When President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, he found deserted streets, ENigeria Newspaper is reporting.
Ekene Mbadiwe, an ENigeria Newspaper correspondent in Owerri, reports that the city was abandoned as the Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB – had earlier issued a sit-at-home order and prevailed despite the state’s substantial military presence.
ENigeria Newspaper understands that President Muhammadu Buhari came in Owerri on Thursday morning for his much-anticipated visit, but instead of the expected applause, Governor Hope Uzodinma and other government officials were all apprehensive while the project commissioning ceremonies were done in a rush.
“The state’s substantial military and other security presence could not guarantee top-notch security, which is why all the projects were commissioned hurriedly.”
Meanwhile, there are reports that Emeke Ihedioha built some of the projects that President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned today in the Imo State capital.
Buhari arrived at Sam Mbakwe airport this morning, where he was greeted by state authorities and dignitaries, ENigeria Newspaper learnt
Governor Hope Uzodinma had intimated a few days ago that the President would visit Imo to commission projects carried out by his government.
Imo has also received further support from the President in the management of specific environmental issues in the state, according to the governor.