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Fayemi unveils Chukwuma Nwoha road in Imo, commends Uzodimma’s 3Rs


Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, commended his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodimma on its administration’s Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery (3Rs) mantra.

Fayemi stated this while commissioning the Chukwuma Nwhoha Road in memory of the teenager who made Nigeria proud in 1985 at the under 17 World Cup in China.

The Guardian recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had about a fortnight virtually inaugurated a road named after him in Owerri.


Subsequently, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, visited the state to commission some roads, including the Akachi Road, which was renamed Evan Enwerem Road in memory of the late former Imo State Governor and former President of the Senate.

The Chukwuma Nwoha Road had been bad due to several years of neglect by successive governments, but Uzodimma expedited action on its reconstruction to tackle the constant failing of the road.

Fayemi said: “Governor Uzodimma stands by his words and I am delighted to be part of his Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery agenda. The reconstruction of the Chukwuma Nwoha road has brought the former footballer back to live.

“Accomplishing this from the scarce resources available to the state is something to commend and celebrate. As much as the people are not happy at the pace of development in Nigeria, we cannot throw away the baby with the bath water. Therefore, we have a duty to build our nation. I’m glad to be part of the development in Imo State.”

Speaking, Uzodimma, maintained that he was proud of Nwoha’s inroads during his teenage years, adding: “The commissioning of this road is heartwarming, because it is named after Chukwuma Nwoha, who as a teenager was among the young stars that made the nation proud by winning the under 17 World Cup in China in 1985.”


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