Uzodimma assures Imo indigenes in Diaspora of security at yuletide
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has assured Imo indigenes living abroad and those in other states of the federation, who wish to visit home for the Christmas and New Year festivities of their security.
Speaking on Saturday, in Lagos, at this year’s Imo Cultural Day celebrations organised by the Imo State Towns Development Association, Lagos (ISTDAL), he also praised members of ISTDAL for promoting Imo cultural heritage in Lagos.
The event, which held at the Nigeria Army School of Music, Abati Barracks, Surulere, Lagos, with the theme ‘Udo Bu Oganihu’ and Tony Ohakwe as guest speaker, attracted personalities from Imo resident in Lagos.
Represented at the event by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, the governor advised the Diaspora Imolites not to listen to propaganda and fabricated social media publications about the security situation in the state.
He assured them that, contrary to what they might have been fed with, the situation had been brought under control.
In a statement, yesterday, by his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, the governor congratulated Imo indigenes in Lagos for setting the pace for other town unions in other parts of the country, and even abroad, to follow.
As a demonstration of his support for the activities of ISTDAL, the governor expressed his willingness to host the executive of the association at Yuletide.
He, however, stressed the need for them to be visiting home regularly to appraise the level of development going on in Imo, adding: “You will be amazed at the massive road construction and rehabilitation, which has been carried out by my administration in less than two years.”
Urging ISTDAL to take advantage of his government’s introduction of the people’s budget, which allows stakeholders to make inputs into the state’s budget, Uzodimma said: “Through this new method, the town unions can advise the government on what their people actually need and it will be included in the budget.”