Despite the threat by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to disrupt President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo state, the president has arrived in Owerri, the state capital.
The presidential jet landed at the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport at about 9.30 am.
The president, decked in Igbo traditional attire, was received by Governor Hope Uzodimma and some members of his executive council.
After inspecting a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Nigerian Army, the president was driven to Owerri City Centre where he’s expected to commission some projects.
It was gathered that the first port of call would be the Naze – Nekede – Ihiagwa road where he’s expected to commission the first phase of the road.
President Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with South-East leaders in Owerri.
The meeting, which journalists were not allowed to attend, is taking place at the newly commissioned Ultra-modern executive chambers at the Imo Government House, Owerri.
In attendance were the Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi, and Abia State Deputy Governor, Ude Okechukwu.
Others in attendance include the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Obiozor; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Minister of state Chief Uche Ogar: and other party stalwarts.
Already, Buhari has commissioned the Ihiagwa – Nekede Road, Balloon technology-driven underground tunnel with surface drainage at Chukwuma Nwoha road, Naze/ Nekede/Ihiagwa Road, the Egbeada By-Pass and the newly built ultra-modern executive chambers.