U.S. trip: Imo governor, Ihedioha returns

.Assures on visit
By Valentine Amanze

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha CON, Tuesday, returned to Imo State, after a one-week economic and diplomatic trip to the United States of America.
On arrival at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Governor Ihedioha said that he held useful deliberations and interface with the Congressional Black Caucus; U.S State Department; World Bank; Department for International Development, DFID and the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.

He assured that his discussions with the agencies would yield desired results for the state, in line with his campaign promises to look beyond the shores of Imo State in the task of rebuilding the state.
He said that the need to tackle the enormous challenges confronting the state made it necessary and imperative to seek collaboration with partners to support the efforts of his administration's Rebuild Imo Agenda.
He explained: "It was an economic and diplomatic visit to the United States of America, where we had cause to interface with the Congressional Black Caucus. We visited the State Department, we also visited the World Bank, DFID, and of course, USAID. And we had useful deliberations."
He said that Imo State was in need of resources and collaboration to enable his administration create jobs and wealth for its teeming youths and for the citizens.

Ihedioha also assured that there was hope for the state because the renewed faith and confidence in his administration by the international community who is happy with the progress made so far by his administration.
"We are making progress. We've made useful contacts and engaged in deliberations we believe will yield positive results in the shortest possible time.
"The good news is that they are confident and they are happy with our progress thus far. There is faith and confidence in the government of our state today," he said.
The governor, who before leaving for the United States, flagged off the construction of some inter-city and intra-city roads including the construction of 381 kilometer rural road project, and also the rehabilitation of all technical colleges in Imo State and the State Agricultural Programme, expressed optimism that his administration would deliver the goods to better lot of the citizens.

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