Imo State Security Challenges: Imo State Governor Meets With President Mohammed Buhari
The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma has yesterday, met with the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Mohammed Buhari
Governor Hope Uzodimma noted that:
In my usual manner of keeping active the feedback channels to President Muhammadu Buhari on partnership programmes and projects in Imo State, I briefed Mr. President yesterday on the tremendous progress recorded in bringing the security situation in Imo State under control.
At the meeting I sought and received Mr. President’s consent for the Federal Government’s support to our administration’s effort in this regard, having procured additional equipment including Armoured Personnel Carriers for the Nigeria Police Force to be used in the Ten (10) Federal Constituencies in Imo State and other technology-driven security gadgets for the Department of State Security.
I also briefed Mr. President on the progress of the Oguta Seaport. Thankfully, following the completion of the hydrographical studies, the initial hydrological studies and conceptual designs, the detailed engineering has tremendously advanced. With the ongoing partnership of the Private Sector, the completion and activation of the Oguta Seaport would boost economic activities across the entire South East.
We are leaving no stone unturned in our quest to develop and boost the economic growth of our dear State.
Mr. President was also informed of the performance of the Balloon Technology Flood Control project of our administration, which he commissioned during his one-day working visit to Imo State in September 2021.
This technology aggregates and empties the floodwaters that had for almost 30 years ravaged parts of our city center into the Nworie River. This development has greatly increased the volume of water at the river and improved its capacity to generate sufficient electricity for the entire Owerri Metropolis and its environs. I therefore sought Mr. President’s approval for the Federal Government’s partnership in the building of a Power Generating Plant at Nworie River.
It is my firm belief that Imo State’s partnership with both the Federal Government and the Private sector would greatly improve the economic activities of the State. We are harnessing every resource at our disposal in that regard for the good of our peace-loving people and State.