I Gave Southeast Four Substantive Ministers – Pres Buhari Says


President Muhammadu Buhari met with southeast leaders on Friday, October 13, he also met with governors, representatives of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other leaders of the region. The southeast leaders were led to the presidential villa for the meeting by the deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu.

In the meeting, President Buhari spoke about the number of southeast indigenes in his cabinet and his dedication to eradicate any form of marginalization in the country, Premium Times reports.

He said: “I gave southeast four substantive ministers in the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology and Labour.

“Seven states in the North got Ministers of State and of the two Ministries headed by your sons, I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without their input.”

President Buhari went further to promise that his administration will focus on the east-west roads construction, second Niger bridge and the railway construction in the region.

He disclosed that his administration is collaborating with Chinese government to fund the project and develop southeast region.

He said: “I know the Chinese are very competent in handling such projects and we will ensure that we get the money for the projects to take off.

“I want to assure you that we are doing our best for the country. If we can stop people from stealing, then there will be more resources to put into projects that will create employment for Nigerians.

“I want to assure you that I came into government with a clear conscience and I will also leave with a clear conscience.”



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