According to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret. ), his administration has performed “extremely well” given the minimal resources at its disposal.
The President addressed a stakeholders’ gathering at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, the capital of the state, after officially opening the Owerri-Orlu Road, phase one of the Owerri-Okigwe Road, and the state House of Assembly complex, which had been rebuilt under the watch of the state’s governor, Hope Uzodimma.
He claimed that despite having few resources at his disposal, his administration was able to do a lot.
“This administration has done extremely well. I had to say it because those who are supposed to say it are not doing so. I don’t know why,” the President said.
He praised his administration for driving out Boko Haram militants in the North East and addressing infrastructure degeneration, which he claimed to have inherited from the Peoples Democratic Party’s administration in 2015.
He applauded Uzodimma for inviting him to launch initiatives carried out by his administration for the second time in a calendar year.
He committed to continuing to provide infrastructure assets to all states, regardless of their political allegiances.
According to him, the federal government will continue to assist the Imo State administration to make sure that it continues to give the people the benefits of democracy.
“This support is equally available to all the states of the federation irrespective of the differences in political party affiliations,” Buhari assured.
The President praised the governor of Imo for prioritizing institutional and building changes over the past three years and predicted that his administration will leave a legacy of significant development projects across the nation.
Buhari praised Uzodimma for his work on the state’s development and stated, “You have written your history.”
In his speech, Uzodimma claimed that the roads Buhari opened had been neglected for many years by earlier administrations.
The governor predicted that the state’s economy would grow as a result of his administration’s claim that 105 highways had been built in less than three years.