Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has unveiled the statue of the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
This is coming less than two weeks to his handover to the new administration.
Naija News recalls that the governor who gained notoriety for making statues for past and present influential figures had earlier invited the president Muhammad Buhari for a scheduled one-day visit to Imo State yesterday.
The president’s visit was however postponed due to a trip to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
Meanwhile, In another development, the governor has revealed how much his administration has spent in the construction of the 30 general hospitals in the state.
Okorocha who spoke at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital, while leasing out some of the hospitals to churches and organisations under a Public-Private Partnership arrangement said the state government spent about N1bn on each of the 30 general hospitals.
Okorocha said the idea was to make the state the health tourist destination in the country. The governor, who urged the incoming administration to sustain the project, said he was “finishing strong.”
Okorocha said, “While I congratulate you on the new general hospitals, I want to urge you to manage them well. I believe in Public-Private Partnership arrangements because nothing has ever worked in the hands of the government.”
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Angela Uwakwem, said the Ogwa General Hospital was handed over to the Anglican Diocese of Owerri.