The good people of Avu in Owerri West, today, Wednesday, 13th paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Imo state to thank and appreciate him for bringing development to Avu, the leader of the delegation, Chief Ogbonaya commended the governor for the on going numerous projects in Avu and assured him of the support of the good people of Avu to Imo State Government. Responding, Gov. Rochas Okorocha thanked them for catching his vision and coming to show appreciation, he stated Owerri is expanding in geometrical proportion hence, the need to open new cities and added, "Avu is the new city". Gov. Okorocha charged them
to manage development that has come to them and also advised them to desist from bad leaders which has kept Owerri in bondage over the years.
"We are changing political leadership in Owerri to young men"... "Avu is the new city, light has come to Imo State and darkness can no longer take hold of this state".
He mentioned the new Mechanic Village, Military Hospital, Relocation of Police head quarters/ New International Market and a housing Estate as part of the development, he also pleaded with the people to allow government to earmark the new city and give necessary documents assuring them such development would add value to their land and cautioned against land racketeering.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the regent, Chief Mike Okere to the governor as the heir apparent to the throne of Avu.
In the vote of thanks, Chief Fidel Onyeneke commended the governor and stated, "my presence here is enough indication Avu is happy and proud of your leadership.
-- Joe Chimezie