Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has disclosed that the people of the state are “fully prepared” to receive the president.
Umahi told State House Correspondents, last week, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, that president Buhari would commission some projects carried out by his administration during the visit, including roads and flyovers.
“There are quite a lot of projects that we have executed within these past two and half years. We have three numbers of twin flyovers that are built across the African Trans Sahara Road running from Enugu to Cameroon, passing through Ebonyi State…
“We have completed two and the third one is 80 per cent done, Mr President will commission the two. We also have a mall, what we call Ebonyi Mall, modelled after the famous Dubai Mall. And, we intend for the president to lay a foundation stone of that mall, which we will like Mr President to commission in the next 12 months.”
It has also emerged that Umahi has barred all forms of rallies and display of party logo by political parties in the state as the president visits today.
The governor warned political parties from coming to the stadium with any party logo.
“Nobody should come to the stadium with any party logo. We don’t want to embarrass the president. If we invite the president for a state visit and PDP rolls out their logo, it is an embarrassment to Mr. President.
“So, it is a presidential visit, no party is coming to the stadium with a logo or party slogan. It is just a simple, pesidential visit. If they don’t understand, they should find out what presidential visit is and what it entails,” he said.
The officer urged members of the public to inform the army and other security agencies of the activities of criminals and hoodlums in their locality, stressing that they would make crime unprofitable in the state.