Okorocha bows to pressure, restores Assumpta Avenue name


No intention to rename street—Okorocha

OWERRI—IMO State Government has bowed to the superior force of the Catholic Church and has restored Assumpta Avenue street name.

The government action came barely a few hours after Vanguard hit the news stand with growing tension generated by what some respondents called “the unwholesome renaming of Assumpta Avenue to Muhammadu Buhari Road.”

Chief Rochas Okorocha

Confirming the restoration of the street name, the Commissioner for Information, Professor Nnamdi Obiaraeri, said it was never government’s intention to rename the road, which spans from Assumpta Cathedral and terminates at Warehouse Roundabout.

“Assumpta Avenue is symbolic for both religious and historic reasons in Imo State, and these facts are not lost on the government and people of Imo State. All inconveniences occasioned by the initial oversight or error of wrongly…

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