By RALPH EJIMKONYE, ABUJA
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma Thursday met President Muhammadu Buhari, where he sought the latter’s intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors spent on federal roads in the State
Uzodinma said Imo is financial distress
He told State House Correspondents after the meeting “In Imo, we do not know again which one is federal road or State owned.
“We do every road like the Akokwa/Orlu road which we have fixed and dualised. Owerri/Port Harcourt road is so bad. There must be cooperation between federal government and stakeholders on these roads.
Governor Uzodinma revealed that a team of consultants he engaged revealed to him that N32 billion was spent on federal roads in the past.
He said he briefed Mr.President on the discovery.
Uzodinma’s predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha had before his ouster as Governor by the Supreme Court, had flagged off the construction of 16 urban roads in the State, totalling 81 kilometers which was said to have cost N23 billion.
This is the second time Governor Uzodinma has visited President Buhari after the Supreme Court on January 14 sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor and declared Uzodinma as duly elected Governor of the State.