Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State, has assured indigenes of the state in the diaspora that they can visit their communities with no fear during the yuletide season as security is guaranteed in the state.
Uzodinma made the pledge at the 2021 Imo Cultural Day celebrations organised by the Imo Towns Development Association, Lagos (ISTDAL), on Sunday, according to a statement issued by Oguwike Nwachuku, his Chief Press Secretary.
The governor, who was represented by Declan Emelumba, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, applauded members of the association for boosting the state’s image and fostering Imo cultural heritage in Lagos.
He urged them to frequently visit the state and their communities and not to be deterred by messages on social media about security, insisting that the situation had been brought under control.
He also used the occasion to inform them of the developmental strides achieved by his administration in terms of projects and infrastructure and encouraged them to come and see it for themselves.
He said: “When you come home, you will be amazed at the massive road construction and rehabilitation which has been carried out by my administration in less than two years.
“We have introduced ‘the people’s budget’ which enables town unions to advise the government on what their people actually need and these are actually included in the budget.”
Uzodinma also promised to host the executive members of the association during the yuletide.