By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A
Indeed, it’s a sweet story of from the Commonwealth Nations to the United Nations, from London to Bonn for the Imo State governor-elect, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON KSC as he undertakes a visit to Boon, Germany, after his visit to London penultimate week where he met with the executives of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC) UK.
Between Friday, May 2, 2019 and Monday, May 4, 2019, the governor-elect will be participating in the United Nations Global Festival of Action on Sustainable Development which is slated to hold in Bonn, Germany, attracting participants from all over the world.
A programme of the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, the United Nations Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development receives support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the German Federal Foreign Office and some other development partners.
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha will be a Special Guest Speaker and will deliver an address at Festival holding at the World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany.
Also in the schedule of the governor-elect is an interactive Town Hall Meeting with Imo people in Germany under the aegis of Imo State Association, Germany.
The visit, according to a press release dated April 30 signed by the governor-elect’s Media Aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, is in line with the quest by the governor-elect to strategize for securing development partners and investment opportunities for Imo State.
The press release further stated that the governor-elect anticipates securing acquaintance and contacts with development partners from access the globe that will participate in the Festival.
About two weeks ago, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha was in London where, in addition to meeting with Imo people in the United Kingdom, also paid a visit to the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC) UK, discussing development partnership with them in the areas of small and medium size enterprises (SME), investment promotion agricultural potentials and encouragement of commonwealth investors to invest in Imo State.
There is no gainsaying that the visits by the Imo State governor-elect within three weeks to an agency of the Commonwealth Nations in the UK and an agency of the United Nations in Germany will attract desirable foreign cooperation for economic development of the State.
The need is therefore germane for Imo people to insist on sustainable support for the incoming RebuildImo administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha so that the very bright future that he has begun to devise for the State will see the light of day for the overall benefit of all Imolites.