Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has said bandits and hoodlums would have overrun the state if not for the “prompt” intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday after the commissioning of the dualised 36-kilometer Owerri-Orlu Road and the first phase of the dualised 53-kilometer Owerri-Okigwe Road in the state by President Buhari.
Buhari also commissioned the reconstructed Imo House of Assembly Complex.
“Your prompt intervention helped to restore peace and order in our state.
“But for your timely, prompt and fatherly intervention through the security agencies, Imo State would have been overrun by bandits and hoodlums.
“For this, I also say a big thank you Mr President,” Uzodinma said.
He also expressed gratitude to Buhari for accepting his invitation to commission the projects, saying the visit to the state, which was his second within one year, was an evidence of his love for the state.