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Imo: What Hope Uzodinma said after his first National Economic Council meeting

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The newly sworn in Imo State Governor, Chief Hope Uzodinma, says he feels excited and encouraged being part of the National Economic Council (NEC).

Uzodinma spoke with State House Correspondents on the sidelines of the NEC meeting presided over the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, NAN reports.

He was attending the meeting for the first time.

Uzodinma was on Jan. 15 sworn in as Governor following a Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of Chief Emeka Ihedioha and declared him the winner of the governorship election in Imo in 2019.

The governor said he would offer his best in the course of administering the state.

“I feel excited being part of the engine room where national development is being planned and I am encouraged.

“The people of Imo State should expect the best from me in terms of my vision for the state as contained in my manifesto followed by the broadcast which I did two days ago.

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“Of course, all those policies have been well articulated; researched upon; and by the grace of God, if accomplished, will take us to the next level.’’

He said that government was a continuum and that he would continue from where he met the government.

Uzodinma added, however, that in the process of governance, if there were issues that required to be probed; he would not hesitate to do so.

“I have been around for very long; I have been a private sector person, I have been in the Senate for eight years; I have been part and parcel of government.

“So, there is nothing really new; the process of national development is a collective thing.

“So, from one point or the other point, you will continue to participate and be contributing your own quota,’’ the governor said.

He said that he would gradually reconcile all the groups with a view to creating stability in the polity.

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