Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has restated the Federal Government’s resolve to complete work on the second Niger Bridge and other federal projects in the South-East region of the country, noting that the present administration believed in fairness as a cardinal principle.
Osinbajo gave this assurance while speaking during the funeral mass for late Mrs Roseline Akabueze, mother of Ben Akabueze, the Director-General, Budget Office, held at St Gabriel Catholic Church, Ifitedunu, Anambra State.
He explained that the federal government under President Mohammadu Buhari was committed to the completion of every federal project in the South East especially the second Niger Bridge.
Recounting the president’s efforts towards this, he said, “President Buhari went to China to negotiate with them about the second Niger Bridge and East-West road”.
Osinbajo added that everything had also been put in place to ensure the completion of Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
He went on to urge the National Assembly to consider and accommodate all the federal projects during their deliberations.
The vice-president stated that one of the cardinal principle of the Buhari administration was fairness, which he said had offered every political zone the opportunity to benefit from this government.
The Buhari administration has received a lot of criticism for its perceived favouritism towards the Northern region of the country, especially following the president’s controversial comments where he suggested he would treat those who gave him 97% of the votes better than those who gave him 5% in the presidential election of 2015.
Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion include the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, as well as Minister for Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma.
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