Citizens of Imo State have expressed displeasure over the recent visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Tuesday to commission projects.
The people described Buhari’s second official visit to Imo State as a waste of resources, which, they said, could have been channelled to other important needs of the State.
A Tailor, Kingsley Ojukwu, businessman, Chief Donald Ijezie, hair stylist, Mrs. Gertrude Umunna, and legal practitioner, Uchenna Uzoukwu, among others, who spoke to The Guardian on the President’s visit, said the decision to host Buhari on the day people were observing sit-at-home in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu’s court appearance was ill-conceived and insensitive to safety of the people.
Ojukwu said: “Buhari may have a genuine intention for his visit, but hosting him on a day we were asked to sit at home by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) exposes him and his host as insensitive to the safety of the people, especially those who risked their lives to come out to receive him to the state.”
On his part, Uzoukwu said: “I understand that the cost of Buhari’s visit runs into hundreds of millions of naira, and I thought that it would have been more beneficial if that money had been used for the execution of any other important project in the state.