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The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has openly lauded the people of the state for the warm reception that they had accorded to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during his September 23 official visit which he had made to the state.
Uzodinma made mention of this when he spoke after a Church service at the Government House Chapel in Owerri on Sunday.
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He had also commended the people for their show of commitment by identifying with the President in spite of the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The governor attributed the success of the visit to the prayers of the people.
“By the grace of God, Imo has been restored to peace and order,” he said.
He urged the people to jointly support the government for the overall good of the state.
”I call on all sons and daughters of our dear state to come out and be part of the government, the vanguard which is ready to change the old style of doing things, and embrace the new style of doing things, ” he said.
He commended the day’s homily that harped on sacrificial service for eternal gains, saying it was in tandem with the vision and mission of his “Shared Prosperity Government”, which was to put the interest of the people first before individual interests.
The governor’s wife, Mrs Chioma Uzodinma and top officials led by the deputy governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, attended the service.
In another related report, In lieu of the recent statements by the IPOB, the Imo State Government have come out to openly dismiss the threat which had been issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ahead of the visit of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference in Owerri on Saturday, Declan Emelumba who is the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy had revealed that IPOB couldn’t threaten Buhari.
Emelumba, who was reacting to a threat issued by IPOB declaring a sit-at-home in the state on Tuesday, insisted that security operatives were ready for the president’s visit to Imo.