Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, says the requests of the people of the state will be “treated expeditiously” by the Federal Government because the state has “heavyweights” like the President Muhammadu Buhari; and Senate President Ahmad Lawan as friends.
The governor, who belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress as Buhari and Lawan, stated this on Friday when the Senate President visited Imo to inaugurate some road projects.
Uzodinma named of the roads after a former Senate President and former governor of the state, the late Evan Enwerem.
At the event, the governor said, “Today, the Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan and his Colleagues are physically present to witness the harvest of these roads which were done within our one year in office.
“A few weeks ago, our great Leader President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the commissioning of the roads. Last Tuesday, the Vice President also honoured us with his presence to commissioned Dick Tiger road and Dick Tiger Street.
“The visit of the Senate President as the head of the legislature is significant because it shows the synergy that exists in the APC government between the executive and the legislature.
“For us in Imo State, we are lucky to have these heavyweights as our friends, meaning that our requests from the centre shall be treated expeditiously.
“Beyond that, however, the shared prosperity agenda of our administration encourages collaboration with sister governments and other arms of government to ensure the rapid development of our state.”
The governor also lamented that some detractors through “untoward actions in the last few days have tended to slow down the activities of our government. But nothing can actually stop us from getting to our destination”.
“Our destination is to make Imo a better place for all residents while providing basic amenities and services as well as deepening democracy generally. We are more than ever resolved to implement faithfully our programme of rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery,” he reassured the people of the state.