Imo State Governor Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has described the urban renewal Programme carried out by his administration as the solution needed to end the challenges of traffic gridlock experienced in the state.
The governor stated this while monitoring the urban renewal programe of road expansion work along Bank Road in Owerri Municipal, he expressed optimism that soon traffic gridlock will be a thing of the past in the capital city as a result of the road expansion.
Owelle Okorocha expressed satisfaction with the speed and efficiency displayed by the contractor and assured that the state government will meet up with its deadline before the rainy reason.
Governor Okorocha said ‘as you are now aware Imo state is the fastest growing city in Nigeria, am happy with the contractor doing the job, his pace and efficiency is quite commendable.
He called on Imo youths to engage themselves in meaningful activities, hinting that the urban renewal has a lot of job opportunities for them, but unfortunately youths from other parts of the country are the ones maximizing the opportunities.
The governor made known the agenda of his regime to empower the youths with about 1000 taxis under the blue taxi scheme. He equally revealed that the government has acquired vehicle with modern crime fighting facilities.
According to the governor, it will be stationed in strategic places in the state to fight crime to a standstill and it is in line with the Rescue Mission Quick Response Scheme meant to curb crime and criminality.