Nigeria’s President Buhari visits Imo state, talks about importance of security
Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday visited Imo State, which is seen as the hub of the Indigenous People of Biafra, an outlawed movement which agitates for a separate state in southeast Nigeria.
Buhari, who is on a one-day working visit to Imo to commission projects executed by Governor Hope Uzodinma’s administration, talked about the importance of security, as well as infrastructure, in the lives of the people.
If there are no roads, if there is no security, what can people do? Definitely nothing,” Buhari said in his brief address in Owerri, the state capital.
He offered support for Governor Uzodinma on his administration’s effort to develop the state.
The president commissioned a polytechnic, a road project and flood Control tunnel and a new executive chamber
“Seeing is believing”, the president said of the projects in the state.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an outlawed movement which agitates for a separate Biafran state in southeast Nigeria.
Separatist agitation is just one of the challenges facing president Buhari's government ahead of the 2023 election.