imo State, commended Governor Hope Uzodinma for his efforts in developing the state, saying, ‘You have written your own history,’ after he saw the ultra-modern chamber of the rebuilt State’s House of Assembly.
The president, in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country while saluting Imo State governor for giving more attention to constructions and institutional reforms that will improve lives of the people.
President Buhari, who commissioned the Owerri/Orlu dual carriage way, Owerri/Okigwe road, and the renovated House of Assembly Complex, noted that the Imo State government had made remarkable progress with infrastructure in three years.
‘I am delighted to be back in Imo State – the Eastern Heartland – to commission a number of projects executed by the administration of His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma.
‘I am happy to note that within just three years of the administration of Governor Uzodinma, I have made two official visits to Imo State to commission projects in the state.
‘On each occasion, I have received a very warm hospitality of Imo people, for which I am always appreciative. Ndi Imo, Ndewo!
‘As it is often said in local Igbo parlance, a good road deserves a second passage. It is a pleasant coincidence that the name of your governor, “Uzodimma” is derived from this same idiom. Little wonder, therefore, that he has made the provision of good roads one of his top priorities,’ he said.
The President said his administration recognizes the importance of critical infrastructure in economic development and was determined to drive the economic development of Nigeria through the provision of vital infrastructure across the length and breadth of the country.
‘This can be seen in our commitment to certain critical projects such as Deep Sea Ports, new airport terminals and buildings, various railway projects, a network of gas and power infrastructure, roads and bridges including the Second Niger Bridge, telecommunications infrastructure to mention but a few.
‘I am therefore happy to see that the APC administration of Governor Uzodimma is doing similar improvement here in Imo State.
‘I commend the Governor for being able to do so with the limited resources at the disposal of the State Government. This proves that when leaders are dedicated and focused, much can be achieved for our people,’ he added.
The President said the Federal Government will continue to support the government of Imo State to ensure that it continues to provide the dividends of democracy to the people.
‘This support is equally available to all the states of the Federation irrespective of the differences in political party affiliations,’ he assured.
The President encouraged Imo State indigenes to keep supporting the Governor to actualize his dream for the state, particularly on good governance.