Hope Uzodinma, The Governor of Imo State, has insisted that his state was financially distressed ans seriously in need of help.
While the Governor was appealing to the President, he said imo state needed a financial intervention from the federal government.
Uzodinma, while Addressing State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, stated that financial assistance from the Federal Government would help resolve some of the issues confronting the state.
Uzodinma said: “I came to discuss this with President on some critical areas. Imo State you know is not solvent.
“Imo State is financially distressed, the roads are so bad, the security situation is rough, education is backward and a lot of things to do and we don’t have the money.
“So, I have come to request the kind intervention of Mr President to at least refund some monies spent on some of the Federal roads in Imo State before my arrival so that we can address some pressing issues like pension arrears, salary areas so that we can get back the people, recover the people first before we begin to talk of infrastructure.”