President Muhammad Buhari had a meeting with the Igbo leaders in the government house Abuja today.
Buhari welcomed them and told them what he will do for them, things like the 2nd Niger Bridge, East-West Road and the Coastal Rail project.
Read Buhari’s speach:
This afternoon I welcomed a delegation of South East leaders, led by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, to a meeting at the State House. I thank the delegation for articulating their demands and requests, and I promise that my administration will continue to serve every part of Nigeria.
I want the Southeast to rest assured that we will deliver all the critical infrastructure projects we promised. Projects like the 2nd Niger Bridge, East-West Road and the Coastal Rail project, which will positively impact the region, are a big priority for us.
I was asked about the claims of underrepresentation of the region in the Federal Government. In responding I highlighted how I gave the Southeast four substantive ministers — Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, and Labour. I pointed out that I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without the input of Ministers from the region. Seven states in the North on the other hand, including my home State of Katsina, got Ministers of State.
My government will work honestly and faithfully with every region of Nigeria, for the good of all. We will not let anyone down.