The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday commissioned the Chukwuma Nwoha dual carriage road in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
Gov. Hope Uzodimma in his welcome address, appreciated the august visitor for making out time to join him in this epoch making event and being part of history in commissioning a road that hitherto has been a nightmare to the people but today the joy and pride of the state.
In his speech, Gov. Fayemi described Gov. Uzodimma as a man who stands to his words and his legacies are speaking volume of him and how delighted he is to be part of the 3R agenda in Imo State.
He added that the Chukwuma Nwoha road is a testimony to the goodwill of the governor to Imo state and congratulated Gov. Hope Uzodimma for been able to achieve this and many more with little resources at his disposal. He further pleaded with Imo people to embrace peace as the panacea for the sustainability of the developments in the state and declared that Imo can only move forward and never backwards.
On the state of Imo roads, Gov. Kayode Fayemi said “With the quality of roads am seeing here and the contractors involved, Imo should be rest assured that the roads constructed will last for a very long time.”
In their separate remarks, the federal commissioner for Imo state in the federal character commission, Barr. Willie Amadi has described the Chukwuma Nwoha road as an international standard road with a world Class Underground drainage system. He recounted the ordeal faced by landlords which forced them to sell their houses and appreciated Gov. Hope Uzodimma for changing their stories while describing what is happening in Imo State as road revolution.
The CEO ABC Transport, Chief Frank Nneji who spoke on behalf of the private sector expressed his gratitude to Gov. Hope Uzodimma for the reconstruction of the Chukwuma Nwoha road stating that the governor has unlocked the economy cum business opportunities through the road.
The Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Rt. Revd. Geoffrey Okoroafor has appreciated Gov. Hope Uzodimma for showing his political will and courage in reconstructing the Chukwuma Nwoha road which has been a nightmare to the people.