The federal government’s approval for the dredging of Orashi River, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean, has started to attract the attention of the stakeholders in Imo State.
Since the approval was announced last week by Imo State Governor, Mr. Hope Uzodimma, the stakeholders that cut across party lines have expressed satisfaction that when such huge federal project is completed, massive economic and social growth would come to the state.
Uzodimma revealed this to residents of the state when the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Amiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, who was represented by Silyranda Lassa, visited the state.
He said that Buhari has already given his nod for the takeoff of the project, which is expected to cost about $2 billion.
The governor had said that the dredging of the Orashi River would open a new economic chapter in the state and South-east at large after its completion.
An Elder Statesman, Mr. Bob Njemanze, noted that the project would endear the state governor to the hearts of residents of the state and boost the economic and social activities of state.
Credit: This Day