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Imo names road after Yar’Adua

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI — 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 Yar’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 Yar’Adua granted armed militants took the global community by storm, even as he called for fine-tuning of the amnesty programme.

“The success of the amnesty took the global community by surprise. The world witnessed thousands of youths surrendering their arms and ammunition under late President Yar’Adua.  He deserves a post-humous Nobel Prize for Peace for the amnesty,” 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.


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