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Prof. Anthony Onwuka, Ministerial Nominee From Imo State, Would be Screened Out / Oboy See Heavy Accident Along Rivers Express Way (with Few Pics) / Few Pics From My Brief Trip To Abuja To Meet A Cankerworm. (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Coldie(m): 4:38pm On Sep 05|
Ofodirinwa:This your projections are very wrong.
Are u aware that even when Enugu airport was shut traffic at owerri was not even that much.
Airport traffic in the entire SE as a whole is at 400,000 passagers at most according to stats.
Divide this into 4... That's like 80,000 a year each Is this enough to keep the airports running if the government withdraws
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by marshman293: 9:14am On Sep 08|
IMO state is in Motion without Movement
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Coldie(m): 9:20am On Sep 08|
marshman293:This hope uzodinma I have this feeling that he is going to be a huge disappointment
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by SmartPolician: 9:26am On Sep 08|
He's gradually taking the path of Rochas Okorocha aka the con artist.
Someone should ask Abagworo to explain to us what happened to Imo Air. Ibom Air is now planning to start connecting Enugu passengers to Lagos.
How Rochas Okorocha degenerated from a popular philanthropist to a full-blown fraudster beats my wildest imagination. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by asha80(m): 12:47pm On Sep 08|
SmartPolician:before he entered politics how did hope make his money? We shouldn't be surprised
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|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Ofodirinwa: 12:25am On Sep 09|
Yes, because people going to Enugu reverted back to driving. The driving put pressure on roads, and exposed people to military and police extortion at a mass scale. Other opted to just not go to Enugu as a whole.
These issues spill over. If one part of your national structure isn't working the others will catch the virus. You cannot look at the traffic in South East Nigeria, especially the amount of it is people going out of the region and back and believe we have adequate resources for movement. We cannot keep talking about 'development' without saying what development is other than 'good government' and 'jobs'.
Development is being able to get from Enugu to Anambra in 30 mins because half of the people that would have been on the road are flying. We are suffering from inadequate infrastructure but don't actually believe the infrastructure is inadequate. All of the Nigerians flying the China from Lagos and Abuja is missed money from Enugu Owerri and co. So forget '400,000' passengers. How many can 2 airports actually handle? lol That is like saying I have a hotel with 2 rooms, but I only get 2 visitors a month so it's ok. If you think 2 is helping, wait till you get 4 rooms to make your calculation. Do you think Lagos counts 'regional air travel' for it's airport? 'only x amount of southwesterners are flying so it's ok'. Why does that makes sense to our region and nobody elses? What percentage of the people at the Abuja airport are from the middle belt?
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Ofodirinwa: 2:15am On Sep 09|
I'll say this before a white person says it but many are waiting for a white person to say it so that it's official.
Southeast Nigeria is the #1 tourist destination on earth next to Mecca Dubia and Paris. 'December time' is what other countries and people call tourism. If 2 million muslims go to hajj every year, I can confidently tell you that same amount of Igbos fly in from overseas, or drive in from Lagos, Abuja, Kano, etc in the same span of time. Every airline in the world knows this. In December the hottest ticket worldwide is a ticket to Nigeria. Nigerians regularly pay 2k-4k to make this trip while most non-african countries can never sell you a ticket for more than 1500 to go anywhere.
After paying the 2-4 you will know lodge in a lagos hotel, giving your money to lagos, then drive to Ore, eat, drive through edo drive through Delta until you're home. You get home and where ever you stop there are no less that 100-500 people who made the exact same trip you did in your village talkless of state. This is every state in Igbo land and everyday from 1/4th of the year. Why not give these people an airport? This type of traveling is abnormal world wide. In countries where the average person doesn't leave their state like the US, 1 city the size of Onitsha will have 2-4 airports. Forget about 'the average nigerian'. The Nigerians flying in from the US alone will overwhelm any airport in the southeast that takes international flights per state.
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|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by seankafor(m): 3:13am On Sep 09|
Ofodirinwa:I stan by this post 100%without any reservation.
Even as small as mbaise my village, the crowd and traffic both in persons and vehicles you I'll experience during December period, you will marvel if at all you re in village or lagos.
A nice point you have raised there..
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by AKswift: 3:47am On Sep 09|
Ofodirinwa is empirically intelligent and thoughtful with his opinion. He is among the few persons l look towards his opinion on issues being discussed on NA, however he’s terse with posts.
Arguing slightly with his view on airport infrastructure in SE, l feel the SE administrators should focus on improving road infrastructure, security and improving the ease of doing business in the region rather than the race for each state to have an airport. Improving health, education, per capita income and security are weighted more than airport infrastructure on the HDI model. There is always time for everything!
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|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by NaijirianKing: 1:31pm On Sep 09|
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Dedetwo(m): 1:54pm On Sep 09|
Your want is inconsequential as a canteen rat. Speak on issue within the level of your historical recollection. Owerri was a province and provincial headquarter when Umuahia was village.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by feedthenation(m): 2:02pm On Sep 09|
Your analysis is so straight to the point, the Federal Government of Nigeria don't know the amount of revenue that will be generated if the South East one standard international airport.
International airlines from the U.S. and Europe always anticipates the level of revenue they get from Igbos travelling back to Nigeria between last week in November and 2nd week of January, as those weeks are generally low season for airlines due to winter.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by kikake: 8:56pm On Sep 09|
What has Owerri being provincial headquarters of wherever got to do with level of urbanization of Owerri when Imo state was created; and Umuahia more developed and more urbanized than Owerri then?
No argument that Umuahia was more developed with industries and more urbanized than Owerri in 1976 when old Imo state that included Umuahia was created.
Even till today, Owerri has no industry of repute - only hotels that useless young university students.
After creation of old Imo state with Owerri, not Umuahia as capital, Owerri got more urbanized than Umuahia because of all universities and polytechnics in Imo state that got located in Owerri through primitive greed of Owerri people who lobbied for them and never gave any consideration for what can induce modern development in Orlu and in other areas of Imo state.
What industries have pea-brained folks like you from Owerri established in Owerri to induce modern development in Owerri, except chasing for and covet government development institutions for Owerri?
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Dedetwo(m): 3:07am On Sep 10|
Umuahia was literally a backwater until Dr. M. I. Okpara, then premier of eastern region, flooded Umuahia with industries. The fact that few industries were cited in Umuahia does not indicated Umuahia was more urbanized than Owerri. Owerri as provincial headquarter saw a more measured urbanization than Umuahia.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by kikake: 10:27am On Sep 10|
Dedetwo:I quote you:
“..flooded Umuahia with industries.”
“...few industries cited in Umuahia..”
Are you sure you are mentally sound or you are running amok, as you strive to call every town, except Owerri, a backwater?
If people of Owerri are industrious, Owerri should have developed beyond Enugu considering the large number of institutions that induce modern development concentrated in Owerri.
In 40 years, capital development budgets of Imo state had gone to provide for Owerri, but no show.. in Owerri today, except hotels.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by OreMI22: 2:47pm On Sep 10|
The only problem is that our people vehemently prefer to use airporrs outside our region on the most frivolous excuses. Its so difficult to explain to our people that they help create good jobs, reduce crime and generally raise the quality of life in the region by simply using airports in the southeast for international travel and return. In essence, the money they pay in hotels lodging, taxis, food after landing in Lagos and Abuja are losses for businesses in the east. No wonder businesses in our region rarely thrive and our youths must run to Lagos or Abuja to eke out a living.
Again, our governors should encourage private investors to set up fun activities in the state capitals. You will notice that our people only stay in their villages during their visit snd then fly to Lagos or Abuja to spend an extra week visiting fun places like amusement parks, water parks, conservation centers, art centers, zoo, museums , decently planned readymade African dress and decorative art markets etc. The lack of these facilities make it impossible for our people to have fun and spend their resources while in our state to support the local economy.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by B2mario(m): 3:16pm On Sep 10|
Guy stop saying what you don't know, Umuahia was the capital (headquarter) of Owerri province that comprised of old imo state and was more industrialized and was almost at the same urbanization level with Owerri. Aba was the largest town in the province in particular and in the east in general.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by ChimaAdeoye: 3:37pm On Sep 10|
The Indian states of Goa and Maharashtra are living examples of how the people can develop their local economy through using their own facilities.
Ndigbo as a people have learned to complain a lot about what we are denied, but will do next to nothing to support their own local economy. Even when it will cost them nothing to do so. Except being smart with how they spend their money. An average Fulani man that lives in Kano, Katsina Sokoto etc, will travel via Kano airport and not Lagos, Abuja or Enugu. But an average Igboman will even go and be dragging Kano airport with fulanis and avoid facilities in their zone.
A good example is their insistence on using Lagos for all their international travels and tourism. While neglecting their own region. They often say, but our region does not have this or that! The question i always ask them is to compared Lagos and Accra Ghana today. Accra has a more modern airport and the city of Accra has many more fun places than Lagos. How many Yorubas have decided to land in Accra enroute their region because Accra has a better airport than Lagos? If Yorubas will still use lagos airport despite it's hell-hole stressful reality than the new Kotoka International airport, Accra with the best modern amenities, then Igbos should clearly understand what is being said here.
If a Cameroonian wants to visit Cameroon, he does not go via landing in Lagos or Abuja because it has better facilities than Yaounde or Doula airports! He understands that despite Cameroonian airports having less choice of airlines and infrastructure than airports in Lagos or Abuja, somehow it falls on ordinary citizens like him to ensure their facilities remain afloat and support their local economy. The reason why those secretly plotting to force Igbos to abandon their region, and flock like flies to other regions always succeed is that we LOVE to utilize the slightest excuses for abandoning our own facilities and region. We must change that negative attitude towards our region and our facilities, if Alaigbo must prosper and grow.
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|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Mensamusa: 8:59am On Sep 13|
Wetin dey sup pon dis thread na,
Here come be like grave yard,
Anyhow sha Una dooo.
Government don release cars to dem helpers,and civil service to help ease their waka-waka,and ma motors wen go helep sick people for area.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Mensamusa: 9:00am On Sep 13|
Orlu don big,develop and expand well well,
Credit to ebohmedia.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Javierleon(m): 10:58am On Sep 13|
Innoson has ambulance, Pickup suv, Mini coaster, etc
after we will be shouting aku luo uno
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by whirlwind7(m): 3:04pm On Sep 13|
You need to see what Eke Ahiara turns to starting from Dec 20th of every year!
The chaotic traffic is so horrible, you'd pity the people in it.
No matter how bad it gets, this punishment has never been a deterrent for the good people from travelling home every year.
May God forge a pathway for His people to realize a nation that respects their desire to be world beaters.
We shall get there soon.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Ofodirinwa: 5:22pm On Sep 13|
The greenery of this town is it's #1 gift. Never knew it was so beautifully afforested. I hope this isn't lost to urbanizaton. I can build taller to fit more offices and facilities in one space while making a conscious effort to preserve or regions legendary forests and trees.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by madubaymi: 7:59pm On Sep 13|
Credit to Eboh Media for opening our eyes to this amount of vegetation. Its very possible with good planning and execution that a wildlife reserve on the outskirts can be preserved as a tourist delight, bringing in extra revenue, similar to plans for the centenary city project in Abuja.
The recent activation of the Onitsha River port and Innosson expansion plans into Imo state should alert the authorities on the need for road expansion, town planning to accommodate industrial/residential estates and commercial market expansion.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 8:46pm On Sep 13|
That guy is too much. History will remember him as the 1st Igbo man to document all major towns with drone.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 8:57pm On Sep 13|
All credits to Eboh. Orlu looks good from up but down I hope uzo di nma.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by greenandy: 9:43pm On Sep 13|
Hopefully, present government in Imo state paves the streets of this beautiful town. There are too many of the streets, that’s the problem.
The contract to pave Orlu urban streets and drainage during the administration of late Amadi Ikwechegh, was terminated, and never restarted till today.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Ofodirinwa: 10:15pm On Sep 13|
100%. Our region is a forest, and if we try to make it something else, we will suffer for it. Most of the erosion and dust issues we're currently having is related to the fact that we're deforesting at an unchecked and alarming rate. Though I do also feel that oil extraction is a major contributor.
Eboh's videos will cause a major shift in our mentality as a people if enough people see them. For one, It's obvious to me that we exaggerate `our level of underdevelopment.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Coldie(m): 10:19am On Sep 14|
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by ArewaOduduwaBia: 10:53am On Sep 14|
Coldie:I wonder why people make irrational conclusions, does 'second LARGEST city' translates to 'second MOST DEVELOPED city'? I wonder what size got to do with being backwards.
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by PROUDIGBO(m): 11:33am On Sep 14|
Like me, does anyone else get the impression greening up our environment and maintaining existing forests is the last thing on the mind of our governors?
|Re: Few Pics From Imo State by PROUDIGBO(m): 11:50am On Sep 14|
Besides the green environment and the commendable individual effort, what jumps out at you while watching the drone view of Orlu is government neglect! The roads are terrible, and the ones they attempted to do, you can see the poor quality even from your birds eye view!
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