Imo state government has warned members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stay off during President Buhari’s visit.
A few projects of governor Hope Uzodinma will be commissioned by the president on Thursday
IOPB is reported to have declared a sit-at-home order on Thursday, threatening that the president is not wanted anywhere in South East.
Declan Emelumba, the Minister of Information and Strategy, warned there would be no reversal of the government’s resolve to give the president a fitting reception.
He said, “I’ve never heard of a sit-at-home by any group.”. According to the one I heard, they want their leader released and will protest when he appears in court.”
“However, we are talking about a presidential visit. We will give the president a befitting reception during his visit to Imo. The security arrangements have been made in this regard, and I assure you that the people of Imo are enthusiastic about the visit.”
According to Emelumba, the president traveled to the state for the first time as this is his first time visiting the state.
Residents of the state are so eager to receive the president that traders have decided to close all markets on Thursday to demonstrate their enthusiasm.
He said that the president will be commissioning four projects among which is the Ihiagwa – Nekede Road, Balloon technology-driven underground tunnel with surface drainage at Chukwuma Nwoha road, Naze/ Nekede/Ihiagwa Road, the Egbeada By-Pass and the newly built ultra modern executive chambers.