At the second Stakeholders meeting at the Expanded Exco Chambers, Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, one of the Stakeholders and statesman present, commended the Governor for showing true leadership by stating to them the status of the State, achievements of the Government, plans of the Government and his proactive move to maintain peace in Imo State.
“That you called your people today to tell them what you have done, and what you plan to do shows you are a good leader and I am proud of you”. Iwuanyanwu said.
Chief Iwuanyanwu revealed the part Gov. Uzodimma played to secure the lives and properties of Igbos in the north as Igbos were been threatened and framed for the ENDSARS protests in the north and Lagos.
“If you knew the dangers Igbos faced, you will commend your Governor. My friends in the north told me you have made contacts, trying to save the lives of Igbos in the North “. Iwuanyanwu stated.
The statesman also commended the Imo State Governor as Imo State had the least number of destructions and casualties during the protests due to his rapid and proactive response.
He further spoke on the destructions and mayhem in the state, added that the perpetrators are not Imo citizens, that they are hired hoodlums by politicians to cause confusion in the state. He cited an instance of the police station burnt in Orji, and by his investigation, no one from Orji was involved. He added that it is not in the nature of Igbos to loot or steal, “O wu ihe are n’ala igbo” Iwuanyanwu lamented.
He however stated that what is happening today started more than 20yrs ago when the system of Government failed the people.
He pointed out the level of corruption in the country, the level of unemployment and hardship in the nation, enjoined Governor Uzodimma to speak with men in higher authorities to address the issues.
Chief Iwuanyanwu commended the Governor for the part he is playing to reduce unemployment in the state, giving hope to the youths through skill acquisition programs and start up capital and kits for them; added that the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is a huge step in the right direction for Imo people by the Governor as he also advised him to build more Industries in the State.