The Newly sworn in Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, says he feels excited and encouraged being part of the National Economic Council (NEC).
Uzodinma spoke with journalists on the sidelines of the NEC meeting presided over the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
He was attending the meeting for the first time.
Recall that Uzodinma was sworn in on January 15 as Governor following a Supreme Court judgment that invalidated the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared him winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo.
Uzodinma pledged to offer his best in the course of running the affairs of the state.
“I feel excited being part of the engine room where national development is being planned and I am encouraged.
“The people of Imo State should expect the best from me in terms of my vision for the state as contained in my manifesto followed by the broadcast which I did two days ago.
“Of course, all those policies have been well articulated; researched upon; and by the grace of God, if accomplished, will take us to the next level.’’
He noted that government was a continuum and that he would continue from where he met the government.
Uzodinma added, however, that in the process of governance, if there were issues that required to be probed; he would not hesitate to do so.
“I have been around for very long; I have been a private sector person, I have been in the Senate for eight years; I have been part and parcel of government.
“So, there is nothing really new; the process of national development is a collective thing.
“So, from one point or the other point, you will continue to participate and be contributing your own quota,’’ the governor said.
The News Agency of Nigeria quoted Uzodinma as saying that he would gradually reconcile all the groups with a view to creating stability in the polity.