President Muhammadu Buhari has finally arrived in Imo State after the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) warned the Nigerian leader against visiting the South-East state.
Recall that in a broadcast on Monday evening by its Director of Strategy, Mazi Chika Edoziem, the proscribed pro-Biafra group stated that Buhari is not “welcomed into Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday”.
But the President, who landed at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, about 09:30 a.m, was welcomed by the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, government officials, royal fathers and other dignitaries.
In a post via his Facebook page on Thursday, governor Uzodinma appreciated the President for agreeing to visit the state and commission some of his projects.
Some of the projects slated for commission include Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze Link Road Phase One, an underground tunnel on D-Tiger Road Owerri.
Others are the Egbeada Bye-Pass and the new State Executive Council Chambers at the Government House, among others.
He wrote, “It is with a heart full of gratitude that I, on behalf of the good people of Imo State, welcome His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to the Eastern Heartland on a working visit to commission some of our completed people-oriented projects.
“Mr President, we are delighted to have you in Imo State on this august occasion despite your tight schedules and it’s our pleasure that while in Imo State, you will enjoy the hospitality and conviviality of our people.”