The Emeka Ihedioha government has stated that it was taking a bold step to reposition the state of Imo to meet people’s aspirations despite what was found on the ground.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The governor’s special assistant on new media, Aic Akwarandu, said this in a statement Thursday to commemorate the 100 days of the administration.
He said, among other projects, that the governor has indicated the massive construction of roads that crosses the areas of Orlu, Owerri, Okigwe, which measures 81 km and is valued at N23.4bn.
“Roads include: Ahiara-Okpala crossing, Nkume-Umuowa-Orlu, Mgbidi – Oguta, Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze Concord Hotel –Jacob Zuma, Imo State University Teaching Hospital Orlu, Imo State University – Bishop Court, Aba Branch- Ahiara crossing, Okigwe roundabout – St. Mary Okigwe, Assumpta –Umuguma crossing, Douglas – Naze crossing, control – Umuguma roundabout, Assumpta road – PH.
“In line with Governor Ihedioha’s reconstruction mantra, Dan Daniam Stadium and Grasshopper International Handball Stadium have been discarded for rehabilitation and reconstruction.
“The work that is expected to be completed in 90 days will see the complete replacement of the tartan tracks, the scoreboard, the reflectors, and the soccer field. The capacity of 13,000 will be among the best in the world.
“The stadium has been entirely in ruins for years, the reason why the state football team, Heartland FC, now plays at Okigwe Stadium. “The resuscitation of training in technical and vocational education (TVET) is a priority of the Rebuild Imo project.
Latest Nigeria newspaper also report that “The governor also began the reconstruction and massive rehabilitation of the four technical schools in the state. “The reconstruction work at the Government Technical School is 100% funded by Zenith Bank. Other technical schools designated for reconstruction are Government Technical College, Mbaise; Government Technical College, Mbano.