By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, says his administration has attracted federal government projects worth over N260 billion to the State since he came on board.
Chief Ohakim, who gave this indication in a chat with Vanguard in Owerri, also said there would be no rest for him until he realized his economic vision for the state and its people.
â€œSince I came on board as Governor of Imo State, my administration has attracted federal government projects worth over N260 billion. Members of the National Assembly, who are our sons and daughters, are equally doing some good work in this direction,â€ Ohakim said.
He confirmed that he periodically relocated to Abuja because, according to him, he could not find all the money the state government needed to develop the state, within the state.
â€œAs the father of the state, I cannot fold my hands; remain at home bemoaning our economic woes and the huge devastation bedeviling our environment. What will posterity tell me? We have to go to Abuja or any other place to get the resources to develop Imo State,â€ Ohakim said.
Speaking further, the Governor said that when all the projects were completed, it would no longer be the same story, as things would change for the better.
â€œOne thing is clear, when these projects are completed, the economic atmosphere in the state would change for the better. The projects may appear slow but when fully actualized, the story would never be the same again,â€ Ohakim said.