The Vice-President of NIGERIA has commended the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha for his bravery in building monumental structures in the state. He stated this while commissioning some of the projects executed by the Rescue Mission Government of His Excellency Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha. On 17th May, 2019.He Stated “I have gone round the state on several occasions to look at so many projects that the governor has done. As a matter of fact, on one occasion, we went to see one of the Universities that he had just completed. When I went round that University Complex, I realized that there is simply no other University that has the kind physical facilities like that University has, at least in the history of Nigeria”.The VP said it is very crucial and Important to recognize all that His Excellency has achieve in his 8 years administration in the State. And He should be commended for that, His Excellency has distinguish himself among other governors especially in the area of infrastructure(Schools, hospital etc).V.P. Osinbajo said that earlier he has commissioned Air Force hospital premises, the police and others like them in 3 or 4 different places,yet none of these projects are advertised on the news paper.I found it very hard and strange to believe that he is not making noise about it, for someone who is not quiet but suddenly becomes quiet about his achievements.I want to say that he has done extremely well in this past 8 years and sometimes his contemporaries will chose to make loud noise for very few they have achieved”.Prof. Osinbajo stated “Your Excellency, what you have done is truly commendable and I’m sure that posterity will not forget you in a hurry. I am here to Commission 50 projects, but I am 62 years old, so I will do what he did yesterday (Thursday) where he commissioned some of the projects on-line”.In his speech, Owelle Anayo Okorocha announced that the Imo International Exhibition Centre has been renamed Professor Yemi Osinbajo exhibition Centre, adding that local products would always be on display in the place even for export, while the four buildings inside the Complex represent the four market days in Igboland, which are Afor, Eke, Orie and Nkwo.His words “Your Excellency, I invited you here to commission some projects in Imo State. Few years ago when you visited Imo, you advised me that I must make my works known to the people and I disagreed with you taking excuses that there was no need to commission projects because when I consider the money involved in commissioning a project, it would give me money, to construct another classroom elsewhere.
But as time went on, I have come to realize that the advice you gave to me was simply of wisdom.”Yes, “Though I have taken the advice very late, which has costed me dearly. That’s was why I called you to be among the first that will commission some of these projects to actualize the advice you had given to me. I have spent 8 years Mr. Vice President. 18 hours out of the 24 hours in a day, I am on the road working.
And for the past 8 years, I do not know of any night that I have gotten 3 or 4 hours of sleep. My passion for Imo made me a crazy man, and I was in a hurry to change the situation”.May I inform you sir, he continued. that I am proud today standing as an outgoing governor, that the State Capital I met(the village I met called Owerri) is now wearing a look of a State Capital.
This is the joy and one of the legacies that I have seen which history will bear me witness. But had I taken your advice, I’m sure the entire Nigeria would have known what is happening in Imo State. Infact, this is why I’m being misrepresented and misconstrued in all my effort to develop Imo State. And in reply I say to them that they are misrepresenting facts. And all these people are only good in recognizing negativities than positivities”.Mr. Vice President now that you have come, you have seen, the facts speak for themselves. Now that you’re here, I pray that God will give you the energy and strength to be able to commission upto 50 projects within the next 3 hours. Mr. Vice President, when I realized that it was impossible to commission over 1000 projects is Imo State, as a smart man, I did television commissioning, I embarked on on-line commissioning for the first time in the history of Nigeria”.Here are Some of the projects Commissioned by the Vice President apart from the Exhibition Centre include, the Government House Clinic, the Ultra-modern Governor’s lodge, Odenigbo Guest House, first lady’s office complex, Sam Mbakwe road, Nnamdi Azikiwe road, Assumpta road, among others.