Ihedioha promises massive infrastructure development in 2020
Imo Governor Chief Emeka Ihedioha has promised massive infrastructure development for the 2020 fiscal year in the state.
He made promise in his new year message he delivered in Owerri on Wednesday.
Ihedioha harped on what he described as the determination of a committed executive team, the partnership of a collaborative legislature and the wisdom of an independent judiciary.
The governor said he was also hopeful of the support of an enlightened, God-fearing and hardworking people to succeed.
He said he would ensure prudent management of funds, proper planning based on empirical projections and a viable budget which formed the basis for fiscal responsibility and meaningful development.
Ihedioha told the people that road reconstruction and industrialisation were part of his plans to revive the economy of the state and attract meaningful investments.
“To ensure sustenance of our road projects, we will revive the Road Maintenance Agency. We shall also vigorously pursue the rehabilitation, remobilisation and reconstruction of the Onitsha Road Industrial Layout.
“We shall also intensify efforts in our promotion of investment and industrialisation to bolster economic development in the state and create jobs.
“I assure you that Imo is OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our dedicated ‘ease of doing business’ desk is there to address bottlenecks potential investors may face. Our efforts are gradually yielding results.
“Information Technology will also be the platform that we will use to sanitise our previously abused land administration and allocation system.
“Today, we have an airport which is like the crowning jewel of our state. Many of us went through pains to make the contributions then.
“Today, we look back rejoicing for the harvest of an airport that has become a leader among many others, “the governor said.