The Imo State governor Hope Uzodimma-led administration, has warned the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), to clear off during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari, slated for today, Thursday, in the State.
During his visit, President Buhari is expected to commission some projects implemented by the Imo governor.
Recall that IPOB had issued a directive to its members and supporters not to participate in the president’s visit, by declaring a ‘sit-at-home order slated for Thursday, adding that the president is not wanted in any part of the South-East region.
However, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who spoke to journalists in Owerri yesterday, warned that no person should dare the resolve of the government to give the president a befitting reception.
“We have made every security arrangement in this regard and I assure you that Imo people are enthusiastic about the visit”.
Emelumba described the president’s visit as unique, as according to him, this is the first time the President is visiting the State officially.
The Commissioner said the residents of the State were so enthusiastic to receive the president and that traders were eager to demonstrate their enthusiasm by closing all markets today.
He further disclosed that the president would be commissioning four projects among which is the Ihiagwa – Nekede Road, Balloon technology-driven underground tunnel with surface drainage at Chukwuma Nwoha road; Naze/ Nekede/Ihiagwa Road; the Egbeada By-Pass and the newly built ultra-modern executive chamber.