By Dikachi Elemba, in Owerri
President Muhammadu Buhari will commission projects worth over N2 billion in Imo State executed by the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma, when he arrives on Thursday for a one-day official visit.
While in the state, the president is also expected to hold a crucial meeting with critical stakeholders from the South East region at the government house Owerri.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the line up activities for the presidential visit.
Emelumba said prominent among the projects to be commissioned by the president is the N2 billion technology driven balloon constructed to tackle perennial flooding within the Owerri capital city.
He said that the tunnel would enjoy 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 bypass 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 the full weight of the law.