The Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has commissioned a major reconstructed road named after one of the young football stars from Imo Stare who made Nigeria proud by winning the under 17 world cup in China in 1985, Chukwuma Nwoha.
While commissioning the road, Dr. Fayemi congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma on the good works he is doing in Imo State and for achieving the construction and reconstruction of very important roads that link up the Owerri Municipal to other Local Governments and States of the South East.
The Governor of Ekiti State said what Uzodimma is doing in terms of infrastructure in Imo is in sync with the reason the people trusted him with their mandate.
He added that Governor Uzodimma has shown huge and sincere commitment to the people of Imo State.
He appealed to the youths to help restore peace and shun violence and destruction of public and private property as such acts will never allow for development.
He acknowledged that though in a democracy the people have the right to show their grievances when things are not going well, “but they should not join hands with detractors to pull down good intentions of their leaders like the Governor of Imo State.”
Earlier in his address at the occasion, Governor Uzodimma said that “under a conducive environment devoid of violence and unnecessary distractions and malicious political shenanigans” his government would deliver on its mandate to transform Imo State.
He noted that “with peace and security Imo State will continue to march on triumphantly to better and better years ahead which signals the irreversible end to the days of sophocating hardship in Imo State.”
Governor Uzodimma used the opportunity to appeal to Nigerian youths to give peace a chance “by refraining from been willing tools in the hands of enemies of the States in particular and the Country large,” noting that “there can be no progress without peace.”
He also appealed to Nigerians and Imo, in particular, to recommit themselves to building an enduring society where we shall pursue our legitimate undertakings in peace.
The governor thanked God that “the Chukwuma Nwoha road which has been abandoned for over 20 years has been recovered, rehabilitated and reconstructed as it is a veritable way of connecting MCC to Egbu Road; to Imo State University; Mbaise and Emekuku Roads; Okigwe Road; Orji and other Roads entering the State Capital.”