Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has been honoured with the prestigious Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON,) award by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the different categories of the Special National Honours award 2023 on Sunday.
Governor Uzodimma’s came less than 12 hours the government of Rivers State found him worthy for her highest Honour of Grand Service Star of Rivers State (GSSRS).
Imo people are already excited over the harvest of awards which they say were both fitting and deserving of a hardworking Governor.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said the recognition by the federal government signposts the immense contributions of the Governor to national development and unity.
He also said it was a vindication of Uzodimma’s tireless commitment to national cohesion and patriotic zeal in the discharge of his duties.
Emelumba said Imo people were particularly appreciative of President Buhari’s love for the Governor and the State, noting Sen. Uzodimma will continue to be at the vanguard for national cohesion and growth both as a public officer and patriotic Nigerian.
Also, the Chairman of the Board of Benjamin Uwajimogu College of the Ihitte Uboma, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanwe said Governor Uzodimma deserves any honour done him by the federal government, State, groups or individuals because “he has proven to have capacity for national, state and individuals development.’
Eze Oliver said he is confident that “more honours are coming the way of our beloved and performing Governor.”
According to an APC chieftain and business mogul, Chief Henry Njoku, “Governor Uzodimma to us is Mr. Capacity. He has shown that in virtually everything he finds himself doing, both in terms of national and State assignments, he delivers. We are happy for the award because he deserves it and even more.”
Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor