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Reconstruction Of Owerri/Okigwe Road: A Monumental Achievement Of Gov Uzodinma –Charlvon



The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has been extolled for delivering on his campaign promises by taking on the reconstruction of two major roads in the state; Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe in line with his 3Rs mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Recovery.

A renowned philanthropist and political leader in Imo, Prince Charles Amadi poured the encomiums on the Governor while speaking with journalists at Akabo in Ikeduru LGA during the flag of ceremony of Okigwe road.

The servant leader who spoke through his aide, Hon. Sir Anyaehie Okameme said that the reconstruction of the two major roads in the state will be a monumental achievement of the Shared Prosperity government.

He added that the road which serves as a major link to other states, when completed, will boost the state’s agricultural and economic growth because, according to him, it is on same road that heavy duty trailers and trucks carrying agricultural products, granites and various valuables ply on the route to get to the state.

“It might interest you to know that Craneburg construction company which has been contracted to undertake the reconstruction,  is a reputable German company known for its reliability and quality projects.

“It is an international company which has executed so many road projects both in Abuja, Lagos state and other states in Nigeria.

“Believe me, Craneburg is as good as Julius Berger in terms of construction and timely delivery, but I know so many people may not believe this.

“The two roads are very essential. You can now see that what the previous governments could not do, the Prosperity Governor has taken it upon himself to bring a new lease of life to users of this road.

“We can’t thank the Governor enough because he has shown that he is indeed a true reincarnate of late Dee Sam Mbakwe.

“All we need do is to provide the company with the necessary support by way of keeping to the road signs and instructions as the reconstruction lasts.

“I am very much convinced that, as a reputable company, it will provide an alternative route that will ease the traffic gridlock which may arise during the reconstruction especially now that the Yuletide is in the offing,” he said.

Meanwhile, our reporter who covered the flag off gathered that the Owerri-Orlu road will be 31km with dual carriage while that of Owerri-Okigwe will be 55km.

The Governor while speaking at Banana junction Orlu, the flag off ground for Owerri-Orlu road, he disclosed that the reconstruction will gulp the some of 55billion naira and will take up to 18months to be completed.

He further asked the people of Imo state to be expectant of more goodies from the Shared Prosperity government, promising that he will do his best to return the state to its original master plan to the benefit of all and sundry.

Ikeduru IMC Boss Hails Uzodinma On Construction Of Okigwe, Orlu Roads

The Interim Management Committee chairman of Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state, High Chief TonyJude Iwuamadi has extolled the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma for delivering on his campaign promises by awarding the Owerri/Orlu and Owerri/Okigwe roads for immediate reconstruction.

The IMC boss stated this at Okatankwu Akabo in Ikduru LGA during the official flag off of the road project held in the area last Monday.

Hon. Iwumadi while speaking, expressed joy that at last the people will feel the rejuvenating breeze of the shared prosperity government of Senator Hope Uzodinma by accessing good road network never seen before in the state.

According to him, the Governor has just substantiated on his promise to turning the fortunes of Imo state around within the first two years of his tenure.

“The Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma is a ‘talk and do Governor’. He is a man that has high respect Imo people. This was a promise he made a couple of months ago, today he is fulfilling it to the glory of God.

“We are aware that the Okigwe road is a major link connecting us with several states, so as Orlu road. When the project is completed, it will indeed reduce, to the bearest minimum, the growing traffic gridlock along the major road.

“Frankly speaking, Imo state has not had it so sweet like this. All we need do is to support him and the government to succeed because the state belongs to us all.”

In the same vein, he thanked the Governor for engaging a yet another reputable construction company (Craneburg Company Ltd) which, according to him, has constructed several solid projects across the country, expressing utmost confidence that it will deliver even more than Julius Berger.

He however assured that the entire Ikeduru people and others who ply the road regularly, will give the company maximum support in the course of the project especially now that the Yuletide is in the offing.

Concluding, Chief Iwuamadi further assured of maximum security to guide the company, pledging more support for the government.

Our reporter revealed that Orlu road will be 31km with double carriage while that of Okigwe will be 55km with a single lane.

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Insecurity: Hotel Business Dying In Imo, As Banks Go After Mgts Over Loans



Insecurity: Hotel Business Dying In Imo, As Banks Go After Mgts Over Loan

Except Imo State Government succeeds in its efforts to restore normalcy in the state, the Hotel businesses which flourishes in Imo would become a thing of the past.

Investigation carried out by Lead revealed that most of the popular Hotel owners and management have cut drastically down the number of their workers following their inabilities to pay back the loans collected from banks caused by low patronage occasioned by insecurity in Imo.

Imo State in the recent times has been on the news over attacks by unknown gunmen and the security agents in the bid to restore peace were said to have killed some innocent persons, an act which crippled night clubs and other activities.

Speaking with Weekend Lead, the owner of one of the Five Star Hotels in Imo appealed with Imo state government to come to their aide, pointing out that some of the banks in the state are after them, demanding for payment of Loans which he said was over-due for payment but following the low patronage of Hotels occasioned by insecurity, the management of Hotels are unable to pay back. 

The said Hotel owner who chose to speak on the guise of anonymity told Lead that at their Union level, the Hospitality Management in Imo had gone to the Imo State Commissioner of Police to interact with him on the best way to improve on the security to enable them revive their businesses which he said is at the comatose state adding that with the state of insecurity in Imo, Hotels hardly have customers as people have boycotted night lives and other social activities.

He decried how Imo which is known for its hospitality industry in the nation is losing grips over insecurity adding that it is also affecting the IGR as well as the working population of the state. 

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Imo Security Challenges: Akajiugo Calls For Collective Fight



… Urges Leaders TO Sheath Sword

… Backs Government Peace Moves.

Given the Security challenges which hitherto have to a reasonable extent grounded the economy of Imo State, one of the chieftains of the All progressives Congress in the State, Prince Joseph Okwara, Akajiugo of Umuna has called on both the political leaders, heads of various religious groups, Traditional Rulers amongst others to see the situation as a serious one which must be tackled head long.

This is even as he appealed with political leaders to sheath their sword and unite against insecurity which he described as an ill wind that blows no one any good.

In a press release signed by Okwara himself and made available to weekend Lead, he expressed gratitude to the Imo State Government led by Governor Hope Uzodinma on the continued efforts to ensure that peace returns in Imo which he described as the only State we have.

Prince Okwara, a business Mogul cum politician who used the medium to condemn the call on the Governor by the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to resign his seat charged the leaders of the party not do play politics with what he termed a ‘sensitive’ issue.

Imo State chapter of the PDP had few weeks ago, called on Uzodinma to resign his seat as Governor, accusing him of incapacity to provide the State with adequate security, a statement which had received various condemnation in Imo and beyond.

Describing a peaceful State as that which breeds development, Akajiugo called on those behind the destruction of Government Institutions in the State to desist pointing out that such would only retard the development of the State as well as deplete our population.

He further used the forum to call on the security agencies to toe the line of professionalism in the discharge of their noble duties of protection of lives and properties and not the other way round.

Also Read: Shadow Government gives reasons for stopping Uzodinma’s criticisms

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Shadow Government gives reasons for stopping Uzodinma’s criticisms



… Calls on Imo people to exercise patience

… Describes Governor as committed leader.

Following the calls on the leadership of the Shadow Government, a pressure group that constructively critices the Governments at all levels over its sudden silence on the activities of the Imo state Government led by senator Hope Uzodinma, the body has finally given reasons for the said silence.

In a press release signed by the president of the group, Dr Anthony Iroegbu Njoku and made available to Lead Express, he revealed that shadow Government as a pressure group only speaks when the need arises particularly when the Government’s policies both at the federal and states are anti people adding that its silence after its report few months ago on Imo which attracted varying reactions from the Government and individuals is not out of fear or any other reason rather has been studying the Government’s policies and its style of governance to enable the group point succinctly the strength as well as the weakness of the government.

Iroegbu while marshalling out the reasons revealed that though Uzodinma may not have lived upto the people’s expectations one hundred percent but he is indeed committed and desirous of moving the state forward.

Dr Iroegbu who contested the 2019 Governorship seat of Imo state revealed that Uzodinma has good intentions but given the enormous challenges both man made and naturally made now slow down the required speed adding that two months to his assumption of office as the Governor of Imo state, the covid 19 virus hit the world which until now, is still ravaging the universe.

Iroegbu popularly known and addressed as Omenuko noted that while Imo and the World in general are still battling the effects of the covid-19, Uzodinma was struck with another but an unavoidable distraction from the Okorocha’s political dynasty of alleged converted Imo properties which almost resulted in open combat between the loyalists of senator Okorocha and the Appointees of the state Government.

While that was on, Unknown gunmen started causing havocs in the state which included destruction of Owerri Correctional Centre, the Imo state police command amongst others.

Iroegbu further revealed that the series of attacks both in Orlu by yet to be identified gunmen which led to loss of lives and properties, Ihitte Uboma,Oguta amongst others at the formation of the Uzodinma’s administration are capable of distracting a focused and determined Government yet Uzodinma to a reasonable extent is committed in moving the state forward, he said.

He advised him to look into the poverty in the state with a view of solving it.

He however appealed with Imo people to exercise a little patience with the Governor assuring that he is likely going to take Imo to that Promised Land.

He used the medium to call on those responsible for the said attacks to cease adding that Imo does not belong to Uzodinma but for all of us hence all we still suffer the pains of the destruction of the Government institutions in Imo.

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