BREAKING: President Buhari lands at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Imo state
… To meet with Igbo leaders, and also to Commission Projects
By Chinonso Alozie, in Owerri
President Muhammadu Buhari, has just landed Sam Mbakwe, Imo Airport.
Divplanet in Owerri on Thursday, monitored the visit of the President when he landed at about 09:30 Am. Buhari was received at the Imo Airport by the Southeast Governors, led by the Chairman of the Southeast Governors, and the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, host Governor, Hope Uzodimma of Imo state, among other Igbo leaders.
The President is expected to commission some landmark projects in the State and meet with Igbo leaders and other Igbo groups as well.
Governor Uzodimma has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new naval base in Oguta, Imo state.
Has Nigeria’s seat of power been relocated to Imo? Lawmaker makes crucial announcement Rt. Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu, deputy speaker, Imo House of Assembly, has spoken on the significance and importance of President Buhari’s presence in the state. She said:
”This presidential visit is epochal in different dimensions. Firstly, this is the first time in the last 12 years that we will be hosting the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Force, solely for the purpose of work rather than election or any other social or extra administrative reasons. ”This is to say that for the first time in 12 years, the Nigerians seat of power is fully relocating to Imo state, albeit, for just a day. The far-reaching significance of this cannot be overemphasized.”
After commissioning some major projects, President Buhari is said to be currently having a closed-door meeting with southeastern leaders at the Imo state Government House.
President Buhari showered praises on Governor Uzodinma after commissioning a major tunnel in the State.. In his words;
“Governor Uzodimma is a man of integrity, that was why I accepted to come and I am very pleased with what I have seen here.”
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