The governor of Imo State Chief Emeka Ihedioha should be advised by well
meaning Imo Citizens to open the Imo International Cargo Airport built
by the former governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for
operations, which the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had also
The opening of the International Cargo Airport has
now become increasingly necessary following the Federal Government’s
moves to close the Enugu Airport for renovation works. And when such
action takes place, the next option for Imo people, South-East people,
Nigerians and the rest of the World especially the businessmen and
women in this part of the Country would be the Imo International Cargo
The former governor had built the International Cargo
Airport to open Imo State for business to the rest of the World. And the
current governor should take cognizance of the fact that although
Okorocha built the International Cargo Airport, but it does not belong
to him, but to Imo people whose money, in the first place, was used in
financing the project.
The governor should look beyond Okorocha
and see what the State and her people stand to benefit if the Cargo
Airport is opened for operations, both now and in the nearest future.
Especially when everything needed to be done had been done and what is
left is to open the venture for business.
The governor should
also be advised to allow the Judges or the State Judiciary to move to
the Ultra-modern Justice Oputa High Court Complex also built by him
which the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Ibrahim Tanko
Muhammad had described as the best across the nation on the day he came
to Commission the project. Leaving such edifice unused and allowing
weeds or grasses to take over the Complex is a disservice to Imo people.
is also proper to advise Governor Ihedioha to equally move the Police
to the new Police Headquarters and the Prisons to the new Prisons
Headquarters also built by his administration along Aba Road. It is not
advisable to leave such gigantic structures unused. And although the
Police Headquarters and Prisons Headquarters he built could be adjudged
Federal projects, the governor can go for refund.
governor had built these amazing structures to decongest Owerri, the
State Capital and also create cities within the Owerri Municipality. And
the idea had paid off because Owerri has now connected Obinze, Umuguma,
Nwaorubi, and so on.
Chief Ihedioha should equally be asked to
open the two flyovers built by Owelle Okorocha which he closed few days
after his inauguration and reduce the rate of playing Politics with
projects that have direct bearing with the people. The two flyovers had
been in use for about four years before his emergence as governor and
closing them with the aim of discrediting them for Political reasons
won’t serve Imo people in particular and the general public any useful
purpose. Owelle had built the flyovers and tunnels to stop traffic-jams
in Owerri and to save lives.
The governor can do all these to mark his one hundred days in office, all in the interest of Imo people and the general public.
Special Adviser (media) to the former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha