… As Prince Mbata commences 2,000 jobs scheme in partnership with the state Government
The Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma has showered encomiums on an illustrious son of the state, Prince Alex Mbata for his magnanimity in constructing a 2km road in Owerri, the state capital.
Senator Uzodimma gave the commendation at the commissioning of the road, which connects Protea hotel to other parts of New Owerri.
The governor used the opportunity to appeal to other well-meaning Imolites to tow the path of Prince Mbata by supporting the efforts of the state government.
He stated that Imo is currently the fastest growing state in the federation in all spheres of development, saying that very soon, Imo will be a tourism hub and also a state where people from other states will come for their children’s quanlity education and medical treatment.
Governor Uzodimma congratulated the philanthropist for executing the people oriented project.
In his speech, the Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Paul Emeziem thanked both the governor and Prince Mbata for building quality roads that will last for at least, 40 years.
Also speaking, Chief Martin Agbaso,( Ochudo) advised Imolites to bring their investments home like Prince Mbata.
He added that Prince Mbata had previously constructed many roads in his village, Ngwoma, Owerri North Local Government of Imo State and prayed God to replenish his resources.
Adding their voices, former speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Godfrey Dikeocha, Chief Henry Njoku ( Harritex), Lady Chidimma Oparaocha commended Prince Mbata for what they described as unmatched magnanimity.
The residents of the area effusively thanked Prince Mbata for bringing hope and succour to the area, describing the road before it was constructed by Mbata as a dungeon and death trap to the residents of the area, adding that the streetlights on the road will boost night life and enhance security in the area.
In his remarks, the philanthropist, Prince Mbata told Imolites that the propelling factor was the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to relieve residents of the area from hardship occasioned by deplorable condition of the road for more than three decades.
He added that the governor’s good spirit of building federal roads namely Owerri-Orlu; Owerri-Okigwe further gave him the courage to complement his efforts
Prince Mbata equally disclosed that he is tempted to name the road Grace and Mercy Road but would leave that to the state Governor.
According to him, ” I am representing my company of which I am the CEO in building the road.
He further disclosed that his company, ABM will soon provide 2,000 Jobs to the teeming unemployed graduates of the state in order to reduce restiveness among the youths.