Despite threats from some agitating groups, crowd still received Buhari in Imo
There was a heavy presence of security operatives in every part of Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Thursday as mammoth crowd were on ground to receive President Muhammadu Buhari during his one-day working visit to Imo State.
As at the time of filling this report, Buhari had already commissioned projects such as Nekede Road, Egbeada Bypass, Balloon drainage system and New Exco Chamber and Lounge in the State.
The President who flew into the heartland city of Owerri from the seat of power in Abuja on Thursday morning is expected to proceed for a town hall meeting with Southeast leaders.
Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, and Abia State Deputy Governor were present at the event.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Egbeada Bypass at Owerri North Local Government Area, Buhari commended Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The President said the projects will boost economic activities in the State and ease traffic congestion.
He said all projects commissioned were in line with his administration policy.
Earlier on his arrivals to the state, economic activities in Owerri and other parts of Imo State were shut down, as most roads were deserted.
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