The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has ordered the immediate suspension of all dredging activities in rivers within Owerri, the state capital.
The governor also ordered the immediate reopening of Douglas Road, Owerri, which was closed by the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The statement said that the governor gave the orders while taking facility tours in the state capital at the occasion marking the 2019 World Environment Day.
The statement reads in part, “The governor, who lamented the uncontrolled dredging activities in Owerri, ordered the immediate suspension of all dredging activities within the state capital.
“Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha has ordered the immediate reopening of Douglas Road, Owerri, closed by the last administration.
“The governor who gave the directive during a working visit to the area, expressed concern over the hardship faced by motorists as a result of the continued closure of the road, reiterating his commitment to making life more meaningful for the people of the state.
On the controversy over the relocation of Ekeukwu Owerri market, the statement said: “Governor Ihedioha assured the jubilant traders that the matter will be revisited, informing them of his plans to begin consultations with the traditional owners of the market and the leadership of Owerri, before a decision is taken on the matter.”