By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI â€” Imo State House of Assembly has named the newly constructed and dualised Port-Harcourt/Concorde-World Bank-Onitsha Road Junction after late President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua.
Apart from this resolution, the lawmakers also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for demonstrating a rare loyalty to the late president, which helped to navigate the nation out of recent troubled times.
The lawmakers took these decisions during a special valedictory session in honour of the late president.
They also urged Governor Ikedi Ohakim to invite President Jonathan to visit the state, with a view to commissioning projects executed by the present administration.
‘Yar’Adua deserves Nobel Prize’
Addressing the parliamentarians, Ohakim recalled that the amnesty the late President Yarâ€™Adua granted armed militants took the global community by storm, even as he called for fine-tuning of the amnesty programme.
â€œThe success of the amnesty took the global community by surprise. The world witnessed thousands of youths surrendering their arms and ammunition under late President Yarâ€™Adua.Â He deserves a post-humous Nobel Prize for Peace for the amnesty,â€ Ohakim said.
According to him, Nigeria witnessed methodical prog-ress between 1999 and now.
Ohakim added that since he assumed office as governor of the state, he had attracted projects worth over N50 billion from the Federal Government.